Excellence in Fine Dining

History of Loondocks

Excellence in fine dining starts with a combination of fresh seasonal ingredients, refined culinary creativity, and an uncompromising standard for quality. Welcome to Loondocks, a culinary cornerstone in Port Carling, Muskoka, and now at our new location in Appleby Village, Burlington. Chef Kevin and our elegant service team welcome you to enjoy our award winning cuisine, featuring fresh local culinary creations prepared from scratch. Enjoy a fine selection of wine while relaxing in our casual contemporary dining rooms, or outdoors on one of our breathtaking patios.

Loondocks Restaurant in Burlington and Port Carling, Muskoka

 In 2012, having grown up in Muskoka and sharing a deep love for the region, Kevin Duynstee and his wife Brittany founded a brand new restaurant in the heart of Port Carling, and named it "Loondocks" after the local bird whose beautiful calls echo the lakes at night. They created a fresh new destination offering a casual fine dining concept to both cottagers and tourists. They received overwhelming support, including articles in the local media, as they became known for great service and outstanding quality at a fair price. Some of their awards include Where.ca's "Best New Restaurants In Canada”, DiRoNA’s "Achievement of Distinction in Fine Dining", Culture Trip's “Muskoka’s Best Restaurant", and Trip Advisor's "Certificate of Excellence".


Now in 2018, Kevin and the Loondocks team have opened a second location in Appleby Village, Burlington, offering their award winning dining experience in the Oakville / Burlington area. Loondocks Appleby Village offers lunch and dinner daily in a bright contemporary space, further complimented by a beautiful rooftop patio.