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 at Appleby Village in Burlington. Chef Kevin and our elegant service team welcome you to enjoy our award winning cuisine, featuring fresh local culinary creations prepared from scratch using only the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a fine selection of wine while relaxing in our casual contemporary dining room or outdoors on our beautiful rooftop patio.

Excellence in Fine Dining

 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 quality casual fine dining 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 2012”, DiRoNA’s "Achievement of Distinction in Fine Dining", Culture Trip's “Muskoka’s Best Restaurant", and Trip Advisor's "Certificate of Excellence". 


In 2018 Kevin, Brittany and the Loondocks team opened a brand new Loondocks Restaurant at Appleby Village in Burlington, offering their award winning dining experience closer to the city. Loondocks Appleby Village features lunch and dinner 7 days a week, plus brunch on Sundays.