A Wonderful Family Dinner at Fionn MacCool’s Orillia Waterfront

A Wonderful Family Dinner at Fionn MacCool’s Orillia Waterfront
14 Jan 2019

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Disclosure: Our meal was covered by Ontario’s Lake Country. All opinions are my own.

Going away on a mini vacation is not just about where you stay, but also about the food you eat. Our Orillia getaway was all about rest and relaxation, so what better way to start it off than a home comfort meal at Fionn MacCool’s Orillia Waterfront.

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We reviewed Fionn MacCool’s menu back in May of 2017. It was filled with homestyle comfort food, that honestly surprised me. It was not what I was expecting in a pub style setting.

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This location is conveniently located right behind The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, where we were staying for the weekend.

fionn mini yorkies


I was super happy to see that the Mini Yorkies were still on the menu! These little bites of heaven are comfort food at its finest: Yorkshire Pudding, filled with lean ground beef, sweet green peas, corn and carrots, all simmered in rich gravy. Topped with buttermilk mashed potatoes and creamed corn. Tastes like Mom’s Shepherd’s Pie!

fionn caesar salad

As part of the Friday evening special with the steak dinner, Rachel’s meal included a starter Caesar salad. A good starter portion size.

fionn chicken fingers


Lauren had the Waffle’d Up Chicken Fingers: Hand-breaded chicken fingers dusted in chili-lime seasoning and served with waffle-cut fries and plum sauce. She loves her chicken fingers. The waffle fries are just an added bonus.

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Rachel had the Steak & Fries: Grilled 100% Canadian steak with sautéed mushrooms, veggies and fries. Cooked to a perfect medium rare.

fionn shepherd's pie

Wendy had the Shepherd’s Pie: 100% Canadian ground beef, green peas, corn, and carrots in a rich beef gravy covered with buttermilk mashed potatoes. Served with a house salad. Just like Mom makes!

fionn butter chicken

And I had the Butter Chicken Curry: Chicken, onions and green peas simmered in a mild, creamy curry sauce. Served with jasmine rice and grilled naan bread. Enough spice for taste, but not enough to make you reach for a glass of milk.

fionn cheesecke


Rachel and Wendy shared the White Chocolate Cheesecake…

fionn brownies

Lauren and I shared the Brownies and Ice Cream. So good!

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Here are just some of the awesome items in Fionn’s Orillia menu:

Soups, Salads & Bowls

• Daily Soup
• Cobb Salad
• Fionn’s Power Bowl
• Chicken Caesar Salad
• Spinach & Arugula Salad


• Fish & Chips
• Chicken Fettuccine
• Steak & Fries
• Maple Glazed Salmon
• Waffle’d Up Chicken Fingers

Irish Faves

• Daily Pie
• Shepherd’s Pie
• Butter Chicken Curry
• All Day Irish Breakfast Skillet

Kids Menu

• Straight Up Burger
• Fish Tacos
• Veggie Burger
• Chicken Bacon Sandwich
• Stacked Cod-wich
• The Flagship Bacon Burger
• Publican Top Hat Burger

Kids Menu

• Chicken Fingers
• Mini Pizza
• Noodles
• Half-Pint Shepherd’s Pie

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2 Front Street North
Orillia, Ontario L3V 4R5
Phone: 705-418-1057


Sunday to Wednesday: 11am – 11pm
Thursday: 11am – 12am
Friday and Saturday: 11am – 1am

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Visit Fionns in Orillia

If you are staying at The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, or just visiting the area, give Fionn’s a try. The food is awesome, the atmosphere is inviting, the service in fantastic, and the entertainment is great!

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