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Hours:11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tues - Sun

About Us


The Trading Bay Dining Company is housed in one of the original buildings of Dorset. Beginning in the late 1800's it was known as the Dorset Hotel and remained so for many decades. Over the course of the years, it served as a hotel and restaurant and has undergone many changes and several renovations including some brand new ones.

Owners Paul and Jenny Balfour have each cottaged in the Dorset area since childhood, originally on Lake of Bays and Kawagama they are thrilled to now have the opportunity to live and work where they have always played. Their true appreciation of the natural bounty of Muskoka and Haliburton ensure they are excited to be ambassadors to the area. When it came time to name the restaurant, it was important to pay tribute to Dorset's history and its settlers and they quickly agreed on Trading Bay Dining Company.