This is the Cardinal way

Enjoy breakfast your way, from light and simple to lumberjack-sized platters, all made-to-order.

Sizzling Barbeques

Deliciously satisfying entrees, soups, salads and side-dishes prepared with care

About Cardinal Restaurant 


The smoky sizzle of locally-reared, hand-trimmed steak on the grill… the fragrant, mouth-watering aroma of pan-seared catch-of-the-day, browning in a cast-iron pan, the way it was done a hundred years ago… the crunch of crisp, flavor-filled organic vegetables grown locally… the unmistakable, earthy flavor of a buttery baked potato. This is the Mattawa River way. This is the Cardinal way.  Memorable meals are one of the hallmarks of every great vacation, and your host’s great passion is food prepared how it used to be, using the freshest, purest ingredients, bought locally.

At the Cardinal Restaurant and Lounge, nothing is more important than simple quality, enjoyed among friends and family. Eat your fill of hearty, healthy, deliciously satisfying entrees, soups, salads and side dishes prepared with care, and made fresh every day.  Enjoy breakfast your way, from light and simple to lumberjack-sized platters, all made-to-order. Lunch selections to please every palate from vegetarian to omnivore prepared in dedicated kitchen areas ensuring that our non-meat-eating guests can enjoy their meals without concern. At The Cardinal, your comfort and enjoyment are our greatest pleasures! For younger campers, we have an array of tasty, kid-friendly dishes like plump, juicy butcher-shop hot dogs, grilled sliders, hand-tossed homemade chicken nuggets and made-to-order mini-pizzas. How about a side of hand-omnivore utterly- irresistible poutine prepared from scratch, using Quebecois cheese curds and home-style gravy?

Nothing beats homemade! And after a busy day of foraging and frolicking, cap the night off with a tasty snack and an adult beverage in our cozy lounge area.Whatever you fancy, satiate your appetite at The Cardinal Restaurant and Lounge.

What goes better with a night-cap enjoyed North Ontario style than a little live music? Some of Ontario’s finest performers will be stopping through for an intimate engagement at Mattawa River Resort. We offer two venues to enjoy top-notch live entertainment, being the lounge and our outdoor stage. Be sure to check our Entertainment and Activities Calendar for upcoming shows.

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