Garden's Gate Menu

Here at the Garden's Gate we're committed to fresh, locally grown food, and that's why our menu never stays the same for long. We keep things flexible to make best use of locally grown produce and locally raised meats in season. You'll also find new and creative specials on our menu weekly throughout the growing season.


Springtime Entreé Specials

All entrees served with rolls, choice of side dish and fresh vegetables-all prepared for you in our kitchen.


Fresh Whitefish

A fresh piece of Whitefish from the Murray Hore Fishery on the North Channel of Lake Huron. One of our classics, done the same way for 25 years; boneless and dipped in our special seasoning (16+ ingredients) then grilled to perfection. Served with our own homemade peach chutney.   $23


Pickled Mango Lamb Tagine

A must try from our chefs, only at the Garden’s Gate- our version of a Moroccan tagine- we use morsels of lamb sourced from Angela and Mike at Cheeky Heifer Farms- mixed with pickled peppery mangoes, fresh mangoes, onions, turmeric an da splash of our maple syrup- simmer gently for hours and hours and served to you.   $25



Max's Smoked Pork Chops

Oh wow - only on Manitoulin. Imagine -smoked pork chops from Burt Farm's at Ice Lake(smoked as only they can smoke them) grilled in sunflower oil and served to you smothered with a sauce we make from apples, orange juice , cinnamon and hints of other seasonings.   $25


Chicken Rhubarb




a seasonal favourite-our chefs pulled out all the stops on this one-we take our skinless, boneless breast of chicken- dip it in our special seasoning- grill it gently andserve it to you topped with a sauce we make from our fresh rhubarb, wild leeks from our bush and our own fire brewed maple syrup   $23



Beverage Special

Try this unique offering from Twin Pine Orchards and Cider House in Thetford, Ontario. Winner of ‘Best in Show” of 327 international ciders .  


Hammer Bent Red Cider (6.8% alcohol)

Hard cider from Ontario red courtland, northern spy, Ida red and golden russet apples. Crisp, refreshing, sparkling.

325 ml frosty mug   $8        1 L btl    $22


Our Main Event

Grille and Galley 8 oz AAA Striploin Steak

8 ounces of AAA striploin steak, grilled to perfection and served topped with our fresh herb butter blend.   $29


Beer Braised Beef with Onions

Burt Farms beef, slow cooked in a sauce we make from local beers, onions, carrots, thyme and parsley.   $25


Liver and Onions

Dipped in our own special seasonings, grilled juicy and tender.   2 Slices $20   1 Slice $18


Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken breast coated in our special seasoning, grilled juicy and tender.   $21


Fettucini with Creamed Mushrooms and Cranberries

Our signature sauce, we make it from shiitake (local) and cremini mushrooms, garlic, rosemary, dried cranberries and cream - simmered gently and  served on top of Maria’s famous fettucini noodles.   $21 *also vegetarian



Tempeh Bolognese

We make a vegetable/heavy tomato sauce using tempeh, onions, carrots, mushrooms, eggplant, red wine, garlic and tomatoes and serve it with rice and fresh veggies.   $18


Gingered Sweet Potato Curry with Coconut

we make our curry with a mixture of onions, garlic, fresh ginger, sweet potatoes, mung beans, spinach and coconut milk- served with fresh veggies and rice.   $18


*also see pasta dish in Main Event section



Caesar Salad

Romaine tossed with our own garlicky caesar dressing, croutons and bacon.   Small $6    Large $10


Village Greek

Romaine layered with tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives, feta cheese and our own Greek dressing.   Small $6   Large $12


*add grilled chicken breast to either   $6


Tossed Green Salad 

(choice of our own dressings)    Small $5    Large $9

(we use fresh organic lettuce and greens from Anastasia at the Island Gardener here in Tehkummah)

Cheese in a Mason Jar

A small mason jar, layered with goat cheese, thyme, rosemary, garlic, balsamic vinegar and mixed peppercorns. Covered with olive oil and served with a multigrain baguette.   $15


Vegan Creton  

lentils cooked with onions, garlic, walnuts, soy sauce, cardamom and cinnamon- pureed, topped with crunchy dried beets and served with a multigrain baguette.   $13


Marinated Mushrooms

cremini  mushrooms marinated in organic apple cider vinegar, sunflower seed oil, minced garlic and fresh parsley- served with a multigrain baguette $14


Mushroom Caps  

Served with our own ranch dressing.  $9


Soup of the Day  

Always fresh and made by us. Ask your server about flavour   $6


On the Lighter Side


 A fresh piece of local Whitefish from the Murray Hore Fishery on the North Channel, dipped in our special seasoning and grilled.   $17


Chicken Fingers  

 These are yummy because we make them ourselves.   $15


*Served with your choice of salad or French fries. Change to a Caesar or Greek add $3 


Children's Menu

Chicken Fingers

4 pieces with fries or salad   $9


Fettucini Noodles

Plain or with Tomato Sauce   $7


Chicken Breast 

4 oz dipped in flour   $11


(served with choice of potatoes and veggies or a salad)


Garden's Gate Restaurant

316 Highway 542

Tehkummah, Ontario P0P 2C0

705 859 2088   TF 1 888 959 2088



Tuesday-Sunday open at 5:00 pm   closed Mondays

July & August

Monday-Sunday open at 5:00pm

September & October

Tuesday-Sunday open at 5:00pm

Closed Mondays