The Dildo Dory Grill , 9 Front Rd, Dildo, NL

During last summer we took our summer tourism students on a familiarization tour of the Trinity/Placentia Bay Region of our province. During our tour we discovered some amazing places, including the town of Placentia, a quaint little town steeped in history. We really enjoyed our tour of Castle Hill. Signage is a bit of a challenge but once you find your way it is worth it.


Canons that guard the historic town of Placentia

Our lunch stop was in the community of Dildo. Dildo was the name given to curiously shaped wooden pegs which were used to lock the oars in place in a dory. We decided while visiting this interesting and ever growing tourist destination that we would  have lunch at the Dildo Dory Grill .

We were greeted by this character, Captain Dildo. It is a skillfully carved piece of wood. It was interesting watching all the tourists getting their picture with him; he was very popular guy!!


Dildo Harbour is a very scenic oasis from the sea and the centre of new tourism related businesses including dory rentals, restaurants and a brewery. For more information regarding Dildo and the Baccalieu Trail Region go to


Dildo Harbour is very scenic and has lots of activity. Across the harbour you can see the Dildo Brewery. A fantastic place for a local pint and some excellent pub food. The positioning of the building and the multi decks make it an amazing place to watch the sunset.

The Dildo Dory Grill


The restaurant was one large room with plenty of windows for viewing , which also allowed plenty of light in the building. There is a deck for outside dining during the summer months. The atmosphere of this place made me smile with pride. I did not need to fly or drive for hours to get here; I live only 25 minutes away!!

The menu , as would be expected, had plenty of offerings of seafood; but, other options are available.
I opted for the fish burger, as it was described to be lightly battered cod, and home cut fries with house made tartar sauce. It was indeed flakey. The crust was just a little over done, but was fine. I also ordered gravy for the home cut fries. It was nice and thick and coated the fries perfectly, very tangy and tasty. I appreciated that it was served open faced; this insured the lettuce and tomato did not become soft. So, when combined it gave the burger a nice crunch and freshness.

Everyone at our table seemed very satisfied with what they ordered. Judging by the size of the bowl of chowder that my co worker Lois had, it will be my next choice!

While visiting our province, ensure you visit the Baccalieu Trail and its neighbouring communities; there is so much to discover.

High Points
Server was Friendly (and busy)
Fast service considering the size of our table
Amazing view
Very affordable for lunch

Low Points
During our visit I did not experience any low points.

$$ out of $$$$$ 20.00 approx.
Points for a lunch experience 4 out of 5