Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the questions we get asked again, and again, and again.

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When are you open?

We are open from 11:30am – 7:30pm daily until and including Labour Day.

After Labour Day we will be open Fridays and Saturdays until October 10th (Happy Thanksgiving!)

The marina remains open, including parking boat launch and boat storage. Fresh fish and smoked fish is still available, but please call ahead.


Where does the fish that you sell come from?

Most of the fish we serve at Gilly’s, Pickerel, Whitefish and Lake Trout, come from the waters of Georgian Bay.


Do you take reservations?

Yes we take reservations by phone only at 705-342-5552. We currently accept reservations for half our capacity and reserve the other half for walk-ins.


Do you offer takeout? 
We offer takeout same day.  Call after 10am with your order.  Unfortunately we cannot accept email or phone message orders. Takeout is limited and the time slots fill up fast.


How do you say ‘Gilly’?

Easy! It starts with a hard ‘g’ and rhymes with silly! It’s pronounced ‘gill-ee’ which is the nickname of the owner (and the cook!), Terry ‘Gilly’ Gilbert.


What was Gilly’s before it was Gilly’s?

Prior to 2001, it was called Snugle In Restaurant and before that it was a store and marina only.


What is the weather like in Snug?

It is always sunny in Snug! But if in doubt, consult the weather stone…







Are you open for breakfast?

Absolutely not, unless you eat your breakfast at noon, and understand that regardless of what you call it, it’s still actually lunch.


Are you open holiday Mondays?

Yes! The restaurant will be open on Holidays Mondays through the Summer.


What is your season?

Starting Thursday June 17th we are open 7 days a week until and include Labour Day Monday. After Labour Day we will be open Fridays and Saturdays weekends until October 10th (Happy Thanksgiving!)


How do we get to the Snug Harbour Lighthouse?

You can paddle, boat, or swim – choose wisely!


What are the water levels like?

In 2021, the water is much lower than in 2020, thank goodness, but it is still at a good depth for visiting boats.


When can we hear music on the deck?

When summer holidays are here, the weather is right, and when musicians can make it! Please call us if you are interested in playing… We love to hear and share local talent! Due to Covid restrictions, we are following guidelines and will offer music when we are permitted.


Who made this web site?

The current Gilly’s website was launched in July 2016. Many of the pictures you see were taken around Snug Harbour by Sarah herself. Others were taken by Meg Wallace Photography. The creative, design and technical stuff is by Dan from 30K Networks in Parry Sound.