Frequently Asked Questions

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


When are you open?
The restaurant is now closed for the season. The Snug Store is currently open casually 9-4 most days.


Where does the fish that you sell come from?

Most of our Whitefish and Lake Trout come right from Georgian Bay, catch permitting!


Do you take reservations?

No, we do NOT take reservations, but we would appreciate a call if you’re planning to show up with a large party. Our phone number is 705-342-5552.


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?

No. The restaurant is always closed on Mondays, and even more closed on holiday Mondays!


What is your season?

Our season begins when we can turn the water on without much risk of the pipes freezing – usually just before the May long weekend. We close on Labour Day because we need to spend time with our boys whom we barely see all summer!


How do we get to the Snug Harbour Lighthouse?

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


What are the water levels like?

This year, they are very high!


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!


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.