Details for Henry's Fish Restaurant and Marina

Henry's Fish Restaurant and Marina

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Average rating 3.3 stars from 30 reviews

Address Frying Pan Island
San Souci, ON POC 1HO


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Restaurant


Watch your wake passing by or coming in.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Pass by small island just off the piers.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 30
Transient dockage: 15
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - YES

Additional info: Lots of small cleats.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 60
Beam max: 18

Other info:


Transient: 8
Total: 30
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2014-07-12)

Other price info: No day dock charge if stopping for lunch or dinner.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Keep on leash.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out




Yes - If you stay overnight.












Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Verizon air card.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Henry's Fish Restaurant and Marina
Henry's is Closed!, 2017-07-27
Captain: , Lake Lure, NC (50)

Sorry to say but Henry's Fish Restaurant is closed for the remainder of the 2017 season! Problems with staff led to the shorten availability of their kitchen. You still can dock there at $1.60/foot plus taxes. It includes one 30 amp service and restroom. It was rainy so we welcomed the stop but not much to offer otherwise.

Five Stars as a restaurant, 2017-07-16
Captain: , Portland, ME (250)

Almost passed this by due to the less than stellar reviews. But a required stop when 'on the loop' and so glad we did. Great food, the walleye was outstanding. Little expensive for marina, which it ain't, but you can stay over night with 30 amp power, free if just stopping in for food. Dock hand were superb, even met us early following day to handle lines.

Nothing on the island is accessable on foot, but short dinghy ride to local island variety store.

open this year as of June 23 2017, 2017-07-07
Captain: , Penetang (164)

they opened late this year, lack of staff. I always order the pan fried fish. It does get quite busy on weekend ,the food is good.

Closed this year, 2017, 2017-05-16
Captain: , Toronto (111)

Henry's has announced that it will not open this season.

Fast food restaurant atmosphere, 2016-08-06
Captain: , Grand Rivers, Ky (2206)

7-29-16 I agree, Henry%u2019s is way over rated. The fish was okay but we have had better. They try move people in and out quickly, reminded us of a fast food restaurant. Another boat came in an hour after we arrived that we had been traveling with. We helped them dock, and was told by the dock manager that we had to leave that we had been there too long. The %u201CB%u201D Dock which would hold several boats was empty. He said they were %u201Ctrying to run a business here%u201D and wanted to keep the docks open in case new guest arrived. I guess they had the $55 for the meal we had and didn%u2019t want us to hang around. We would not stop here again.

A Must stop for lunch., 2016-07-20
Captain: , Portsmouth (553)

Came in for lunch before moving to Echo Bay for the night. A must do for loopers. It's not often you get told to follow the sea plane to the dock. Very friendly and professional staff.

Overrated Food, 2015-08-23
Captain: , Little River, SC (2037)

The docking assistance id=s great but the food is borderline. The sauteed whitefish was dried out; the fried pickerel was overbattered. Big portions but mediocre food. Interesting place , however

If you like being a tourist -- you'll love Henry's, 2015-08-07
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

Way overrated. The fish is overbattered, the service a bit like being in an Applebyes. Their secret is turnover. It was fun watching the float planes land and bring the next guest. But not sure it's worth paying for.

A true classic in a spectacular location , 2015-08-06
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (780)

Fresh fish at reasonable prices in the middle of beautiful scenery in Georgian Bay. Seaplanes land, dock and then take off while large trawlers and sailboats angle for a slip. All this while having lunch or dinner. It is one of the most iconic and unique places I have ever been. You will forever regret not stopping in.

easy docking, great owner and decent food, 2015-07-12
Captain: , Ft Myers, Florida (1804)

A worthwhile experience. A large operation very touristy , food was good, not great. Owner was very friendly and helpful . Recommend you try it. Many floating docks, easy in and out, docking assistance

Fried Pickerel is the way to go, 2014-08-31
Captain: , Grand Haven, Michigan (230)

We shared the fried pickerel (fish & chips) dinner, 2 people and were stuffed, it was delicious.

We anchored at Echo Bay after lunch about 2 miles north

Great if only for the experience., 2014-07-20
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7375)

Very helpful and efficient docking staff. Several boats, float-planes all arriving at the same time, but the staff knows what they are doing. Call on 68 when in sight of the docks. Good food, large servings; enough to take with you for another meal on board. Close to several anchorages, so you can dinghy over is you choose. This was a lunch stop for us.

Stay for the view and the food ..., 2014-07-13
Captain: , Nowhere,OK (1314)

But try to track the owner down (when he's not busy) and chat about Henry's.

First, docking: Pull to the front of the marina and call in on VHF 68. They want to see you before they dock you. It's first come first serve and people are swooping in from two directions. If you are staying the night they will pull you to the shore side of the dock so you can get power. Docks are 150 long to accomodate all the diners.

Second food: We did Henry's South and the fish here is much better (we had fish at both locations). We had three meals worth (lunch of smoked roast beef and chicken, dinner of pan fried whitefish and battered Pickerel and battered Pickeral sandwiches for lunch (we got fogged in the next day)

Third is Paul the owner: You talked to him when you docked. He's busy at the hours around lunch and dinner, but when he has a break talk to him. Very interesting guy, and the behind the scenes on how you make a world famous eatery work on a small island is amazing.

We are happy we stopped.

exactly like everybody says, 2014-06-29
Captain: , basking ridge, nj (130)

Let's get the bad news over first: no wifi and no showers.

Now the good: beautiful scenery, easy tie up, fun to watch the boats go by and the planes land, very friendly, helpful staff. The food is not special, but the view is great.

Henry's Frying Pan Island, 2013-10-06
Captain: , World (1151)

While we have been cruising this area of Georgian Bay for 10 years, Sept 7, 2013 was the first time we stopped in for lunch. I had read all the reviews and most seemed to contradict what we have been told by our friends, that it was a "must stop".

We found the staff friendly and efficient. The servings were more than ample and they were tasty. Is this a 5 star restaurant, no; but it is a good place to stop and eat, and is close to some of the nicest remote anchorages anywhere.

And where else can you laze on a warm afternoon and watch all the action taking place; 50'ers docking is always fun, Police with their "go-fast" ribs letting kids on to sit at the helm, and float planes landing and docking several times an hour...

great overnight spot, 2013-07-08
Captain: , Longboat Key, FL (445)

Had to stop at Henry's and we were not disappointed. Owner and dockhand assisted us tying up. Had 50 amp power on Dock one, also potable water available. Two float planes came in with guests for lunch and one for dinner. Meal was good, clean facilities and nice group of young waiters who live in bunkhouse. Docks solid. Took hike on island to nearby store to stretch our legs. Bring insect repellent. Dog friendly.

Marina not much, food just okay, but it is fun to watch the action, 2012-08-28
Captain: , LeClaire, Iowa (449)

I guess the reason this is a must see is its isloation and beautiful setting. It was also fun to watch a couple of float planes land and take off. The perch was okay but the whitefish was disappointing. I think the food must have been much better in the past and the restaurnat is coasting on its former reputation. Some of the college-age wait staff had attitudes, but everyone at the dock was very helpful. They park boats two deep, so we had to wait to leave in the morning until the boat behind us left. We would recommend staying and eating here once, but come in with moderate expectations.

Great company but the food is only so-so, 2012-07-28
Captain: , Mystic (909)

Title says it all. I would not go back nor would I recommend Henry's.
It is living on it's past IMO.

Dinner review, 2012-07-27
Captain: , Cape Coral FL (4188)

Dock hands were very helpful helping us tie up the dinghy. We anchored the big boat over in Echo Bay south. Dinner was good. Pan fried pickeral was $22. Generous portions. Sides are only french fries, rice, cole slaw and beans. Waitresses are all young girls with not a lot of real dining experience but they were very nice, congenial and polite.
You dine at large tables family style. Bathrooms are walk out of the dining room along the board walk outside to find the blue rope, then into the bathroom building.

"World famous" Henry's restaurant, 2012-07-18
Captain: , Beaverton (264)

Took an overnight slip at Henry's..... staff was very helpful in landing/launching the boat. They were friendly and helped with shore power hookup and seemed to be aiming to please. Slip fee is $1.50/ft (July 2012). Had the battered pickeral and fries dinner..... it was a great tasting meal, although maybe a little pricey.... but after all, you also get a fantastic view and the company of 20 or so cruising companions.

A Great Georgian Bay Stop, 2012-06-28
Captain: , Guntersville, AL (451)

We came for the fish. The service at the dock was great. The shore power was very good. There was some wake effects during the day but this calmed down in the evening. There is no water or Internet but this was more than overcome by the delicious fish dinner.

An experience, 2012-06-27
Captain: , Bay City, MI (730)

Everyone wants to visit. Once is enough. The food is mediocre, but the staff at the docks is most accommodating.

Henry's was just OK, 2011-09-11
Captain: , Cape Canaveral (1191)

We stopped for lunch and spent the night. Friendly people for sure and nice quiet spot, but food was just ok. Come for the ambiance, not the cuisine.

Go for the food, stay for the fun, 2011-08-21
Captain: , Calgary, Alberta, Canada (854)

This is a must stop on your way north or south, but don't order the "hungry man dinner" unless you truly haven't eaten in the last week...way too much food. Boats passing by in the small boat channel can make the stay here a bit rock and rolly, but the staff are extremely friendly and competent. They even can supply steps to help you off your boat.

Great service from staff, 2011-07-13
Captain: , Mesa AZ (1609)

Great to meet new friends, just sit around & watch boats & planes. College students who work here are pleasant & helpful. Docks are good but must stay close to shore for power. No potable water at dock, no wifi. No walking path, dingy to small store w/beer & liquor.

It's Fine Given That You're On A Boat in the Middle of Nowhere, 2011-01-24
Captain: , Midland, Ontario (475)

Henry's is a fun spot to meet friends and have a beer. Float planes come and go, often depositing Hollywood stars who are shooting in the Toronto-area. Gas is priced on the high side so its generally a fuel stop of last resort. The staff are always pleasant.

Better than we expected, 2010-07-23
Captain: , Chattanooga (327)

We can only rate the restaurant, which we were told not to miss and frankly we had pretty low expectations, however the battered pickerel was tops in taste and quantity. Service was pretty slow, but it was packed on a Thurdsay night in July. Several seaplanes came and went while we were eating.

Point of Interest, 2010-07-21
Captain: , Midland (153)

Really hard to describe the place, it's a good place to rendevous, grab a bite to eat, watch sea planes, water taxis and helicopters come and go. Major holidays has the owner providing corn roasts and fireworks. Good place for pickeral, whitefish and perch. Short distance away from Port Rawson, Shotgun and Parry Sound.

sok, 2009-08-07
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

floating semi protected docks, expensive fried fish, long run to electric and water. Nothing else there.

Popular place, 2009-07-30
Captain: , Miami Beach, FL (274)

This restaurant is in all of the cruising guides as a "don't miss." The food is adequate, and certainly plentiful!! It's interesting to see locals, as well as people coming in by float plane to eat here. (It must be "the thing to do." Slips with flukey 30A service for overnight.

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