Grog's Pub & Grill
It’s not uncommon for fun-seekers and sunset fans to choose Grand Bend as a destination - the lakeside town is trusted by locals and travellers alike to provide a reliably good time, no matter the season.
The neighbouring town of Thedford is a little less common of a destination, but that doesn’t mean it’s got nothing to offer. For one thing, it’s home to Grog’s Pub and Grill. The quirky, casual eatery can be found right off of Lakeshore Rd, and has long been a favoured place for locals to gather, whether it be for a special occasion, or just because.
Grog’s has everything you’d hope to find on offer from your local bar and grill. They’ve got cold draft beer and Caesars on special. Their menu has no particular theme, other than being full of crowd pleasing lunch and dinner options like burgers, pizza, and pasta. Thursday night is Wing Night. There’s trivia. On an average Friday night, you’ll find the dining room populated by a wide variety of diners - couples on dates, families sharing meals, retirement parties kicking off and winding down. The staff is friendly, the food is very good, and the music is never too loud.
Yes, Grog’s excels at providing all these typical trappings of hospitality. But it also has a few not-so typical features that give the place a charming, off-kilter vibe. The most obvious bit of oddness is the Grog’s logo, which is excellent. It depicts an extreme close-up of a man’s face. His mouth is open wide - he’s perhaps hungry, perhaps shouting, perhaps both. Is this man Grog? Nobody knows. The Grog Man has adorned all manner of merchandise over the years, a rotating selection of which is often available for purchase at Grog’s.
Another great extra - the mussels! Every year from October to June, Tuesdays are Mussel Night, Grog’s serves fresh PEI mussels in white wine or Thai sauce. Seafood enthusiasts come from all around to enjoy the seasonal Maritime treat while they can!
Grog’s also hosts special events for the community that you’re just not going to find elsewhere. Like their annual Chili Fest, which invites guests to gather by a roaring fire while enjoying their choice of chili dogs or chilli cheese fries. Or the always popular Seafood and Sound Sundays - a chance to take in some live music while enjoying fresh-shucked oysters.
One of the real joys of going to this place is its overall attitude - Grog’s never takes itself too seriously, it just does a seriously good job at being Grog’s. Consider checking out this gem the next time you’re going to Grand Bend - The Grog Man will be waiting! 8604 Lakeshore Rd, Thedford