Port Albert General Store & Pub
Every hamlet should be as lucky as Port Albert to have a hidden treasure like the Port Albert General Store and Pub. Well, it’s not hidden if you’re local, a fisherman, a cottager or have ever discovered the beauty that is the Port Albert beach at sunset.
This long-established gas station, general store, LCBO agency store and restaurant has a reputation for being the hub of this lakeside community, where people come together for supplies and meals, and to catch up on the latest news.
New owners Steve Pletsch and Jim Dart are the first to admit that there isn’t much to improve upon, but they are going to try to put their own spin on the place, while keeping all that the locals love. They’ve started with a fresh paint job this spring to spruce up the exterior and show off the classic look of the building. They hope to broaden the inventory in the general store and a great new chef for the restaurant.
The patio is a popular spot in the summer and is filled to the brim on weekends with locals, fishermen and cottagers enjoying pizza and a beer. “We have the best pizza in the area”, says Pletsch.
They are excited for the lockdowns to end and to bring some of their ideas to fruition. Pletsch says they are planning some interesting events once everyone can safely return to the pub. He’s hoping to create some excitement with fresh marketing and you’ll be able to follow their progress on Facebook and Instagram. Come for the pizza, stay for the sunset!
4 Central Wellington St, Port Albert. www.portalbertgeneralstoreandpub.com