Dear Gus; Thanks for the lovely meals.
— Doreen and Wayne Thompson

Gus Merkies Chef/Owner

has been cooking for over thirty years. He has worked in various restaurants in Grand Bend as well as in Europe, Western Canada, the Yukon and various places throughout Ontario. His past accomplishments include founder/co-owner of Aunt Gussie’s Restaurant in Grand Bend, a four star rating from “At The Plate” and contributing chef to “Flavours of Muskoka.” He has published his own cookbook entitled “Cooking With Gusto at the Schoolhouse Restaurant,” which features stories about life working in a kitchen and recipes from the Schoolhouse Restaurant.


  • Our Fall Hours

    Until Thanksgiving

    Wednesday to Friday 11 am to 8 pm

    Saturday & Sunday 9am to 8pm

    (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

    The restaurant will be closed from October 8th until November 14th

    Re-opening November 15th



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