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.


  • New Fall Hours

    Wednesday to Sunday 11 am to 8 pm

    (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

    Breakfast served until 4 pm


    Gone to see the Polar Bears

    We’ll be back Thursday  November 30th

    at 11am


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