About Us

Welcome to the Park House! Built in 1837, it is a family owned and operated restaurant located in a park overlooking Lake Huron. In the restaurant you will often find Herb telling stories, Sherry bussing tables or their daughter Brianna taking orders.

It is a friendly meeting place, where our guests can enjoy a pint of one of our 17 beers on draft while dining on delicious offerings from our casual menu. Sit back and watch an unforgettable Goderich sunset on Lake Huron, while our staff make you feel right at home. You might even catch some live entertainment on our large partly covered patio!

History

Built in the late 1830’s, this historical building is one of Huron County’s oldest structures. Thomas Mercer Jones, the first Commissioner of the Canada Company and his wife moved to Goderich in 1843 and lived in this Georgian-style home, which was once referred to as “The Castle”.

The garden beds and spacious lawns were a sight to behold. This home was the centre of lavish dinner parties, balls and garden parties. This impressive residence had 10 magnificent fireplaces, some constructed from imported Italian marble, which heated many bedrooms and drawing rooms. In 1895 an agreement was signed by the Canada Company to sell four of the lots which comprised the company’s property, including the home. The gracious home of Mr. and Mrs. Jones became a railroad hotel, known as Maitland House. On December 9, 1945 a fire destroyed the roof and top floor of the hotel which was then rebuilt with a flat roof.

In the spring of 1976 the hotel was purchased and renamed the Harbour Park Inn. It is the oldest building standing in Goderich today, a reminder of the vision of the men of the Canada Company and the early settlers of Huron County. Over the years, this building has undergone many changes but one thing remains, The Park House is a friendly meeting place filled with atmosphere, overlooking beautiful Lake Huron where unforgettable Goderich sunsets can be seen. Enjoy your visit.

Upcoming Events

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we currently don't have any upcoming events. Please check back in to see when live music will be returning to our Patio. We feature local talent such as The Howlin’ Dog Jazz Band, Dave MacAdam, Matt Hussey, John Powers and Brian Dale.

Private Functions

Booking a function? Our second-floor meeting room, equipped with a full-service bar, can accommodate up to 50 people. Perfect for small weddings, corporate meetings, retirement or birthday parties, baby showers and much, much more. Better yet, the famous Lake Huron sunsets are also visible from this room! We also have a private dining room which can comfortable accommodate up to 30 people.

Contact Us

Please call the restaurant and speak to one of our staff to place take out orders.
Currently we are not taking any reservations.

Hours
Monday 11:30 - 8pm
Tuesday 11:30 - 9pm
Wednesday 11:30 - 9pm
Thursday 11:30 - 9pm
Friday 11:30 - 9pm
Saturday 11:30 - 9pm
Sunday 11:30 - 9pm
*kitchen hours may vary

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