Bistro, Bar & Pizza

an important message TO Our dear clients and friends

We're proud to leave as #1 On Trip Advisor! Thank you to the community and our customers for your positive reviews!

After close to 10 exciting years of being a restauranteur, we are announcing that effective today September 26th, we are closing our doors.

For almost a decade it has been a great honour to have met so many new friends, reconnected with existing ones, and seeing new members of the community come out. We’re proud of our accomplishments, including being rated #1 on Trip Advisor for restaurants in Kemptville, an honour we are proud to leave for potential future owners.

Lock 17 has been a platform for us to raise thousands of dollars for the local and larger community – from our own fundraising and bringing food to local families in distress, to participating in larger organizations like CHEO, WE Day, Lanark County Interval House, and too many more. We want to thank first and foremost our staff for all of their hard work and for making Lock 17 a destination worth travelling for. Your talent, hard work, and commitment is what made Lock 17 a 5-star restaurant and what made life-long customers and friends. We want to thank the talented musicians we have had in to entertain, notably Steve Cater, John Wilberforce, and The Keystrings, to name just a few!

We’re proud to leave on top of our game, and by selling now we leave time for future owners to reopen in the spring in time for the busy boating season. If you know of anyone who is interested in ownership opportunities, please email for more information.

We want to thank everyone again, and raise a glass to a decade of good food, good friends and great company.


 Lock 17