There are dozens of places to eat in Niagara on the Lake. Here are a few that I enjoy. This update is as of January 2019.
Places to eat and drink
- The Old Angel Inn: A block from Casablanca Cottage and a block and ½ from Marrakech Mansion this is the oldest pub in town, with authentic character. Dozens of beers on tap, great pub food. The bangers and mash is my favourite. Winter or summer it is full of people.
- Niagara on the Lake Golf Club: In summer, the deck at the golf course just can’t be beat. I like the Caesar salad with chicken and a cold pint of Alexander Keith’s. The view of Fort Niagara, and the activity on the river is the best in town.
- The Stage Coach: On the corner of Queen and Regent the Stage Coach is a favorite for breakfast and a quick lunch. It fills up fast for lunch but turnover is quick.
- Butlers Bar and Grill: (AKA the sports bar) On Mary Street next to The Best Western Colonel Butler Inn. They have 6 or 8 TV’s that are always tuned in to the “game” if your game is not on ask and they will turn the screen to your favourite. Their burgers are all made in house, pizza is excellent and fish is the special on Friday. You will find me at the “Sports Bar” almost every Friday at noon. They deliver; a menu should be in the cottage manual.
- Two Sisters Vineyard: Two Sisters is one of the newest wineries in Niagara on the Lake. Located next to Peller Estates on John Street. Expensive but good!
- Tide and Vine Oyster House: Mike and Kat decided in 2010 that they wanted to bring Oysters to Niagara. They bought a VW bus, painted it up and started on the Food Truck circuit. They opened a restaurant in Niagara Falls and have been expanding ever since.
- Tide and Vine Sandwich Bar: Not your average sandwich bar, located on Queen Street close to the clock tower. Think Lobster rolls, Bulgogi Beef and Albacore Tuna. They now have oysters too!
- Chili Jiao: Located where our old favourite the Red Rooster was, next to Tim Hortons on Mary Street. New to town in 2018 we ate there and the Dim Sum was excellent. Happily they saved the Roosters!
- Silversmith Brewery: Located in an old church in Virgil, next to the GM dealer. The award winning black lager at Silversmith is excellent; you can buy it to take home as well. Black lager now available wherever you see the Hammer tap! They have an in-house restaurant as well.
- Willow Cakes & Pastries: Located kitty corner to Tim Horton’s on Mary Street, Willow makes award winning pastries, quiches, cakes and breads. Stop in for a coffee and a snack or a quick lunch. They also make the huge cake for Canada day.
- Garrison house: Great food and reasonable prices. Live music one night a week, specials every night. Across from Jackson Triggs winery on Hwy 55 (Mississauga Street). Next to Shoppers Drug Mart.
- Market at the village: The dinner market is located next to Garrison house and runs every Wednesday from May through October. You will find Silver Smith Brewery beer, Tide and Vine with oysters plus wineries and food trucks. This is a great way to spend a Wednesday evening.
- Farmers market: Saturday morning – Spring to Fall – The same location as the Wednesday dinner market, next to Garrison House.
- Balzac’s coffee: We drink Balzac’s coffee when we are in Niagara on the Lake. Located across from where the Horse and buggy rides start on King Street across from the Prince of Wales hotel on King Street.
- Pizza Paisa: On Victoria street, behind the Bank of Montreal. It is about a block from either house. They do not deliver, but it is a short walk. They make true Italian Pizza in a wood oven imported from Italy.
- Cheese Secrets: A great cheese shop, located two doors over from the Angel Inn at #38 Market Street. They have a great selection of Canadian and imported cheeses, plus olives and other good things.
- The Royal Canadian Legion branch 124: For a real small town experience and great fish and chips stop by the Legion on Thursday night. You will find locals and visitors enjoying fish and chips cooked up by Legionnaires and volunteers. Cash only!