There are dozens of places to eat in Niagara on the Lake. Here are a few that I enjoy. This update is as of May 2018.
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 favorite. 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 Sports Bar and Grill: On Mary Street next to The Best Western Colonel Butler Inn. (in the old days it was the Beer Store) 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 favorite. Their burgers are all made in house, pizza is excellent fish 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. I hired Mike in 2013 and 2014 to shuck oysters for a Christmas party at Marrakech Mansion and a friendship started. They opened a restaurant in Niagara Falls and have been expanding ever since. They have now opened the Sandwich Bar on Queen Street. Not your average sandwich. Think Lobster rolls, Bulgogi Beef and Albacore Tuna. I had the Tuna and it is a meal!
- 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! check out the menu on thier web site.
- 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!
- 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, they serve Silversmith Black lager as well! Garrison house is expanding, having taken over the antique shop next door. Live music great food
- 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 across from Jackson Triggs winery on Hwy 55 (Mississauga Street)
- Balzac’s coffee: We drink Balzac’s coffee when we are in Niagara on the Lake. We think it is better than Starbucks. Located across from where the Horse and buggy rides start on King Street across from the Prince of Wales hotel.
- Pizza Paisa: On Victoria street, 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. I hear it is for sale maybe your next venture.