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1. The Craftsman Restaurant27965 Hwy 28 South at Paudash, Bancroft
2. Memphis Fire Barbeque Company1091 King's Highway #8, Winona
3. Frijoles Fresh Mex Burritos3465 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls
4. Era 67 Restaurant & Lounge64 Mississaga St W, Orillia
5. That Little Place By The Lights76 Main St, Huntsville
6. ll Buco Ristorante31 Dunlop St E, Barrie
7. Big Chris BBQ Smokehouse110 Anne St S, Barrie
8. Lion City Restaurant1177 Central Parkway W, Mississauga
9. Hot Belly Mama's380 George St N, Peterborough
10. Soulyve Caribbean Kitchen19 Mill St, Orangeville
This Bancroft eatery has been around since 1955 and they've never lost their traditional old-school charm, with a pleasant dining room complete with a fireplace and special menu items every night like Cajun-style blackened catfish, maple-stuffed roast pork, and grilled rainbow trout.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all on the menu here and the Sneaky Cheeseburger has developed a loyal fan following, unsurprisingly, considering it consists of fresh ground beef from local farms, dressed with ranch, lettuce, tomatoes, dill, and caramelized onions, and it's topped with a smoked cheddar spread.
You’ll find classic Mexican eats at this tasty Niagara Falls spot, including tacos, burritos, and quesadillas -- and without any of the unnecessary frills. Just. Good. Mexican. Food.
This Orilla haunt is all about high-quality, fresh, local food. Executive Chef Ian Thompson insists on it, so that dishes like the 14oz AAA Angus Reserve Alberta Beef Ribeye, and the Wild Mushroom Duxelle Goats Cheese and Aged Cheddar Ravioli are as fresh as possible.
This tiny Italian Huntsville establishment is family-run and everything they serve is and tastes homemade. Pro tip: try the Linguine Puttanesca with black and green olives, capers, garlic, hot peppers, and anchovies in tomato sauce.
This Barrie gem serves up Old World Italian fare, like their highly lauded Veal Contadina, which is veal scaloppini sautéed in a roasted garlic jus with zucchini, mushrooms, and red peppers. And don't forget to sample some wine from their extensive list.
This is the perfect place to go to watch some sports, drink some beer and eat artery-choking deliciousness in a laid-back setting. And when we say artery-choking, we're referring to the Ultimate Dirty Burger Challenge, which comes with SIX 8oz patties, each topped with bacon and cheese, and there’s also two 2lbs of pulled pork piled in there, and some poutine for good measure.
This Mississauga institution serves authentic Sing-Malay food, cooked up by chef and owner Lilian Ow. Try the beef rendang curry and the rojak, a green mango, pineapple, and cucumber salad that’s tossed with dried jellyfish, peanuts, and fermented shrimp paste. It’ll push you outside your comfort zone and it’s so, so worth it.
This Peterborough resto brings all the fun (music, flavors, and style) of New Orleans to Ontario with its pleasant and relaxed atmosphere and extensive menu.