Here in South Eastern Ontario, we know the way to any person’s heart – through their stomach! Foodies will love the restaurants and the year-round staples found throughout Lennox and Addington.

1.The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace 

Originally built as a brewery in 1857, this historic limestone building is situated directly on the river. Call your chicas and your buddies to enjoy traditional Canadian pub comfort food in a beautiful setting!

2. Ellena’s Cafe 

This quaint cafe is made only more charming by its mom’s kitchen feel, complete with laughter, love and the iconic creeky floors. Ellena’s Cafe is a wonderful cafe with a friendly atmosphere and THE best cupcakes! Look to Ellena’s for other tempting treats like carrot cake, French Canadian sugar Cream Fudge, pecan tarts – and so many more! You can visit them in Napanee for daily lunch specials along with hearty soups, and fresh sandwiches.

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3. Bergeron Estate Winery

Enjoy freshly made pizza and locally made wines! Bergeron Estate Winery has prime growing conditions for Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Vidal, Riesling and Gewurztraminer.

4. Spuds Restaurant

You Have to Try the KT Burger – everyone agrees you have never had a burger until you’ve had one of these! This local favourite is brushed with special sauce, that one can only assume is made from magic and unicorn tears. 

5. 360 Castaway’s Scoop Ice Cream Parlour

Step inside this tropical themed ice cream parlour and prepare to have your sweet cravings fulfilled! Not only do they sell Reid’s Dairy Ice Cream but also Milkshakes, cotton candy and oh so much more!

6. Jiffy Grill

The perfect spot on a road trip to refuel before noon! Swing through the adorable town of Odessa and grab some comfort food off of their vast menu and pair it with a thick and sweet milkshake to satisfy your sweet tooth.

7. The Back Kitchen

Visit the main focal point of the gorgeous Amherst Island this summer for a brunch that will be hard to forget! They have specialties for each day of the weekend, so fly in on a Friday for some beer-battered haddock, and then visit again on Saturday for the donut flavour of the week!

8.Wilton Cheese Factory

For 151 years Wilton Cheese Factory has produced some of the region’s most famous cheese, using traditional techniques. Pick up a block of some mild cheddar and some Havarti to your basket. The factories claim to fame is the Wilton Cheese Curds – make sure you grab a bag!

9. Season’s Fine Foods & Catering

Season’s Fine Foods & Catering is a purveyor of local ingredients!  As much as possible, owners Jazmin and Joseph use locally sourced ingredients to support farmers and producers in the region. Stop in or take out some tasty meals that include snacks, soups, sandwiches, entrée, and desserts.

10. Quinn’s Meats

Head to Yarker Ontario – home of Quinn’s Meats Ltd. This is a classical style butcher shop with a range of options from steaks, roasts, London broils, and various sausages. All of the meat sold at Quinn’s roadside retail shop is naturally aged on-premises. Pick up some of Quinn’s own pepperettes, and try the cajun beef jerky.

11. Harvest Brinery

Visit The Harvest Brinery for their choice of award-winning, preserves. All of the items on the shelf are made on-premises by owners: Colleen and Myles Surette. This is a great place to take your pantry to the next level.

12. Santorini Mediterranean Grill

Bring the Mediterranean home with you when you order from Santorini Grill in Napanee. With mouth-watering combos that include greek classics like souvlaki, greek salad, tzatziki and more, you can feed the whole family and still have leftovers!

13. The Keto Bakery

Are you trying to stay on the healthy track but have a bad sweet tooth? Look no further than The Keto Bakery in Napanee for all the snacks you enjoy without the guilt. There are so many delicious goodies to choose from like peanut butter brownies, lemon squares and mini donuts!

14. Old Style Barbecue

Picture this: Old Texas Style live fire cooking for a dozen hours before it gets to your plate. Whether it’s a nice reward after a long week of working from home or whether you’re looking for dinner for the whole family, Old Style Barbecue has you covered. With quality cuts of local meat, spiced and cooked just right, Old Style Barbecue is obsessed with serving the best barbecue… ever. Look for them at Mackinnon Brothers Brewing Company this summer!