These restaurants in Cornwall and SDG Counties cater to every whim of culinary delight – and elevate the dining experience to the next level!

1. Philos Greek Cuisine & Pizzeria

This Greek-style restaurant believes in tradition, so they create all of their food from family recipes that have been passed on over the generations. Picky eaters are welcomed, as they offer plenty of regular menu items such as hot dogs, chicken wings and club sandwiches. Philos shines though with their undeniably delectable Mediterranean lamb chops and Greek-inspired appetizers like their Saganaki (Kefalotyri cheese flambéed with Metaxa).

2. Schnitzels

If you enjoy the nightlife but want to keep it high-class, you should take your fam over to Schnitzels European Flavours. A fine-dining lounge and nightspot that has been created with international influence from places such as Venetian cafes, Welsh pubs, and Italian food. Experience Europe in Canada’s Cornwall with a Schnitzel made just for you. Schnitzels also make wood-oven baked pizza from scratch – try the ‘Tour of Rome,’ which comes with Garlic Parmesan sauce, mozzarella, Chicken, and bacon.  Topped with Caesar salad.

3. The North Glengarry

Where great food meets great people! Experience the Scottish roots and rustic charm of small-town eastern Ontario with this restaurant steeped in history – in a gorgeous location. The unique patio runs alongside the waterfall that once powered the mill onsite and is a popular summer hang in the warmer months. The building dates back to 1819 and is the oldest standing building in Alexandria! This family-run restaurant is known for generous portions and the menu doesn’t disappoint with mouth-watering chicken parm pizza, legendary burgers, jumbo bbq ribs and much more. Dig in to elevated comfort food.

4. Truffles Burger Bar

Throw on some jeans and a nice shirt for this not-so-normal burger joint. One of Cornwall’s best restaurants, this trendy spot isn’t afraid of a tastebud challenge! Truffles offers an array of wild burgers including the Aloha Burger; made with back bacon, grilled pineapple, and cinnamon. Or try the Truffle Burger made with double beef, black truffle shavings, and truffle mayo. Yum!

5. Sheep’s Head Bistro

An ideal place to have an intimate dinner with someone special, the Sheep’s Head Bistro offers a cozy, professional atmosphere for its patrons. Everything about the experience at Sheep’s Head Bistro has been thought out. The staff go above and beyond to ensure each meal is prepared with flavour, and that each customer is treated with open arms. 

 6. Thums Kitchen

Thums Kitchen is renowned for its promise to stay true to Thai culture and embodies this with its decor, staff, and food. Look forward to full-flavoured menu options including Pad Ka-Phrao (chicken, beef or pork with garlic, hot chili, peppers, mushrooms, and sweet basil) or Spring Rolls and Papaya Salad.

7. Table 21

No list is complete without an oyster and steakhouse recommendation! Table 21 is raved as an incredible house of surf and turf from patrons across Canada. Unforgettable ambiance and service is matched only by the flavours infused in their ribeye and filet mignon.

8. Esca Pizza

Step up your dining experience for your next pizza night by finding a seat at Esca Pizza in Cornwall. They take pizza to the next level by using incredible fresh ingredients including san marzano tomatoes in their special sauce. Dine on their Chipotle pizza, with a chipotle sauce, mozzarella, maple smoked bacon, fresh bruschetta, chicken and onion floss to top it off.

9. La Belle Sorelle Bistro

Known locally for being one of the chicest restaurants in SDG Counties, La Belle Sorelle Bistro has a little something for everyone, without ignoring your health goals. Enjoy giant portions of unique takes of common dishes such as their caesar salad buddha bowl with quinoa chicken and bacon, or take home a seafood lasagne to pass off as your own at your next dinner party.

10. The Spicy Pearl

This new hot spot brings a little bit of the Caribbean to Cornwall with a menu inspired by Jamaican and Haitian heritage. Enjoy these juicy favourites such as oxtail, curry goat and chicken, fresh rolls (made in Thai, Jamaican, Haitian styles), and rice pilaf with and lima beans.

11. Edwards Bistro

Fine dining but affordable is how many describe this top-notch bistro in Cornwall. Edwards Bistro sources its local ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes by their Red Seal Chef and owner! Try their Chicken Cordon Bleu and be transported to France with the delightful flavours of chicken breast stuffed with brie and bacon, with a dijon rosemary cream sauce.

12. Butlers Restaurant Pub

Make your next dinner date a fun one by visiting Butlers Restaurant in Ingleside! The lovely owners take special care to pay extra attention to detail for all of their dishes, and the staff are unmatched in their customer service! Everything on the menu is excellent and homemade so you know it is made with love.

13. Buvette du Marché

If you want to create a classy evening for someone special, take them over to Buvette du Marché in Alexandria. Begin your night with some of their signature tapas, like the roasted bacon-wrapped olives with sweet dill sauce, and pair it with a crisp cocktail like the elderflower margarita, made with tequila, lime and orange liqueur.

14. Iron Forge Pizza

Eat your heart out at Iron Forge Pizza next time you are passing through Winchester! You will quickly become a regular of this classic pizza joint as they build all of their pies from scratch.

15. Flavour Kingdom 

Having been the first Punjabi restaurant to grace the city of Cornwall, Flavour Kingdom takes pride in providing authentic flavours in their cuisine. Get a true taste of India and allow your tastebuds to travel overseas by trying out some unique traditional dishes like their Kadhi Pakora, or go for a more common delight like their chicken curry and rice!

16. Birchwood Restaurant and Bar

But that happy hour tho… Birchwood Restaurant in Cornwall offers a diverse menu, inspired by fresh seasonal produce and New Zealand influence. Birchwood offers a hunger-bashing mix of lunch, happy hour, and dinner fare Tuesday through Saturday. Meals are complemented by a long choice of wine, beer, and cocktails – and we hear the locals have some favourites, including a banner bruschetta and East Coast scallops.

17. Eight Zero Zero

This charming yet elegant restaurant is inviting for intimate dinners or gatherings. Eight Zero Zero intertwines modern day steakhouse with a chic setting. Known for its friendly service and ambiance, the menus change with unique offerings for special occasions. A local fav for a reason!

18. Tilly’s Eatery and Delicatessen

Think cozy coffee house – now add fantastic food! You’ve got Tilly’s in a nutshell. Look for a delightful array of scones, soups from scratch, and even an epic breakfast sandwich. Tilly’s will soon be your go-to stop for caffeinated bliss and you’re guaranteed to find something to please your palette, too!

19. Simply Jennifer

You’re looking at Cornwall’s first vegan/vegetarian cafe located in the heart of the city! Simply Jennifer incorporates an innovative plant-based menu that is globally inspired. With an awesome daily menu, this place is a haven for all people who simply love real food. Nourish your inner foodie here!

20. Restaurante Sol de Acapulco

If you’re looking for a cuisine that reminds you of the Mexican beaches, or of Eastern European flavours, then this is it! Sol De Acapulco offers both authentic Mexican and German cuisine located in the Ingleside area. With freshly-prepared food on-site, enjoy full flavours and delicious meals that will keep you coming back for more. Visit a piece of Mexico without having to get on a plane!

21. Quinn’s Inn

Built-in 1865 by Ontario’s first premier, John Sandfield MacDonald, Quinn’s Inn has a welcoming atmosphere, large portions, and classic dishes. Enjoy the dining room, Mordecai’s Pub, or banquet facilities. We hear Quinn’s Inn has prime rib nights – and even Sunday brunch!

Bonus: Bourdeau

Two words: Perch Roll. Bourdeau’s is famous for its fish rolls but its impressive menu is available in drive-through form and includes everything from an incredible brekkie to tasty dinner deals. See what all the fuss is about and order the perch rolls with fries and coleslaw. You’ll be hooked!

Keep in mind that we have even more fantastic food-dens for all of you foodie fanatics! Ask a local about their favourite places to eat next time you visit the area.