Narrowing down where to go for lunch or dinner can sometimes be difficult with all the great places in the community. We’ve cultivated a list of the top restaurants based on TripAdvisor reviews by those who've checked them out from all over Ontario’s Southwest to make narrowing down a place easier! From restaurants with mouth-watering steak to bistro-pubs with a mean lamb pie and much more - you've got to try these eateries.

Friends laughing at dinner table

David-s Restaurant - Port Dover

Known for: their steak, surf and turf, and beet salad

Davids Restaurant offers a stunning view of the lake while you eat a delicious meal. From a menu ranging from steak to escargot, to surf and turf, no wonder they’re so well renowned.

Store front of The Argyle St. Grill

The Argyle St. Grill - Caledonia

Known for: wings, chicken, and cobb salad

The Argyle St. Grill is an upscale eatery at family friendly prices in Caledonia. They use fresh and local products whenever they can. Their beef is raised 10 minutes away, and their bread is baked fresh in in Hagersville, and their cheese comes straight from Simcoe!

Steak at Louie's Pizza

Louie's Pizza & Pasta - Ingersoll

Known for: panzerotti, pizza, and their use of Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese

Louie's Restaurant has been an Ingersoll tradition since 1994. Experienced cooks prepare a large menu selection.

Sign at SoLo On Main

SoLo on Main – Port Stanley

Known for: smoked trout, kale salad, escargot

In a warm and inviting space, SoLo on Main is a nod to Port Stanley’s beach community serving a variety of local fish. Featuring an intimate and collective backdrop ideal for any occasion to share great food in good company.

Steak at Chilled Cork

Chilled Cork Restaurant and Lounge - Chatham

Known for: Brunch, donut holes, crème brulee

With an eclectic atmosphere, a modern take on culinary favourites and unparalleled service, the Chilled Cork offers a unique experience. Nestled in a historic century-old building, guests are met by the exposed brick walls, iconic pop-culture pieces and original modern art.

Dinner at Spago

Spago Ristorante Italiano - Windsor

Known for: bruschetta, veal, manicotti

In the mood for Italian food but can’t go to Italy for lunch or dinner? Well Spago has you covered. Enjoy top-notch service, and excellent Italian cuisine in the heart of Windsor. A warm and cozy atmosphere makes it a great place for a date night!

Salad at Clock Tower Inn Restaurant

Clock Tower Inn & Bistro - Strathroy

Known for: their wood-fired pizza, Caesar salads, and crab cakes

The Clock Tower Inn, as the name suggests, is located in a historic clock tower, and the great dishes served compliment the décor well. The crab cakes are often highly recommended, and for good reason! They also have a delicious Reuben sandwich, goat cheese salad, and much more.

Fish and Chips at Paddy Flaherty's

Paddy Flaherty's Irish Pub - Sarnia

Known for: boxty, blarney chips, lamb pie, and fish and chips

Paddy Flaherty’s is an Irish pub that serves many authentic Irish dishes, but their claim to fame is their mouth-watering fish and chips. What makes this restaurant even better is the great service, and the atmosphere. Located near the water, and next to Centennial Park, Paddy Flaherty’s is a great choice for dinner and then a stroll by the water or through the park!

Food at Church Key Bistro

The Church Key Bistro-Pub - London

Known for: brunch, lamb curry, salmon wrapped scallops

Located in the heart of London, and situated on Richmond Street, The Church Key is a not-so-hidden gem! Their menu offers a diverse range of dishes ranging from their ‘Church Key burger’, to their popular lamb curry, and much more. They have indoor dining, as well as an outdoor patio, so no matter the time of day, or the occasion, the warm and relaxed atmosphere is fitting.

Food at Le Cafe Siam

Le Cafe Siam - St. Thomas

Known for: Thai food, green curry, and dumplings

For over a decade, Le Cafe Siam has been serving Thai food in Ontario’s Southwest. If you’re looking for your next favourite Thai restaurant, try Le Cafe Siam today!

Looking for a new place to eat, or a nice place for a date night? Try one of the restaurants mentioned! Ontario’s Southwest has many great places, some of which are featured in our Next Stop: Taste video series. Be sure to check it out and discover your new favorite place!