Kawartha Lakes Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kawartha Lakes

October 13, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

The City of Kawartha Lakes (2016 population 75,423) is a unitary municipality in Central Ontario, Canada. It is a municipality legally structured as a single-tier city; however, Kawartha Lakes is the size of a typical Ontario county and is mostly rural. It is the second largest single-tier municipality in Ontario by land area (after Greater Sudbury).
Things to do in Kawartha Lakes

1. Olympia Restaurant

106 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y4, Canada Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$55 - HK$196 +1 705-328-1444
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 187 reviews

Olympia Restaurant

A downtown Lindsay landmark, the Olympia has been serving families since 1906. Enjoy a full service menu for all generations and tastes. Public Transit Plenty of FREE PARKING 2 hr in front and 4 hr in rear parking lots behind the restaurant. FREE PARKING evenings, weekends and holidays.

Reviewed By RELM73 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We were driving home through Kawarthas and decided to find a local non-chaun restaurant for dinner. We both had a Greek platter. So good. Would definitely go back.

2. Durham Cafe

102 William St S, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 3B1, Canada Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$118 +1 705-878-3853
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

Durham Cafe

Reviewed By tamiej2015 - Lindsay, Canada

OMG ! We went to the Durham for lunch on Wednesday. What a wonderful Turkey dinner we all had. Thank goodness we only ordered 1/2 portions, cause there's no way we could've eaten anymore.

3. Just for the Halibut

17 King St. East | next to the Beer Store Bobcaygeon, Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1A0, Canada Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$196 +1 705-738-4545
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

Just for the Halibut

The Original Just for the Halibut has been part of the Bobcaygeon Heritage for decades. Offering our world famous Halibut and Chips, in-house ground burgers, Certified Angus steaks, beers from around the province and worldwide as well as wines to complement any dish. Don't forget dessert! We have dishes for everyone in the family and a kids menu too.open Wednesday to Sunday please note menu on this web site is not our correct menu

Reviewed By Dan S - Dunsford, Canada

Just for the Halibut has always provided great food and great service. We use both their dining in and take out services, and have always been pleased with both. The dining room is a good place to entertain friends and offers a diverse menu. The prices are in line with a quality restaurant. I recommend Just for the Halibut to anyone visiting Bobcaygeon, but just be aware that they do take a winter holiday for several weeks, so it would be a good idea to call ahead.

4. Ziggy's Fish & Chips

21 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2X9, Canada Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, British, Canadian Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$188 +1 705-328-3847
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Ziggy's Fish & Chips

Ziggy's Fish and Chips is a family run restaurant serving authentic British Style Fish and Chips for over 22 years. We are 100% committed to providing the best product at a fair and competitive price and to ensure you are happy and have enjoyed your meal at Ziggy’s. Give us a visit today! 21 Kent West in Lindsay Ontario.

Reviewed By Sybock - Georgian Bay

Jumped of Hwy 7 for a bite to eat and decided on this place. It was close to closing time 45 minutes. The cook was cheerful and welcoming. The portions were very generous and the price was quite reasonable. The cook was even honest enough to refunds some money since they were out of coleslaw. Doubt I would have even thought about it but they did and cheerfully returned some money. Well worth the 2 minute detour for good eats!

5. Water's Edge Restaurant

50 Canal St, Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$251 +1 705-738-1802
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 200 reviews

Water's Edge Restaurant

*CLOSED FOR THE SEASON* Water's Edge Restaurant, Finest Casual Dining - water front dining and covered patio over looking canal at Bobcaygeon locks - call to reserve your table and docking (if coming by boat)

Reviewed By CPAIR1967 - Peterborough, Canada

Great place if arriving by boat or car, food can bevupscale or mid scale. Seating in or out. Staff friendly. Food ok not spectacular but pleasing !!

6. Kawartha Coffee Company

49 Bolton Street | Beside Bigley's, Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1A0, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mexican, Cafe, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$16 - HK$94 +1 705-738-1500
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Kawartha Coffee Company

TEMPORARILY CLOSED - RELOCATING TO 58 BOLTON - SPRING OF 2018<br>Local Food meets Global Flavour Fresh Farm to table food with Craft Beer Wine and Coffee. Art and music. Award winning cafe with Buttertart&apos;s that have won the Buttertart tour.

Reviewed By OntarioJackson - Ontario

We visit the Kawartha Coffee Shop frequently
It is a great place for people to get together and have a coffee and snack, lunch, or have a fun evening of karaoke.
It is located right on the main street (Bolton), in the heart of things, and with this year's addition of roll up windows, it is very welcoming.
Kathleen , the owner is friendly and welcoming as well.

7. The Riverside

Hwy #35 & 503, Norland, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 705-454-1045
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

The Riverside

Reviewed By Lisa M - Lindsay, Canada

At my Mom's recommendation for a place to go for lunch, she took me here to the Riverside Inn, Norland. It is near Christmas so the restaurant was decorated very tastefully, and being that I have always wanted to come here, I was instantly impressed and comfortable walking in. We were greeted right away by very friendly and professional staff. We had the French Onion Soup which the best I've had in a restaurant, and we shared the Po Boy Shrimp Wrap and fries. It was the perfect serving and the staff even divided up the Shrimp Wrap lunch for us so we didn't have to do this ourselves. Service was efficient, yet extremely courteous. The food was top notch and fresh! I will be back with my husband in the New Year for sure. Thank you Riverside Inn!!

8. The Cat & The Fiddle Lindsay

49 William St N, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 3Z9, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$133 +1 705-878-4312
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

The Cat & The Fiddle Lindsay

The Cat & The Fiddle Lindsay is a British Pub & Family Restaurant, located in the heart of historic downtown Lindsay. We offer a vast menu from gourmet appetizers, burgers and wraps, authentic homemade British fare along with diverse entrees such as Halibut Sensation, and Panko Crusted Salmon and for that taste of India, some traditional Curry&apos;s. Lunch menu and children&apos;s menu also available. Your home away from home!

Reviewed By Sincity031 - Toronto, Canada

Great food and service here. Very clean washrooms and friendly staff. The decor is old from the 60s or maybe 50s. Place was getting busy as the afternoon progressed and noisy. Music was not bad. First time here. Free parking is always good. Alot of the locals seem to be there. Prices were average with couple of beers, total was about $60.00.

9. Teriyaki Town

370 Kent St W | Whitney Town Centre, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 6G8, Canada Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch HK$94 - HK$181 +1 705-320-8945
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 123 reviews

Teriyaki Town

Chef Joo and his wife Angie of Teriyaki Town have been passionately serving authentic, but new gourmet Japanese cuisine in Lindsay since 2011, with the dedication to making each dish colorful, generous and tasty.

Reviewed By emew24 - Orillia, Canada

I can not say enough about Teriyaki Town!
I first visited a couple years ago with my cousin and his wife and I must admit I was skeptical, as a self proclaimed "foodie" and a real lover of sushi and Japanese food my expectations of a restaurant in a strip mall in Lindsay were pretty low.
WOW was I wrong! Teriyaki Town is far and away the best Sushi in the Kawarthas and probably the best restaurant in Lindsay period. Angie the owner is amazing and the presentation of quality of their food is outstanding. Their soy sauce is made in house and is probably the best soy I have ever had. I could go on and on about this place, so if you're in Lindsay do yourself a favour and just GO!

10. Saint Dave's Diner

2925 Highway 35, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 4R4, Canada Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Diner, Canadian, Barbecue, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 705-328-9411
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Saint Dave's Diner

Reviewed By Richard O

Our teenage son took us for brunch to Saint Dave's Diner and we were very happy with the food and service. Great food for the money.Thanks for the review Richard - and to your son for introducing you to St. Dave's! Do let us know what we can do to earn that 5th star.

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