Where to Eat in Arnprior: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 24, 2017 Darleen Reid

Arnprior is a town in Renfrew County, in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. It is located at the confluence of the Madawaska River and the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley. Arnprior has experienced significant growth in populations with the widening of the 417 Provincial Highway to four lanes. The Town experienced an increase in population by 8.4% from 2011 to 2016 and the current population is 8,795. The town is a namesake of Arnprior, Scotland, and is known for lumber, hydro power generation, aerospace, farming and its proximity to the National Capital Region.
Things to do in Arnprior

1. Jim's Restaurant

54 Elgin St W, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 1N5, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Canadian, Diner Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch +1 613-623-5089
Excellent
34%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Jim's Restaurant

Reviewed By Howie1967 - Ottawa, Canada

All I can say is that I am disappointed in Jim's. 30 years ago this was a great place with awesome pizza and ok service. But in a visit a few months ago for breakfast we were very disappointed. The reaction we received from the staff when we mentioed that the eggs were way over done was horrible and no offer to fix the problem. I guess the food and the customer service have gone by the waste side. Sometimes it might be a good idea to retire or sell to someone who wants to care. I am sorry I wish I could give it a review like I would have done 30 years ago

2. Milano Pizza

81 Madawaska St, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 1S1, Canada Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Italian, Canadian Lunch, Dinner +1 613-623-2233
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Milano Pizza

Reviewed By Marc B - Ottawa, Canada

This feels a little odd, reviewing a pizzaria, since I almost exclusively write about sit-down restaurants, but this one is worth the exception.
I'll state up front that I *love* Middle-Eastern food. The variety in tastes, the subtleties of the spices, the colourfulness of the presentation - There is nothing not to like about Middle Eastern food that is done well.
Donairs were introduced to me by a childhood friend, in my teens and have long-since been a favourite.
I have learned, that, just like most other food, there is a "right" and a "wrong" way to make a really *good* donair.
Milano's certainly gets it right! The wonderful mix of veggies, meat and sauce are a treat to the palate! Most importantly, to me, the sauce is not only the right amount, but placed right, in the donair: A great donair does not get mushy and fall apart when you are eating it. There should not be a "slush" left over on your plate or the foil it was wrapped with - And it is a certainty that you will get to enjoy ALL of your donair from Milano's, in Arnprior!
By the by: If they ask if you want the pickled turnip in your donair: Say YES! Even if you are not normally a turnip fan, these *really* add to the wonderful taste contrasts of this wonderful food!
Best to eat their donairs on an empty stomach, because it is a *generous* serving size, too!
Price is reasonable and the staff are definitely friendly, helpful and courteous!

3. P J Restaurant Dining Lounge

394 Madawaska Blvd, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3H2, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Canadian, Italian, American, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$8 +1 613-623-5430
Excellent
29%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

P J Restaurant Dining Lounge

Reviewed By Sherfish13 - Arnprior, Canada

PJ's is a great family restaurant. They have a wonderful variety of dining suggestions on the menu..... Something to appease all in your family. PJ's is actually a family owned restaurant that has been located in Arnprior for many years. The food is great, reasonably priced, the staff is friendly and attentive to your needs. We go frequently.

4. Wes' Chips

198 Madawaska Blvd, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 1S8, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Canadian Lunch HK$16 - HK$39 +1 613-623-5492
Excellent
68%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Wes' Chips

Reviewed By Steve6085

Generally the grease at French fry stands plays havoc with me so I stay away. However, the fries at Wes' are pretty good! I don't feel "punished" after eating. Perhaps they change the cooking oil more frequently than other chip stands? Fairly fast service. Top marks for a chip stand...it is what it is.

5. Danny Mac's Pub & Eatery

51 John St N, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 2N1, Canada Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available Bar, Pub, Canadian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$71 - HK$181 +1 613-623-8080
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Danny Mac's Pub & Eatery

Reviewed By Northern_Hiker - Toronto, Canada

Stopped here for dinner while in town for a wedding. The food and service were decent. It did seem a bit quiet for a Friday night but no big deal. The place seemed to close at around 10 so we finished up a bit earlier...MoreThanks for visiting Danny Mac's! Glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Arnprior was host to many wedding's this past weekend. Hope you enjoyed your time in the Prior. Cheers!

6. Antrim Truck Stop

580 White Lake Rd, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3G9, Canada Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Waitstaff American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 613-623-3003
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 175 reviews

Antrim Truck Stop

Reviewed By VGSLondon_Ontario - London, Ontario

We went on a Thursday evening for supper and had their daily special of Turkey with all the trimmings, complete with soup and bread pudding. Everything was homemade and delicious. The menu was comprehensive and suited all appetites and food preferences. The truck stop also has a bakery that makes bread as well as other desserts including pies. The service was prompt and very attentive. This is a real find. I will return, and hopefully soon!

7. The Cupboard

105 John St N, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 2N5, Canada Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available Diner, Canadian Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Excellent
40%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
15%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

The Cupboard

Reviewed By Rushman1788 - Arnprior, Canada

My wife and I are new to the Arnprior area and have been trying out some of the local restaurants. My wife has a high intolerance to gluten so when we saw a sign in the window advertising a gluten free breakfast menu we were eager to try it out. The extent of their gluten free menu is that they carry gluten free bread, but they toast it in the same toaster as wheat based products thereby cross contaminating the product. They use a wheat based coating for their home fries so my wife had to pass on them as well. This restaurant....THE CUPBOARD...... should not be advertising their establishment as a gluten free optional place of business. Warning to Celiac sufferers. DO NOT come here....DO NOT take the chance. It will not turn out well. All in all, this was a very disappointing experience.

8. Bonnie Janes Coffee House

148 John St N, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 2N7, Canada Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Canadian, Soups Breakfast, Lunch HK$39 +1 613-623-0552
Excellent
41%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Bonnie Janes Coffee House

Bonnie Jane's coffee house is a great place to come and enjoy a healthy lunch or just a nice freshly roasted cup of coffee and a fresh baked treat. Our coffee is roasted by It's All In The Beans which is co owned by Bonnie Jane's coffee house offering you the freshest coffee. All our baked treats are all baked on sight. Sandwiches and wraps are made to order. Our soups and salad menu change every day to offer a greater variety. This way we have something different to offer every day of the week and gluten free too.

Reviewed By Heidi C

While traveling I found myself in this sleepy little town. Well wasn't I delighted to find this cute little cafe. Calm and welcoming. If your on a hunt for a good London Fog. This place has it.... and delicious sandwiches too!Thank you we enjoy meeting new customers. We do our best to give a pleasant and welcoming service. Once again thank you for your kind words.

9. Mama Rosa

18 Laird St, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 2C8, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Canadian Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 613-622-0022
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Mama Rosa

Reviewed By TorontoBuds - Toronto, Canada

After Reading all the amazing reviews we decided our trip to Fitzroy Harbour should include a stop at Mama Rosas. Unfortunately our review almost replicates that of Steven T's review.
I had Lasagna which was huge,however was just noodles, meat sauce and melted mozzarella cheese on top. No hint of ricotta anywhere. My wife had the special, spaghetti and meat sauce. The meat in the sauce was still clumped together from the package. The garlic bread was burnt toast with a blob of unmelted garlic spread in the centre. The Greek salad was the most expensive one we have ever ordered. Even the nicer restaurants in major cities don't charge 9.50 for a small salad, however, we thought it's going to be worth it. It was the bare basics of lettuce, a few pieces of onion, cucumber, olive and feta in a small soup bowl. No tomatoes and it looked like something you'd whip up quick for work.
Everyone was stopping in to get the take out pizza. I asked a guy is the pizza good here he said 'oh yeah!' Our waitress was wonderful, friendly and quick. The restaurant was clean with newer tables and chairs but brightly lit with stick tile floors and no warm restaurant eat in vibe.
It's definitely a local stop for the hard working class from Arnprior. Men enjoy sitting around drinking coffee and socializing.
Perhaps if we ordered the pizza and didn't read the reviews it would have been a better experience.

10. Krave Bistro

24 Elgin St W, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 1N3, Canada Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +1 613-623-7969
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Krave Bistro

Reviewed By 358sam - Ottawa, Canada

first we ordered appetizers, they were ok, nothing special, the waffle fries were rather soggy.Then the main course, one person ordered prime rib and commented "excellent",one person ordered catfish, commented "delicious", one ordered pesto chicken, commented,"can't taste the pesto", one ordered salmon and salad, commented " really good",one ordered chicken tetrazzini, commented , 'very much lacking in garlic or spice of any kind, one taco burger was ordered, it was huge and hot, so large they chose a take home box for later, one child ordered mac and cheese and were served noodles in a creamy sauce,one child ordered mashed potatoes, said they were nice and hot but not as good as dads, and one person ordered a breakfast burger, they ate some and took home the rest, servings were generous,and hot.

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