Where to Eat in Caledonia: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 26, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Discover the best restaurant in Caledonia, Canada including Grand River Dinner Cruises, Victor's Cornerstone, Oasis Drive-In, The Argyle St. Grill, The Tartan Diner, Dairy Queen, Tastebudz Pizza, Collabria Cafe
Things to do in Caledonia

1. Grand River Dinner Cruises

36 Brant County Road 22, Caledonia, Ontario N3W 2G9, Canada Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available Canadian Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$275 - HK$306 +1 905-765-4107
Excellent
50%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Grand River Dinner Cruises

Enjoy lunch or dinner while cruising down the scenic Grand River. Various packages available for any size group.

Reviewed By MOrfitt2014 - Dundalk, Canada

for $18 I thought it was money well spent. The afternoon nature cruise lasts an hour and a quarter from dock to dock. The captain has some very interesting facts and information. However, I would have preferred to hear more from him instead of Beatles blaring over the speakers spaced every 10 or 12 feet. How about no "music" so we can enjoy the sound of waves lapping at the side of the boat ?
The film shown prior is somewhat informative if a little outdated (Nanticoke closed several years ago and Mennonites, although some orders still use horse & buggy; they do use technology such as computers and cell phones)
Snacks & drinks for sale during the cruise but I do not see why people need to eat and drink on a short jaunt. Empty plastic cups and other garbage were flying overboard some I was lucky enough to retrieve.
Plenty of parking, large washrooms in the check-in building. Bring your own drinking water though, the water from the taps is dodgy.
I would recommend this afternoon cruise, especially on a hot day.

2. Victor's Cornerstone

1-40 Argyle St N, Caledonia, Ontario N3W 1B8, Canada (Formerly Cornerstone Tap & Grill) Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Canadian, Gastropub Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night HK$71 - HK$165 +1 905-765-9500
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Victor's Cornerstone

The Founders Victor Walewski and his son Peter founded the restaurant in 1995 as a father and son team. Victor came to Canada on the Queen Mary in the 1950's and continue his trade in the culinary business. A classicly trained European chef, Mr. Walewski passed down his lifetime of experience to the next generation. Peter is currently the executive chef and operator of Victor's Cornerstone Restaurant. Our Location Caledonia is a small riverside community and former town located on the Grand River in Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada. Haldimand County is in the western part of the Niagara Peninsula, and had a population of over 45,000. Caledonia is located at the intersection of Highway 6 and Haldimand Highway 54 (within the town, these streets are called Argyle Street and Caithness Street respectively) on the Grand River. On Highway 6, the town is 10 km south of Hamilton and 10 km north of Hagersville.

Reviewed By laraluvsU2 - Hamilton, Canada

Extensive European based menu offers a great selection of food, including an extensive gluten free menu. The service is exceptional. And the atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Highly recommend the Cornerstone Tap and Grill.

3. Oasis Drive-In

22 Argyle Street South, Caledonia, Ontario N3W 1E5, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Canadian, Diner Lunch, Dinner +1 905-765-8881
Excellent
49%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Oasis Drive-In

Famous for sizzlin footlong hot-dogs, golden fresh-cut fries, home-made hamburgers, big-scoop ice cream cones, and hand-spun milkshakes! Ontario and Likely Canada's oldest Drive-In Restaurant, the Oasis has been famous for good food since 1927.

Reviewed By Sarah S - Caledonia, Canada

Whether you are with friends or family, and maybe a pit stop on your way to Port Dover this restaurant is great. Some may find the prices a bit much, but when you see your portions (footlong hotdogs, and the amount of fries you get) it's actually quite resonable. You sit on the picnic tables watching the cars go by and you can see the Caledonia Grand River. It's literally right there. After all the Oasis was built back in the day for the workers who were building the bridge. Just a great scenery and atmosphere. If you aren't looking to eat a meal, try getting an ice-cream and walk on paths beside the river. Simply beautiful.

4. The Argyle St. Grill

345 Argyle St S, Caledonia, Ontario N3W 1L8, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$235 - HK$235 905-765-9622
Excellent
47%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 220 reviews

The Argyle St. Grill

Reviewed By sexykitten7 - Hamilton, on

I hadn't been for a year, went with 3 friends, and all 4 of us were very disappointed. I had fries and boneless chicken wings, which were extremely greasy and the 1st time I met a French fry I didn't like!! My 2 other friends did not eat their fries either. My gf had chicken fingers and said they were good. My other friend had the turban and left 3/4 on her plate. Both said gravey was horrible. Left there saying it wasn't good and I would not go.back but then I'm invited to a reunion and I'm back 3 weeks later. I went with the highest price item rubs and chicken. I was SHOCKED when they came out. It was a hunk of meat with barely a viable swipe of bbq sauce and a piece of chicken. I kid you not when I say my knife could not even cut through the meat. In fact I scraped my plate with my knife and after the 3rd time I gave up. I took the full ribs home and the next morning my bf asked me where I got the ribs from because I'm not ever to get them again. They were dry, tasteless and hard. I was so disappointed. I also ordered deep fried pickles as an appetizer and I know it said "pickles" but I was expecting a pickle spear so it could be shared. No you get 5 full pickles light coated with a small thing of sauce. Not a very good appetizer. I will only go back kicking and screaming. If I am forced to I will order the fish as it looked decent. My gf ordered routine and left it all. Another had seafood linguini which I noticed she did eat all if it. Don't waste your money on the ribs. Worst I have ever had.

5. The Tartan Diner

127 Argyle Street South, Caledonia, Ontario, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Canadian, Diner Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +1 289-284-0763
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

The Tartan Diner brings a wee bit of ScotlandBusiness beatBy Lisa Moran, The SachemNewsApr 12, 2011Caledonia has many ties to Scotland. The northern region of Scotland was known by the Romans as Caledonia; named after a local Celtic tribe, the Caledones. ‘Edinburgh’ is the capital city of Scotland; ‘Orkney’ is a group of Islands in northern Scotland situated north of ‘Caithness’ and ‘Sutherland’ is a county of Scotland, just to name a few similarities. Is it any wonder that the newest diner in town would follow suit and appropriately issue the name, ‘The Tartan Diner’?“The idea for the name, The Tartan Diner, seemed quite obvious to me,” said owner Andrew Montague, “Before actually buying the diner, I had thought quite a bit about the name and about Caledonia meaning Scotland, the many streets named after Scottish places, Caledonia's history and ties to Scotland along with the fact that I was born in Scotland, it was very easy to come up with.” While the diner was still operating as Avery’s Diner, Montague filled the position of part-time cook and worked alongside Val MacGregor, who was employed as a server.Montague has been a resident of Caledonia for six years while MacGregor has lived here for 13 years.“Before buying the diner, Val MacGregor had asked me if I wanted a partner,” said Montague adding, “We kept it as a silent partnership until all of the paperwork was in place; Val was thrilled when the time came to tell everyone.”“The two of us really complement each other.”The diner takes on a definite family atmosphere with the help of Montague’s wife Kim and MacGregor’s husband Don (also from Scotland) lending a hand wherever needed.Montague remarked, “This has been a great adventure so far, we have received many compliments and people are pleased with the food and the expanded menu.”“We now serve omelettes, have a child’s menu that is also open to seniors and are planning to serve Scottish fare once a month.”Montague relies on his many past cooking courses and experience at various hotels and restaurants while working in the kitchen creating his dishes and homemade soups.“Gail Bomberry works in the kitchen with me, she is wonderful; I really love having her here.”Montague is thrilled with the overwhelming support from all the neighbouring communities and admits that when the day is done he is “knackered” (British slang for exhausted). The Tartan Diner is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is located at 127 Argyle Street south.Montague dons his traditional Scottish kilt at the diner but when faced with the inevitable question of “What is worn underneath?” Montague smiles, “We are never allowed to tell.”More StoriesHagersville RBC celebrates 100 years in communityThe Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) marked 100 years in the community of Hagersville on Monday, March 5.... | read more |Christians across the county unite for World Day of PrayerChristians from around the world came together to pray for those suffering from injustice, discrim... | read more |Dunnville kids skate through time at annual CarnivalThe kids from the Dunnville Figure Skating Club were able to show off the skills that they learned... | read more |Binbrook Pharmacy says ‘goodbye’ to pharmacistAfter 17 years of serving the community, Victor Law has decided it is time to retire.... | read more |Council aims for zero per cent tax increaseHamilton politicians continue to target a zero per cent tax increase this year, even though they s... | read more || more news | InsuranceHotline.comInstant unbiased online Car and Auto insurance rates & quotes! The Tartan Diner brings a wee bit of ScotlandBusiness beatBy Lisa Moran, The SachemNewsApr 12, 2011Caledonia has many ties to Scotland. The northern region of Scotland was known by the Romans as Caledonia; named after a local Celtic tribe, the Caledones. ‘Edinburgh’ is the capital city of Scotland; ‘Orkney’ is a group of Islands in northern Scotland situated north of ‘Caithness’ and ‘Sutherland’ is a county of Scotland, just to name a few similarities. Is it any wonder that the newest diner in town would follow suit and appropriately issue the name, ‘The Tartan Diner’?“The idea for the name, The Tartan Diner, seemed quite obvious to me,” said owner Andrew Montague, “Before actually buying the diner, I had thought quite a bit about the name and about Caledonia meaning Scotland, the many streets named after Scottish places, Caledonia's history and ties to Scotland along with the fact that I was born in Scotland, it was very easy to come up with.” While the diner was still operating as Avery’s Diner, Montague filled the position of part-time cook and worked alongside Val MacGregor, who was employed as a server.Montague has been a resident of Caledonia for six years while MacGregor has lived here for 13 years.“Before buying the diner, Val MacGregor had asked me if I wanted a partner,” said Montague adding, “We kept it as a silent partnership until all of the paperwork was in place; Val was thrilled when the time came to tell everyone.”“The two of us really complement each other.”The diner takes on a definite family atmosphere with the help of Montague’s wife Kim and MacGregor’s husband Don (also from Scotland) lending a hand wherever needed.Montague remarked, “This has been a great adventure so far, we have received many compliments and people are pleased with the food and the expanded menu.”“We now serve omelettes, have a child’s menu that is also open to seniors and are planning to serve Scottish fare once a month.”Montague relies on his many past cooking courses and experience at various hotels and restaurants while working in the kitchen creating his dishes and homemade soups.“Gail Bomberry works in the kitchen with me, she is wonderful; I really love having her here.”Montague is thrilled with the overwhelming support from all the neighbouring communities and admits that when the day is done he is “knackered” (British slang for exhausted). The Tartan Diner is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is located at 127 Argyle Street south.Montague dons his traditional Scottish kilt at the diner but when faced with the inevitable question of “What is worn underneath?” Montague smiles, “We are never allowed to tell.”More StoriesHagersville RBC celebrates 100 years in communityThe Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) marked 100 years in the community of Hagersville on Monday, March 5.... | read more |Christians across the county unite for World Day of PrayerChristians from around the world came together to pray for those suffering from injustice, discrim... | read more |Dunnville kids skate through time at annual CarnivalThe kids from the Dunnville Figure Skating Club were able to show off the skills that they learned... | read more |Binbrook Pharmacy says ‘goodbye’ to pharmacistAfter 17 years of serving the community, Victor Law has decided it is time to retire.... | read more |Council aims for zero per cent tax increaseHamilton politicians continue to target a zero per cent tax increase this year, even though they s... | read more || more news | InsuranceHotline.comInstant unbiased online Car and Auto insurance rates & quotes! Contact Person: Andy Montague 289-284-0763

Reviewed By ilove2travel77 - Hamilton, Canada

Had a traditional breakfast here. Was as good as I had heard it was. I have a lot of food allergies and the lady making the food was very accommodating. Very reasonable prices. We will definitely return.

6. Dairy Queen

232 Argyle St S, Caledonia, Ontario N3W 1K8, Canada Canadian +1 905-765-2444
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By LaMarinello

The ice-cream is always great. The service is fast. The girls working there super nice. I love that they take care of the dogs too offering a cookie every time.

7. Tastebudz Pizza

322 Argyle St South, Caledonia, Ontario N0A 1A0, Canada Delivery, Takeout Pizza, Canadian Lunch, Dinner +1 905-765-8080
Excellent
40%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Tastebudz Pizza

Reviewed By Cash_me_outside - Belleville, Ontario, Canada

My sister orders from here on a regular basis, while visiting her, we ordered several pizzas and a salad for pick up. The bacon on the pizza was dynamite, the fake bacon on the Caesar salad was typical fake bacon, I would pay more for the real bacon, hopefully it is an option next time we order.

8. Collabria Cafe

307 Argyle St S | #3, Caledonia, Ontario N3W 1K7, Canada Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Canadian Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 905-296-1011
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Collabria Cafe

Reviewed By Adams5 - Caledonia

I live and breathe Caledonia, but I had not eaten there as yet until I was invited and I was so pleasantly surprised at the amount of food choices I had, or they were willing to make for me, it was awesome, even the soups are gluten free!
Open 7am-2pm great breakfast and lunch!

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