Caledonia is home to a variety of delicious local spots to taste and savour. We’ve put together our list of the top 8 restaurants that is sure to have your mouth watering and your jeans fitting a little tighter. To make it even sweeter, all these restaurants are less than 8 minutes away from our beautiful Avalon community.
1. Jones Bakery and Catering – 5 Minute Drive
Jones Bakery and Catering is currently operated by the third and fourth generation Jones’. They bake all products in the Century Old Brick Oven (from 1904) and still use many of the original recipes. In Caledonia, this notorious bakery is most well known for their meat pies, buttertarts, butterfly buns, pizza buns, and Belgium cookies.
2. Nessie’s Nest Fish & Chips – 6 Minute Drive
At Nessie’s the fish and chips are made daily from a variety of different types of fish, including halibut, shrimp and many in between. They also have mouthwatering chicken tenders, poutine, onion rings, dill pickle spears, pizza crunch, and more. Don’t miss the chance to try this local favourite.
3. Tastebudz Pizza – 7 Minute Drive
At Tastebudz Pizza, they make remarkabe hand crushed pizzas so delicious, they’re known as the go-to pizza joint in the area. Trained chefs monitor the ingredients to ensure their taste consistency as well as quality. In addition to delicious pizza, Tastebudz also has appetizers, lasagna, wings, panzerotti, chicken, seafood, salads, and sides.
4. Victor’s Cornerstone Tap & Grill – 5 Minute Drive
Victor’s Conerstone Tap & Grill uses fresh and local ingredients to make classic recipes. This local lunch and dinner restaurant has rave reviews and leaves customers wanting more. Pair some of their classic choices with their various wines or craft beers — we recommend the Steak and Tomato salad.
5. Wally Parr Sausage – 5 Minute Drive
It’s no surprise that Wally Parr Sausage is on our list since it is an Empire favourite. These amazing gourmet sausages are 87% fat free, gluten free, preservative free, nitrate free, and filler free. Wally Parr also offers over 300 restaurant quality food items for you to choose from including chicken, steak, burgers, breads, tarts, quiches and their famous to-die-for perogies.
6. European Edge Meats & Delicatessen – 6 Minute Drive
European Edge Meats & Delicatessen offers locally sourced meats and produce which are all antibiotic and hormone free. All beef is from Norwich, Ontario and is aged a minimum of 21 days to ensure quality and taste. All chicken is from St. George, Ontario and air chilled, free run, and grain free. They also offer a variety of lunch options daily such as pork and chicken schnitzel as well as baked goods made fresh in their store.
7. Sugar Dandy – 7 Minute Drive
Sugar Dandy is an amazing and extremely popular candy store, offering a wide variety of different candies and chocolate treats that everyone can enjoy. From chocolate covered strawberries to ice cream tacos, they even make their own chocolate bars from different types of chocolates and candies combined. In addition to the classic menu options, they keep it fresh and sweet by trying out new and delicious candy and chocolate trends.
8. The Argyle Street Grill – 7 Minute Drive
In addition to the amazing Canadian/American Pub food that they offer, The Argyle Street Grill also offers catering for any event. Some of their weekly features include Monday Perch Night, Tuesday Half Priced Wings, Thursday Complementary Mussel Bar, and Saturday Prime Rib Dinner. They offer a huge selection of wing sauces and some of the local favourites include the Infamous Portobello Chicken and the Butterscotch Pots de Crème.