We hope you have some food in your stomach because if you don’t, we’re about to make you really hungry. Because in this article, we’re going to guide you through some of the most popular restaurants and eateries in Windsor, Ontario. Whether you’re on the hunt for a hot new date night spot or a chill, friendly place to take your folks when they come to town, you’ll get some good ideas in our list below. Let’s dig in!
The Twisted Apron does two main things exceptionally well, breakfast items and lunch items. Or, in other words, BRUNCH. Ok, and honestly, there is so much to love about The Twisted Apron, which is why they are one of the town’s hot commodities when it comes to the weekend brunch scene. But, unfortunately, they are so popular that they don’t accept reservations at all; you just have to rock up, put your name on the list, and wait. Generally, the wait isn’t too excessive, and it is oh-so-worth it once you sit down. The only caveat here is that they accept reservations for Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day, arguably the two busiest days in the brunching calendar.
And if you’re like us, you believe that brunch isn’t truly complete without brunch cocktails. Well, you’re in luck! The Twisted Apron has an abundance of fun and inventive brunch cocktails, such as the earl grey, made of earl grey tea, gin, and honey simple syrup lemon.
What we would order from The Twisted Apron:
The chicken and waffles, topped with bacon and mimosas galore.
Souq is a Lebanese gill restaurant that specializes in creating incredibly fresh and delicious traditional Lebanese cuisine. And when we say fresh, we mean, like, the freshest of the fresh. Souq only creates their meals with exclusively Ontario meats, Canadian dairy, grains, eggs, and produce (season permitting). These efforts shorten the time from when the food is harvested to when it touches your place, ensuring the freshest, high-quality meals.
The presence of Lebanese culture is prevalent throughout the restaurant. For example, you may hear staff greet you with a traditional “Ahlan Wa Sahlan,” which is a friendly expression of welcome. And it’s the kind of place that gets better and better with every visit due to its rewards system. With every dollar you spend, you earn 10 points; 500 points can get you a free drink or a free side.
Souq also offers exciting catering services and private events; chat with them today about your next big event to learn more.
What we would order from Souq:
The boneless chicken breast bites, cheesy potatoes drizzled in garlic sauce, cauliflower tahini, and the Biscoff cookie butter cheesecake.
La Guardia is the go-to place in downtown Windsor if you have a hankering for Italian food. It’s an absolute cornerstone of the community and has been a part of that very same community for over 43 years.
Many local community members have likely been to La Guardia before. But have they been to the new and improved La Guardia? During the seemingly endless rounds of closures over the last few years, the owners of La Guardia decided to make lemonade out of lemons and use some of this time to reimagine and revamp the restaurant! So if you visit them now, you will notice an array of changes from their decor to changes in the menu and a more modern online presence. But don’t worry, La Guardia is still under original ownership, and they have focused heavily on evolving and excelling further with their dishes.
One of the standouts at La Guardia is their extensive (and impressive) scotch and bourbon collection, situated in the stunning Scotch Lounge.
What we would order from La Guardia:
The Caprese salad and chicken pita, made with sliced barbeque chicken breast, lettuce, and house caesar dressing, topped with roasted red peppers.
Factory House is where people go if they want a decent meal, a cold drink, and to have a good time. Factory House is so much more than a restaurant, it’s a social hub. They regularly have a variety of live bands playing at Factory House; the place holds incredible lively energy.
Oh, and bonus: if you dine at Factory House on your birthday, they will give you a free slice of cake. Honestly, this just doesn’t happen often enough for us adults, and we’re here for it.
What we would order from Factory House:
To start, the red pepper and spinach dip, served with naan dippers. Then, The Factory burger, made with two thin patties, two slices of American cheese, thinly sliced onions, red relish, sliced pickles, and house mayo on a brioche bun. And to finish, a slice of the chocolate ganache cake.
The Carvery is a great spot to hit up, particularly if you’re wanting to grab some lunch on the go and avoid the fast food scene. They serve hand-crafted gourmet sandwiches for the most part. But you can also get delicious soups and salads here if you want to mix things up for lunch or dinner.
And if you or someone in your group is vegetarian, there are plenty of delicious options here for you. In their “half sandwich” size, you can choose from the grilled cheese sandwich, grilled vegetable cheese sandwich, or the big vegetable sandwich. Most of their sandwiches are available in half (3.5 inches) or full (7 inches) sizes. So come join the team at The Carvery for a seriously good sandwich, or order ahead for pick up or delivery.
What we would order from The Carvery:
The half-herb chicken sandwich with roasted vegetables, feta, spring mix, lemon basil aioli, and a ciabatta bun. With a side of pulled pork poutine.
We hope you enjoyed this list of places to eat out in Windsor, Ontario. If you’re always looking for new places to eat and drink and community events, check out our website articles for more information!