To mark Keleki’s closing, what’s your favourite local eatery?

- December 1st, 2012

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The Winnipeg Sun reports that, after 81 years business, the popular eatery Keleki’s is set to close.

Which prompted me to wonder: What are places to eat that are most cherished in other communities around the country?

I’ve asked on Facebook and Twitter and I’ll ask here. If you’ve got one let me know in the comments or send me an e-mail. I’ll try to keep this list updated with your suggestions:

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • My personal fave is Ches’s Fish and Chips, the Freshwater Road location.

New Brunswick

  • Saint John:

     

Quebec

  • Montreal:  Michael Gendron recommends Schwartzes. Jbro says Lester’s is underrated for smoked meat and the Main is great for all-hours.

Ontario

  • Aldershot: My pal Dave D. does breakfast once a week at Russell Williams.
  • Bracebridge: DelBelaire says it’s gotta be Bill’s Pizza
  • Burlington:  Andrea M. recommends Mount Royal Family Restaurant
  • Guelph: My hometown still has the greasy spoon I ate at 25 years ago while at University. That would be the Apollo 11. Other Guelph friends pick: Town and Country Restaurant on Eramosa Road.
  • Hamilton: I lived there briefly while working for The Hamilton Spectator and loved The West Town Bar and Grill on Locke Street. Michael Gendron likes the fish and chips at Hutch’s.
  • Orillia: Got to go north on Highway 11 to have a burger at Weber’s. (The one in Barrie just ain’t the same)
  • Orleans:Mathieu Vaillancourt picks the Turkish Village
  • Ottawa: Michael Gendron recommends The Prescott. Bill Doern picks the Elgin Street Diner. A whole lot of people pick Nate’s.
  • Thunder Bay: The breakfasts at The Hoito are so good there’s often a too-long line. When the line is too long, head across the street to “The Scan House” (short for The Scandinavia House).
  • Wasaga Beach: Linda Henderson ” For summertime ice cream you can’t beat Mr. Norm’s Nephew”

British Columbia

  • Abbotsford: Wishnik: “oneil’s home cooking , best breakfast sandwich ever.”
  • Vancouver:

     

Yukon

  • Whitehorse: Claire Eamer says “great (in every sense) plates of pasta at Giorgio’s. Coffee-&-everything at Baked and The Chocolate Claim.”

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  1. Johnny says:

    Oshawa, ON – Teddy’s Restaurant and Rainbow Restaurant longest serving restaurants dating back to the 20′s.

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