Top Restaurants In Kingston, Ontario

A view of St Andrew Presbyterian Church in Kingston, Ontario
A view of St Andrew Presbyterian Church in Kingston, Ontario | Unsplash | Pascal Bernardon
Harriet Myers

Originally the first capital of Canada, Kingston is now a thriving city with one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capita across the country. We uncover the best places to enjoy a meal during your visit.

Loved by over 40s

Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Chez Piggy

One of Kingston’s most popular upscale restaurants, Chez Piggy is a great place for a family meal in relaxed surroundings. Tucked away behind the city’s Springer Market Square, the restaurant serves fresh, good quality food with a subtle French influence.


For gourmet pizza, Woodenheads is your go-to choice. At this trendy Italian restaurant, the wood-fired pizza is made fresh to order and has the thin, crispy base you’d expect from the genuine article. Make sure you book ahead to secure a table as it can get very busy.

Kame Sushi

Sushi delights

Although Kingston is home to a number of small family run sushi restaurants, Kame is maybe the best. The exterior is modest and the interior is tiny, but the food is consistently fantastic. Alongside beautifully prepared sushi, there is also a great range of noodle, donburri and bento options.

Kame Sushi, 156 Division Street, Kingston, ON, Canada, +1 613 546 6399

Atomica Gourmet Pizza and Wine Bar

Atomica has a relatively simple menu, but the pizzas are truly delicious and there are also great pasta and meat options available for those looking to explore other aspects of the restaurant’s contemporary Italian cuisine. Inside, the sleek, modern interior and cool colored lighting above the bar make this a great date night dinner spot.

Harper’s Burger Bar

Harper’s is a compact burger joint located on Kingston’s main Downtown street. The restaurant prides itself on the sustainable, local ingredients used in its burgers. The brick-walled interior and booth-style seating gives the place a casual vibe, perfect for a mid-week burger fix.

Tango Nuevo

Tango Nuevo is a trendy tapas restaurant that creates Spanish classics from local Canadian ingredients. The food is delicious and arrives beautifully presented, making the slightly upmarket prices more than worth it. With its dimly lit, polished interior and the sharing style of the menu, this is a great venue for a romantic meal or special occasion dinner.

Dianne’s Fish Bar

Dianne’s Fish Bar takes great advantage of the city’s lakeside location and its access to local, sustainable seafood. Its menu is described as a blend of ‘East Coast kitchen’ and ‘Baja Mexico’, meaning fresh fish options appear alongside BBQ smokehouse favorites such as pulled pork carnitas and ceviche.

Wolfe Island Bakery & Café

Fresh Danish pastries, Kingston, Ontario

Along with its seasonal location on Lake Ontario’s Wolfe Island, the popular Wolfe Island Bakery also has a much larger location in downtown Kingston. The service here is relaxed and friendly, with a distinct family feel and everything is noticeably homemade.


Olivea is a family run Italian restaurant with a front outdoor patio looking directly onto Springer Market Square. Traditional cookery styles are updated here to create a contemporary take on classic dishes. The vibrant atmosphere makes the restaurant a welcoming spot, enhanced by knowledgeable staff.

culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.