The Top 10 Restaurants In Kingston, Ontario

Photo of Harriet Myers
9 February 2017

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.

Kingston l | © Cathrine Lindblom Gunasekara/Flickr

Chez Piggy

Restaurant, Canadian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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.


Restaurant, Pizzeria, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Italian, Canadian, $$$
Dynamite roll
Dynamite roll | © Marie/Flickr
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

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

Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Vegan, $$$
Kingston | © Doug Kerr/Flickr
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

Restaurant, Bar, American, Canadian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Wine, Beer, $$$
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

Restaurant, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
Kingston Skyline
Kingston Skyline | © Kevin MacKinnon/WikiCommons
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

Restaurant, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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.


Restaurant, Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
Danish pastries
Danish pastries | @ Wolfe Island Bakery © robmadeo/Flickr
For a reliably good meal and a varied menu to suit the tastes of a large group, Megalos is a great choice. The eclectic range of dishes covers salads, pasta, pizza, meat, fish, stir fries and burgers, all of which are prepared using fresh ingredients. The brunch menu in particular is extremely popular at weekends, with plenty of sweet and savory options.

Wolfe Island Bakery & Café

Bakery, Pastry Shop, Canadian, Pastries, Dessert, Fast Food, $$$
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.


Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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.

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