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7 Best Restaurants in Gananoque, Ontario

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7 Best Restaurants in Gananoque, Ontario

Looking for the best Gananoque restaurants to eat at during your trip to the 1000 Islands in Ontario?

While you’re doing all you’re adventuring in the 1000 Islands, you’re definitely going to want to eat some good food.

From cute bakeries to craft breweries, you’ll definitely enjoy one of these spots to eat at in Gananoque!

Here’s your guide to the best restaurants and places to eat in Gananoque and the 1000 Islands.

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Laverne's Eatery in Gananoque, Ontario

Laverne’s Eatery

Laverne’s is a super cute spot along King Street in Gananoque.

Adam and I both got the Huevos Rancheros and shared an Iced Latte, all of which were fantastic.

You can either grab takeout or eat on their outdoor patio!

LOCATION: 21 King St. East, Gananoque, ON


Panache Bakery & Cafe in Gananoque, Ontario

Panache Bakery & Cafe

Panache offers sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee with their own twists.

They bake their own fresh bread for their sandwiches, which I thought was really cool!

They’ve also got a lot of great Asian-inspired treats like Japanese Cheesecake and Taiwanese Mooncake.

Since they don’t have a patio and the indoor seating is closed, we brought our takeout over to Confederation Park for a little picnic lunch.

We got the Roast Beef Sandwich, Breakfast Sandwich, Iced Latte, and Caramel Cheesecake.

LOCATION: 162 King St. East, Gananoque, ON

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The Old English Pub in Gananoque, Ontario

The Old English Pub

The Old English Pub serves up classic British pub eats, and they’ve got a great patio facing the main street in town.

Adam and I both got the Bangers and Mash, and the sausages had beer infused into them.

The gravy sauce was on another world – I only wish there was even more sauce to drench everything in!

I tried the seasonal Blueberry Wheat Beer from Ashton Brewing Company and Adam tried an ale from 1000 Islands Brewing Company.

LOCATION: 124 King St. East, Gananoque, ON


Stonewater Pub in Gananoque, Ontario

Stonewater Pub

You’ll have to check out Stonewater Pub’s menu on their website, as they’re not passing out menus at the moment.

I got the Shrimp Po Boy with sweet potato fries and Adam got the Whisky Burger with spicy fries.

I’m a big seafood lover, so I of course adored my sandwich.

Adam’s burger was super juicy and delicious as well, and the spicy fries with dipping sauce were fantastic!

LOCATION: 490 Stone St. South Lower, Gananoque, ON


Muskie Jake's Tap & Grill in Gananoque, Ontario

Muskie Jake’s Tap & Grill

Muskie Jake’s offers up probably one of the best dinner views in town, with gorgeous waterfront views from their outdoor patio.

We both got the Fish & Chips, which was beer battered and delicious.

We’d also come back from sampling craft beer at the Gan Brewing Company nearby, so we ordered a pint of the Naughty Otter to share.

LOCATION: 550 Stone St. South Lower, Gananoque, ON


Gan Brewing Company in Gananoque, Ontario

Gan Brewing Company

Gan Brewing Company doesn’t serve any food, but they’re a great microbrewery right in the heart of downtown Gananoque.

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You can do a tour of the brewery, or you can just sit out on the patio and enjoy some of their local craft beer.

The tasting sampler is $8 for four of their beers, or you can order a pint for $7.

The Naughty Otter Pilsner and Naughty Otter Lager were our favourites!

If you’re into craft beer, you might enjoy this post on the best craft breweries in Toronto!

LOCATION: 9 King St. East, Gananoque, ON


The Purple House Cafe

If you’re in the mood for some pizza, the Purple House serves up amazing wood-fired pizzas.

They use fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers, and they even grow some of their own ingredients on-site!

LOCATION: 165 Main St, Gananoque, ON


If you’re planning a trip to the 1000 Islands, be sure to check out my 1000 Islands weekend guide!

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