One of the most satisfying parts of traveling is eating all the famous dishes that country has to offer. Every city has its landmark restaurants, and every trip is made better by sampling the favorite bites of the locals. When you’re exploring the city of Toronto, Canada; be sure to grab a bite at the following restaurants.
The Senator has become a fixture in the city of Toronto, as one of the city’s oldest restaurants. Some dishes, such as the breakfast options of pancakes and omelettes, have been on the menu since 1948! If a restaurant has been serving up a dish for that many years, you know it’s gotta be good. If you’re looking for a place to breakfast, this diner is definitely the place to be.
If you’re looking for a steak, look no further than family-owned Barberians. It’s a bit pricier, with the average main costing about $40, but it’s worth the experience of trying this old-school steakhouse. They’ve got over 30,000 bottles to choose from in their wine cellar, and appetizers like their French onion soup will not disappoint. This restaurant has been around since 1959, and has been passed down through the generations in the family, so these guys know a thing or two about satisfying their customers.
Poutini’s House of Poutine
You can’t spend time in Canada without trying their signature dish—the poutine. As the name suggests, Poutini’s specializes in the national dish, using Belgian-fries to smother with cheese curds and gravy, while also offering inventive takes on the classic. This restaurant also has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, so everyone can enjoy! Be sure to try their The Works Poutine, which tops the standard three ingredients with sour cream, bacon, and chives. You won’t be leaving dissatisfied.
Another must-try while in the Great White North is the Caesar. The clamato-based cocktail is a favorite among Canadians, and Hunter’s Landing is really taking the drink to a whole new level. Coming in as one of the most expensive items on the brunch menu at $16 (Canadian), their Landing Cure Caesar is garnished with an entire lobster tail, a pizza wedge, smoked bacon, and assorted vegetables. Prices are reasonable with their other dishes, with the average for dinner around $18. If you’ve got room after your Caesar, try one of their amazing pastas for dinner or their Mac & Burger, which is infused with mac and cheese.