Through winter, spring, summer and fall, Kingston’s menus constantly evolve to explore bold flavours and offer the best tastes and products of the region, while backing the hard work of local producers to bring the farm to your plate, daily.
Eat & Drink
A foodie’s playground, Kingston is known for its dynamic and delicious culinary scene that makes good use of locally sourced fresh ingredients. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or après, Kingston’s dishes are worth the trip. Here are some of the best spots to dazzle your tastebuds.
Toast and Jam: A locally sourced brunch café where all food is made from scratch in house. Their Avocado and Egg Breakfast is heavenly.
Aqua Terra: Dishes that delight made with locally sourced ingredients, and magnificent waterfront views with every meal. Pair an Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail with their Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake for a sweet treat of the season.
Dianne’s Fish Shack and Smokehouse: Classic East Coast meets the flavours of Mexico! Think lobster rolls, fish n’ chips andoysters along with tacos, guacamole and Mexican BBQ.
Atomica Pizza and Wine Bar: Fresh Mediterranean food including a plant-based menu guaranteed to please any vegetarianor vegan.
Black Dog Tavern: Try their delicious Fried Chicken. Find this and other upscale pub grub including a kids’menu, gluten-free, vegan and veggie options.
Spearhead Brewing Company: Beer without boundaries. It’s a philosophy reflected in Spearhead’s mainstay brews includinga Moroccan Brown Ale, Bedrock Lager, Lighter Lager, and a Hawaiian Style Pale Ale.
The Everly: Thoughtful wine list from near and far, focusing on terroir-driven small passionate producers, as well as a curatedselection of classic cocktails for your pleasure.
Explore & Experience
Looking to walk off your indulgence? The city’s downtown core is one of the most pedestrian-friendly in Canada. Park the car and enjoy the city’s charming neighbourhoods, take a guided tour, or see a Rembrandt up close.
Waterfront Pathway: An 8km picturesque trail along Lake Ontario accessible from the downtown core. Along the way you’ll see part of Kingston’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kingston Fortifications.
Kingston Penitentiary Tours: Always notorious in Canada, this maximum-security prison operated for 178 years and is now a National Historic Site offering guided tours.
Haunted Walk of Kingston: Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Walking tours of Kingston’s darker past.
Agnes Etherington Art Centre: An art museum located at Queen’s University. Be sure to take in Rembrandt and Company: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Paintings from The Bader Collection.
Rest & Relax
Frontenac Club: Virtually every space within the 175-year-old Frontenac Club has been re-envisioned and restored. Enjoy the best rooftop view in the city, unparalleled privacy, newly renovated rooms, and gourmet breakfasts.