Oakville’s Best Restaurants: A Guide to the Town’s Culinary Delights

Oakville's Best Restaurants

Hey there foodies! Are you looking for the best restaurants in Oakville? Look no further! I've scoured the town and tried out all the top spots to bring you my personal favorites.

From cozy cafes to fancy fine dining, Oakville has it all. Whether you're in the mood for some delicious Italian or a mouth-watering steak, I've got you covered.

So, without further ado, let's dive into my top picks for the best restaurants in Oakville! Bon appétit!

Salad Thai Restaurant

If you're looking for a taste of authentic Thai cuisine, Salad Thai Restaurant is the place to go. This family-owned restaurant is committed to serving only the freshest and highest quality meats, produce and seafood, and it shows in every dish.

Upon entering, you'll immediately feel at home with its cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. And though the prices are a bit on the higher side, the food is worth every penny.

My dining experience at Salad Thai was nothing short of fantastic. The Thai Coconut Soup was delicious and packed with flavor. The crispy squid was a great appetizer, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

The Spicy Fried Rice with Beef had the perfect balance of heat and spices. The Green Curry Chicken was delicious, The curry was rich and flavorful. The Pad Thai could have had a few more shrimp, but the dish still tasted great.

It's clear to see why this place has been a favorite among locals for almost 20 years. If you're looking for a place to satisfy your Thai cravings, Salad Thai is definitely worth the visit.

Sunnyside Grill South Oakville

Sunnyside Grill has been a go-to spot for delicious breakfast in Oakville for years, and it's easy to see why.

The whimsical, cozy atmosphere is the perfect setting for a relaxing brunch with friends or family.

I recently visited Sunnyside and was impressed by the quality of the food. I ordered the chocolate chip pancakes, a spicy chicken ranch wrap, eggs Benedict with spinach, and the biggie breakfast, and everything was delicious.

The portion sizes were generous, and I appreciated the option of oat or almond milk for my coffee.

The service was also top-notch, with a friendly and attentive server.

If you're in the downtown Oakville area and looking for a tasty breakfast spot, Sunnyside Grill is definitely worth checking out.

Community Restaurant


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Community is a vegan restaurant that truly lives up to its high rating. I was pleasantly surprised by how much it exceeded my expectations.

From the beautiful decor to the delicious food, everything about this restaurant is top-notch. It's owned by women, which is a bonus, and everything is made from scratch with a lot of care and attention to detail.

The wild mushroom flatbread and pancakes are must-tries, and the ambiance and service are both friendly and welcoming.

I highly recommend this restaurant for a tasty and enjoyable brunch with friends in a lovely and positive environment.

Por Vida Mezcal & Mexican

Por Vida is a Mexican restaurant located in the Bronte beach area. From the moment I walked in, I knew this was going to be a hype and happy place – and I was not disappointed!

The ambience of the restaurant is lovely and gives off a true Mexican vibe. They have a big parking lot at the back and a patio for outdoor seating.

Upon being seated, our waiter greeted us with a friendly smile and was attentive to all the tables he was serving. The service was impeccable and really added to our overall dining experience.

Now, let's talk about the food – it was phenomenal! The Mexican street corn is to die for and the tacos (steak, fish, and octopus) are second to none. The portions were generous and the flavors were spot on. The chips were also crunchy and perfect.

But the standout dish for me was the churros – a must-try at Por Vida! They were delicious and the perfect ending to our meal. The cocktails were also tasty and added to the overall festive atmosphere of the restaurant.

In summary, Por Vida is a perfect spot to drop by when visiting the Bronte beach. The food is fantastic, the service is impeccable, and the ambience is lovely. I will definitely be coming back to this restaurant in the future.

Address: 2330 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON L6L 1H3

Website: http://porvida.ca/

Phone: +12898158432

Wasabi & Teriyaki


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I recently stopped by Wasabi for some sushi and was pleasantly surprised by this small, cozy spot. The atmosphere is nice and intimate, with only a few tables and a warm, mom and pop shop feel. The service was excellent and the owners were incredibly kind and genuine.

As for the food, it was excellent. I tried their tempura and a couple of rolls and everything was well executed.

The tempura was crispy and not greasy, and the sushi was fresh and had the perfect balance of flavors. The rice was cooked perfectly as well. The selection may not be massive, but what they do offer is top-notch.

I also tried the spicy seaweed salad, gyoza, and spider roll and everything was delicious.

I was really impressed with Wasabi and would definitely recommend it to anyone in the area looking for some high-quality Japanese food.

Colossus Greek Taverna

My Husband & I recently had dinner at Colossus and were blown away by the overall experience. The ambience was authentic, cozy, and very relaxed, making it the perfect spot for a casual dinner out.

The food was fantastic and the portions were generous - we especially loved the lamb souvlaki and moussaka. The servers were gregarious and more than eager to help with any questions or requests we had.

One thing that really stood out to us was the heavenly patio during the summer. It's the perfect spot to enjoy some bright, fresh, and delicious food. The lamb was good, but the moussaka was absolutely delicious - it literally melted in our mouth!

Overall, we think the prices at Colossus are reasonable and definitely worth it for the great atmosphere and delicious cuisine. If you're looking to spend some time in a pleasant atmosphere with delicious food, this is definitely the place for you.

Address: 221 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, ON L6J 1H7

Website: http://www.colossusgreektaverna.com/

Phone: +19058498175

The Queens Head

If you're in the mood for a great casual dining experience with a friendly and attentive staff, The Queens Head is the place to be!

Located in the heart of Oakville, this cozy British style pub has a fantastic menu filled with a variety of tasty options.

We had the pleasure of dining on their delicious fish and chips, which were some of the best we've had. The fish was big and beautiful, with a light and crispy batter that was perfectly fried and not oily at all.

The menu is filled with a wide range of options, so there's something for everyone.

The ambience at The Queens Head is excellent, with a comfortable patio area where we enjoyed our lunch with a cold beer.

The staff is efficient and friendly, and the menu is both high quality and generous in quantity. You won't leave hungry!

We had a great time at The Queens Head and will definitely be returning in the future. If you're looking for a casual spot with good food and beer, this is the place to be.

Verace Italian Restaurant

If you're looking for a true Italian dining experience, Verace is the place to go! This restaurant is on a strict mission to provide authenticity, quality, and pure deliciousness to each and every one of their guests.

From the moment you walk in, you'll notice the attention to detail put into every aspect of the restaurant, from the friendly and passionate staff, to the homemade pasta and carefully picked ingredients.

One of the things that stood out to us was the friendliness of the staff and servers. They truly embody that Italian passion and really make you feel welcome.

The food at Verace is absolutely amazing. Everything is prepared fresh and you can taste the love and care put into each dish.

The Verace pizza was one of the most creative and delicious pizzas we've ever had, and the spinach gnocchi was creamy and delicious.

The ambience in the restaurant was also very refreshing and well done, it's the perfect spot for a casual dinner with friends or a romantic night out.

If you're in search of a authentic Italian experience, Verace is definitely worth checking out. The food, service and atmosphere are all top-notch and you'll leave feeling like you've just been transported to Italy.



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If you're on the hunt for an upscale Italian dining experience, Cucci Ristorante in Bronte should definitely be on your list.

This elegant restaurant has been receiving rave reviews since its opening and it's not hard to see why.

From the moment we walked in, we were struck by the beautiful intimate dining room and live music that set the perfect ambiance for a special evening out.

The service was outstanding and our servers were incredibly friendly and attentive.

The food was simply divine. We started off with salads as appetizers and they were fresh and flavorful.

The star of the show, however, was definitely the lamb rack. It was cooked to perfection and had an incredible depth of flavor.

To finish off the meal, the tiramisu was a real treat - light and flavorful and the perfect way to end the meal.

One thing to keep in mind is that the prices are on the higher side, but the overall experience is worth it. The restaurant also has a valet parking option for $10 or you can look for parking on the streets nearby.

All in all, I highly recommend Cucci Ristorante for a top-notch Italian dining experience.

Whether you're planning a romantic meal or looking to celebrate something special, this place promises to deliver on all fronts.

  • Address: 119 Jones St, Oakville, ON L6L 3E7, Canada
  • Website:  http://www.cucci.ca/
  • Phone:  +19054691811

Zesty Pita


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If you're in the mood for some delicious halal food, Zesty Pita is the spot for you. The owner is extremely friendly and hospitable, and is always ready with recommendations if you're unsure of what to order.

The food selection at Zesty Pita is quite varied, with everything from lamb chops to the more standard falafel and chicken/beef shawarmas.

But the shawarma is the star of the show here, it's easily one of the best shawarma spots in Oakville. The portions are great, the prices are reasonable, and the food is absolutely delicious.

One of the things that sets Zesty Pita apart is the emphasis placed on cleanliness. The restaurant is always spotless and well-maintained, which is a huge plus in my book. The last time I dined in, the owner brought out a sample of a new dish he was working on for us to try and took our feedback on it, which was a nice touch.

Overall, I highly recommend Zesty Pita for anyone looking for some delicious halal food in Oakville. The food is great, the service is excellent, and the owner and manager are both very friendly and hospitable.

  • Address: 579 Kerr St, Oakville, ON L6K 3E1, Canada
  • Phone: +19058423111

Choi’s Sushi

Choi’s Sushi

I recently stopped by Little Choi's Sushi for some sushi and was blown away by how fresh and delicious everything was. The staff was very friendly and the service was quick, even though it's just a takeout spot with no dine-in options.

The value at Little Choi's Sushi is excellent, with big portion sizes and very reasonable prices. The rolls were delicious and the spicy rolls were actually spicy, which is not always the case at other sushi places. This is the best sushi I've had in years.

There are also lots of veggie options that are not available at most sushi places. I was really impressed with Little Choi's Sushi and would highly recommend it to anyone in the area looking for some fresh, tasty Japanese food.

Bâton Rouge Grillhouse & Bar

For over 30 years, Bâton Rouge has been serving up quality, fire-grilled food and delivering an unmatched experience with attentive and friendly service.

The grill is what Bâton Rouge Grillhouse has truly mastered. They offer each guest an authentic, multi-sensory culinary experience with dishes prepared by a seasoned grill master.

I had the pleasure of trying the back ribs, which were excellent. They smoke it for over 6 hours and then bake it with their amazing BBQ sauce-blend. The sirloin steak was also perfect, good portion sizes. All the food came as expected, yummy meals that hit the spot.

The service was also great, the staff were attentive and friendly. They also have a patio which is a great spot to enjoy your meal.

If you're looking for a steakhouse with a great atmosphere, excellent food, and friendly service, Bâton Rouge is the place to go.


  • Ashleigh Bandimere

    Ashleigh Bandimere is a Freelance Foodie & Travel Writer who loves all things travel! She takes advantage of every opportunity to get away, Ashleigh is always ready for her next adventure.

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