Get a Taste of the Best: Burlington’s Top 20 Restaurants

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Looking for some bomb eats in Burlington? Look no further, because I've got you covered. As a local foodie blogger, I've tried just about every restaurant in town and I'm here to share my top picks with you.

From Italian to Thai, Greek to Mexican, Burlington has a ton of delicious options for every craving. So grab a fork and let's chow down on the best eats in town.

Bahn Thai Restaurant


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I recently visited Bahn and let me tell you, they never disappoint. Nina the owner is the sweetest person ever and made me feel right at home. The food was top-notch and the portion sizes were generous.

There was a ton of variety on the menu, so I was able to try a few different dishes. But hands down, the Pad Thai was the standout for me. It was so delicious that I'm already planning my next visit to Bahn.

The restaurant itself is pretty large, so it would be a great spot for a gathering or party. And the atmosphere is warm and inviting, making it a cozy spot to enjoy some high-quality, authentic Thai cuisine.

I've been a fan of Bahn for years and I'm glad to see that the quality has remained consistently high. If you're in the Burlington area, give this place a try – you won't be disappointed!

Di Mario’s Trattoria

Napoleon’s Steak
Di Mario’s Trattoria

My Husband and I were thrilled to have the opportunity to dine at Di Mario's, one of Burlington's most highly-rated restaurants. We were not disappointed.

For our main course, my Husband opted for the Veal Parmigiana and I went with the Vitello Limone - both dishes were expertly prepared and truly delectable. The presentation of all the dishes was impeccable.

In addition to the excellent food, the service at Di Mario's was top-notch. Our waiters were knowledgeable and attentive, adding to the overall enjoyable dining experience.

Overall, Di Mario's is a must-visit restaurant for any foodie visiting Burlington. The prices are reasonable for the high quality of the dishes, and the atmosphere is perfect for a special occasion or for impressing a date. We will definitely be returning to Di Mario's in the future.

  • Address: 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7S 2J1, Canada
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  • Phone Number:  +19053338889
  • Working Hours: 11:30AM–9:30PM

MYTHOS Greek Cuisine | Wine Bar

Mythos Burlingotn Greek

Mythos is an excellent Greek spot in Burlington that I recently visited with my husband. From the moment we walked in, we were impressed with the welcoming atmosphere and friendly service.

Our server, Ana, was particularly attentive and made sure we had everything we needed throughout the meal.

The menu at Mythos has a great variety of dishes to choose from, and the ingredients are fresh and top quality.

The presentation of the food was also really good - everything looked and tasted delicious. I particularly enjoyed the original and flavorful flavors of the dishes.

One thing that really stood out to me was the attention to detail in the service. The staff allowed us to take our time and enjoy our meal without feeling rushed, which is something I really appreciate.

Overall, I would highly recommend Mythos for their delicious food, excellent service, and welcoming atmosphere. It's definitely worth treating yourself to a visit.

Koya Japan

Koya Japan

I recently decided to check out Koya Japan in Burlington Mall and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. The staff was all friendly and efficient, and my food was prepared and served in record time.

let's get to the real star of the show , the chicken & beef ramen soup is hands down some of the best you will try. The broth was rich and flavorful, and the noodles were cooked to perfection. The meats were tender and juicy, and the vegetables were fresh and crunchy.

I highly recommend this restaurant if you’re ever in the need of some fresh Ramen.

  • Address: Mall, 777 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON L7R 3N2, Canada
  • Website
  • Phone Number:  +19056315174
  • Working Hours: 11AM–9PM

Benedict Eatery


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Benedict Eatery in Burlington is a hidden gem located in The Village Square. A small restaurant with only around 20 tables, but it's worth the wait if it's full, as the food is exceptional.

The staff is friendly and welcoming, and they made excellent recommendations from the menu.
I had the Lorraine Benedict, served with three perfectly poached eggs on top of crispy premeal bacon and cheese on an English muffin.

Their hollandaise sauce was mouthwatering, and the accompanying home fries were seasoned and crispy. My partner had the Benedict Special, which included three eggs, sausage, bacon, a blueberry pancake, and a chocolate pancake. Everything was fresh and delicious.

In addition to the great food, the orange juice and coffee were freshly squeezed and made in-house. Overall, we had a wonderful experience at Benedict Eatery and will definitely be back.

Ichiban Sushi House 

Ichiban Sushi House - Japanese

After reading positive reviews about Ichiban, I knew I had to check it out for myself. And I'm glad I did, because the whole experience was amazing.

The fish was incredibly fresh, the rice was moist and perfectly cooked, and there wasn't a single dish on the menu that disappointed.

As someone who craves Japanese food often, it's great to know that I can always count on Ichiban to deliver high-quality, tasty dishes.

The staff was also incredibly friendly and provided a great service. They even surprised us with a shared plate of fresh fruit at the end of the meal, which was a lovely touch.

I recommend visiting this Ichiban with an empty stomach, as you'll want to try everything they have to offer.

  • Address: 3315 Fairview St, Burlington, ON L7N 3N9, Canada
  • Website
  • Phone Number:  +19056343636
  • Working Hours:  12AM – 8:30PM



Babaz is one of the best Middle Eastern/Levant cuisine in town. I went for the chicken souvlaki platter, and it did not disappoint. The potatoes were melt in your mouth delicious, and the chicken was so flavorful and juicy.

The salad was fresh and tasty too. It's clear that the chefs at this restaurant put a lot of care into their dishes, and it really shows in the final product.

Our server was super helpful and even gave us samples to try before ordering. It was a really nice touch that made us feel welcome and appreciated.

  • Address: 4000 Mainway, Burlington, ON L7M 4B9, Canada
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  • Phone Number:  +19053191711
  • Working Hours: 10AM–10PM

50 Pesos Kitchen & Food Truck

If you're in the mood for some authentic Mexican cuisine, look no further than 50 Pesos. This hidden gem of a restaurant is located in an unassuming strip mall, but don't let that fool you - the food here is beyond expectations.

On my first visit to 50 Pesos, I was pleasantly surprised by the generous portion sizes of the tacos. Many restaurants serve small, skimpy tacos, but not here - these were good sized and filled to the brim with all fresh ingredients.

I opted for the Boca Chicken Tacos and my husband had the Freaky Nasty Fish Tacos. Both were bursting with flavor and tasted like they were made from scratch.

We also shared a Peso Poutine, which was equally delicious with really fresh ingredients. The staff here is also incredibly friendly, making for a great overall dining experience.

But the best part about 50 Pesos is their commitment to offering vegan-friendly options.

All in all, if you're looking for delicious, authentic-tasting tacos full of flavor, fresh ingredients, and satisfying portions, 50 Pesos is the place to go. The nachos and quesadillas are also top-notch, and the staff is always friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend this spot to anyone in the area.



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Loondocks is a vegan spot that really stands out among the rest. Not only do they offer a separate menu for vegetarians, but they also have a wide range of options for vegans as well. The restaurant itself is great, with indoor seating, patio seating on the ground floor, and even a rooftop patio.

During our visit, we started off with the bell pepper flatbread and halibut cakes as starters, both of which were delicious.

For the main course, we opted for the craft veggie burger and vegan croquettes, and both of these dishes were equally impressive. To finish off the meal, we ordered the creme brulee for dessert and it was absolutely divine.

One of the things that really stood out to us was the presentation and service at Loondocks. Everything was clearly labeled and fresh, and all of the dishes were served at the same time and hot.

The servers seemed to instinctively know when to check on us, so we never had to call them over. My husband loved the craft draft Canadian beers, and I really appreciated the wine selection and the suggested pairings from Brittany.

Overall, we had a fantastic experience at Loondocks and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for delicious vegan and vegetarian options.

Mikado Japanese Restaurant

Mikado Japanese Restaurant

I recently had a late lunch at Mikado and it was a great experience! The staff were all very friendly and welcoming, and the restaurant itself was charming and had a cozy atmosphere. The location is also great, as it's in the heart of downtown Burlington.

The food was absolutely delicious! The sushi rice was cooked perfectly and the fish was so fresh. The tempura was also extremely well done - it was crispy and the veggies were crunchy and well cooked.

We also really appreciated that the food was reasonably priced. It's definitely a great place to visit if you're a sushi lover but don't want to spend a lot of money on a restaurant meal.

Thistle Fish & Chips


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Thistle is hands down one of the best Fish & Chips restaurants still in operation. The staff are always friendly and provide excellent service.

The fish is perfectly battered and fried, and the chips are always done to perfection. It's no wonder that Thistle is a favorite for fish and chips lovers.

The notes on the take out bags are a sweet touch, and it's clear that the staff take pride in their work.

A must try if your craving some fish & chips!

Napoleon’s Steak

Napoleon’s Steak

Napoleon's is a great steakhouse restaurant that offers generous portions and reasonable prices. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is cozy and lovely, with dim lighting and classical music in the background.

The staff is very polite and helpful, and the food is well above its competition with the Keg or other large chain steak houses.

The Caesar salad that comes with your meal is a meal in itself, with an in-house dressing that may be a bit strong for those who prefer a more mild flavor.

The waiters are non-intrusive, ensuring that your drinks are topped off in a timely and consistent manner between courses. T

he steaks are cooked to perfection, served with a good portion of veggies and a baked potato.

Overall, the value, atmosphere, and dining experience at Napoleon's is phenomenal. This restaurant is located in an unlikely place, but it is definitely worth seeking out for a delicious steak dinner.

  • Address: 3455 Fairview St, Burlington, ON L7N 2R4, Canada
  • Website
  • Phone Number:  +19056377171
  • Working Hours: 4:30AM–10PM

The Judge & Jury

The Judge & Jury

Judge & Jury is a fantastic restaurant with a lot to offer. Their patio is doggo friendly, which is always a plus, and they even bring out a water bowl for your furry friend. The patio itself is lovely and a great place to relax.

I also appreciate the customer service, which is always friendly and smiling. I've ordered food for takeaway before and it always arrives hot and on time. The waitresses are extremely kind and all the staff members are very professional.

One thing that really stands out about Judge & Jury is the value you get for your money. The food is of high quality, the portions are generous, and the prices are reasonable.  I've been a returning customer at Judge & Jury for a while now, and I can't say enough good things about it.

Oh, and if you're in need of gluten-free options, they have fish and chips that fit the bill. All in all, Judge & Jury is a great restaurant that I highly recommend.


  • 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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