Best 4 Burlington’s Waterfront Restaurants – Ranked By Dinners

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If you're looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a meal with a stunning waterfront view, Burlington has you covered.

As a local foodie blogger, I've had the chance to try most of the restaurants along Burlington's waterfront, and I'm excited to share my top picks with you.

From seafood centric menus to classic comfort food with a view, there's something for everyone. So grab a seat and let's check out the best waterfront restaurants in town.

The Carriage House Restaurant

The Carriage House Restaurant

The Carriage is a great steakhouse restaurant located right by Lake Ontario. The atmosphere is lovely, and the service was great.

We were there as part of a work Christmas party and had a fixed menu, but all of the food was fantastic. My NY Strip steak was cooked to perfection, and my husband's steak was also cooked perfectly but could have used a bit more seasoning. The scallops were AMAZING.

The staff at The Carriage were wonderful - very attentive and easy to chat with. We were seated upstairs in a section that is perfect for a date night .

The Carriage is a hidden gem and a great place for a fine dinner.  If you're in the area and looking for a delicious steak dinner, be sure to check out The Carriage.

  • Address: 2101 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7R 1A4, Canada
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  • Phone Number:  +19056347723
  • Working Hours: 5–9:45PM

Sunset Bistro On The Waterfront

Sunset Bistro On The Waterfront

Sunset Bistro on the Waterfront is a must-try restaurant. The menu has a great selection of dishes ranging from breakfast to dinner, and the portions are generous and reasonably priced. My husband and I visited the restaurant for brunch and were treated to delicious mimosas.

Our server was incredibly friendly and accommodating, going above and beyond to make us feel welcome and special.

The food was fantastic - we had some amazing sliders that were so tender and juicy, as well as surf and turf with fresh lobster. The bread pudding was also a standout. The restaurant had a quiet and comfortable atmosphere, and the staff were all very hospitable.

We had a fantastic experience at Sunset Bistro on the Waterfront and will definitely be returning in the future. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal and excellent service.

  • Address: 399 Elizabeth St, Burlington, ON L7R 0A4, Canada
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  • Phone Number:  +19056817373
  • Working Hours: 10AM–10PM

Spencer's At The Waterfront

Spencer's At The Waterfront

Spencer's is a fantastic restaurant with stunning views, a lively atmosphere, and an electrifying menu. My Husband and I recently visited the restaurant and had a memorable experience thanks to the kindness of our server, Joshua.

From the sparkling wine to the oysters to the steak, everything was top-notch. The oysters were especially fresh and we couldn't get enough of them. The crab and salmon were also delicious.

Despite some negative reviews I had read about Spencer's in the past, we did not experience any issues with price, service, or organization.

We were greeted immediately upon arrival and our reservation was confirmed. We were even able to request a table outside, which was accommodated with no problem.

The heated patio overlooking the waterfront was a beautiful setting. All in all, we had a great experience at Spencer's and will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Address: 1340 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7S 1B1, Canada
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  • Phone Number:  +19056337494
  • Working Hours: 11AM–9PM

Loch Side - Bar & Lounge

Loch Side - Bar & Lounge

After reading great reviews about Loch Side, we decided to try it out for ourselves. We were not disappointed! The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the food was even better.

Our server, Michele, was very welcoming and made our dining experience unforgettable. From the moment we sat down to when we left, she was a delight.

She was very knowledgeable about the drink and food items and we couldn't be happier with her recommendations.

We started off with the Fried Halloumi Popcorn, which was incredibly flavorful. For our entrees, we ordered the Winter Salad and the Mushroom Brie Burger, both of which were delicious.

The patio at Loch Side is a lovely spot for people-watching and enjoying the lake views, and the service we received was top-notch.

Overall, we had a fantastic time at Loch Side and will definitely be returning in the future. The restaurant has a lovely patio, great food, and fabulous service - what more could you ask for?

  • Address: 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7S 2J1, Canada
  • Website:
  • Phone Number:  +12893373344
  • Working Hours: 12AM–10PM


  • 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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