10 Restaurants in Kitchener-Waterloo You Should Try

  1. The Bauer Kitchen

This SOHO-inspired restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience perfect for any occasion.

2. The Berlin

Spearheaded by one of Canada’s most influential chef’s, Jonathan Gushue, The Berlin offer a unique dining experience. Everything is cooked over live-fire using the freshest, local ingredients.

3. Borealis Grill and Bar

Borealis focuses on using the freshest, local ingredients. With a gluten-free menu and vegetarian options there is something for everyone.

4. Lancaster Smokehouse

This southern style restaurant makes everything in-house including their sauces. Famous for their BBQ style ribs, chicken and pulled pork.

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5. Abe Erb

Located in both Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener, this microbrewery offers a large selection of dishes that pair well with their craft beers.

6. King Street Trio

Awarded most romantic restaurant in Canada, King Street Trio is an intimate dining experience. Everything is made in-house using the freshest ingredients.

7. Arabesque Cafe

This Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Restaurant has some of best shawarma around, available for dine in or take out.

8. White Rabbit Waterloo

Located in Uptown Waterloo, the White Rabbit is the perfect place to get together for drinks and apps with friends. Their extensive whisky selection and hand-crafted cocktails are what set them apart.

9. Kinkaku Izakaya

This contemporary Japanese restaurant is all-you-can-eat serving up sushi and teriyaki as their speciality.

10. Beertown Public House Waterloo

Known for their incredible selection of 35 beers on tap and countless others in bottles, Beertown is the perfect place to hang out with family and friends. Can’t decide what to drink? Order a flight of beer, or the Paddletron that features everything on tap.

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