Top Restaurants in Prince Edward County 2023
This list of Top Restaurants is for all the foodies coming to visit Prince Edward County. These are the top restaurants and cafes you should visit next time you’re in Picton, Bloomfield, Wellington, and Waupoos Prince Edward County. We've updated this list for 2023 (originally posted in 2019) because we had so many people using it as a resource for planning their Prince Edward County vacations!
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Why Foodies should venture out to Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County is all about the local food, wine, and art scene. Below is our current list of favorite restaurants and cafes, and a couple that we are dying to try. We organized them by area so you can easily plan your day trip.
Top Restaurants and Food Trucks in Picton, Prince Edward County
- Hendriks BBQ | Crimson Cider Company
| Open Seasonally |
This little gem quickly became our favourite place to have lunch after morning shoots in 2022. The sampler platters are perfection for sharing and pairing this with a taster flight from Crimson Cider Company is literally a match made in heaven. Highly recommend.
- Sujeo | Unit 104-172 Main Street, Picton
| No reservations| Open Tue to Sat Lunch 12:30 - 3:00pm Dinner 4:30 - 8:00pm
Casual Korean food made from scratch with fresh ingredients.
- The Royal Hotel | 247 Picton Main St., Picton, ON
| Takes reservations, Walk-ins welcome |
Farm-to-table with local County ingredients and a super swanky dining room make The Royal Hotel a top choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner out. In the summer months try the terrace for a lush garden vibe, or book The Garden for your private dinner for 10.
- Bantam PEC | Closson Chase, 629 Closson Road, Hillier, Ontario K0K 2J0
| No reservations |
Farm to table lunches paired with Closson Chase wines, or local cider. Patrick and I shared an exceptional charcuterie board (Board of Indecision), great daily soup, and pork carnitas at Guerin Sykes’ previous venture Marans Dinebar so we cannot wait to try this new iteration at Closson Chase.
- Merrill House | 343 Main Street East, Picton, ON
| Takes reservations |
High tea is served on Saturdays and Sundays with the option to go full English with etiquette coach, Helen Field, guiding you through a traditional afternoon tea. You can expect fine dining with a Burgundy tilt for dinner in the wine cellar, or alfresco in the conservatory. Merrill House is the only restaurant between Toronto and Ottawa with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
- Flossie’s at Carson’s Garden Market | 1317 Wilson Rd, Hillier, ON K0K 2J0, Canada
We stopped in for the plants, and stayed for the sandwiches. The sandwich combinations are creative and the space- long tables under a sun shade- was perfect with kids. They also happened to have Alpacas visiting for the summer, and the kids absolutely loved learning about them.
- Harry's Charbroiled | 13633 HWY 33, Picton, Prince Edward County, ON, Canada
This is where you want to be in Spring 2022 when their new PEC location opens. Famous for slinging the best burgers and fries in the county, Harry's has had a food truck out in Waupoos previously but is opening a bricks and mortar location in Picton for 2022.
- Sand & Pearl Oyster Bar | 1705 County Road 12, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0
Open seasonally May - October, Thurs-Sun
Come for the fresh fish, seafood and seasonal farm to table dishes, stay for the good vibes.
Top Restaurants in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County
- Bloomfield Public House | 257 Bloomfield Main Street, Bloomfield, ON, K0K 1G0, Canada
| No reservations |
Open| Wednesday - Sunday, 11AM to sell out
Bloomfield Public House is now Bloomfield Public House Market. They've gone through a few iterations during the pandemic but are back to offering dine-in options - yay! Check out their outdoor kitchen offerings at Slake Brewery.
- Flame & Smith | 106 Bloomfield Main Street, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
| No patio reservations, reservations available for the dining room |
First spot on our list to try next summer. I’m thinking anniversary dinner vibes! This is one spot we likely won’t bring the kiddos, more of an upscale date night dining experience.
- Bermuda PEC | 275 Main St, Lower Level, Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0
| No reservations |
| Weekends only |
Cozy comfort foods
Top Restaurants and Cafes in Wellington, Prince Edward County
- The Drake Devonshire | 24 Wharf St, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0, Canada
| Reservations encouraged |
A tried and tested favourite. You'll find us ordering the Eggs Benedict, or the Drake Burger with fancy fries. They cater to both small and large parties, in the dining room and on the patio. We love to sit in the windows overlooking the lake. Their coffee is decent, and their staff is lovely and helpful. This is a popular place for intimate weddings and elopements, bachelorette parties and celebrations of all shapes and sizes. The design aesthetic is top notch. For elopement inspiration check out Romantic Elopement at The Drake Devonshire.
- Enid Grace Cafe (now known as Piccolina Mercato)
| No reservations |
Handmade pastries, sandwiches and desserts. Make sure you have plenty of time to wait in line or get there extra early. Enid Grace serves traditional Italian style coffee, so not our favourite (we prefer specialty coffee and will often pop over to Oak Surf Club- see all our coffee recommendations in Prince Edward County here) but the baked goods are stellar.
- La Condesa | 298 Wellington Main Street, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
| No reservations |
The place for Mexican. Yes you will want to order everything, and this is highly recommended.
- Koenji PEC | 287 Wellington Main Street, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
| No reservations - get on the waitlist |
Opened in 2020, this Japanese whisky bar is the perfect place for an evening out with your lover or friends. Right across the street from La Condesa (above) so yes, perfect for a nightcap after dinner.
- Idle Wild PEC | 303 Wellington Main St, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0, Canada
Check their fb page for updated weekly menus, then order your take-out or sit on the patio. Local favourites include Pork and Wild Leek Dumplings and the Ginger Chicken - yum.
- Creekside Cafe PEC | 280 Main St Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
| Large party and dinner reservations only |
Open Daily 8AM - 2PM
The new Wellington brunch spot. Using local ingredients they offer brunch classics alongside some creekside specials. Upstairs they have 2 boutique suites available to book now.
Best Restaurants & Cafes in Waupoos, Prince Edward County
- Stella's Eatery Waupoos | 2470 County Rd 8, Prince Edward County, ON, K0K 2T0, Canada
Stella's prepares comfort food inspired by fresh and seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers, and suppliers. The menu is constantly evolving and no substitutions are offered. Peruse the menu and try it all, sharing family - syle is encouraged - seriously, it's that good.
Must Visit for Foodies Visiting Prince Edward County
Special mention goes out to Jamie Kennedy Fries, this is the hidden gem of the Prince Edward County food scene. We stumbled upon J.K. Fries after a beautiful morning at North Beach Provincial Park. We were very hungry and not looking forward to the drive back into Belleville so we took a chance and popped out to the J.K. Farm as it opened at 11 AM. Luckily it was empty (and it's all outdoors so no pandemic problems) and the food was incredible. I am happy to report that we returned to J.K. Fries several times, pretty much any time anyone came to visit us, and it was equally delicious at each visit. He offers fries, poutine, and seasonal beverages. The rhubarb spritz was perfection. J.K. Fries is closed for the winter season but reopens in May.