If you love dining out, you will love the City of Kingston. With an abundance of dining options, from all corners of the world, you’re sure to find a restaurant that will satisfy your food craving. Don’t forget: many of the city’s restaurants boast attractive outdoor dining, looking onto the storied streets of the Limestone City’s historic downtown core.

Below you will find an alphabetical listing of some of the city’s best restaurants, complete with a brief description, contact information, and location on Kingston map, to help you decide where to eat tonight!

Where To Eat In Kingston

AquaTerra Restaubistro

1 Johnson St, Kingston ON
AquaTerra Restaubistro

Recommended in “Where to Eat in Canada” 2005-2008, this restaurant features contemporary cuisine and a great, waterfront location. This restaurant boasts an excellent destination nearby, but not directly within, the vibrant (and often crowded) downtown core.

Atomica Gourment Pizza & Wine Bar

71 Brock St, Kingston ON
Atomica Gourment Pizza & Wine Bar

A stylishly modern restaurant, inspired by European design, Atomica offers great Italian fare and international wines and cocktails. A rare combination: a hip and stylish restaurant with a kid’s menu, so you can dine with the whole family – in style! Take out is also available for the weary traveller who just wants to grab something to eat in their hotel room (I can relate!).

Casa Domenico

35 Brock St, Kingston ON
Casa Domenico

Casa Domenico offers phenomenal Italian cuisine, pairing romantic combinations with a modern and fresh perspective. True comfort food with an upscale, yet relaxed flavour, you will love this downtown restaurant.

Chez Piggy

68R Princess St, Kingston ON
Chez Piggy

A personal favourite of mine, Chez Piggy (known as “the pig” to many locals) offers phenomenal fare, plus an onsite bakery: Pan Chancho Bakery. I love the private courtyard, great for summertime dining. Here’s a fun fact: this restaurant was founded by Zal Yanovsky, one of the original members of the rock band “The Lovin’ Spoonful”.

Copper Penny

240 Princess St, Kingston ON
Copper Penny

Looking for a great place to take the family? Look no further than the Copper Penny, a Kingston tradition since 1981. Choose from pasta dishes, sizzlin’ fajitas, BBQ ribs and steaks, burgers and so much more. The tasty foods you crave, with an affordable kid’s menu. Copper Penny is only a ten minute walk from the Waterfront.

Curry Original

253A Ontario St, Kingston ON
Curry Original

2786A Princess St, Kingston ON
Curry Original

The only Indian restaurant recommended by “Where to Eat in Canada” 1999-2009! Enjoy excellent foods from India, with two location for your convenience (one of which is ensconced in a beautiful, historic building!).

Darbar Exotic Indian Cuisine

479 Princess St, Kingston ON
Darbar Indian Cuisine

Worried about preservatives and MSG? Darbar Exotic Indian Cuisine does not prepare your meal with any wine, MSG or other food additives or preservatives! Enjoy delightful meals complimented by authentic, classical Indian music.

Frankie Pesto’s Italian Eatery

167 Ontario St, Kingston ON
Frankie Pesto’s Italian Eatery

Located on Ontario Street at Johnson Street, this comfortable Italian style eatery offers tasty fare for the entire family. Choose from incredible pastas, thin crust pizzas, and an enticing list of interesting specials. Enjoy a selection from the extensive wine list, or relax with a café au lait or espresso. Frankie Pesto’s Italian Eatery offers a children’s menu for your little ones, and a spacious patio for the whole family to enjoy.

JM’s Restaurant and Lounge

1550 Princess St, Kingston ON (Located at the Ambassador Conference Resort)
JM’s Restaurant

The home of “Kingston’s Favourite Weekly Buffets,” JM’s Restaurant and Lounge is conveniently located at the Ambassador Conference Resort, located in uptown Kingston. This restaurant is a great place to eat if you’ve been shopping or sightseeing in uptown Kingston.

Lone Star Texas Grill

251 Ontario St, Kingston ON
Lone Star Texas Grill

A great location – dine inside Kingston’s historic fire hall! Have a craving for hot, hearty food like fajitas, steaks, & ribs? Lone Star Texas Grill is the place for you. Don’t forget to try one of their great tasting margaritas.

King Street Sizzle

285 King St E, Kingston ON
King Street Sizzle

A unique place to dine, located in downtown Kingston. A fabulous restaurant and bar with a great location.

Mino’s Village Restaurant

2762 Princess St, Kingston ON

Another personal favourite of mine! I love the exceptional Greek fare served at Mino’s Village restaurant as well as the great atmosphere. As a bonus, I find the servers to be extremely friendly.

Red Lobster

410 Bath Rd, Kingston ON

Looking for great seafood at a restaurant that’s familiar to you? Kingston’s Red Lobster is located away from the downtown core, en route to a major shopping area (Cataraqui Mall). A great place to stop if you want a meal you’re familiar with.

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

300 King St E, Kingston ON
The Keg

Are you homesick and looking for a meal familiar to you? Don’t fret: Kingston has The Keg, your favourite steakhouse and bar. Enjoy the familiar foods you love, at a great downtown location.

The Kingston Brewing Company

34 Clarence St, Kingston ON

Enjoy fine, handcrafted beer, wine and cider plus a selection of 100 single malt scotches. A great location near the waterfront and historic City Hall, The Kingston Brewing Company offers street side patios and a cozy courtyard, for dining outdoors.

Le Chien Noir

69 Brock St, Kingston ON
Le Chien Noir

If you love wine, you’ll love the extensive wine list offered by Le Chien Noir. Enjoy your selection with an updated French bistro classic or more contemporary fare.

The Grizzly Grill

395 Princess St, Kingston ON
Grizzly Grill

A cozy location with a delicious menu of grilled delights, The Grizzly Grill is close to Yuk Yuk’s comedy club, perfect for a late night bite before or after seeing a great act!

The River Mill

2 Cataraqui St, Kingston ON
River Mill

Located in the Historical Woolen Mill, The River Mill restaurant offers fine dining coupled with stunning views. A tastefully refined, yet relaxed, atmosphere best classifies this excellent restaurant.

The Toucan

76 Princess St, Kingston ON

A great place to meet with friends! Enjoy 20 draughts to choose from (but keep in mind that Guiness is their specialty). If you meet up with friends on a Wednesday, you will be just in time for half price nachos!


331 King St E, Kingston ON

A delightfully funky restaurant and tapas bar, located in the downtown core. Enjoy a creative menu, complimented by imported beer or a tasty cocktail.