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Top Choice Seafood in Manitoulin Island

Buoys

This little joint by the Gore Bay beach and marina has it all: vibe, location, and food sourced from local providers and prepared fresh. The seasoned whitefish melts in your mouth, but if you're not feeling fishy, p…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Midland & Penetanguishene

Captain Ken's Diner

Come say hello to Ken as he fries your lightly battered fresh lake pickerel to perfection. He got a part-time job here at 14 when it was a pool hall, bought the joint at 17 and over decades turned it into the smooth…
Museum in Owen Sound

Tom Thomson Art Gallery

This gallery displays the work of Tom Thomson, granddaddy of modern Canadian landscape painting. His intimate and smoldering portrayal of nature is said to have inspired the formation of the Group of Seven painters.…
Canadian in Owen Sound

Shorty's Bar & Grill

Locals love Shorty's and with good reason. Appetizers like escargots, crab cakes and calamari fail to disappoint seafood lovers, while mains range from burgers and steaks to chicken and seafood. And of course, there…
Fusion in Owen Sound

Kathmandu Cafe

The Nepalese owners are organic advocates serving up wild boar and Tibetan dumplings, with vegan and vegetarian options. You'll find plenty of south Asian flavors, especially delicious curries. Some locals still kno…
International in Midland & Penetanguishene

Explorer's Cafe

This quirky restaurant remains a favorite: its walls are lined with booty from around the world. While meals are just as international (Singapore noodles, Argentine steak and maple-chipotle salmon), only local produ…
European in Collingwood & Blue Mountain

Tremont Cafe

Come for a mouthwatering weekend brunch or classic dinner at this delightful fine dining cafe in the historic Tremont building. Will you have the duck confit or Atlantic salmon after your lamb lollipops? Dinner menu…
Pub Food in Tobermory

Bootlegger's Cove

Good service, tasty food and a stunning patio overlooking Big Tub Harbour make this joint the local secret that can't be kept. The fun menu includes wraps, quesadillas, pizzas and s'mores!
Fish & Chips in Manitoulin Island

Lake Huron Fish and Chips

You're going to crave it at some point, surrounded by all this water, and this is the place to go: golden fried fresh lake fish and crispy crunchy fries.
Music in Parry Sound

Festival of the Sound

Parry Sound hosts a nationally renowned festival of classical music from mid-July to mid-August. Ticket prices vary.