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Top Choice Fusion in Kingston

Pan Chancho

This phenomenal bakery and cafe fuses unlikely ingredients into palate-pleasing dishes such as Vietnamese spring rolls and sesame tuna meatballs. The Moroccan-style, cumin-spiced lamb pita wrap with chickpeas is hea…
Top Choice Pub Food in Kingston

Stone City Ales

Beneath this hip brewery and restaurant's exposed pipes, staff bustle around changing the record on the turntable, serving charcuterie boards and guiding tasters through their flight (three 6oz beers $8). Choose bet…
Historic Site in Kingston

Fort Henry National Historic Site

This restored British fortification, dating from 1832, overlooks Kingston from its hilltop perch. The postcard-perfect structure is brought to life by colorfully uniformed guards trained in military drills, artiller…
Bistro in Kingston

Le Chien Noir

It's a tad pricey but locals love this little taste of Paris with a hint of Québec in the Anglophone heart of Kingston: consider the gourmet poutine. Mains include lamb, duck, and the obligatory Prince Edward Island…
Brewery in Kingston

Kingston Brewing Company

Chow down on burgers and sandwiches amid flickering Christmas lights and kitschy beer-themed paraphernalia, or grab a patio table outside. In summer they make beer using a recipe dating back to 1841, when Kingston w…
Fusion in Kingston

Chez Piggy

Hidden in a flowery stone courtyard, the city's best-known restaurant has earned its reputation with an innovative menu and charming ambience. Dinner mains include marinated ostrich and confit of Muscovy duck leg, w…
Pub in Kingston

Tir nan Og

Set inside one of the oldest and most charming buildings along the waterfront, this Irish oasis serves up live music and overflowing pints, as well as a menu of pub grub, in its wood-lined interior. Beers come in 14…
Market in Kingston

Kingston Public Market

Canada's oldest continuous market takes place in the square behind City Hall. Stalls sell food, fresh produce, handicrafts, art and, on Sundays between April and October, antiques.
Museum in Kingston

Bellevue House

In the mid-19th century, this national historic site was briefly home to Sir John A Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister and a notorious alcoholic. Perhaps the architect also enjoyed a drop, as the Italianate ma…
Museum in Kingston

Penitentiary Museum

The ‘correctional service’ is what Canadian bureaucrats call the nation’s jail system, and this museum is a good way to enter that system without stealing a car. The museum, housed in the former warden's residence o…