Best Restaurants in Simcoe County

Simcoe County is known for it’s amazing food scene, so these are some of our top picks for where to eat in the area!


IL BUCO Ristorante 

Voted as one of the most romantic restaurants in Canada, IL BUCO is an authentic Italian restaurant which prides itself on using the freshest ingredients to capture the essence of nostalgic Italian Cuisine. Located at 31 Dunlop Street East in Barrie, this charm-filled ristorante offers a traditional menu, a rooftop patio with views of Kempenfelt Bay, a warm atmosphere, and is one of Barrie’s best-kept secrets! 

B’Spoke Kitchen + Market

B’Spoke Kitchen & Market is a virtual restaurant market that brings several restaurant brands together in one place. Available for pickup or delivery so you can enjoy at home and in comfort. Prefer to visit us in person? B’Side Bar is a classic feel without pretense, offering a sophisticated dining spot in beautiful downtown Barrie. Our chef has styled a delicious menu to enjoy, served alongside favourites from B’Spoke Kitchen + Market. Hand mixing beautiful cocktails or pouring from our select wine list, B’Side’s indoor and patio atmospheres are perfect for lounging in the city. B’Spoke is inspired by “bespoke tailoring” and is all about creating the perfect fit. Choose and combine different food from different concepts and build your order exactly the way you like it. Having the perfect fit means living in comfort – so relax, take a load off and order from B’Spoke!

The Farmhouse Restaurant 

Looking for a homey eatery that creates farm-fresh Canadian Cuisine? Look no further, as the Farmhouse Restaurant is a hidden gem surrounded by Barrie’s cityscape and overlooking Lake Simcoe! This waterfront institution is found in a century home, combining historic charm with timeless elegance and acts as the perfect setting for a wedding venue. 

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With award-winning and traditional BBQ taking the spotlight, TheSmoke is your next go-to spot when you’re craving smoked ribs, beef brisket, or pulled pork! TheSmoke is located at 498 First Street in Collingwood and was featured on the Food Network’s show “You Gotta eat Here!”  

Gustav Chophouse and Bar 

John Garbe continues his grandfather’s legacy at Gustav Chophouse and Bar, creating a beautiful restaurant that captures the essence of comfort and elegance. Located in the Georgian Bay hotel lobby, this spot is the perfect destination for locals and tourists! 

Wasaga Beach 

Catch 22 Fresh Market 

Known as one of Wasaga Beach’s freshest dining locations, Catch 22 offers a blend of seafood and steaks in a contemporary atmosphere. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers a boat bar, patio, and dining room. 

The Iron Skillet Grill 

A classic favourite across Canada, the Iron Skillet Grill focuses on big food and big flavour to satisfy all your tastebuds! Their Wasaga Beach location offers some of the best comfort food in the area, providing you with a perfect weekend dinner option to enjoy with the whole family. 

Are you interested in living in Wasaga or Collingwood?


Fishbone Kitchen + Wine Bar 

Are you looking for some of the best seafood in Simcoe County? The Fishbone Kitchen + Wine Bar offers upscale dining with an exciting Mediterranean twist that will make any dining experience unforgettable. This restaurant overlooks the Friday Harbour Marina, providing serene views to enjoy alongside dinner with loved ones. 

Downriggers Friday Harbour 

Located just on the water’s edge of Friday Harbour, this family-owned business has run since 1986 and specializes in Northwest Cuisine and scratch-made cocktails. Their fully renovated space creates a charming and elegant atmosphere, while their fresh menu includes oysters, smoked salmon, fresh fish, and more. 


Cicco’s Ristorante 

Proudly serving the Minesing community since 2006, Cicco’s Ristorante prides itself on creating homemade Italian Cuisine with the freshest ingredients available. All of their cooking is done on-site by chefs that have been in the industry for over 25 years! Enjoy this family-oriented atmosphere to elevate any meal of your week! 

The Country Diner 

This quaint diner is one of Emvale’s favourite family-owned restaurants specializing in all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner! Their classic menu and retro-inspired interior create a cozy atmosphere for locals and visitors alike! 

Are you interested in living in Innisfil or Springwater?


The Arch Steakhouse & Tavern 

Established in 1974, the Arch Steakhouse & Tavern is one of Midland’s longest-standing family-owned businesses! Delicious Mediterranean-inspired meals define the cuisine at the Arch, as they offer steaks, seafood, chicken dishes, and an extensive wine list. It’s the perfect spot for date nights, family gatherings, or celebrations! 

Dillon’s Wood Fire Pizza 

Experience authentic hand-made Napoletana Pizza at Dillon’s, located in a prime downtown Midland location! They pride themselves on preparing their food using fresh, local ingredients, making their pizzas simply unmatchable! 


Theo’s Eatery 

Established in 1993, this family-operated restaurant is a popular choice for Orillians and the perfect casual dining spot for any night of the week. Located at 214 Memorial Avenue, their Mediterranean-inspired menu includes a variety of flatbreads, chicken dishes, seafood, and pasta! 

Brewery Bay Food Co 

Known as a staple of downtown Orillia for nearly 30 years, Brewery Bay Food Co has great grub and a great pub! Their menu offers 100% Grade A Canadian Beef, handcrafted burgers, and all-natural ingredients sourced locally. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and relax after a long work week! 

Are you interested in living in Midland or Orillia?

There are so many options for great food around Barrie and Simcoe County. We hope you can find some time to check out one or more of these amazing restaurants. If you happen to be out on a nice day we also have suggestions for some great patio dining experiences. To work up an appetite we have a list of the best trails in Simcoe County that you can explore before grabbing some food,