If you’re looking to dine out for lunch or dinner, you’ll find a wide range of options in Waterloo. With restaurants offering a wide variety of international cuisines, eating out in Waterloo can be like taking a world tour. Choosing the best restaurants in Waterloo isn’t an easy task, but here at Volvo of Waterloo we took a shot at. This is by no means a definitive list, but rather a short sampling of some of our favorite local eateries.
With its warm and friendly atmosphere, Red House is a great place to relax and enjoy terrific bistro fare and crafted cocktails. Lunch and dinner is served Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner is offered on Saturday. Some of our favorite dishes include the grilled calamari appetizer, the lamb spaghetti, the Bavette steak, and the BBQ cornish hen. For brunch try the Red House Eggs Benedict or the Steak and Mushroom Omelette. They also offer excellent craft beers on tap, along with house-made, hand-crafted cocktails. We know that many locals consider Red House to be one of the very best restaurants in Waterloo. Check it out and see if you agree.
Location:30 William Street W, Waterloo, ON
Handcrafted sushi and 100% fresh fish highlight the fare offered at Ken Sushi House. If you love sushi, you’ll have to try their Spyder Roll made with fried soft shell crab, avocado, cucumber, and fish eggs. Along with their extensive sushi menu, they also offer teriyaki, tempura, and donburi dinners, bento boxes, udon noodles, and more. Japanese beers and sake are available, as well as a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Ken Sushi House is a fun and friendly place, and the food is A+.
Location:256 Phillip Street, Waterloo, ON
Unique Mediterrean cuisine is served in the cozy confines of Shawerma Plus. Using only the freshest ingredients, their menu includes a wide assortment of tasty wraps, falafel, and kebabs. Try the Mixed Grills plate, which is a great sampler that includes lamb cubes, shish tawooq, and a lamb kebab with your choice of two side dishes.
Location: 220 King Street N, Waterloo, ON
Casual and quirky, with a nice friendly vibe, and delicious food, The Crazy Canuck is a place you just have to try the next time you’re looking for a delightfully filling and affordable lunchtime meal. Whether you choose the Pulled Pork on a Bun with Cajun coleslaw, Po Boy Poutine, Rack o’ Ribs, Bacon Cheeseburger, or Teriyaki Chicken Pizza, you’re in for a real treat. They also offer vegetarian options, and coffee, tea, soft drinks, and Rail City draft beer. Once you’ve tried The Crazy Canuck, we’re certain you’ll become a regular.
Location: 845 Weber Street N, Waterloo, ON
There are so many wonderful restaurants in Waterloo, and we know that our list only barely scratches the surface. Waterloo is such a great place to live, and here at Volvo of Waterloo we are happy to point you toward some of our favorite local attractions and activities. Check out our list of Kitchener movie theatres, and explore our guide to things to do in Waterloo, and if you have any questions, or would like to offer your own recommendations, please feel free to reach out to us.