Favourite " Ride to Eat" destinations in Ontario

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  1. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Needs to be equal parts RIDE and equal parts EAT. I plan all my rides around these kinds of places. If there's nowhere to eat, I'm not going.
    I'll start with a few I can think of.
    The Ashgrove Inn in Barry's Bay.
    There's a greek rest. in Verona ( sorry, forgot the name, but it's not a big place. )
    Marks Finer Diner, Hwy 7, just south of Fowlers Corners. Not open Mon or Tues.
    The Fare & Fowl in Tweed is pretty good.
    I'm sure there's tons more out there.
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  2. Defconfunk

    Defconfunk I need to get out more

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    From Ottawa:

    I can't remember the name of the restaurant's name, but there is only one restaurant/gas-bar/corner-store in Griffith Ontario. Take Calabogie road (508) to Hwy 41 turn left and it is just down the road. Good food, great ride.

    Don Cherry's in North Bay - Only works if riding from Ottawa (or maybe someplace far west). The food is terrible, and hockey fans are cheering for the wrong team, but the beer is cold and the ride make up for all other short comings (the hotel beside makes for a great over-night turn around point).

    Looking forward to more posts in this thread.
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  3. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    The Fish and Chips joint in Kinmount is pretty tasty, they have tables down by the river that you can ride your bike right up to, PLUS they have deep fried Mars Bars. Just what you need when hitting the gnarly back trails.:evil

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  4. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Unfortunately, most of the places I can recommend would involve more riding than eating.

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  5. Lornce

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    Can't help you.

    I only ride to drink huge bowls of latte'.
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  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I only ride because it makes me look cool. Eating is a necessary thing and takes away from the whole "wow look how cool that guy is" image I have spent so many years perfecting. Ride to look cool, don't ride to eat!!


    :) lol
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  7. woodgrain

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    The "greek restaurant" in Verona is called Moms Restaurant...go figure.
    Just for coffee and pastries? Amazing Coffee in Madoc, just south of #7 on #62
    If you travel in the Bancroft/Barry's Bay area,(the Old Barry's Bay road) try The Wilno Tavern. Polish food that tastes great in an interesting setting.
    The Inn on Lake on the Mountain, near Glenora (Picton). Good food, splendid views.
    I've heard good things about the restaurant in Palmer Rapids. While you're up there, check out Al Capones old hiding place.
    Wheeler's Pancake House in MacDonald's Corners north of #7 near Maberly. Well worth the trip.
    There have been so many places over the years it's hard to remember them all. Not to mention a few have gone out of business.

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  8. Lornce

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    Supreme Bean in Warkworth has friendly service and serves great coffee in a nice area to ride.


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  9. MiltonHog

    MiltonHog Been here awhile

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    You need to ride to Manitoulin Island with a side trip to Moms Diner in Mindemoya. Has really good food and the most amazing Apple Fritters . These things are a diabetic starter kit so be warned. It is on the main street heading north to West Bay. Spend some time riding the Island and have a great coffee in Little Current or if you want a great ice cream at Farquhars Dairy just before the swing bridge on Hwy 6.

    Comes with the required slow and easy riding on the Island. Take care to watch out for all the deer though.
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  10. SteverinoB

    SteverinoB EstebanarinoB

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    Try the Tamworth Bakery in ...Tamworth. Excellent! Maybe the best Reuben in the province! Pretty good coffee too!

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    Anna Maes in Millbank...Without a doubt, the best Apple Fritter in the world. The yeast donuts are unbelievable too...if it is a weekend...get there early as the fritters don't last long!

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    Bank Cafe in Creemore...and the lager just down the street aint half bad either?

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    Perogies pretty much anywhere on Roncesvalles.

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    Superb Expresso at Manic Coffee in TO.

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    This thread has tremendous potential. We all have our favourite spots folks. Time to pony up!
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  11. wrightm

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    Don's Fish and Chips in Brockville, eaten on Blockhouse Island, which is only steps away
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    woodgrain In-Dented Savant

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    Alas, The Tamworth Bakery is up for sale after a marriage break-up between David and his wife.Anna Maes, in Marlbank, is no longer in business, and the hotel is for sale.Riding in the area is still fine and there are other places in which you can calm the savage beast.

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  13. Country Doc

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    Nooooo!!! The Tamworth bakery was the best thing going anywhere near Kingston/Napanee.

    That is very, very sad. I hope someone ponies up and keeps that place in business.

    Hmm...maybe I should? :evil Those reubens are the best I've EVER had.

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  14. bungie4

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    Fish 'n Chips. Killarney - long, rough, boring ride in. Nice scenery once your there though and pretty decent food. Packed on a nice day on a weekend!

    Hwy 17 east of Sudbury near between Hagar and Warren, Dammit! I can't remember the name.. french last name.. (I want to say Lemieux's) Mini truck stop run by Mennonites. Fantastic food, lots of it, and the daughter serving the tables is a hoot with her attitude. You can't miss it, theirs always a full lot.

    Oh, I saw the previous post about Farqhaurs ice cream on the island. It's a myth. Just your run of the mill ice cream place. I've been their a hundred times and its the same ice cream sold by a hundred other ice cream shops. But hey, its damn tasty on a hot day!
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  15. SteverinoB

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    That really is too bad. We would try to get there a couple of times through the riding season. Liked everything about the place, even the mutt running hither and yon.

    Woodgrain...I think we might have Marlbank and Millbank mixed up? The Millbank location is a happening thing as I managed a fritter there just the other day whilst on my way to London?

    Noted there are a couple of other places in Tamworth...any good?

    Thanks for the update...Cheers...Steverinoh!
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  16. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Now this is how you plan a road trip!
    Anyone who takes pictures of the food they get on the road truly understands what it means to " ride to eat".
    I got food posioning last summer at a restraunt in Tamworth. Not a nice thing on a motorcycle road trip. I'm quite sure it wasn't the bakery, but I don't recall the name. Arden rd. going north out of tamworth from the 4-way stop is paved now too. One of my fave roads. Gets really narrow as you go north. Make sure you stay on your own side of the road.
    Also, in Sterling there's a pizza place at the weird 4-way intersection ( Jimmy's? or Johnny's maybe). Order the baked spagetti. Yes I said baked.
    The Ultramar station in Campbellford carries these unbeleivable butter tarts made by a small local bakery. Basically liquified sugar in flaky pastry. Breakfast of champions.
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  17. Natnewt

    Natnewt Been here awhile

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    Memphis BBQ in woodbridge... best ribs and wings a fella can get bar none.
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    Yeah! Arden Rd! During our, Sob!, last visit to the bakery, I asked if Arden had been paved all the way up. The answer was affirmative so we took it to 7 and then into Perth. Actually freshley chip sealed so as it got tighter it also became more interesting. Bit of slipping and sliding here and there. Put a big goofy grin on my face but the Princess wasn't pleased! First time I rode it was on a KTM 640 during a DS ride and of course it was still dirt/gravel. Big thumper in 4th steering with the throttle in the twisty bits...Heaven! Nice part of the country for sure.

    Will keep an eye open for the Pizza joint next time we are through there! Thanks for the heads up.

    Cheers S
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  19. woodgrain

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    SteveBr. My apologies. Marlbank is not Millbank.
    IMHO the Bakery in Tamworth was the only place to eat at.The road from Tamworth to Parham is a hoot to ride as well.
    The pizzeria in Stirling is called Jimmy's.Check out the gumball machine deal.
    Napanee Fish and Chips is worth a look.It's on 41 just north of the 401.
    The Doctor's House in Sharbot Lake (Hwy#38) has good breakfasts.
    The Springbrook Bowling Alley and Restaurant on 14 north of Stirling. They used to have good burgers and fries. Eat and bowl at the same time,what a concept.
    The Gateway in Tweed is one of our regular breakfast destinations.Hwy 41 north to Marlbank Road, west to Tweed makes for an interesting ride.

    Woodgrain
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  20. SteverinoB

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    Thanks Woodgrain...All duly noted and bookmarked. We will tick these off with any luck next year...Funny, we were invited to Tweed for New Years but will spend the evening closer to home. I can guarantee though that we will try the Brekkie.

    Cheers...S
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