Where to Eat During the Festival


Lunch

BLEEDING CARROT

945 - 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, Ontario

519-270-8570

 

A vegetarian sit-down juice bar/restaurant in downtown serving a number of vegan and vegetarian dishes including soups, quesadillas, wraps, salads and a couple of raw desserts, along with juices and smoothies.


CHEESE GALLERY

11 Bruce Street South Thornbury, Ontario

519-599-6699

 

The Cheese Gallery is a cheese shop and tasting bar nestled within an Art Gallery setting located in the town of Thornbury, Ontario. Their goal is to provide you with extraordinary local and international cheeses, locally produced artisan’s foods, and the talents of a group of artists who work in all media. Drop by to savour the tastes, feel the energy, and experience the art!

 

GINGER PRESS CAFE AND BOOKSTORE

848 2nd Ave E., Owen Sound, Ontario

(519) 376-4233

 

RIVER CAFE

986 2nd Ave E  Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H6

(519) 376-8446


Dinner

BRUCE WINE BAR

8 Bruce Street South Thornbury, Ontario

519-599-1112


The Bruce Wine Bar and Kitchen is fast becoming the latest hot spot in town. Tucked away in the alley behind the TD Bank, this unique eatery features two venues in one. Take out or dine in, and feast on traditional Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas, salads and sandwiches downstairs in The Kitchen, or head upstairs to the Wine Bar for an array of fine wines, spirits and craft beer, delectable shared plates and live music on Friday nights. Up or down, the vibe is warm, relaxed, and as intimate as going to someone’s home for dinner. So pull up a stool at the communal Wine Bar table, or gather the family around a high-top in The Kitchen… and join the house party today! (But don’t leave until you get the lowdown on the ‘sexy’ couch!)

The Kitchen serves up lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday. Dine in or take out.

 

NATHANIEL'S RESTAURANT

215 8th St. East, Owen Sound, Ontario

(519) 371-3440

 

"Since opening its doors in 2003, Nathaniel’s has taken special pride in local growers and farmers as well, using Grey County beef, white fish from Georgian Bay and seasonal vegetables from the local market. Some vegetables they even grow themselves."

 

NORMA JEAN'S BISTRO

243 8th St East  Owen Sound, Ontario

(519) 376-2232

 

Norma Jean's is a cozy little hole in the wall that has been going strong for 28 years. We pride ourselves on keeping our food creative, delicious, and made from scratch to order. We offer a wide variety of dishes to tantalize your senses, ranging from Fresh 'Catch of the day' & Seafood, Steaks, Grilled Sandwiches, and Our Infamous Burger. All to be finished with one of our bistro desserts which are sure to make any 'SweetTooth' rave.  Specials running daily and a wide variety of Beer & Spirits to accompany your meal.  So come see what all the hype is about. 

 

SHORTY'S GRILL

967 3rd Avenue East Owen Sound, Ontario

519-376-0044

 

"We are known for our flavourful homemade food and comfortable, relaxing atmosphere.  Our menu will have your mouth watering and leave you trying to decide what to order first! We have the largest selection of fine wines from around the globe, as well as a wide selection of fine Scotch and Whiskey. We also boast the largest selection of draught beer in the area."

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