The Best Restaurants near Calabogie (+ What To Try)

Calabogie, Ontario is situated in pristine nature and features some excellent choices when it comes to satisfying your inner foodie.

The best part about Calabogie restaurants is that you’ll get an authentic local experience wherever you go. No chains, no gimmicks – just good, local businesses whipping up next-level dishes.

So, whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a full-on gourmet meal, here’s our list of the best restaurants and food options in Calabogie!

On The Rocks

On the rocks Calabogie

Get ready to enjoy an evening of beautifully prepared dinner features paired with fantastic cocktails. The cool as cucumber cocktail is one not to miss, and who could say no to the comfort of lobster mac n cheese, one of their most beloved menu options.

This establishment has the vibe of a moody and modern city restaurant nestled away in the small village of Calabogie with a mixture of seating at the bar, on couches, in a booth, or at a table. The coolest part? The restaurant is literally built into the side of a 12-foot granite rock cliff.

This spot is the perfect place to enjoy a special moment with friends or a loved one. The sunset over the lake is sure to put a smile on your face (and is so Instagram-worthy).

Make sure to check them out on Instagram to see those mouthwatering specials and modern design.

Located 3 minutes from Somewhere Inn.

Oh-el-la

Oh El La Cafe

Oh-el-la is Calabogie’s coolest cafe. Decorated with warm woods and lots of plants, this cafe is a sought-after spot that features a cute outdoor patio that overlooks Calabogie Lake.

Of course, Oh-el-la offers much more than just an amazing aesthetic. True to character, Oh-el-la is serious about their coffee. Imagine your favourite urban cafe but dropped into the green setting of Calabogie. That’s Oh-el-la. It’s the kind of place you’d stop into daily for your latte or flat white fix.

They also have a small menu that rotates through delectable sweets and savoury items such as their hearty breakfast and popular sandwiches. These sandwiches are talked about across the Valley – making them one of the best places in town for a quick bite to eat for breakfast or lunch.

Open from Wednesday to Sunday, Oh-el-la is located just a few minutes from Somewhere Inn Calabogie and conveniently awaits weekend adventurers who need to fuel up before or after a hike. The chef is a local legend, so be sure to toss your regards behind the counter!

Check out their Instagram for all the latest information.

Located 5 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Blackbird Cafe

Blackbird Cafe

For a fantastic dinner in a family-run establishment, Blackbird Cafe is the place to go. This quaint and cozy converted General Store in Burnstown is worth the short drive for dinner. You could also stop in on your way home from your local adventures.

Inside Blackbird, you’ll be greeted by shelves upon shelves of knick-knacks and a large wood stove in the middle of the dining room. It feels like walking into your grandma’s house for a home-cooked dinner with classic entrees like roast beef or steak dinner.

You can choose to dine inside or opt to sit at their patio tables to enjoy the fresh air during your meal!

Check out their Facebook Page for all the latest information like nightly specials.

Located 12 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Whitewater Brewery

White Water Brewing

The love of the whitewater region and its famous rapids runs deep in this brewery. Brewed by friends, for friends is their motto and it keeps people coming back. The trivia and live music nights are a local favorite! are nights not to miss at this establishment!

The spacious rustic barn-style building with 20 foot high ceilings, antique canoe above the bar, and wooden tables give you the true Ottawa Valley experience! Their brewing rooms are separated from the dining area by large floor-to-ceiling windows, so you can watch the brewmasters hard at work while you enjoy a flight of beer.

Whitewater’s selection of beers will quench your thirst and have you trying new things. Their rotating seasonal beers like the peanut butter shake is a combination nobody saw coming but everybody needed!

Not only does Whitewater do great beer, but their food is also widely considered some of the best in the area! Sourcing local ingredients for whitewater is what they take pride in. They make all of their sauces homemade, yes even the ketchup is homemade! The menu selection has appeal for everyone: from mouthwatering vegan options, even meat lovers would love, to the tacos, burgers, sandwiches, and fish n chips! Hot tip: the Bahn Mi Fries are the best appetizer!

Make sure to check out their website and catch them on Instagram for the latest information.

Located 35 minutes from Somewhere Inn.

Neat Cafe

Neat Cafe

If you’re craving wood-fired pizza cooked in a stone oven, Neat Cafe is the place for you. Located in Burnstown – across from Blackbird Cafe – Neat Cafe is a fantastic stop when it comes to food, drinks, and entertainment.

This updated-and-converted church is a popular place for locals and visitors alike. People head to Neat Cafe for their delicious pizzas – but they also have sandwiches, wraps (check out their tuna melt with soup and salad), and a number of daily specials.

Neat Cafe offers both indoor and outdoor seating in the summer season. This means you can stop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy the fresh valley air.

Besides their food, Neat Cafe specializes in trendy drinks and live music. Visit their website or Instagram for all the latest information such as menu items or showtimes. You can even buy a ticket for a music show and combo it with their tasty pizza!

Located 12 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Redneck Bistro

As far as Calabogie restaurants are concerned, Redneck Bistro is a local favourite. Located right in the heart of town – directly across from Calabogie Brewing Company – Redneck Bistro has one of the biggest menus in town with something to please every eater in your group.

You might opt to join the daily pilgrimage from the brewery in the afternoon to the Bistro for a hearty, local dinner. Their rustic, metallic interior, wooden bar top, and their numerous outdoor patios make it an easy choice.

From their steak wraps with a side salad to their popular fish and chips night, this Bistro hits all the right notes with a selection of tacos, gourmet poutines, salads, and even more shareables.

It’s also one of the only places for a proper weekend brunch in Calabogie – perfect for fueling up before your adventure.

Service is good, food comes fast, and with a nice mix of local beers on tap you’ve got a fantastic all-around eatery! They’re open seven days a week all year round.

Check out their website or Instagram for all the latest information like specials and announcements!

Located 5 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Canthooks Restaurant

For a taste of the Swiss Alps in the heart of Ontario’s own mountainous terrain, head to Canthooks Restaurant.

Located at Calabogie Peaks Resort, this upscale dining experience features a number of authentic Swiss & German-inspired dishes brought to life by a Swiss-born restaurateur.

It’s not too often in Ontario you’ll find homemade Rouladen (delicious rolled beef) and a properly done German schnitzel. You can even try these with a side of spaetzle – those tiny delectable egg dumplings with gravy.

Besides these dishes, the Canthooks menu is loaded with favourites like PEI mussels, homemade lasagna, and mushroom gnocchi.

In addition to the food, you can enjoy the cozy atmosphere. Canthooks Restaurant features comfortable leather chairs, a large stone fireplace, and a warm atmosphere inside that you’ll sink into after a long day on the slopes or hiking up to the Eagle’s Nest Lookout.

For more of that fresh Calabogie breeze, you can sit on their large outdoor terrace that overlooks the rolling ski hill. Check out their website for all the latest information.

Located 5 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Calabogie Brewing Co.

Calabogie Brewery

We’ve already mentioned Calabogie Brewing Co. as the place to go in town for local beers and a great atmosphere in our bars in Calabogie post. But did you know you can score a tasty bite there too?

Overlooking the Madawaska River rapids, this classic local establishment pairs your beer with a good selection of pizzas, salads, and sandwiches/wraps – all at prices you can’t argue with.

The menu at Calabogie Brewing Company makes it perfect for a lunch stop between experiences or a dinner after a day of hiking, paddling, or relaxing in the sun.

The big wooden tables inside the brewery invite you to indulge, while the outdoor picnic tables are perfect for those warm summer nights with friends and locals alike. It’s the perfect stop if you want to be social, enjoy a few beverages, and not be too far from Somewhere Inn!

Check out their website or Instagram for all the latest information. They even have a great secondary location in Kanata.

Located 5 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Bonnechere Bakery

Bonnechere Bakery

Nothing can beat the smell of homemade cooking and fresh baked goods. This is exactly what you get when you enter the welcoming atmosphere of the Bonnechere Bakery.

The spacious dining area with beautiful wood flooring and comfortable seating is a great spot to dine after hitting the downtown shops of Renfrew. Takeout is also available and you can browse their selection of fine grocery items while you wait like sauces, pasta, oils, marinades, jams, jellies and many more!

This family-owned establishment has the perfect comfort food with soups made from scratch daily, plus sandwiches and salads made with the finest and freshest ingredients (gluten-free is available). The California chicken sandwich is a must-try on their homemade bread! Finish off lunch with any of their coffee or baked goods to satisfy that sweet tooth!

Visit their website or Instagram for all the latest information!

Located 20 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Lumbertown Ale House

Lumbertown

Lumbertown has a passion for local beers and fresh food! Located in the heart of downtown Arnprior, this cozy atmosphere with a wood-forward decor is the perfect lunch or dinner option.

If you’re a fan of the great canadian caesar cocktail get ready to be blown away. Lumbertown is known for its build your own caesar with options to add cheese curds, onion rings, jalapeno poppers, and many more!

The menu appeals to all audiences with fantastic options such as the Pioneer burger, Quinoa burger, Ale house nachos, Hipster 4.0 sandwich and that’s only the beginning! A must try is the goat cheese balls: panko dusted and finished with a local infused honey drizzle.

Make sure to check them out on instagram or visit their website!

Located 30 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Krave Bistro

Krave Bistro

Krave bistro located in the heart of downtown Arnprior has a cozy atmosphere for lunch or dinner. It embodies the small town feel, with wooden chairs, tables and antique memorabilia around the establishment which makes you feel at home.

The menu offers pasta dishes, burgers, and sandwiches as well. Hot tip: The Great Canadian Fulton Club sandwich is a must try. They have a great selection of wine and beer options to pair with all these lovely meals.

Love crepes for dinner? Krave has a selection of savory crepes on their menu including Marsala Crepe (chicken and mushroom in a creamy marsala white wine sauce), Ariel Crepe (chicken, jumbo shrimp and mushrooms in pernod brand cream), and many other fantastic Crepe options!

Make sure to check out their website for the full menu or on Instagram.

Located 30 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Rio Tap & Grill

If you’re passing through Eganville make sure to stop at this go-to restaurant located on the main street of Eganville, overlooking the beautiful Bonnechere River!

This fun tap and grill atmosphere has comfy booths, high-top tables and the view on the back patio of the river is one to experience in the summertime.

Their “build your own poutine” station is always a must-try. That’s not the only “build your own” option they have, at Rio you can even build your own steak or pasta. Both are sure to leave you rolling out of the restaurant.

The menu has more great options like pizza, sandwiches, wings, burgers, soups and salads! The cookies and cream cakes are a great way to end a meal at Rio Tap and Grill.

Visit their website or check them out on Instagram.

Located 40 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Odis Kingburger

Odis is one of Renfrew’s treasures and a staple take-out spot in the area. Known as the hamburger king and the best milkshake in town, they have served the community since 1971!

This establishment takes you on a trip back in time with the old-school feel of grabbing a burger and shake! They even still handwrite the food tickets to the kitchen!

They offer many more menu options if you are craving something other than burgers and fries. Their chicken finger dinner is a great option and the curly fries are a crowd pleaser! One of our fave spots to enjoy Odis takeout is at Renfrew’s landmark, the swinging bridge.

You can check out their Facebook page for all the details

Located 20 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Karras Way

Authentic Greek dishes are what Karras does best! Whether you’re wanting to dine in or get take-out, they offer it all. Popular Greek dishes include souvlaki, gyros and spinach pie with homemade tzatziki. Plus, they offer many traditional options like pizza, subs, sandwiches and pastas.

Be sure to try their Greek specialty dessert baklava. This layered pastry satisfies any dessert lover!

Make sure to check out their website or you can find them on Facebook!

Located 20 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Calabogie Pizzaria

Who can say no to a pizza night? Calabogie Pizzeria makes the decision even easier by offering free in town delivery. Just a short drive down the road makes it convenient to grab a slice of pizza after a day of adventures.

The Calabogie Pizzaria menu has something for every craving and are known for their delicious pizzas with homemade sauce. Whether you’re a Pepperoni pizza lover, Hawaiian fan, or prefer something custom they have almost every topping to choose from. Be sure to grab a house dip to pair with your pizza!

For those with dietary needs, they have gluten-free crust, vegan and lactose-free cheese. If pizza is not your thing, their extensive take-out menu has options such as subs, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and bits and bites.

Check out their website for full menu.

Located 2 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Negi

A real authentic taste of Indian cuisine is what you will get when eating at Negi’s restaurant. Located in Arnprior, this intimate setting has the option for dine in service or takeout.

The unique dishes are made with fresh ingredients and the flavour packed dishes do not disappoint the taste buds. You can’t go wrong with any curry choice on the menu. For all the vegetarians out there they have a wide selection of options. Palak Aloo (Pureed baby spinach braised with garlic and cubes of boiled potatoes), Aloo Gobhi (florets of cauliflower and potatoes sauteed with fresh ginger, garlic and chef’s special sauce) and that’s only the beginning.

Make sure to check out Negi’s website for the full menu list and easy online ordering or on Instagram

Located 30 mins from Somewhere Inn.

Ridge Rock Brewery

Ridge Rock Brewing Company

This iconic building built in 1893 has history running through it. You can read all about the history through the many plaques around the building: it’s like a history class but with a beer in your hand! The wooden bar top and tables were made from local carp trees restored by the owners themselves.

Ridge Rock Brewery has up to nine different types of beers on tap for all the beer cynosures out there. They offer a great list of cocktails too. Hot tip: the sangria is a great option for non beer drinkers.

Ridge Rock Brewery’s menu checks all the boxes whether you’re just stopping in for some appetizers or there for a full meal. The cauliflower dippers and popcorn shrimp are always good starter choices. They offer many great main options such as their steak sandwich, buffalo chicken wrap (a cauliflower substitute is available), vegetarian butter curry, donair and many more. It’s a menu that has a little bit of something for everyone!

Make sure to check out their website or on Instagram to see daily features!

Located 45 minutes from Somewhere Inn.

Food truck at Somewhere Inn Calabogie

Food Trucks @ Somewhere Inn Calabogie

Of course, weekends in Calabogie are made even better with a visit to a food truck. Here at Somewhere Inn Calabogie, we’ve got you covered.

We have food trucks on-site for many weekends during the busy summer season. Open to guests of the Inn – as well as everyone else in Calabogie – we’ve got a rotating number of cuisines stopping by from vegan power bowls to tacos and barbecue.

 

This has been our delicious short list of the best restaurants in Calabogie and others pretty close by. In the end, you can’t go wrong with any of these choices – but you can always check in with us if you need any more tips!

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