Just as spring has started to feel like it’s in full flow as we enter the end of March, we’ve also received some positive news in the way of our local Hamilton area Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Limitations on bars and restaurants have begun to slowly lift, and just in time for the warmer weather.

Whether you’re seated inside or outside, it feels fantastic to be able to enjoy a true restaurant atmosphere once again. And, with the promise of patio season well and truly on the horizon, we’ve decided it’s time to detail some of our favourite Waterdown restaurants.

As ambassadors for Waterdown, we want to ensure you’re well-informed on the best culinary experiences the area has to offer. So take our word for it and make a point to visit and support these fantastic Waterdown restaurants as soon as you get the chance.

Shy’s Place

11 Coreslab Dr(905) 690-7497
Dundas, ON L9H 0B3Visit Website

Located at 11 Coreslab Drive just off Highway 5, Shy’s Place is a true Waterdown favourite. This casual fine dining restaurant elevates classic comfort food dishes like Arancini, Lobster Mac and Cheese, and their signature pizzas by putting a modern spin on them.

And, with an award-winning wine list and a creative selection of cocktails, finding the perfect drink pairing for your dish is easy. But Shy’s Place doesn’t just serve up great food and drink — their warm and friendly staff always ensure your experience with them is fun and memorable.

Open for lunch, dinner, and drinks throughout the week plus brunch on weekends, sit inside or outside on their gorgeous outdoor patio, complete with high-powered heaters for your comfort. To reserve a table at Shy’s Place, give them a call at 905.690.7497, send them an email at [email protected], or find them on the TOCK app.

Bliss Kitchen

312 Dundas St E(905) 689-2547
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0Visit Website

Found at 312 Dundas Street East, Bliss Kitchen is a plant-based eatery and juice and smoothie bar dedicated to serving the people of Waterdown healthy, delicious, and beautiful food and drink. With everything thoughtfully handmade in-house daily, this Waterdown restaurant really goes the extra mile to boost your happiness and wellbeing through the power of food.

Match Bliss Kitchen’s fully vegan and gluten-free menu with their selection of organic coffees and teas the next time you stop by or join them for their weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Make sure you keep an eye out for their weekly special brunch menu item too, which gets revealed shortly ahead of time on their Instagram and Facebook accounts.

The Copper Kettle Cafe

312 Dundas St E #4(905) 690-3696
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H5Visit Website

You won’t have to travel far from Bliss Kitchen to find the next stop on our list — The Copper Kettle Cafe is right next door at 312 Dundas Street East Unit 4. A slightly more traditional coffee shop, this cozy Waterdown restaurant offers some of the best sweets, treats, and coffees in the area.

However, The Copper Kettle Cafe is probably most well-known for their delicious fritters, and are the self-proclaimed first and only “Frittery” in Waterdown. Take one look at their extensive menu, however, and it’s obvious this Waterdown restaurant does more than just fritters. Serving up all-day breakfasts, a wide variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches, and a long list of delicious baked goods, you could visit The Copper Kettle Cafe every day of the week!

Whether you’re in need of a quick cup of coffee or a bite to eat, you can stop by The Copper Kettle Cafe from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Kamoosh Bistro

34 Main St N(289) 895-7500
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0Visit Website

Located a (literal) stone’s throw away from The Copper Kettle and Bliss Kitchen, Kamoosh Bistro is situated at 34 Main Street North, right around the corner from Dundas Street. However, it’s not because of its close proximity to Waterdown’s main commercial strip that Kamoosh has caught locals’ attention.

This upscale Italian Bistro has made a name for itself for serving perhaps Waterdown’s most elegantly-plated, Italian-inspired dishes. With a strong focus on fresh, in-season produce, this Waterdown restaurant combines locally-sourced ingredients with an Italian flare, resulting in a truly unique Waterdown dining experience.

While Kamoosh’s lunch and dinner menus both rotate depending on what’s in-season, you can still expect to find perennial Italian classics like Calamari, Carpaccio, Risotto, and Pizza anytime.

To book a table inside or out on their patio, visit their bookings page here.

While the culinary scene here is thriving, there’s more to Waterdown than just great restaurants. To learn more about what this welcoming community has to offer and how we can help you find your perfect home here, you can reach out to a member of our highly-knowledgeable team by contacting us here.