Restaurants 2016

There are many good restaurants in and around St Catharines!
The following have been recommended by friends and colleagues who live there.

Please note that some of these restaurants are closed on Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays.

Brock University

On-campus food service locations
Closed Saturday, Sunday and evenings

Close to Brock

[15 minutes or less on foot]

Spiice Chinese Express, 605 Glenridge Avenue #5, 905-682-1118
Very small, express counter and takeout, popular with Chinese students; closed Sunday

In Piazza Pasta and Wine Bar, Four Points by Sheraton, 3530 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, Ontario, 905-984-8484


[30 minutes on foot, 10 minutes by car, 10 minutes by bus]

Cat’s Caboose, 224 Glenridge Avenue, 905-682-0139
Pizza and pub fare, good for a large group with advance reservation

Pen Centre and mid-town

[10 minutes by car, 20 minutes by bus]

Boston Pizza, Pen Centre, 905-687-1991

Kelsey’s, Pen Centre, 905-684-1145

Asian Legend, 344 Glendale Avenue #101, 905-680-9513
Northern Chinese cuisine

Johnny Rocco’s Italian Grill, 271 Merritt Street, 905-680-9300


[15 minutes by car, 20-30 minutes by bus]

With the Meridian Centre arena, theFirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and Brock University’s new Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts nearby, St. Paul Street and the surrounding area has become an entertainment district with many small restaurants and cafés, often with art shows and live music.

Dani's Bistro, 259 St. Paul Street, Unit 2, 289-362-0222
VQA wine bar; closed Monday

Sahla Thai, 270 St. Paul Street, 905-984-4482

Mahtay Café, 241 St. Paul Street, 905-685-4040

Kully's Original Sports Bar, 223 St. Paul Street, 905-684-1771

Rise Above, 120 St. Paul Street, 289-362-2636
Vegan; reservations advised; closed Sunday evening and Monday

The Merchant Ale House, 98 St. Paul Street, 905-984-4060
Restaurant & Brew Pub

Café Gatti, 3 Race Street, 905-641-5009
Open until 7 pm Monday to Saturday, 3 pm Sunday

Wind, 131 King Street, 905-682-8838
Japanese and Thai, excellent sushi

Wellington Court, 11 Wellington Street, 905-682-5518
Upscale; closed Sunday and Monday

Chang Noi, 225 Queenston Street, 905-228-6067
Thai; evenings only, closed Monday

Fourth Avenue and beyond

[15-20 minutes by car]

Fresco's Restaurant & Bar, 100 Fourth Avenue, 905-687-8088

Smiling Fish Company, 111 Fourth Avenue, 905-687-9211
Very small, excellent fish & chips and seafood; closed Sunday and Monday

Lina Linguinis Pasta & Grille, 111 Fourth Avenue, 905-984-5462

Big Marcos, Fourth Avenue Square, 274 Fourth Avenue, 905-641-4411

Chop House Burger Bar, 100 Martindale Road, 905-688-1114

Café Amoré, 211 Martindale Road, 905-988-6404

The Upper Deck Taphouse and Grill, 210 Martindale Road, 905-682-3325

Mandarin, 366 Bunting Road, 905-938-7000
All-you-can-eat Chinese Canadian buffet

Port Dalhousie

[20 minutes by car from Brock University; 10 minutes by car or 40 minutes on foot from Days Inn and Best Western hotels]

Acqua Restaurant and Bar, 1 Lock Street, 289-362-1222

Pier 61, 61 Lakeport Road, 905-397-7771
Lake views

Murphy’s, 38 Lakeport Road, 905-934-1913
Historic building

Scorecard Harry’s, 17 Lock Street, 905-937-6577

Kilt and Clover, 17 Lock Street, 905-646-8917

Out of Town

[15-30 minutes by car]

Lazy Loon Restaurant and Ice Cream Bar, 155 Hwy 20 West, Fonthill, Ontario, 905-892-4611
Relaxed family dining; 15 minutes by car

Avondale Dairy Bar, 461 Stewart Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 905-687-7403
Handmade ice cream since 1955; 20 minutes by car

Lake House Restaurant, 3100 North Service Rd, Lincoln, Ontario, 905-562-6777
Upscale, lake views; 20 minutes by car

Inn on the Twenty, 3845 Main Street, Jordan, Ontario, 1-800-701-8074
Upscale, local food; 20 minutes by car

Kitchen 76 at Two Sisters Vineyards, 240 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 905-468-0592
Upscale, Italian; 30 minutes by car

Huffington Post Top Niagara Area Restaurants

St. Catharines bus and taxi information

City Bus Services


St. Catharines Taxi — 905-941-7811. Quote “Brock student discount” to receive discounted flat rates of $14 between Brock and Holiday Inn, $15 between Brock and Best Western/Days Inn, $10 between Brock and Pen Centre, and $12 between Brock and downtown.

Brock Q Taxi — 905-935-5000. Quote “Brock group” to receive discounted flat rates of $16 between Brock and Holiday Inn/Best Western/Days Inn, $10 between Brock and Pen Centre, and $14 between Brock and downtown.

Central Taxi — 905-685-7343