The Black Dog is a cozy local is hidden away on Island Road that attracts a full house most nights of the week. The beer selection includes local and imported draughts plus the house specialty Dog brew. The menu excels at wholesome, rib-sticking British pub fare like Shepherd’s Pie, bangers and mash, and Sunday night roasts.
Congee King isn’t owned by the husband of Congee Queen’s owner ? surprisingly. In fact, its fame is nowhere near that of its spousal namesake, but it’s a nice place to get a change from the more popular names on this list and still have good quality congee. The oyster congee is one of the house specialties, and its flavours are a little stronger than one would expect, but in my opinion that’s why it sets itself apart from the others. Their other foods, however, are definitely more of the hit and miss variety.
Ital Vita is Scarborough’s go to place for anyone who wants to eat like a Rasta. Vegetarian cuisine is essential to the Rasta lifestyle hence ‘Ital,’ which is Rasta speak for ‘vegetable’ and ‘Vital’ for, well, I think you get the point. The restaurant specializes in West Indian dishes like veggie stir-fry, fried rice, pumpkin, and veggie BBQ. Make sure to leave room for the vegan
Duckworths Fish & Chips on Kingston Rd. should not be mistaken for its nominal counterpart on the Danforth, but fortunately both have a sterling reputation for excellent deep fried halibut and crispy chips. This one has been around since the mid 1950s, and while the interior hasn’t been updated over that time, this just makes it all the more appealing.
Primo Veal is an Italian sandwich shop on Sheppard Avenue East where veal cutlet sandwiches are the namesake sandwich served drenched in tomato sauce on a crusty Italian bun. Aside from sandwiches expect to find pastas and salads at approachable prices.
Negril’s?Jerk Hut is a jerk restaurant in Wexford Heights at the corner of Victoria Park and Lawrence that actually has two other locations in Jamaica and New York City. They’re known for classic Caribbean favourites such as jerk chicken, oxtail, ackee and salt fish, and fried chicken
Low-key restaurant serving Indian-style Chinese food such as chile chicken & hakka chow mein.
This bare-bones location offers an extensive menu of Chinese favorites for takeout or delivery
Low-key restaurant with spare decor offering an expansive menu of popular Chinese fare.
Georgy Porgy’s bar and grill is situated on Lawrence East is a comfortable place to hoist a glass after work, late into the night or even on a relaxed Sunday afternoon. The menu bills sharable apps along with burgers, pizzas and wings making it an ideal spot to bring the team or even just come watch your favourite team.