Top Owen Sound Restaurants (locals guide)

If you’re looking for the top Owen Sound restaurants, we’ve got you covered. We’re sharing some of our top picks when it comes to eating local and supporting these awesome restaurants in Owen Sound.



Casero Kitchen Table

First up we have Casero Kitchen Table. If you’re in the mood for some delicious guacomole and chips and traditional tacos, Casero has you completely covered. Not only do they have unique tacos flavours to choose from, the restaurant is full of both cozy and funky vibes.

We highly recommend making reservations because we had to re-schedule our outing to try Casero because they were all booked. The next time we scheduled it, we planned a few days ahead to guarantee a table. You can sit at the bar or opt for a table. As you can see they also have a patio to enjoy in the summer.

We loved the variety of unique tacos available. I went with sweet potato, cauliflower, and chargrilled chicken taco. Each of them were absolutely delicious and you can read more about what was included with each taco by checking out the menu below. 

Below you can see the three tacos I chose. YUM! After filling up on guac and chips for an appetizer, I couldn’t finish all three tacos so ended up sharing with my husband (bonus for him).

If you happen to be in Sauble Beach, you can also stop by their Taco Bus in the summer months.

In Owen Sound, you can find them at:

  • Address: 946 3rd Ave East
  • Phone: 519-416-8226

You can visit their website to make reservations by clicking the button below.

Minh’s Owen Sound Thai Restaurant

What a treat it is to have Minh’s thai food restaurant in Owen Sound. After success at their first location in Collingwood, they opened a second location here in Owen Sound. We’re pretty excited about this new addition to the Owen Sound restaurant scene.

You can order online but we highly recommend you dine in. It’s one of the only restaurants in Owen Sound that overlooks the water. The interior is nicely decorated and their staff is great. We even met the owner, Minh, himself and he was awesome. It was great to support this great local Owen Sound thai food restaurant. 

They have two separate eating sections. The one pictured below is on the main floor when you walk in and would be perfect for large groups. Then after a few steps down, they have another room which is where we ate. That room overlooks the water and is one of the trendiest thai restaurants I’ve ever been to when it comes to decor. 

As much as I try to expand my thai food horizons, I seem to always order the same thing. I bet you’ve guessed it already….yup, Pad Thai. Probably the most popular option on any thai food menu but for good reason. Minh’s pad thai did not disappoint, it was awesome. I even had enough to take it home and eat for lunch the next day. 

My friend and Owen Sound local expert got a little more creative with her order. She ordered Vermicelli and an egg roll and shrimp ball which you can see below. 

You can find Owen Sound thai food restaurant, Minh’s, here:

  • Address: 2501 3rd Ave W Owen Sound, ON
  • Phone: 437-225-2250

Mudtown Station Brewery & Restaurant

Another favourite Owen Sound restaurant of ours is Mudtown Station. There are a few reasons Mudtown Station made it on our list of top restaurants in Owen Sound. Not only do they brew their beers in their own brewery which you can see right behind the bar, their food is all made in house using mainly local ingredients.

This family-owned restaurant is really unique because they transformed an Ontario heritage building and former location of a Canadian Pacific Railway train station into an entirely new space for the pub and restaurant. It’s a great space that preserves its history but tailors to the needs of the community now. We love sitting on the bar side which has more of a chill pub feel which we like. If that’s what you’re looking for, make sure you ask the host to sit on this side.

If you’re a beer lover, it’s always great to try out a new brewery and Mudtown Station had some great beers to choose from. As you can see, I couldn’t help buy enjoy a few sips before I remembered to snap a pic!

You might also be interested in our gifts for beer lovers.

Probably one of my most random orders but I had a craving for, of all things…brussel sprouts. This giant bowl of delicious brussel sprouts is intended to be an appetizer shared between a group but I sat there happily eating every last sprout. Apparently I even inspired a table of three to order the same thing because they asked me how they were. We all had a good laugh at how they were going to share the bowl, but not me! Next time I’m excited to try their burger.

You can visit Mudtown Station at:

  • Address: 1198 1st Ave East Owen Sound
  • Phone: 519-371-3575

Restaurants In Owen Sound, ON

The following restaurants are on our list to try and have been confirmed by a Owen Sound local expert as their top choices.

Parkwood Owen Sound Restaurant

Parkwood By Heartwood is a new restaurant in the heart of Owen Sound’s downtown core. This restaurant is in the same building as the Owen Sound staple, Heartwood Concert Hall. We tried to get a table but were too late! We highly recommend making reservations a few days before, especially if you plan to go on a Friday or Saturday night. We’re excited to try their pizzas but they also have salads, burgers and a kids menu. 

Papi’s Eatery & Lounge

Owen Sound restaurant, Papi’s Eatery & Lounge, has a large collection of items available for dining in or ordering online to enjoy at home. Some of the meals include: mediterranean pasta, lentil shepard’s pie, poached fish, steak, burgers and pizza. 

Visit them at:

  • Address: 215 8th St East
  • Phone: 519-371-8886

Europa Greek Restaurant in Owen Sound

If you’re looking for a greek restaurant in Owen Sound, check out Europa. They have traditional greek food like gyros, souvlaki, baklava, greek salad along with homemade pizza. They have so many five star reviews!

Visit them at:

  • Address: 282 8th St. East
  • Phone: 519-371-6344

These are our choices for top Owen Sound restaurants but we’re going to continue to update this list as we eat and check out more. 

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