The Olivea Patio on Market Square

For your eating pleasure, downtown Kingston has a wide selection of restaurants within walking distance of the Festival Hotel, and many of these are listed below. Average walking time to each restaurant is given—but if you are a casual walker, be sure to add more time!

*Reservations accepted; V-Vegetarian options; GF-Gluten-free options.

The restaurants which are listed below appear in the order of their popularity ratings as reported by the Trip Advisor website, where you can go to find photos, maps, personal reviews, and much more information.

Each restaurant also has its own website — just click on a its blue title to be taken there for information.


 1. Grecos Wine Bar & Grill*7 minutes

167 Princess St. Pricier restaurant. Greek & Mediterranean cusine. (11:30am-10:30pm)

 2. Tango Nuevo Tapas & Wine* V GF2 minutes

331 King St. E. Outstanding Food & Service, fusion of Spanish, Mediteranean and Asian. (11:30am-10pm)

 3. Sima Sushi* V GF 2 minutes

66 Princess St. Japanese, Asian, one of the best places for sushi in town. (11:30am-9:15pm)

 4. Aquaterra * 3 minutes

1 Johnson St. Pricier restaurant. (6:30am-11pm)

 5. Woodenheads Gourmet Pizza GF minute

192 Ontario St. Wood-fired pizza, sidewalk patio, bar, very popular (11:30am-midnight)

 6. Pan Chancho Bakery & Café V GF 4 minutes

44 Princess St. Restaurant and back patio. Awesome bakery! (7am-6pm)

 7. Kingston Brew Pub 1 minute

34 Clarence St. Popular pub, beer brewed on site, lunch and dinner. Adjacent to the Festival Hotel. (7am-6pm)

 8. Le Chien Noir Bistro* 5 minutes

167 Brock St. Pricier restaurant, shaded courtyard patio. (11:30am-9pm)

 9. Chez Piggy* 4 minutes

68 Princess St. Pricier restaurant, courtyard patio - lunch or dinner. (11:30am-11pm)

10. Casa Domenico* 3 minutes

35 Brock St. On Market Square – sidewalk patio - pricier restaurant. (11:30am-10:30pm)

11. Amadeus Café 7 minutes

170 Princess St. Excellent Bavarian Schnitzel and beer; back garden patio. (11am-10pm)

12. Harper’s Burger Bar GF 5 minutes

93 Princess St. Local “Burger Joint”, Eat-in and Take-out, sidewalk patio (11:30am-9pm)

13. Curry Original 5 minutes

253A Ontario St. Excellent Indian food, lunch or dinner. (11:30am-2pm, closed Mon)

14. Windmills GF 6 minutes

184 Princess St Pricier bistro. Great brunch venue (7:30am-llpm)

15. Atomica Pizza & Wine Bar * GF 3 minutes

71 Brock St. Lunch or dinner pizzas and other fare, (11:30am-11pm)

16. Dianne’s Fish Shack and Smokehouse * 2 minutes

195 Ontario St. Steps from the waterfront. Lunch and dinner, Great seafood and steaks. Licenced (Open from 11:30 for lunch and dinner.)

17. Pilot House Kingston 1 minute

265 King St. Pub, great beer, the BEST fish & chips (11am-2am)

18. Lone Star Texas Grill * 3 minutes

251 Ontario St. Texan style food, ambience and waiter attire, great patio; take-out.(11am-11pm)

19. Olivea * 2 minutes

39 Brock Street at King Pricier Italian restaurant, live jazz Tues evenings. Reservations (11:30am-2:30pm & 5-10pm)

20. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar GF 1 minute

300 King St. E. Pricier restaurant. Excellent food. (4-10pm)

21. Red House Kingston 4 minutes

369 King St. E. Stylish brick-lined tavern featuring local craft beers and food. (11:30am-2am)

22. Peter’s Place Restaurant 4 minutes

34 Princess St. Best home diner in town! Very small, but always busy. Excellent food, great service. (7:30am-3:00pm)

23. Sir John’s Public House 3 minutes

343 King St. E. Good pub fare. Sir John’s Pub occupies the building used by Sir John A. Macdonald as his law office from 1849 to 1860. (11am-2am)

24. Aspara Angkor 2 minutes

189 Ontario St. Thai and Cambodian. (TIME)

25. Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill * 2 minutes

330 King Street E. at Brock St. Trendy chain, lots of TVs, rooftop terrace overlooking Market Square. (11am-midnight)

26. Tir Nan Og Irish Pub 1 minute

200 Ontario St. Great heritage pub, excellent service. There’s often live music. (11am-1am)

27. Golden Rooster Deli Restaurant V GF 5 minutes

111 Princess St. Cafeteria style deli, great food. (7:30am-5:00pm)

28. Mango Thai and Pan-Asian Cuisine 5 minutes

161 Princess St. Classic Thai dishes served in an unassuming atmosphere. (11am-9pm, closed Mon)

29. The Toucan 4 minutes

78 Princess St. Classic Irish pub with stone walls, pub fare, draught beers, sports on TV & live bands. Courtyard patio (11am-2am)

30. Sipps Coffee and Dessert Bar 3 minutes

33 Brock St. Gourmet coffee and homemade dessert. Patio on Market Square. Locally owned and operated. (7am-10pm)

31. The Iron Duke on Wellington 5 minutes

207 Wellington St. Classic English pub. Good food, beer, and priced well. (11:30-midnight)

32. Frankie Pestos Italian Eatery * V GF 2 minutes

167 Ontario St. Italian lunch or dinner. Licenced. (11:30am-9pm)

33. Megalos * V GF 7 minutes

226 Princess St. Pricier restaurant. Cozy eatery with exposed-brick walls serving creative spins on pizza & pasta, plus eclectic entrees. (11:30am-10pm)

34. The Copper Penny Restaurant 8 minutes

240 Princess St. Casual dining, popular traditional food. (11am-9pm)

35. The Merchant Tap House 5 minutes

6A Princess St Occasional live music, outdoor seating, fancy pub grub & a variety of draft beers. (11am-2am)

36. Sushibar Da 3 minutes

354 King St. E. An exquisite little sushi restaurant. 11am-11pm, closed Mon)

37. Morrison’s Restaurant 1 minute

318 King St. E.Retro 1950s style diner on Market Square. A decade’s old Kingston establishment, cheap and fast with pleasant service. Great breakfast and lunch. (6am-7pm)

38. King Street Sizzle Restaurant & Bar

First floor of the Festival Hotel. Bistro fare, lunch and dinner. Contemporary design, a good place for a nightcap. (6:30am-11pm)

39. The Rustic Spud Restaurant 5 minutes

175 Bagot St. New restaurant, with friendly, welcoming atmosphere, great service, reasonable prices and a varied and inclusive menu with something to appeal to everyone. Great place for lunches! Licenced.

40. Phnom-Penh Restaurant 2 minutes

335 King St. E. Cambodian & Thai Cuisine. (12noon-9pm)

41. Taj Curry House V 5 minutes

125 Princess St. Small but pleasing, Indian cuisine. (11:30am-9pm)

42. Blu Martini 3 minutes

178 Ontario St. Bistro fare, lunch and dinner. (11:30am-11pm)

43. Sushiya Zen 4 minutes

49 Princess St. DETAIL (11am-10pm, closed Wed)

Mino’s Take Out and Restaurant 7 minutes from Chalmers Church

340 Barrie St., North of Princess. Small Greek restaurant and take-out. Good food. (Sun-Tue 3-9pm, Wed-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm)

Subway 6 minutes from Chalmers Church

356 Princess St. Fast food chain. (7am-midnight)