Have you been looking at real estate in Niagara thinking about how wonderful it'd be to live here, but aren’t sure how you’d keep the city comforts in a more rural lifestyle? Yeah, we know the feeling. Making a move can be daunting, especially if you aren’t sure where you’ll head for your date nights, celebrations, and a culinary adventure. Don’t worry, McGarr is here to help.

Whether you’ve lived in the Niagara region all your life or you’re new to our real estate, one thing you’ll know is that, while its famous for its lush vineyards and beautiful landscapes, it’s also famous for being an agricultural community. So, knowing where to go and what to eat will make a huge difference when it comes to enjoying your lifestyle.

The understated Pelham region is a perfect example of this. Well known for wine, but less known for food, Pelham is a great spot to dine. With some hidden gems and well-loved favourites, this article will show you where to grab the best bite to eat.

  1. Culinary Dropout

First of all, what a great name for a restaurant. Something we love about Culinary Dropout is their family meals. They make it easy to get pizza, wings, and fries for everyone. You’ll enjoy their bar and wine setup which are stocked with local and craft creations. Try their Tapas on Thursdays after 7pm to get a taste of everything! Psst, their soft pretzels with provolone fondue are great!

  1. Root and Bone

This farm to table-style spot serves up fresh, local food right from the heart. If you’re an oyster fan, this is your place! Root and Bone makes use of Niagara’s seasonal produce to turn your meal into an experience. We love this about R&B, and it also means that their menu is going to change from season to season, so it’s a great place to try something new every time. Local vineyards and spirits to create top a top-of-the-line cocktail and pairing list to match whatever you choose from the menu.

  1. The Broken Gavel

On the lower-key side of your culinary experience, The Broken Gavel will greet you with delicious burgers and crispy fries, just the way we like them. This Fenwick favourite features home-cooked food for the soul and live music to enjoy alongside. They also usually have a daily feature, like lobster macaroni. You’ll find all the fan favourites here, like ribs, wings, chicken and salads. The Broken Gavel is one you can’t miss!

  1. Pelham Street Grille

Did somebody say breakfast date? Then let’s head to the Pelham Street Grille! Your classic eggs, toast, and bacon breakfast are ready to be served with a cold glass or orange juice and a good old cup of coffee. This family-owned diner offers your typical breakfast and lunch menu day to day with a feature prime rib dinner on the last Saturday of every month. We suggest settling into your Saturday with eggs benedict and home fries. What could start the weekend off better than that?

  1. Hillfire Kitchen and Bottle Shop

Here you’ll find over 90 different beers, wines, spirits, and ciders for you to choose from. If you find a bottle you like, you can take it home or open it up right away and enjoy it in the Hillfire Kitchen. Like we said, one big benefit of Niagara real estate is that you’ll have some of the best vineyards right outside your door, and the bottle shop is a great place to start exploring. Sandwiches, soups, and daily features will send you off feeling light and fresh after an afternoon at Hillfire.

With the falls and Niagara on the lake not too far away, there are so many opportunities for you to adventure around the region and get to really know the Niagara real estate market after you grab a bite to eat. Curious to learn more about Niagara’s real estate listings? Head over to our current listings and McGarr will help you find your home here in Niagara.

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