Visiting the park around breakfast, lunch or dinner time? There is lots to eat within a short walk from the stone gates of Gage Park. These restaurants are all suggested from our twitter followers (and ourselves) so we highly suggest you check them out if you’re in the mood for something yummy near the park!
Less than 5 minutes walking
Connaught Fish & Chips
location: 976 Main Street East
Definitely the closest restaurant to the park, just at the corner of Gage and Main, specializing in classic fish and chips. Readers Choice award winning and open since 1930! Also offering other classic pub fare.
Gage Park Diner
location: 975 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1N2
Talk about location! This friendly diner is right across the street from the park, serving homemade classic diner dishes. A restaurant named in the Park’s honour!
Less than 10 minutes walking
Donairs @ Gage
location: 1127 King Street East
A quick jaunt down Gage towards King this colourful stop offers yummy (and sometimes messy) Donairs, and donair burgers, poutine and pizza. Good value, yummy food made with the best bread, you can also do at home if you buy the best bread machine online.
location: 1360 King St East
A classic bar and grill with great food and live music. It’s a very close walk from the park. Their roasted chicken is cooked over a wood flame spit and my favourite is the deep fried pickles!
About 15 minutes walking
The Cannon Coffee Co
location: 197 Ottawa Street North
Our favourite coffee place with lots of variety of brews and some to-die-for sweet treats. They offer some killer breakfast choices and amazing Americano.
Southern Smoke BBQ House
location: 201 Ottawa Street North
The pit-to-table restaurant brought to you by the team behind the famous Southern Smoke food truck. Serving up beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken and even vegetarian options.
location: 226 Ottawa St. North
My favourite restaurant in the city, it’s a bit of a walk (Ottawa St. North, past Cannon) but totally worth it! Classic Italian fare and great breakfast served late into the afternoon. The antipasto platter will have you coming back time and again. Other must-try options (according to me): penne alla vodka, meatball sandwich, caprese salad and the marco polo pizza.
Black Sheep Snack Bar
location: 187 Ottawa Street North
Something unique and delicious, a great local bar for cocktails, craft beer and world wines. Great for after the park closes.