6 lunch spots near the St. Catharines Museum

Posted on April 5, 2023

Point of View: You’re enjoying a morning of watching giant ships transit Lock 3 at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre and you start to feel a little hungry. Is there any where to go for lunch nearby?

Yes! There are several great lunch options near the Welland Canal in St. Catharines’ Merritton neighbourhood. Here are a few suggestions:

?️ BRAZGRILL Niagara
165 Hartzel Rd.
⏱️ About 5 minutes away by car or 10 minutes by bike

An authentic Brazilian steakhouse, BRAZGRILL specializes in traditional Brazilian-style meats, including the famous picanha steak, prepared from the freshest ingredients with sauces and seasonings made in house. BRAZGRILL also features several lighter options and vegetarian choices, including meal size salads, pastas and meat-free sides, all created with the restaurants signature Brazilian flare!

?️ Chile and Agave Authentic Mexican Grill
?  51 Hartzel Rd.
⏱️ About 5 minutes away by car or 8 minutes by bike

Experience the authentic taste of Mexico, and a fun and lively atmosphere, at Chile and Agave. Enjoy traditional Mexican food, such as tacos, burritos, chimichangas, nachos, fajitas and more. All dishes and stews are made from scratch.

?️ Dohboy’s Diner
?  429 Glendale Ave.
⏱️ About 3 minutes away by car or 8 minutes by bike

Niagara’s newest all-day breakfast & lunch restaurant, Dohboy’s Diner features great meals at great prices. The red plastic seats, checkerboard floor and vinyl record decor gives off a classic diner charm. Need to grab a bit and get back for the next ship? Dohboy’s also has a drive-thru.

?️ George’s Greek Village
535 Queenston St.
⏱️ About 2 minutes away by car or 5 minutes by bike

George’s Greek Village is Niagara’s go-to for authentic Greek food, including souvlaki, gyro, spanakopita, octopus, salads and more. They also vegetarian dishes, specialty coffees, desserts, including baklava, kataifi and other pastries.

?️ Johnny Rocco’s Italian Grill
271 Merritt Rd.
⏱️ About 6 minutes away by car or 13 minutes by bike

Set in a historic building once used as a cotton mill that’s been beautifully and stylishly restored, Johnny Roccos offers a range of Italian dishes, including classic spaghetti and meatballs and other pastas, woodfired pizza and calzones, seafoods salads and more. Vegetarian and gluten-free options also available.

?️ Lester D’s Reel Diner
144 Hartzel Rd.
⏱️ About 5 minutes away by car or 9 minutes by bike

Lester D’s is a small diner serving up great food and full of movie memorabilia and references, such as its Fight Club and Wicked Wiches sandwich menu and its Shaken, Not Stirred milkshakes. There’s always a film playing while you eat. And while you don’t have to be a movie buff to enjoy lunch at Lester D’s you’re bound to be one by the time you leave.

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