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Where to Eat in Thornbury

Bridges Tavern

Housed in an historic 1862 building, Bridges is a casually refined tavern nestled on a beautiful estate property on the Mill Pond and Beaver River in Thornbury. Enjoy your favorite Tavern fare, strong handcrafted drinks, friendly bartenders and live entertainment you’d never expect from a tavern in Thornbury. Whether you’re kicking back during the day or living it up for a night, Bridges Tavern just might be your favorite new place in the Blue Mountains.

Contact Information

(519) 599-2217


27 Bridge St, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0


Bruce Wine Bar

Drawing inspiration from several favourite West Coast wine bars, Jennifer and partner Steven of Kingpost Builders set out to recreate a similar venue in downtown Thornbury. The end result, Bruce Wine Bar and Kitchen, is far from your average wine bar. Marrying her love of wine with Steven’s passion for food and sound carpentry skills, proved to be a winning combination. What started out as a small plates wine bar has now grown into a one-of-a-kind, 2-level wining and dining experience.

Clearly, the woman knows her wine. After attending several Tofino Food and Wine festivals, Jennifer followed her heart, studying and completing her advanced certificate with the internationally recognized Wine and Spirit Educational Trust (WSET). A true wine aficionado, she attended Niagara College for her CAPS certification (Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers). From the moment she greets you at the door, to the time she takes to share her vast knowledge of every featured wine, Jennifer’s passion is beyond doubt. And highly contagious too!
Bruce Wine Bar and Kitchen is delighted to have Thornbury native Shaun Edmonstone back in town, wowing patrons with his culinary creations. A 2005 Red Seal graduate of the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College, Shaun honed his skills at Toronto’s acclaimed Pangaea Restaurant, and at the historic Windsor Arms Hotel.

Jennifer and Steven first met Shaun at the Feast of Fields, a gourmet harvest festival celebrating the best of Ontario organic food. Realizing that they shared a similar passion for food, the following year Chef Shaun proudly represented Bruce Wine Bar at the annual outdoor event.

With 15 plus years of culinary experience under his belt, Shaun’s natural instincts spark him to create unique and delicious dishes that are as pleasing to the palate as they are to the eye. Inspired by nature’s regional ingredients, this accomplished Chef is committed to excellence, ensuring that each and every item on the menu is a distinctive taste experience.

To do so, Chef Shaun forges relationships with local farmers, and goes the distance to source out the freshest seasonal produce and organic ingredients. Shaun’s passion for food is evident in his flavourful fare: from house made salamis, terrines and pâtés to charcuterie boards that feature a variety of select cheeses, garlic scapes and pickled wild leeks.

Feed your curiosity!

Contact Information

(519) 599-1112


8 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0


Corner Cafe & Grill (The)

It all came together in April 2016 as The Corner Café & Grill opened with a commitment to community, affordability, accessibility, and homemade food with local ingredients.

Upstairs, the Chans’ former residence has been transformed into apartments with prime Thornbury views, available for short-term rentals.

Contact Information

(226) 665-8800


3 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0


Dam Pub (The)

The Dam Pub is a warm and cozy upscale family owned Scottish Whisky Pub in the heart of vacationland, just 2 hours north of Toronto, located in the village of Thornbury, Ont. The Dam Pub is operated by Whisky Specialist, Stephanie Price. Over 736 whiskies from around the world, including over 500 single malts, with special attention shown to the true Scottish varieties. Executive Chef Suzette Gerrie continues to dazzle patrons with her culinary skills including The Dam Pub’s famous signature dish, Lamb Shank and the Islay Fling dessert for 2, a combination of fine chocolate & heaven with 2 nips of Lagavulin 16. We are open 7 days a week from 11:30AM. Every day is a great day at The Dam Pub! Watch us on the Food Network’s, ‘You Gotta Eat Here’. Private dining /meeting room is available – accommodates up to 30 people. We cater too! Reservations recommended.

Contact Information

(519) 599-2110


53 Bruce Street South, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0


Grill at Lora Bay (The)

Whether relaxing after a round of golf, a hike along the Georgian Trail or simply dining under the stars in a serene setting in the midst of nature, Lora Bay suits casual and discerning appetites to a tee. The Clubhouse offers an intimate and inviting space with spectacular views of Georgian Bay, Nippising Ridge and the 18th hole. The Dining Room and Winter Garden combine stone and timber beams, incorporating high ceilings, expansive windows and naturally inspired interiors. The Grill is open every day from 8am to 9pm. We offer Weekly Dining Specials from 5pm – 9pm. And please remember….you may always bring your own wine for dining for a nominal $15 corkage fee and on Fridays it’s only $5 per 750 ml bottle from your own cellar!

Contact Information

(519) 599-7500


109 East Ridge Drive, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0


Mill Café (The)

Come and discover a classic Thornbury dining destination, The Mill Cafe. Casually elegant and full of charm, The Mill Cafe is the perfect backdrop to an outstanding meal from a menu created by Chef Andrew Barber. Enjoy the quaint pub atmosphere of our warm street side outdoor bar or bask in the sun on our elegant waterside patio as you overlook the Beaver River and the Thornbury Dam with the landmark fish ladder. Spot Trout jumping in the spring or Salmon in the fall.

Contact Information

(519) 599-7866


12 Bridge Street East, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0


Orchid (The)

Welcome to the Orchid Restaurant in Thornbury, Ontario. We feature all-day breakfast and home-made lunches, eat-in or take-out restaurant, with bottomless coffee. Also available for private functions in the evening.  Come in and visit us today!

Our Lunch menu is served from 11am daily.  Try one of our famous burgers or classic sandwiches.  We feature great local ingredients such as Kolapore Springs trout.

Contact Information

(519) 599-5944


ON-HWY 26, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0


Thornbury Bakery

The Thornbury Bakery has been a landmark in Thornbury for over 80 years!  Known for our Chelsea Buns, Cinnamon Rolls, Chop Suey Buns and Butter tarts, our bakery now offers much, much more. Everyday our bakers produce freshly baked bread from scratch.   Nothing out of a package or from the freezer, we mix, proof and bake nine grain, whole wheat and white bread each and every morning.   Since we purchased the bakery in 2008, we have worked very hard to keep what was special about the bakery in tact while slowly adding products and services to make it even more appealing.   We still carry the ever-so-popular line of squares in our pastry case, but we have added many new homemade treats. From Carrot Cakes to Apple Pie to Ginger Molasses cookies, we tested recipe after recipe and did not stop until we had the perfect product.

Contact Information

(519) 599-3311


12 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0