Restaurants in Ontario

$11 for $20 Worth of Burgers, Fries, and Shakes at Dick's Drive-In & Dairy-Dip

Dick's Drive-In & Dairy-Dip

Cityview - Skyline - Fisher Heights

Fresh toppings adorn beef, kangaroo, and bison burgers that pair with hand-breaded onion rings and hand-dipped milkshakes

C$20 C$11

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Bistro Fare at Port 229 Artisan Bistro (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Port 229 Artisan Bistro

Mississauga

Italian favorites such as spaghetti and meatballs and eggplant parmesan, plus shrimp stir fry and other eclectic touches

C$50 C$25

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$10 for $20 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — The Central House

The Central House

North Java

From the merchant: Come try our new restaurant, eat dinner and have a few drinks..

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Gate of India

Gate of India

Central Hamilton

Spicy curries, creamy sauces, and smoky meats cooked in a traditional clay oven

C$20 C$12

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Pizza Dinner with Appetizers and Soda for Three or Six at Papas Pizza Mamas Chicken (Up to 46% Off)

Papas Pizza Mamas Chicken

Brampton

Friends and families can dine on crispy onion rings or fries and cheesy pizzas loaded with one topping of your choice

C$20.23 C$13

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$25 for $50 Worth of Seafood and Drinks at King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill

King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill

Kitchener

Rainbow trout, king crab and fresh lobster platters steam alongside key lime pie, wine and espresso

C$50 C$25

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Luci Restaurant (Up to 46% Off)

luci Restaurant

Stonegate - Queensway

Pasta made from scratch in-house headlines the menu at restaurant specializing in contemporary Italian cuisine

C$119.50 C$69

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Burgers and Drinks with Options for Dine-In for One or Two, or Carry-Out at HeyDayz (50% Off)

HeyDayz

Central London

Family-friendly dining space shines with nearly 30 different burgers, 11 types of poutine, wraps, salads, and traditional milkshakes

C$20 C$10

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Two-Course Thai Meal for Dine-In or Carry-Out at The Local Thai Lounge (Up to 43% Off) 

The Local Thai Lounge

East Windsor

Appetizers such as crisp spring rolls complement nutty noodles, and red, green, and yellow curries in sleek lounge

C$44 C$25.99

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Grilled Dinner for Two or Four at Jc's Grill House (Up to 43% Off)

Jc's Grill House

Bendale

Crispy chicken tenders, fully loaded burgers, and char-grilled ribs fill a menu of pub food and barbecue favorites

C$30 C$17

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$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Cuisine at Nourished On The Go ($21 Total Value)

Nourished On The Go

Downtown Oshawa

Menu includes no-chicken noodle soup, curried cauliflower stew, pasta with alfredo sauce, hummus wraps, strawberry pecan salads, and cookies

C$7 C$4

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Fatburger or Chicken Tenders Meal for Two at Fatburger (Up to 40% Off)

Fatburger

Thornhill

Fresh Fatburgers made with AAA Alberta beef and cholesterol-free oil in retro-style diner

C$23.34 C$14

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$27.50 for Tea Time for Two at Ruelo Patisserie ($51.98 Value)

Ruelo Patisserie

Multiple Locations

Pairs eat petite sandwiches and classic tea time delights with tea or coffee, followed by French-style desserts

C$51.98 C$27.50

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Fish and Chips or 1000 Grams of Batter Mix at Caz's Great Fish (Up to 50% Off)

Caz's Great Fish - Burlington

Multiple Locations

Enjoy one of the eight styles of fish and chips, or opt to bring home the house’s batter mix for fish fries of your own

C$14 C$9

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$25 for $50 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine and Seafood at Melodia Mediterranean Cuisine & Seafood

Melodia Mediterranean Cuisine & Seafood

Burlington

Mediterranean-inspired seafood such as blackened salmon and scallop and shrimp kabobs

C$50 C$25

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Pub-Style Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Don Cherry's Sports Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Don Cherry's Sports Grill

Multiple Locations

Specialty poutines, prime rib cooked to order, battered fish ‘n’ chips, and chicken wings with a choice of sauces

C$25 C$15

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$16 for $30 Worth of Homemade Pub Food at The Gator's Tail

The Gator's Tail

The Gator's Tail

A wide range of homemade pub food such as fish and chips, grilled-veggie flatbread, and stuffed chicken breast; beer and wine also served

C$30 C$16

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Casual Comfort Food for Two or More, or Takeout at Marj's Village Kitchen (Up to 46% Off)

Marj's Village Kitchen

Alma

Hearty sandwiches, turkey dinners, and baked goods made from scratch

C$28 C$15

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$25 for $40 Worth of Pan-Asian Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

Waterloo

Eclectic pan-Asian dishes such as Malaysian–spiced chicken fried rice, shrimp and vegetable tempura, and pad thai, which is a fan favorite

C$40 C$25

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Abracadabaret Presents James Alan’s “Magic Tonight” Including Dinner Through April 30 (Up to 40% Off)

Abracadabaret

Multiple Locations

Card tricks, mind reading, and old-fashioned illusions complement a three-course dinner

C$65 C$39

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Mama Mia's Italian Eatery (43% Off)

Mama Mia's Italian Eatery

Niagara Falls

Hearty, housemade sauces and pastas provide the foundations for housemade Italian specialties served in generous portion sizes

C$30 C$17

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Soup, Salad, Sushi and Sashimi, Entrees, Ice Cream, and Sake for Two or Four at Sagano Japanese(Up to 55% Off)

Sagano Japanese

Sagano Rooftop Japanese Dining

Modern and traditional Japanese design come together in rooftop restaurant featuring light, crisp tempura, fresh sushi, and gourmet desserts

C$140 C$65

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Global Bistro Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Cachet Restaurant and Bar (50% Off)

Cachet Restaurant and Bar

Newmarket

Menu features a seasonal variety of sandwiches, appetizers, and entrees accompanied by martinis and wine at a martini bar on Fairy Lake

C$20 C$12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Chicken, Sandwiches, Pasta, and Comfort Food at The Blue Star

The Blue Star

Welland

Homestyle comfort foods such as chicken wings, pot pies, burgers, and charbroiled steaks

C$20 C$11

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Moustache Joe's (Up to 45% Off)

Moustache Joe's Italian Eatery

Downtown Cornwall

Italian classics, including hand-made pastas and raviolis, share the menu with steakhouse eats, such as AAA steaks and seafood

C$40 C$22

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Dirty Minds Comedy Dinner Theatre with Meal for One, Two, Four, or Six on Fridays (Up to 52% Off)

Dirty Minds Comedy Dinner Theatre

Toronto

The adult show pairs patrons with dinner and the city’s funniest female comics, including a mindreader

C$59 C$30

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One Five-Visit Punchcard, Each Punch Good for $6 or One Lunch Combo Meal at Piccolo Grande (Up to 40% Off)

Piccolo Grande

Bank Street

Combos include butter chicken with naan, tandoori chicken with soup, or chicken biryani with spicy yogurt

C$30 C$18

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Middle Eastern Buffet Dinner for Two or Four or Takeout at Jerusalem Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Jerusalem Restaurant

Dixie

Classic Middle Eastern dishes such as skewered halal meats, hummus, baba ganouj, and seafood, served buffet-style or for takeout

C$49.90 C$29

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$28 for Three-Course Dinner for Two at Takara Bune Japanese Restaurant ($55.70 Value)

Takara Bune Japanese Restaurant

Pleasant View

Enjoy grilled fresh Atlantic salmon, veggie tempura, or barbecue eel teriyaki along with appetizers and ice cream

C$55.70 C$28

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Extra-Large Pizza with Garlic Bread and Optional Salad, Drinks, and Dipping Sauce at Sbarro (Up to 46% Off)

Sbarro

Multiple Locations

Mozzarella cheese and a signature sauce made with plum tomatoes coat hand-stretched dough

C$24.98 C$13.50

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Three-Course Steakhouse Dinner for Two or Four at Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse (51% Off)

Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse

Clairville

Cajun-inspired prix-fixe menu with a broad selection for each course, such as Angus sirloin steak or Bourbon Street ribs

C$112 C$59

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$9 for Asian at Teriyaki Experience (Up to $18.74 Total Value)

Teriyaki Experience

Vanier

Quick-serve teriyaki rice dishes topped with chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu. Served with fresh vegetables and white or brown rice.

C$18.74 C$9

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$7.50 for $15 Worth of Sweet and Savory Crepes at Crepe Delicious

Crepe Delicious

Etobicoke

Chefs make crepes to order, creating sweet and savory options filled with Nutella and strawberries, ham and cheese, or chicken teriyaki

C$15 C$7.50

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Indian Food for Dinner or Carryout at Curry's (Up to 52% Off)

Curry's

South London

Mild to spicy curries and tandoori dishes prepared with goat, lamb, beef, chicken, and seafood

C$25 C$12

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Italian Cuisine at La Guardia for Two or Four (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

La Guardia

City Centre

Traditional Italian cuisine including 15 veal dishes served in a softly lit restaurant with live music on the weekends

$30 $16

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Steakhouse Cuisine for Brunch or Dinner at Leyle's Seafood & Steakhouse (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Leyle's Seafood & Steakhouse

Thornhill

Seared steaks, seafood, and pasta anchor casual-yet-refined menu; brunch includes omelets, pancakes, and house-made crepes

C$30 C$15

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Four-Course Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Oshawa (Up to 50% Off)

Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Oshawa

Vanier

Enjoy a chef-curated menu, complete with Quebec maple grilled steak and wines from a Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence-winning wine list

C$170 C$93

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Seafood and Steaks for Two, Three, Four, or More at Lobster Trap Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

Lobster Trap Restaurant - Vaughan

Vaughan

Restaurant’s final promotion of 2014 invites you to try fresh oysters, lobster, and steak

C$50 C$25

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Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free Cafe Food at CJs Cafe in Bronte (50% Off). Two Options Available.

CJs Cafe in Bronte

Oakville

Vegan and vegetarian-friendly, and gluten-free cafe fare served with organic fair-trade coffee; live music from local talent every Sunday

C$10 C$5

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Burgers and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Joe Dog's Gasbar Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Joe Dog's Gasbar Grill

Burlington

Snack on half-pound prime rib burgers topped with pairings such as pineapple and brie, honey wasabi and onion strings, or jalapeno and Swiss

C$35.96 C$18

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Souvlaki Hut (55% Off)

Souvlaki Hut

Grimsby

Mediterranean flavors enhance pork, chicken, and beef bundled in pita bread and sizzling on skewers

C$20 C$9

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Five-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for 2 at Rosa's Place Ristorante and Banquets (Up to 56% Off). 2 Options Available.

Rosa's Place Ristorante and Banquets

Woodbridge

Authentic Italian dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and served in a large, airy banquet space

C$158.50 C$69

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$17 for a Three-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches at Sam Sub ($30 Value)

Sam Sub

Guelph

Freshly cut yellow-skinned potato fries showered in cheese curds, gravy, and custom toppings such as smoked meat and mushrooms

C$30 C$17

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One or Two $20 Gift Cards for Home-Style Food at Angie's Since 1962 (40% Off)

Angie's Since 1962

Waterloo

Family-owned restaurant serves home-style dishes and hearty, hot sandwiches; stop into the restaurant to swap Groupon for holiday gift card

C$20 C$12

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Italian Food for Two with Optional One-Night Motel Stay at Mick & Angelo's Eatery and Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Mick & Angelo's Eatery and Bar

Niagara Falls

Eatery featured on Man v. Food boasts a menu of Italian dishes and steak-house fare; Candlelight Inn motel located on same property

C$40 C$20

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Dine-In or Carry-Out from Bob's Original Pizza and Wings (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Bob's Original Pizza and Wings

Newmarket

Diners can relax in a bright, casual atmosphere while biting into cheesy pizzas or spicy wings, or they get their orders to go

C$13 C$7

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Quesada Burritos & Tacos ($20 Total Value)

Quesada Burritos & Tacos

Welland

Eatery dishes out burritos full of ingredients like roasted veggies, chile-lime fish, and steak, as well as tacos and quesadillas

C$10 C$6

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$30 for $50 Worth of Lobster, Chinese Cuisine, and Drinks at Wah Sing Seafood Restaurant

Wah Sing Seafood Restaurant

Downtown Toronto

Some of the best Chinese lobster in Toronto, plus other dishes ranging from spicy to sweet

C$50 C$30

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Coffee and Savory Crepes, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Spin Dessert Cafe & Bistro (Up to 45% Off)

Spin Dessert Cafe & Bistro Ottawa

Spin Dessert

Signature sweet and savory crepes join breakfast staples, pizza, salads, cheesecake, and a dozen flavors of ice cream made in-house daily

C$20 C$11

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Pool and Bar Food at Monte Carlo Billiards & Sports Bar (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

Monte Carlo Billiards & Sports Bar

Islington - City Centre West

During games of pool and snooker on 18 tables, players snack on chicken fingers, BLTs, and burgers

C$34 C$17

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Italian Dinner on Monday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday for Two at Giorgio D. Ristorante (Up to 55% Off)

Giorgio D. Ristorante

Black Creek

Seafood linguine and veal chops complement the Italian eatery’s veal chops and new york steak

C$102 C$46

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$20 for $30 Worth of Italian Food at DiSavino's Panini Bar

DiSavino's Panini Bar

Milton

Diners can watch sports games while enjoying freshly made paninis, classic Italian pasta dishes, and steak seasoned in a special spice mix

C$30 C$20

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Casual Sports-Bar Food at Crabby Joe's Tap & Grill (Up to 38% Off). Two Options Available.

Crabby Joe's Tap & Grill

Brampton

The wide-ranging menu encompasses comfort foods such as poutine, burgers, and ribs alongside shrimp scampi and chicken stir-fries

C$20 C$13

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International Food at Four Seasons Takeout Buffet (54% Off). Two Options Available.

Four Seasons Takeout Buffet

London

Sample food as diverse as burrito bowls, pulled pork poutine, shawarma, and salads on a patio right downtown

C$24 C$11

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Five-Course Prix Fixe Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Da Luciano Trattoria (Up to 42% Off)

Da Luciano Trattoria

Walkerville

Salads and specialty-pizza appetizers precede penne in a blush sauce and entrees of chicken parmigiana

C$78 C$45

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$15 for Pub Food at Earl Of Whitchurch (Up to $30 Off)

Earl Of Whitchurch

Stouffville

The menu here goes beyond regular pub food, with pulled pork tacos and a roasted beet salad made from organic ingredients

C$30 C$15

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Burger Meal for One, Two, or Four at Hole-E Burger Bar (Up to 48% Off)

Hole-E Burger Bar

Multiple Locations

Angus beef patties piled high with toppings such as chili, cheese, and guacamole; eggplant and portobello mushrooms; and applewood bacon

C$16.97 C$11

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$22 for The Harbour Afternoon Tea for Two at The Tea Room ($43.90 Value)

The Tea Room

Burlington

Snack on finger sandwiches, scones topped with Devon cream, and homemade preserves, paired with a tea of choice

C$43.90 C$22

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Burgers, Wings, and Poutine at Chop House Burger Bar (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Chop House Burger Bar

St. Catharine's

Specialty burgers such as the Elvis burger, topped with peanut butter, bacon strips, deep-fried bananas, cinnamon sugar, and honey

C$20 C$12

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American and Italian Lunch or Dinner for Two at Kiwi (Up to 42% Off)

Kiwi

Downtown Cambridge

Cuisine from ingredients locally acquired at Cambridge Farmer’s Market; dishes include lamb cevapi, pulled pork, and house smoked side ribs

C$25 C$15

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Steakhouse Dinner for Two or Four or More at The Raymond (Up to 50% Off)

The Raymond

Guelph

A seasonal menu of dishes such as beef tenderloin and grilled salmon served in a freshly renovated, softly lit space

C$50 C$25

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Casual American Food for One or Two at TGI Friday's (50% Off)

TGI Friday's

Niagara Falls

Sizzling fire-grilled fajitas, charbroiled burgers made of 100% beef, and steaks and ribs glazed in Jack Daniel’s sauce round out the menu

C$20 C$10

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Cheesesteaks and Poutine, or Five Groupons for Sandwiches at Philthy Phillys (Up to 45% Off)

Philthy Philly's

Newmarket

Classic and inventive Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and poutines topped with pulled pork or bacon

C$20 C$11

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Italian Cuisine at Rocco's Plum Tomato Trattoria (54% Off). Two Options Available.

Rocco's Plum Tomato Trattoria

Multiple Locations

Chefs whip up pesto, atlantic salmon, penne in tomato sauce, grilled veggies, and thin-crust pizzas topped with basil and mozzarella

C$50 C$23

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Afternoon Tea for Two at The Tea Party Cafe (42% Off). Two Options Available.

The Tea Party Cafe

Multiple Locations

High tea includes an assortment of finger sandwiches, sweets, and a scone with jam and cream

C$26 C$15

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Two-Course Italian Meal for Two with Wine on Weekdays or Weekends at Alberto’s Trattoria (Up to 49% Off)

Alberto's Trattoria

Humber Summit

Housemade pastas, racks of lamb, steaks, caprese salad, and other Italian dishes served indoors or on an outdoor patio

C$55 C$28

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Greek & Italian Meal with Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts for Two or Four at Hardy's Pizza (57% Off)

Hardy's Pizza

Vincent

Appetizers such as escargot and garlic cheese toast lead into steaks and classic Greek & Italian entrees, including pizzas and Saganaki

C$91.70 C$39

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Prix Fixe Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Buon Giorno Bistro (Up to 44% Off)

Buon Giorno Bistro

Walkerville

Prix fixe dinners include stuffed eggplant, fettuccine alfredo, house salad, choice of chicken or veal florentine, and an Italian dessert

C$96 C$54

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$14.50 for a Half-Dozen Assorted Liège Waffles at Wanda's Belgian Waffles ($29 Value)

Wanda's Bakery - Espresso Bar

Multiple Locations

Traditional Belgian waffles downsized into miniature portions and paired with various sweets, from chocolate to caramel to maple

C$29 C$14.50

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Dine-In or Take-Out Tacos, Tortilla Pizzas, and Burgers at Yo Amo Tacos (Up to 50% Off)

Yo Amo Tacos

Vaughan

Tacos filled with fried avocado, shrimp, or marinated pork join five sauces, anchoring a menu of Mexican comfort food

C$20 C$11

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Pub Food for Two, Four, or More at Junior's Sportsbar & Grill (50% Off)

Junior's Sportsbar & Grill

Cambridge

The cooks can treat guests to a smorgasbord of pub fare, including wings available in more than 50 different flavours and flatbread pizzas

C$20 C$10

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$79 for Locally-Sourced Three-Course Meal for Two at Fifty West Restaurant & Bar ($139.80 Value)

Fifty West Restaurant & Bar

Guelph

Renowned chef uses local meats and produce to create New American meals roasted Ontario lamb or pan seared scallops

C$139.80 C$79

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$10 for $20 Worth of Diner Food and Drinks at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Niagara Falls

Casual dining eatery dishes out fluffy buttermilk pancakes, juicy burgers, steaks, and golden-crusted pies

C$20 C$10

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Mardi Gras–Themed Jazz and Dinner Experience for One, Two, Four, or Six at SpeakEasy Jazz.Club (Up to 52% Off)

SpeakEasy Jazz.Club

Toronto

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Jazz groups play as diners don beads and dig into a three-course Southern dinner with options such as shrimp cocktail and jerk pork

C$59 C$30

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Dinner, Seafood from the Store, or Brunch at Pelican Fishery & Grill (40% Off)

Pelican Fishery & Grill

Billings Bridge - Alta Vista

Wild seafood netted via sustainable techniques is delivered to the restaurant four times a day, including fresh mussels and lobster

C$25 C$15

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Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at La Risata Ristorante (Up to 57% Off)

La Risata Ristorante

York University Heights

This prix fixe dinner includes entrees such as homemade lobster ravioli, Ontario lamb chops with port reduction, and wild Pacific salmon

C$110 C$49

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$15 for $30 Worth of Bistro Cuisine at Take Five Bistro

Take Five Bistro

Walkerville

An elegant bistro-style menu that spotlights local steaks aged for 28 days, market-fresh produce, and seasonal fish

C$30 C$15

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$72 for a Five-Course Tasting Menu for Two at EDO ($128 Value)

EDO

Hilton-Markham Suites

Experience the taste, texture, and balance of lobster, sushi, U.S. Kobe beef, and other Japanese delicacies during a five-course meal

C$128 C$72

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Caribbean and Diner Food for Two or Four or Carryout from Duffy's Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Duffy's Bar & Grill

Vaughan

Jerk chicken, pepper shrimp, and curry goat; mushroom cheeseburgers, club sandwiches, T-bone steaks, and all-day breakfast

C$30 C$15

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Chiado: A User’s Guide

Progressive Portuguese Cuisine and Tapas | Fresh Seafood | Portuguese Wine List | Acclaimed Restaurateur

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: sardines marinated in lemon, parsley, and olive oil
  • Tapas dish: carpaccio of grouper
  • Entree: herb-crusted pheasant crusted with garlic mashed potatoes, madeira wine, and caramelized citrus sauce
  • Dessert: chocolate mousse with espresso crème anglaise and raspberries

    What to Drink: Chiado boasts an extensive wine that spotlights vintages from Portugal. The sommelier also curates a concise list of his favourite suggestions, making it easier for diners to discover the perfect pairing for their meal.

The Vibe: In the dining room, dark oak wainscoting offsets pale-yellow walls. Paintings of wild Spanish street scenes punctuate the space, including one large piece with vibrantly rendered street performers, jugglers, and onlookers that lends an unexpected dose of whimsy to the otherwise sophisticated ambience.

Fun Fact: In 2003, the President of Portugal knighted Chiado’s owner, Albino Silva, with the Commander Order of Merit for promoting Portuguese gastronomy and culture in Canada.

While You're in the Neighbourhood: Dance the night away with a beer in hand at The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), a divey music joint with regular live acts.

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Check out Adega Restaurante (33 Elm Street), restaurateur Albino Silva’s foray into Spanish-Portuguese fusion cuisine.

864 College St
Toronto,
ON
CA

Inside Sant? Restaurant, the piquant scents of globally inspired cuisine mingle amidst the work of local artists, whose pieces fill the dining room's walls. This eatery and gallery is the brainchild of owner Donna Holtom, who believes that "beautiful art serves to heighten the dining experience," as she told Ottawa at Home magazine in 2009. Diners also get a better sense of this while dining among majestic and historic views of Ottawa and the four diamond vistas at the corner of Sussex Drive and Rideau Street.

Inside the kitchen, Chef David De Bernardi demonstrates his own artistic skills. David?s unique style of presenting food has earned him much acclaim as he perfected his craft in some of the finest kitchens, including CAA Five Diamond Langdon Hall, Stagiare/Montelimar, France, Reds of Toronto, and Toca at the Ritz Carlton. His seamless integration of European and Asian ingredients has effectively elevated Sante?s traditional signature cuisine alongside David?s visionary dishes to appeal to all palates. Using a palette of free-range chicken, organic salmon, and locally sourced produce, Chef David paints plates with aromatic curries and ginger-spiked stir-fries. To accompany these fragrantly seasoned dishes, Sant? Restaurant stocks its subterranean vault with a selection of Canadian and international wines. The elegant, intimate space and inventive cuisine earned the eatery Diners' Choice awards from OpenTable for Best Ambiance, Romantic, and Fit for Foodie.

45 Rideau St
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Each year, more than 180,000 diners fill their plates from Tandoori Flame, which chefs refill constantly with up to 150 different buffet items prepared in a wide variety of spice to suite any palate. Soups and naan greet diners at the start of the line before they move to batter-fried vegetable and fish pakoras, as well as less traditional offerings including onion rings. Then, they traverse to the tawa and tandoor section for smoked veggies, samosas, and potato tikkis (or patties). Main courses wait down the line?including goat curry, butter chicken, and palak paneer?before diners finish their culinary voyages the same way Marco Polo ended his: with fresh fruit, pastries, and Indian desserts. Diners can linger traditional drinks such as yogourt lassis, sip on Indian-inspired cocktails or select a bottle of wine or drink from their fully stocked bar.

The restaurant?s high ceilings, cloth-draped tables, and modern decor are a fitting backdrop for the abundant feast and bold flavours. Already with seating capacities up to 500 in Brampton and over 360 in the new location in the commercial hub of Mississauga, Tandoori Flame has plans to expand further into British Columbia.

5975 Mavis Road
Mississauga,
ON
CA

Born in Guatemala, Luis Carpio earned his stripes as a short-order cook in San Francisco, then journeyed north to Canada in 1999 to open Maya Restaurant—a move that, ironically, signaled a return to his Central American roots. "I try to cook similar to back home, try to use our own spices and try to be simple," he told the Toronto Star, which praised the "perfectly cooked chicken," "flavourful refried black beans," and "nicely browned and caramelized" plantain he dishes up.

The concise menu mixes traditional dishes from across Central America, from seafood platters, soups, and ceviche to pork and chicken cooked with herbs not often seen this far north. On weekends, the breakfast menu piles plates with hearty Latin breakfasts, all accompanied by steaming cups of coffee to awaken taste buds and steam-press rumpled tongues.

918 Wilson Avenue
Toronto,
ON
CA

Blue Nile’s vibrant orange dining room hums with energy as the aromas of meat and spices waft in from the kitchen. Patterned tablecloths, flowers, and colourful art decorate the walls, just as colourful spreads of lentils, split peas, and collard greens decorate plates. Using a pancake-like bread called injera, guests scoop up earthy bites of Ethiopia’s national dish—a type of stewed chicken called doro wat—or other flavourful foods. They can can pair the hearty food with sips of a traditional pot of coffee known as jebena buna or with fruit juices such as mango or guava.

90 Wellington Street North
Hamilton,
ON
CA

A mere sandwich throw from Niagara Falls, East Side Mario's is found within the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Fallsview Hotel, directly across the street from Fallsview Casino. Below elegant chandeliers, Mario's red and white checked tablecloths support grilled salmon, juicy steak, and Italian-imported pastas slathered in spicy arrabbiata or pesto alfredo. The doors of the kitchen part as servers emerge bearing Sicilian-style pizzas fresh from the sweltering interior of a stone oven.

Through the steam rising from Mario's all-you-can-eat garlic homeloaf, diners can peer at the framed mirrors hanging on gold walls. After enjoying wine or cocktails at Mario's polished wooden bar, guests can question servers about Four Points hotel accommodations or the strength needed to hurl a pizza across Niagara Falls and into the mouth of a waiting American.

130 Great Lakes Drive
Brampton,
ON
CA