Known as the Nickle City, Sudbury is a literal gem in Northern Ontario! While this sprawling city has a long history with mining, it is now rising up the ranks as a top destination to travel to. Home to over 300 lakes, street art around every corner, and fun family-friendly attractions, this city has something for everyone. In addition to all the fun things to do and see, the Sudbury restaurant scene is diverse. With top restaurants in Sudbury like Tucos Taco Lounge and Verdicchio Ristorante, there’s everything from casual to fine dining.
So, if you’re planning a road trip and looking for the best places to eat in Sudbury, we’ve put in the time eating to help you find the best restaurants to feed your appetite!
14 Best Restaurants in Sudbury
Tucos Taco Lounge
It’s always taco Tuesday at Tucos Taco Lounge! Located in the Donovan neighbourhood, Tucos Taco Lounge is the best vegan restaurant in Sudbury. While they serve vegan fare, don’t let the lack of meat stir you carnivores away. They don’t promote the restaurant as vegan because it’s so good, it won’t matter. Take it from this carnivore, these are the BEST TACOS I’ve ever eaten!
As soon as you walk in, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a spaghetti western with a hip vibe. The name comes from Tuco Ramirez, the actor who played ‘The Ugly’ in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. However, the menu is better than good! Tucos tacos are hand made and come in a variety of flavours. I highly recommend the Texan Chili Tacos for their bold taste. A few other solid menu choices are their epic nachos, burritos, and mac and cheese.
This place is a must visit all year round. In the winter it will give you that warm beachy vibe you’re craving, plus some sweet food too. While in the summer, Tucos Taco Lounge is home to one of the best restaurant patios in Sudbury! With red umbrellas and fun cocktails, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Mexico.
Travel Tip: If you’re looking for a summer dessert after your meal then head across the street for an ice cream from Flurple’s. Just like Tucos, Flurple’s is vegan!
Tucos Taco Lounge Information
Address: 582 Kathleen St, Sudbury, ON P3C 2N3
Hours: Thursday to Sunday 12pm – 9:30pm & Closed Monday to Wednesday
Phone: (705) 222-8459
Craving awesome pizza, drinks with friends, or a romantic date night? Laughing Buddha is the spot! As one of the best restaurants in downtown Sudbury, this place has something to suit everyone’s palate. This family run restaurant opened in 2005 with a mission to offer ‘great pizza, unique beer and a killer vibe.’ And they continue to do so, plus!
Visitors will find a wide array of options on their menu. It’s a healthy mix of unique pizzas, Buddha bowls, sandwiches and sharables. There’s also an assortment of vegan and gluten-free items. If you’re keen to try one of their fun pizzas two popular ones are the Llama Rama and the Dill Pickle Za. But don’t worry there’s a classic Roasted Margarita made with their signature tomato sauce too! Using only the finest ingredients, you’ll enjoy whatever you choose.
Laughing Buddha also boasts a large selection of local craft beer. In addition, they have a number of different scotch varieties, as well as local and international spirits. So, if you’re looking for a fun night out with friends, this is a solid spot for great drinks.
Plus, the Laughing Buddha is home to another of the Sudbury’s epic patios! Partially covered, their side deck features twinkling lights and a real tree growing out of the deck!
Laughing Buddha Information
Address: 194 Elgin St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 3N7
Hours: Monday & Tuesday 4pm – 11pm, Wednesday & Thursday 11:30am – 12am, Friday & Saturday 11:30am – 2am, Sunday 11:30am – 10pm
Phone: (705) 673-2112
We at Eat Local are all about showcasing local establishments, even if it’s a typical burger and fries joint. However, Deluxe Hamburgers is anything but typical! They’ve been one of the staples on the Sudbury restaurants scene for over 50 years. Noted for their trademark single arch, and surprisingly right across from a big shot brand with two arches, Deluxe is beloved by locals and tourists alike.
Deluxe Hamburgers was originally a car-hop when it opened in the 1960’s, where girls would bring food our to your car. Nowadays, you can pull up and go through their drive-thru or come in to enjoy your meal inside. They are known for their fabulous cheeseburgers as well as serving up some of the BEST FRIES in Sudbury. But what takes their fries to the next level is their unique sauce. While it’s toted as a barbeque sauce, this is so much more than any other barbeque sauce you’ll find. Plus, if you’re on a budget, Deluxe offers one of the cheapest full meals around!
In addition to burgers, their menu includes chicken, breakfast meals, milkshakes and more.
Fun Fact: Deluxe Hamburgers opened in 1967, before the first McDonald’s had come to Ontario.
Deluxe Hamburgers Information
Address: 1737 Regent St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 3Z7
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7am – 9pm, Friday 7am – 10pm, Saturday 7am – 9pm, Sunday 8am – 9pm
Phone: (705) 522-2470
Di Gusto Wood Fired Pizza
Experience the tastes and aromas of Italy at Di Gusto Wood Fired Pizza, Fresh Pasta & Wine Bar. With a warm and welcoming dining room, it’s a great place to dine with friends, family or for special occasions. You’ll find a hearty line up of Italian classics on the menu, with everything prepared with only the freshest and best quality ingredients.
Di Gusto is best known for their awesome wood fired pizza. The large custom-built oven is on full display to the dining room, so be sure to take a peek at the magic! However, the tough part is choosing which of their all-star line up of pizzas to order. All of the pizzas are made with Italian pizza flour. The dough is then kneaded by hand and is the perfection of thin crust when taken out of the oven.
Along with traditional options, like the Margherita, they have a number of fun pizzas. I recommend trying the Hot Honey Pizza that packs a little kick. Or if you’re craving pasta, I loved their Penne Al Polo E Pesto with fresh pesto, roasted red peppers and grilled chicken. Like their pizzas, all of Di Gusto’s pastas are made from scratch with quality ingredients.
The menu also features a number of delicious appetizers. One of the most popular is their signature spinach and artichoke dip that’s baked in their wood-fired oven. However, I love that you can order Charity Bread. The baked their bread fresh daily and for only $2 per person you can enjoy some tasty soft fresh bread with a warm heart knowing that the proceeds go to local charities.
Di Gusto Wood Fired Pizza Information
Address: 1620 Regent St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 5W3
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 11am – 9pm & Thursday to Saturday 11am – 10pm
Phone: (705) 222-7273
M.I.C. Canadian Eatery & Whiskey Pub
Get your fill of all things Canadian at the M.I.C. Canadian Eatery & Whiskey Pub! As one of the best restaurants in Sudbury, this is the place to go for some truly great Canadian eats. It all starts in their name. The M.I.C. stands for Made in Canada and that’s what this restaurant is all about. Their menu boasts locally-sourced AAA steak, Ontario beef, Canadian brewed beer, as well as wines from the Niagara Region and Okanogan Valley.
Throughout the large restaurant, each of their rooms has a distinct Canadian vibe. With log-cabin like walls that are adorned with hockey sticks as well as photos of Canadian icons, it has a warm and inviting vibe. Just like Canada! Even the music playing is by Canadian artists.
When it comes to food, their extensive lunch and dinner menus celebrate many iconic Canadian dishes. A few fun favourites include their Calgary Stampede Dip, Canadian Bacon Mac & Cheese, and P.E.I. mussels. However, I recommend trying out their M.I.C. Signature Crispy wings and burgers. I loved how my burger came with a Canadian flag topper!
Beyond the food, M.I.C. Canadian Eatery is a great place to enjoy a drink. As a noted Whiskey Pub, they stock over 80 different types of Canadian Whisky. So, consider adding a premium Whisky flight to your meal. You’ll get to try some of the country’s rarest!
M.I.C. Canadian Eatery & Whiskey Pub Information
Address: 200 Falconbridge Rd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3A 5K4
Hours: Monday to Sunday 11am – 10pm
Phone: (705) 524-7273
One of the best fine dining restaurants in Sudbury is Verdicchio Ristorante! There are endless reasons to dine at Verdicchio, one of which is their dedication to the Slow Food concept. For nearly 30 years, they have been dedicated to the eat local movement by using local ingredients in their dishes. Among the many Ontario based producers they utilize, many of them are Northern Ontario growers.
Verdicchio Ristorante pairs local ingredients with progressive Italian cuisine. With fresh seasonal local ingredients and elevated Italian dishes, their menu is stellar! Their menu is always evolving but you’ll find a variety of options. There are tapas-style shareables, appetizers, pasta and risotto. Their mains highlight a number of local meats and fish, like Ontario veal and Manitoulin rainbow trout. I really enjoyed my Quaglie al Mattone, grilled Nipissing Farms boneless quail, slow cooked farroto, and red cabbage slaw with a balsamic reduction.
Wine connoisseurs will love their award-winning wine list. They boast an impressive all-Italian wine cellar. Plus, you can enjoy a guided tasting in their wine bar or choose to sip one during your meal. And while their interior space is a perfect blend of class and charm, they also have a lovely patio.
Verdicchio Ristorante Information
Address: 1351-D Kelly Lake Rd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 5P5
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 5pm – 9pm & Closed Sunday to Tuesday
Phone: (705) 523-2794
Dog House Sports Bar
When speaking with a local about the best Sudbury restaurants he mentioned Dog House Sports Bar for the best wings. So, when I discovered they were voted favourite wings in Sudbury 9 years in a row, I knew I had to test them out! I thoroughly enjoyed every last bite! Plus, their fries are fabulous too!
This downtown bar opened in 1998 and is a go to for locals. While they have dining inside and a patio, I was blown away by the endless take-out orders I saw being picked up during my visit. It’s a popular spot to go on game nights with a number of large flat screen TVs to watch. But the Dog House Sports Bar is so much more than a sports bar, during my visit I saw families enjoying a tasty night out too.
The menu at Dog House Sports Bar is filled with fantastic options. I highly recommend grabbing at least a pound of wings. Their Doggyville Special is great as it comes with a pound of wings, fries or onion rings, as well as veggies and dip for $14.99. But there’s also burgers, fish and chips, salads, and sandwiches.
Dog House Sports Bar Information
Address: 212 Romanet Ln, Sudbury, ON P3E 3N8
Hours: Monday 3pm – 11pm, Tuesday to Sunday 3pm – 12am
Phone: (705) 675-2275
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The Daventry Kitchen & Bar
One of the best places to eat in Sudbury in the winter is the Daventry! During the winter months they add adorable snow globes to their patio.
If you’re looking for igloo dining, this is the spot! Each globe is outfitted with twinkling lights, a heater and cozy blankets.
Beyond the winter snow globes, the Daventry Kitchen & Bar is a fun spot to eat in the city. Friday and Saturday they have live music. Wednesdays are trivia night. Plus, there’s a spot to play darts at the back of the bar.
The diverse menu at the Daventry means there’s something to suit everyone’s appetite and dietary needs. Vegans will love the Beyond burger and cauliflower wings. While meat lovers will devour their Classic Smashburger.
In addition to French fries, we loved that tatter tots and Yam Frites (sweet potato fries) were offered as sides. That sums up the Daventry. It’s a classic pub that adds a fun flare to a traditional menu.
Along with traditional pub grub, like fish and chips and nachos, you’ll find heathy options too. Lindsay enjoyed the Tuna Nicoise. While the Wasabi Vinaigrette was strong, it certainly warmed her insides as we dined in the igloo.
Insider Tip: Ladies will love Thursday nights at the Daventry. For Ladies Night they offer half price apps! Also, please note that if you can to reserve a snow globe there is a $20 non-refundable fee.
The Daventry Kitchen & Bar Information
What to order: Classic Burger and Tuna Nicoise
Address: 1500 Regent St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 3Z6
Hours: Monday & Tuesday 4-9pm, Wednesday 11:30am-9pm, Thursday to Saturday 11:30am-Midnight, Sunday 11:30am-9pm
Phone: (705) 222-7070
BENi’s Rise & Shine
Start your day off right at BENi’s! This new breakfast spot in the south end has it all! It has a cool and breezy vibe with a plate full of warm. Plus, they use Ontario’s Reunion Coffee and their food is dynamite!
Of all the breakfast restaurants in Sudbury, this one stands out! Diners will find all the beloved classics like bacon and eggs as well as French toast. In addition, BENi’s menu is packed full of healthy options.
First thing on the menu is a warm cup of Bone Broth, which is not a common sight. This is a fantastic addition to your meal for a number of health reasons. It’s full of collagen and helps to maintain a healthy immune system.
Everything at BENi’s is made in house, including their Hollandaise sauce! And if you’re wondering where the name comes from, it’s in homage to their list of unique eggs benedict options.
I ordered the French toast and it was the perfect blend of soft with a crispy outer layer. Made with challah bread, it’s topped with a fruit compote, whipped mascarpone and an edible flower. The French toast is served on a bed of homemade granola with true Canadian maple syrup.
On top of serving up one of the best breakfasts in Sudbury, there’s a bakery at the back of the restaurant. Anna Laura Bakery is home to an array of fresh pastries and donuts.
From the restaurateurs behind Di Gusto and MIC, two other popular eateries in the city, you know it’s going to be a success.
What to order: One of many Eggs BENi and French Toast
Address: 125 Loachs Rd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 2P8
Hours: Monday to Sunday 7am-3pm
Phone: (705) 222-1212
Respect Is Burning Kitchen and Bar
With a large Italian population, it’s no surprise you’ll find many awesome Italian restaurants in Sudbury. One of them is Respect is Burning Kitchen & Bar. Serving up mouth-watering traditional recipes from their long line of Italian ancestors, this is the place for a delectable home cooked meal.
Inside isn’t your standard Italian restaurant. Respect is Burning has a cool and hip vibe inside. Depending on when you visit, you might catch one of their live music nights. You can always guarantee good food and good times at Respect is Burning!
This downtown Sudbury restaurant has an Italian menu that’s full of classics but many dishes that have been reimagined! There’s a large list of shareable plates, with Arrabiata Mussels Hot Pot being a favourite. As for mains, choose from everything from pastas to grilled ribs and Pan Chicken ‘Al Prosciutto.’ But make sure to leave room for dessert! You’ve got to try their Dolcemisu! With layers of fresh mascarpone, ladyfinger Tiramisu, fresh berries, smashed honey, and more, it’s a delight to the tastebuds!
Respect Is Burning Kitchen and Bar Information
Address: 82 Durham St, Sudbury, ON P3E 3M6
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 4pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm – 12am, Sunday & Monday Closed
Phone: (705) 675-5777
Bonn to Bake
Need a little spice in your life? Then head to Bonn to Bake, one of the newest downtown Sudbury restaurants!
Bonn to Bake serves up Indian street food in an enchanting dining room of royal blue. Walking in, we immediately fell in love with the Instagram vibes.
One wall has a pink lit set of wings for selfies and hanging from the ceiling are stunning chandeliers. Even their plush blue chairs match the walls.
We sat to browse the menu and grooved in our seats to the background sound of lively Bollywood. The menu at Bonn to Bake includes an eclectic mix of Indian cuisine with Canadian foods that feature the rich flavours that only Indian food has.
You’ll find everything from pizzas to sandwiches with an Indian flare. Plus, there’s iconic Indian dishes like Paneer Makhani and Papdi Chaat.
We ordered one of the classic dishes, butter chicken, and one of their unique pastas, Makhani Pasta. Both were full of flavour, spice and bold tastes.
In addition to a lunch and dinner menu, Bonn to Bake is home to an assortment of bakery items for sale. The cooler is filled with delightful desserts like strawberry shortcake, brownies, and other pastries. If you don’t have room to eat one after your meal, be sure to grab one to go!
Insider Tip: If you haven’t sampled much Indian food before, there’s one thing to keep in mind. Whatever your normal spice level is, go down one for Indian food.
Bonn to Bake Information
What to order: Butter Chicken and Makhani Pasta
Address: 7 Cedar St UNIT 101, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 1A2
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 3pm-12am, Closed Monday
Phone: (705) 671-9090
Tony V’s Pizza & Restaurant
Another one of the best Sudbury restaurants is Tony V’s! For over 15 years they have been known for their friendly staff and warm and welcoming atmosphere. This is a great place to eat as there’s something to suit everyone on the menu. You’ll find a mix of Italian, Greek and classic Canadian dishes. Plus, they have vegetarian and gluten free options.
Come hungry, because they are all about good food and generous portion sizes at Tony V’s! Located in the south end of town, its menu covers appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas and various mains. It’s a great spot for lunch or dinner. Plus, they offer a number classic pizza combos or the option to build your own. One of their house favourites is the Zio Phil, which comes with salami, green olives, and prosciutto. In addition to a gluten-free pizza, you can also substitute vegan cheese.
If you’re looking for the best take out in Sudbury, Tony V’s is a great choice! They have a wide selection of general as well as family-sized take-out options.
Another great reason to visit in the evening is to enjoy dinner and drinks. Along with a variety of drinks to order, they’ve partnered with local Crosscut Distillery for some fun cocktails. I recommend the Grapefruit Tom Collins or the Dill-icious Caesar!
Tony V’s Pizza & Restaurant Information
Address: 1323 Martindale Rd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 4J7
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 11am – 7:30pm, Thursday & Friday 11am – 8pm, Saturday 3pm – 8pm, Closed Sunday
Phone: (705) 522-2883
When a pizza joint has been around for over 60 years you know they make a great pizza! That’s the case with Don’s Pizza, Sudbury’s first pizza shop!
Since the beginning, Don’s Pizza has used the same recipe and make their fresh pizza dough daily. While new owners took over in 2021, they are committed to carrying on the tradition.
As soon as we entered, we were greeted by the friendly staff. This cozy west end restaurant has a great selection of pizzas. We ordered the House Special that’s topped with pepperoni, onions, green peppers and more. The thin cornmeal crust had the perfect crunch!
If you’re particular with your pizza, no worries, they also have build your own pizzas. Plus, gluten free crust is available for a few dollars extra and you can substitute vegan cheese for free! Or order their Donna Vega pizza that comes with vegan mozzarella, eggplant, olives, roasted red peppers and more.
In addition to pizza, Don’s menu has a wide array of other items like appetizers, sandwiches, and pastas. We missed out this time but hear that locals love their garlic knots and wings too!
Insider Tip: There is limited parking behind the building. However, the side street that the lot is off of allows for on street parking.
Don’s Pizza Information
What to order: House Pizza
Address: 707 Lorne St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3C 4S4
Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11am-7pm, Thursday & Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 3-8pm, Sunday 2-7pm
Phone: (705) 674-7864
Another long-standing restaurant in Sudbury is Gus’s! Founded in 1952 by Gus, a Greek immigrant, who settled in Sudbury, this diner maintains his mission. That mission was to provide great food at reasonable prices in a friendly family atmosphere.
Gus’s Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We popped in for breakfast and immediately felt at home in cozy retro diner. And as for Gus’s mission, it still rings true. The service is fast and friendly and the tables were filled with families.
Hung on the wall, lined with booth seating, were images and framed pieces paying homage to Sudbury’s history. One of which that drew my attention was a collection of photos of Sudbury’s buildings in 1894!
We enjoyed a classic breakfast of eggs and bacon, French toast, and a solid cup of coffee. And while browsing their dinner menu we quipped about needing to return to try their traditional home-made Greek dishes.
So, when we attended the Taste of Sudbury event that night, we were overjoyed to see them there. We wasted no time and tried their perfectly seasoned chicken souvlaki and incredible walnut cake.
Gus’s Restaurant Information
What to order: French toast for breakfast or Chicken Souvlaki for dinner
Address: 336 Elm St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3C 1V8
Hours: Monday to Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 7am-7pm, Closed Sunday
Phone: (705) 673-9744
More Great Places to Eat in Sudbury
Beyond all of the top Sudbury restaurants, the city is filled with plenty of other great places to eat. Among them include a lengthy list of bakeries, classic delis, and numerous coffee shops serving light meals. So, if you’re looking for more places to grab a meal in Sudbury, check out the following.
Cara’s Famous Deli – For one of the best sandwiches in Sudbury pop into Cara’s Famous Deli! A staple since 1988, you’ll find amazing sandwich options among other dishes on the menu. Using fresh ingredients, Cara’s serves everything from soups to desserts. Plus, the whip up a hearty breakfast.
The Kouzzina – If you’re looking for restaurants in New Sudbury head over to The Kouzzina. For nearly 40 years the Mediterranean-style establishment wins over all with its awesome patio and roasted red pepper and tomato soup. However, the menu is filled with delicious options like steak, pizza and pastas.
Gloria’s Restaurant – One of the most beloved breakfast spots in Sudbury is Gloria’s Restaurant. Famous for their all-day breakfast, this family eatery opened in 1952. Among the classic breakfast menu items, patrons will find a large vegan menu too!
Pinchman’s Cafe and Artisan Bakery – Known for their delicious baked goods, this south end bakery also has friendly staff! Let the sweet smells draw you in and enjoy a variety of fabulous French baked goods that are made with seasonal ingredients. It’s also a popular spot for brunch in Sudbury where a popular menu item is their crepes.
Fromagerie – When it comes to restaurants downtown Sudbury is full of great places. A unique spot is Fromagerie. With a warm and eclectic vibe, they offer tasty handcrafted food to suit all dietary needs. We recommend grabbing a charcuterie board and wine to enjoy with friends.
Things to do in Sudbury
With so many places to eat in Sudbury you’ll want to spend a few days in the city. And to even out all the eating, work your meals around all of the fun things to do and see in Sudbury.
- Known for being an incredibly family-friendly city, kids and adults alike will love the top Sudbury attractions which include Science North and Dynamic Earth.
- Foodies should plan a visit in the winter to attend Taste of Sudbury, one of the top food festivals in Sudbury! This ticketed event showcases over 25 different restaurants, eateries and food providers at the Caruso Club. But be sure to grab your tickets early, as it sells out fast.
- For those looking to feed their inner artist, you’ll find a wealth of street art across downtown thanks to their Up Here Mural Festival. Plus, there’s the Art Gallery of Sudbury to browse.
- Looking to wash down all this great food? Sudbury is home to a handful of fun places to drink like 46 North Brewing and Crosscut Distillery.
- Outdoor adventurers will be blown away by the long list of hiking trails in Sudbury. With casual waterfront pathways to epic long-distance hikes, there’s something for everyone’s fitness level. A couple top places to go include Bell Park and Lake Laurentian.
- If you’re visiting during the winter, a great place to visit is Kivi Park. This fun park is full of fun things to do all year round. However, in the winter you can enjoy fat biking, a magical skate trail, snowshoeing and more.
- Onaping Falls is a must for all the waterfall chasers out there! You can choose to do the full hike to the waterfall or take in the beauty of it from the A.Y. Jackson Lookout.
Where to Stay in Sudbury
We highly recommend planning at least a long weekend getaway. That way you can take advantage of all of the fabulous restaurants in Sudbury. You’ll find plenty of accommodation styles, from traditional hotel to, like our favourite the Holiday Inn, to unique places like the Hacienda Bed & Breakfast.
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