5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton – Feb. 2 – Feb. 8


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Feb. 2 - Feb. 8 based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com. 

5. Palermo Pub


The words ‘Miss Vickies’ appear on the menu and I’m instantly sold. This large haddock fillet is coated in crushed Miss Vickie's Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Kettle Cooked potato chips, then served with fries, slaw and tartar sauce. The fish (it’s frozen but the server assures me I won’t even notice once I dig in) is hot, thick and flaky, and not overdone or underdone — it’s just right. The batter isn't soggy, and might be the crispiest I’ve ever tasted. Tartar, made in-house, is tangy and takes this fish over the top. I leave wanting to put chips on everything.

Price: $13.99

Type of fish: Haddock 

4. Memphis BBQ & Wicked Wings


You know it’s good when a national newspaper comes knockin’ for some smokin’ BBQ at a mom and pop shop. This family-run resto has been serving up southern BBQ for more than 20 years. In addition to winning accolades by the dozen, they've got a Woodbridge location bearing the same name. A few sauces are made in-house, such as the Alabama Slamma, and their smoked wings come doused in their Signature BBQ sauce. Overall, the Hot Creamy Parm is their most popular sauce. It looks dangerously fattening but ain’t nobody got time to count calories when you’re at the best wing joint in Milton!

Price (per pound): $10.95 for smoked or fried

Fav Sauce: Alabama Slamma 

3. Fantastico Pizza


This quaint pizzeria on Kerr St. knows how to craft a fabulous meal. The wood-stone oven draws me in and when our pizza comes out I can’t wait to dig in. Naturally, I burn the roof of my mouth with the cheese but it was totally worth it! With fresh dough and sauce, plus a nice mix of herbs, this pizza completely hits the spot. Seating is limited … nonetheless, try to enjoy this pizza at the restaurant, if you can. With more than 30 years of experience, the men behind the counter say they used to be located in east Mississauga, near Bloor St. and Fieldgate Dr. Once they moved to Kerr they never looked back. They’re fun to be around (check out a pizza dubbed the Pretentious Pie, complete with bocconcini, prosciutto, golden berries, figs, goat cheese, and blueberry honey) and their crust is downright amazing. Service, like the pizza, can be summed in one word: fantastic.

Price for a large pepperoni: $9.95

2. Barque


Go for the brisket … leave having sampled everything because the ravenous carnivore in you will surface and the meat is *that* damn fantastic. (Also, the Korean BBQ Nachos are amaaaaazing). Barque Smokehouse first opened in Toronto's west-end Roncesvalles Village in 2011, heading further west to Burlington in summer 2017. Once you’re seated, you’re served popcorn and complimentary sparkling water. Don’t look at the menu. Just order the Smoked Beef Brisket with red cabbage slaw, fried onions, and horseradish mayo. Now, the popcorn. It’s amazing. You might sneeze or cough but you must keep snacking. (Turn the container upside down, RIGHT over your mouth, if no one is watching). The seats are so comfy, the vibe is fun and casual chic, and the meat speaks for itself. For the plant-based lovers in your life, the Blackened Cajun Sweet Potato Tacos are a great choice. Barque serves locally grown ingredients when possible. The menu also offers Pulled Pork Poutine, Southern Fried Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, and Smoked Wings. Service is awesome.

1. Oliver’s Steakhouse


Easily one of the best restaurants in Ontario - and even Canada, Oliver’s offers a phenomenal fine dining experience and is going strong after four decades. The menu features the best of the best: USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list. This is some next-level fine dining, minus the white tablecloths … even the ice cream is made in-house! You’ll find amazing service without the pretentious aura. The menu features high-quality ingredients, while the staff’s attention to detail and presentation is simply on point. The resto seats 120, complete with a private area that can be separated into two rooms for parties. With dim lighting, the beautifully designed restaurant is accented with gorgeous chandeliers, art, a mix of wood and rich tones, plus the wine cellar (if you didn’t know, Oliver’s wine list earned the prestigious New York’s Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for five years running). The experience is downright unforgettable.


The 5 hottest restaurants in Halton for the week of Feb. 2 - Feb. 8 were based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com. 

5 Hottest Restaurants in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton - Feb. 2 - Feb. 8

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