any good food in south oshawa?
Keep in mind that South Oshawa is not considered to be the nicest of areas...pretty much what you'll find there are small greasy spoons and bars as the area is primarily known for the GM Plant.
Further north is where the gems are...
Across from Oshawa Center is Harpo's which is an old school Greek Steak House. The food there is good although the menu and decor are straight out of the 70's and 80's (Creme de Menthe Parfaits on the dessert menus etc.), good for a flashback and yes the bartender makes Planter's Punches. Also the meat grill is in a separate room in the middle of the restaurant so you can watch your slab being cremated.
Also, another fave is Teddys which is phenomenal for their deli sandwiches. Huge portions, cheap prices. Keep in mind that Teddys is a family restaurant, has no liquor license and is always lined up. If you go there, save room for the coconut cream pie, especially if you are a whipped cream fan.
If you don't mind cooking for yourself or purchasing something like a Cornish Pasty, WAY north off of Simcoe St. is Buckingham meats...they will custom cut some meat for you and have a decent selection of deli meats and cheeses...
re: Mike from Hamilton
I would like to say that there are actually some decent places to eat in the south end. Halibut House fish and chips serves a decent breakfast. Its 2 slices of bacon, 1 eggs, home fries and toast for 2.88
there is also New Dragon Chinese food on Simcoe St South. It is a total hole in the wall but they have never messed up an order from us and is always amazing. The general george chicken is my favorite.
In the downtown core you also have stuttering John's smokehouse which does an amazing pulled pork with house cut fries.
As for bakeries, on Bloor Street the is The Bakers Table which is an old school Italian bakery. Lots of yummy treats, fresh breads and a deli.
Don't write the south end off so easily. Maybe if more people gave it a chance it wouldn't have such a poor rep and it could even thrive.