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Apr 4, 2008 04:38 AM

Good casual dining in Southwest Mississauga?

Looking for something reliable in Clarkson, Port Credit, even up near Dundas and Erin Mills is fine. Basically the area somewhat adjacent to Oakville. Any cuisine is fine, though European/Continental is the preference. Kinda sick of Oakville's scene, looking for something different.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. In Port Credit there is Breakwater at the Waterside Inn; it is a little more upscale, but the food is quite good, especially in Port Credit and fits your Continental style request.
    There is also Hooks Grill on Lakeshore at Stavebank - very cozy casual restaurant, but it is fish/seafood with a cajun flair to it - Mr. Cheeze and I have never been dissapointed here.
    I don't particularly like Lago - I find the food meh (it's not bad, but not great either) for the price - it does well because there is little else in the area
    Aielli for Italian is quite good

    Rosewood Bistro at Dundas/Mississauga Road is also quite good (and reasonable) for the neighborhood even though it is part of a "mini-chain" - I think the owners have a few places in Burlington. It has steaks, pasta, pizza and a nice warm atmosphere

    Also in the same area is Rogues - I have not been but Mr. Cheeze and others I know quite like it

    1. For European try Bistro 1603 on Clarkson..excellant wine list and cozy spot (it's tucked away in a plaza). I've only been there once, but the food was great!
      I would also second Rogues/Rosewood Bistro.
      Solstice is also very good.
      Micheal's Back Door for italian, however I've been less than impressed on some occasions..

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      1. re: burlgurl

        Burlgurl -- thank you!! I was desperately trying to remember Bistro1603!! I second that - great food

        Michaels' Back Door - I didn't even bother with it as I too have been disappointed many time. I just don't think it's worth it

      2. For very casual Clarkson Pump and Patio is good for pub fare and have the second best wings. Rubicon has the best wings and believe it or not Big Daddy's is good for a chain. Other than that i have been disappointed with the food choices in South Mississauga since Villa Rosa closed.

        1. How about Bistro Matisse in the plaza east of the Royal bank in Clarkson? They have a mid week prix fix menu and their regular menu is also good. That's one of our regular spots. It's small, cozy and the food is usually very good.

          1. I've never had a bad time at Hooks either. Their jambalaya has always been great. JAM Martini lounge - southside of Lakeshore, a minute east of Hurontario is good as well - asian-fusion, tapas like dishes. Good martini list.