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Best Food in Port Stanley ON

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A Pointe Dec 8, 2012 03:54 PM

ME and Suzie's

It was a toss up whether to put food or service first but I don't know that people chose restaurants for their service. Anyway, this is the best restaurant in Port Stanley. We have been spending a lot of time in this lovely little resort town in the last two years and tried all the highly recommended places. The Windjammer is excellent quality too but ME and Suzie's menu and wine list has greater appeal.

We have been through a couple of chef changes - a given when you move through the seasons and go from opening seven days a week to only four or five off season. Throughout, the quality of ingredients and their handling shines!

I won't bother to extol the virtues of the previous menus; the current one has plenty to offer. The ale and cheddar soup is fabulous. The ceasar salad and side salads are too - and not too heavily dressed - I hate drowning good veg in sauce. The fettucine is a wonderful cold weather dish. My husband orders a naked burger or the steak depending on how rich and/or hungry he's feeling is always satisfied. I have a terrible time deciding between soups, salads, pastas and pizzas - the specials of the day are always interesting. The French fries are good, too.

And lots of lovely Canadian wines, yes, you heard me, by the glass as well as the bottle and Robin and Terry are quite knowledgeable in helping match them perfectly to food. Or vice versa.

The desserts are fine though usually we opt to have the complimentary chocolate covered mint sticks instead because the servings are generous. I'm often tempted to order just one full meal and share all the dishes. But then we would have to agree on what to eat ;-)

The service is great - we have been often enough that they know us and know how critical I am and they still are charming and helpful and efficient, even in summer when the capacity more than doubles with the wonderful patio and there are a few junior staff who are lovely but working on their skills.