Welcome to the new Snug Harbour

My eating excursions are usually confined to Toronto city limits, but there are times when I will venture outside the city for good food and a change of scenery.   With this past weekend temperatures feeling like early Summer,

Snug Harbour a gem at the mouth of the Port Credit River is the perfect place to enjoy a breath-taking view with a cocktail and some mouth-watering seafood.

After being closed for a few of months to undergo a major renovation, Snug Harbour re-opened on March 24  with a great  new look, a bigger patio, a bright dining room to enjoy the best catch of the day and sample some of best oysters anywhere.

The Clifton brothers have put a lot of thought into the new design and menu. You can find them on the floor enthusiastically ensuring  all guests  are well taken care of whether you’re a regular to  the   bright new bar or  visiting for the  first time.

The newly expanded and redesigned kitchen, has Chef Tim and his crew pumping out great new dishes.  Seafood is brought in daily and oysters are carefully selected for variety and freshness.

An attentive and knowledgeable wait staff will happily help  pair a great beer or one of their many wines to go with your meal.

Seafood is number one, but to change things up  a little, on Friday night they have their Prime Rib Special.  Owner Paul Clifton is passionate about his food, I have it on good authority that he spent over one month refining the roasting of the prime rib, using a combination of a smoker and roasting oven to perfect the Wellington County Ontario choice Triple A corn-fed beef prime rib.

Slow roasted, served to your preference it’s accompanied with Chef Tim’s homemade from scratch Yorkshire pudding, house vegetables, au jus.  Available in 10 oz and 14 oz for bigger appetites.  It’s a big crowd pleaser, like having a great Sunday dinner to start your weekend, so make sure you make reservations.

Clearly Snug Harbour’s mission is to make sure their guests not only enjoy the fabulous view, but experience the best in seafood and atmosphere.  There’s something for everyone and on each occasion that I’ve visited there are families celebrating, couples out for an intimate meal, the house is packed and it’s standing room only in the bar.

The Snug Harbour team work hard to your get your order timed right without rushing you and although it’s a busy place it’s never so noisy that you can’t hear the conversation at your table.

So for the feel of a vacation away and out of the city, take the short drive out to Port Credit and experience this wonderful oasis at the mouth of the Credit River. Your hosts, the Clifton brothers welcome you and hope that you come back, often…. I do.

snug harbour


14 Stavebank Road South, Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 2T1, Canada • T: 905.274.5000


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