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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“The food here is seriously good! In the summer they also have a food truck at Sauble Beach. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Art including works of famous artist Tom Thomson who is buried in nearby Leith”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“You can’t come to Owen Sound, and not visit Harrison Park! It is a great place to take the family, go for ice cream, play mini golf or rent a paddle boat! There is even a restaurant in the park as well. Great paved walking paths, as well as a small trail that leads to a cute waterfall. If you are up for a longer hike, head right out the front door & go straight and in about 1km, you will come to the back entrance of the park and there is a lovely walk into the main area. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Fish Market
“The Owen Sound Market is a warm, welcoming, social place. Food, crafts, pottery, books ... it's a great way to spend some time on Saturday morning.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Handmade by local artists, our unique fine art and craft reflects the creativity of the thriving arts community in our region. The Owen Sound Artists' Co-op features 45 members who represent a wide variety of mediums.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“Owen Sound's Vegan Restaurant. Food is locally sourced as much as possible and is healthy and delicious. Along with the restaurant are retro, home decor items, you can peruse through as you wait for your food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“Small quaint museum highlighting career, accomplishments and contributes of famous WWI fighter pilot born and raised in Owen Sound.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Heartwood Home Concert Hall is a must see for those who appreciate Live Music. Featured performers range from local musicians to Juno award winners. The concert hall is located on the second floor above Heartwood Home. The space is beautifully decorated, warm and inviting.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Since 1996 Shorty’s has been the area favourite for food and hospitality. We are known for our flavourful homemade food and comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Your experience at Shorty’s will be one to remember. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted with a smile and our friendly staff will raise the bar for exceptional service. Our menu will have your mouth watering and leave you trying to decide what to order first! We have the largest selection of fine wines from around the globe, as well as a wide selection of fine Scotch and Whiskey. We also boast the largest selection of draught beer in the area. Whether you’re out for a business lunch, family dinner, out with friends for a drink, watching the big game on one of our big screen televisions, it will be an experience that will bring you back again and again. For a special event or party we also offer a private room to accommodate you.”
  • 4 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Check in advance for live performances and plays! This is a great night out!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Excellent craft beer and delicious locally sourced food! Great patio over looking the harbour, and hosted in a historic train station!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“Excellent coffee shop, with great quick options for breakfast or lunch! A very quick walk out the front door”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“This is our absolute favorite place to eat lunch or to have an early breakfast! The entire menu is made from scratch! We usually order a soup and sandwich for lunch and an Eggs Benedict for breakfast. The coffee is also fair trade.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Department Store

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The food here is seriously good! In the summer they also have a food truck at Sauble Beach. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Juice Bar
“Owen Sound's Vegan Restaurant. Food is locally sourced as much as possible and is healthy and delicious. Along with the restaurant are retro, home decor items, you can peruse through as you wait for your food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Since 1996 Shorty’s has been the area favourite for food and hospitality. We are known for our flavourful homemade food and comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Your experience at Shorty’s will be one to remember. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted with a smile and our friendly staff will raise the bar for exceptional service. Our menu will have your mouth watering and leave you trying to decide what to order first! We have the largest selection of fine wines from around the globe, as well as a wide selection of fine Scotch and Whiskey. We also boast the largest selection of draught beer in the area. Whether you’re out for a business lunch, family dinner, out with friends for a drink, watching the big game on one of our big screen televisions, it will be an experience that will bring you back again and again. For a special event or party we also offer a private room to accommodate you.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent craft beer and delicious locally sourced food! Great patio over looking the harbour, and hosted in a historic train station!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Ice Cream Shop
“For the milkshakes! Fun to stroll the park and reward yourself with a treat.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
  • 1 local recommends

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