Jack Astor’s – Yonge Dundas Square

Love it or hate it, Jack Astor’s and its affiliate chains are an institution in our cities. This isn’t a review on the food so much as it is on the space.

Jack Astor's patio

Jack Astor’s at Dundas Square was one of the first restaurants to open up here. And it took us that long to finally get around to actually visiting it.

If you have been to Jack Astor’s before you know what to expect from the food. Foodies shun it and the less adventurous embrace it. I have no complaints and they have been around long enough that some of their classic dishes now fall into comfort food territory.

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The Irish Harp Pub

When we finally reached our destination – Niagara-on-the-Lake, we decided to try the Irish Harp Pub for a quick bite. The challenge of finding a restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake is that there are not a lot of mid-level places to go. We didn’t have the time or attire for one of the high-end restos nor did we feel like fast food so the Irish Harp Pub fit the bill!

Irish Harp Pub

The Irish Harp Pub

When we walked in the place was packed! It’s obvious that the pub is a town local favorite as well as tourist favorite. We waited for about 15 minutes and were able to score a decent spot on the very narrow patio.

Irish Harp Pub

In front of the Irish Harp Pub

Dinner was uncomplicated and served fairly quickly and was better than your average pub fair. All the staff there was super nice as well. The restaurant aimed to deliver better than average quality and it should. From the burger, to the fish and chips and finally the chicken wings (the house blend hot sauce was brilliant) it was exactly what we were looking for.

Irish Harp chicken wings

World’s Biggest Chicken Wing!

I definitely recommend The Irish Harp Pub for a quick bite if you are ever in the area.