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Road trips are synonymous with summer and one facet that always stands out in our memory banks is when we find that perfect spot to eat. Breaking off the major highways to find that hidden gem is always worth it. Ask any of your friends and family and you’ll have a solid list a mile long. We wanted to help you out a little more with not only our list but links so that making finding these is easy as well.

Start the car foodies, make sure you’re hungry because these culinary gems will not disappoint.

Here are some local gems you should consider when planning your next road trip:

1. Drake Devonshire – The Drake, Wellington, ON
Directions Here – https://goo.gl/maps/B1BjNpFhco62

Not the Drake you find downtown Toronto but a dining room that boasts an unobstructed view of the lake in beautiful Prince Edward County. Well thought out menus rich in locally sourced fare. For those who love visiting this area of the province, this is a must visit.

LINK – https://www.thedrake.ca/drakedevonshire/food-drink/

2. The Red Rabbit – Stratford, ON
Directions Here – https://goo.gl/maps/8zW7d2EZETH2

Patrons of Stratford Festival should make sure they check out The Red Rabbit. An amazing menu of locally sourced, shareable fare they feature great prix fixe pre-theatre menus as well as Sunday and Monday brunch. Many great menu options here depending on days and times.

LINK – http://redrabbitresto.com/

3. Log Cabin INN – Parry Sound, ON
Directions Here – https://goo.gl/maps/Mf89u4FJiez

The best kept secret in the area this huge dining room has beautiful views of the Boyne River and a beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace. If you find yourself travelling north on HWY 400 this summer (and really who won’t be?), make sure you make time for this landmark.

LINK – https://www.logcabininn.net/

4. That Little Place By The Lights – Huntsville, ON
Directions Here – https://goo.gl/maps/YQnipfuXZxm

How can you not want to visit a place with a name like this! Simple, delicious Italian fare and pizzas paired with incredible service makes this place a home run when you’re north of Mississauga. Next time you’re in Huntsville do not miss an opportunity to visit this gem.

LINK – http://thatlittleplacebythelights.ca/

5. Lucy’s Sea Cove & Oyster Bar
Directions – https://goo.gl/maps/fiHy5fN7qsu

You don’t need to leave Mississauga to find a fantastic seafood restaurant! Reasonable priced appetizers and main courses make this a homerun if your road trip is keeping you to our city limits. Truly one of the best in the city.

LINK – http://www.lucysseacove.com/

Have any secret gems you want to share? Please feel free to drop us a line or stop in the dealership and we’ll update the list. We’re closer than you think in Mississauga at 2215 Dundas St E.