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Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream

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American, Fast food, Canadian
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345 Ontario Street South | Ontario, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario N0M 1T0, Canada
+1 519-238-6196
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08:00 - 22:00
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Meaford, Canada
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

After setting up our tent, camping at the Pinery, we decided to skip making dinner and headed to Best's Restaurant. I had hamburger and fries and my husband had a hamburger and onion rings. Price was comparable. Lots of variety. We went just before dinner hour so there were no line ups. Huge ice cream cabinets with lots of choices.... More 

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Thank Kym P
myirishblood, Owner at Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream, responded to this review

Dear Kym P, Thank you for choosing BESTS during your recent trip to Grand Bend. Please know that all of your comments, including those pertaining to your burger and fries, are greatly appreciated and will be shared accordingly with our team. Thank you again, and I hope for a future opportunity of welcoming you back. With gratitude, J Best More 

Grand Bend, Canada
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265 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I love to stop in and get some home made ice cream or regular ice cream. Great seating as well and relaxing. The girls behind the counter are always friendly too!

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Thank DougNemeth
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The ice cream is great, and the setting is nice with a large patio and great dining space for kids. When it is busy, however, it can take a long time to be served as there is very little organization to the lineup.

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Thank SirusJess
myirishblood, Owner at Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream, responded to this review

Dear SirusJess, I am glad you enjoyed your ice cream on our outdoor patio. I want to extend my apologies for the extended wait time you encountered in line. At Bests, we focus a great deal of attention in ensuring our customer traffic flows through quickly. Your experience was not indicative of that commitment. Please know that all of your... More 

Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Came here after a night at the Pinery just down the street. Ice cream is great and they have a lot of variety of foods. Looks like a good place for lunch. It was fairly big inside and it looked pretty clean. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Would definitely come back for the ice cream. Great place!!

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Thank hughezzy23
myirishblood, Owner at Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream, responded to this review

Dear hughezzy23, Thank you for your review. I am overjoyed to hear your feedback on our ice cream. Our ice cream maker makes every effort to provide our customers with lasting taste sensations. I am glad that you took notice of our efforts in achieving that goal. Thank you again, and I look forward to welcoming you and your family... More 

Sherwood Park, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stopped here after going to a play as my Mom said this is a tradition not to be missed. She was right! They have a couple of dozen hard ice cream flavours with a large assortment of interesting flavours made right on site. A double cone was under $5 and the scoops could hardly balance on the cone since... More 

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Thank Laurie H
myirishblood, Owner at Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream, responded to this review

Dear Laurie, Thank you for following your moms advise to keep the tradition of a trip to BESTS alive. It is fantastic that you enjoyed your ice cream. We take a great deal of pride in making our own home made ice cream. Your delightful comments let me know that our efforts do not go unnoticed. Thank you again, I... More 

Brampton, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Family went here for dinner. One of the best burgers i've ever had!! Had a bacon cheeseburger and fries. Thick and juicy and cooked just right. Husband had the haddock dinner. Big piece of fish he could hardly finish. Everyone had ice cream for dessert definitely the BEST PART!! The homemade is to die for. Can't wait to go back... More 

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Thank Melissa D
myirishblood, Owner at Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream, responded to this review

Dear Melissa, Thank you for choosing BESTS as your restaurant to dine at. It is with pleasure I read that your burger was one of the best you have ever had. Additionally it is our goal to provide our customers with the best food in a casual dining atmosphere. Your heartfelt comments let me know that we did just that... More 

Sarnia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stopped here for food Sunday afternoon and was quite disappointed. Ordered a medium BBQ chicken pizza, a milkshake and a bottle of water and the bill was $31. When I used my credit card I couldn't understand why they would have the tip option as the first screen to come up that showed 15%, 20%, 25% and other as the... More 

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Thank Sniper_11
myirishblood, Manager at Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream, responded to this review

Hello Sniper, Thank you for your honest review. We are very sorry you didn’t enjoy your meal here. We have 3 debit machines and they all prompt tip before payment. Many customers choose to tip their ice cream server as they work very hard scooping ice cream all day. People choose to tip for their food as well, but of... More 

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59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here while camping at the Pinery. Great food. The service was excellent. The over medium eggs I ordered were not over medium but that's a common thing...they brought me two more with a smile. We will be back for ice cream...😊

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Thank Shannon S
myirishblood, Owner at Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream, responded to this review

Dear Shannon S Thank You for speaking highly of our restaurant. Reviews such as yours are especially rewarding, as they remind us that we are successfully fulfilling our mission to provide extraordinary service to all of our customers. I appreciate your kind sentiments, and look forward to welcoming you and your family back to BESTS in the future. J Best More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Huge proportions, great flavours and nice staff. That's a pretty great combination. Don't think I'd eat there--ambience of a Dairy Queen-- but the ice cream was exceptional.

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Thank Robert T
myirishblood, Owner at Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream, responded to this review

Dear Robert T, Thank you for your wonderful recommendation on TripAdvisor, and I hope to welcome you back again soon to continue indulging in all of our enticing ice cream flavours. Cordially, J Best More 

Owen Sound, Canada
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Nothing fancy, but decent food (eat in or out), limited menu but fair prices for a resort area. Lots of flavours of Ice Cream & Ice Cream concoctions (including some alcoholic ones for those of age) - but, spend a bit more on your treat & get their home made Ice Cream - fantastic!!

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Thank CdnRacefan
myirishblood, Owner at Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream, responded to this review

Dear CdnRacefan Thank you for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I loved reading how our mouthwatering home made ice cream contributed to your fantastic memories of BESTS. I appreciate your patronage, and cannot wait to welcome you back. J Best More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
23:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
23:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
23:00 - 21:00
Thursday
23:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 Ontario Street South | Ontario, Grand Bend, Lambton Shores, Ontario N0M 1T0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Lambton Shores  >  Grand Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 519-238-6196
Description
Quick service restaurant licensed. Burgers & Fries, kids meals, pizzas, salads, wraps, breakfast, haddock & chips, Canadian Poutine and lots more choices. Indoor seating and large outdoor covered patio. Famous for making our own ice cream. Family owned and operated for 31 years.

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