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Sideways Classic Grill

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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154 Front St N, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5S3, Canada
+1 519-491-0157
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
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Darien, Illinois
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

On our way back to the US from Niagara Falls; we stopped in Sarnia and spotted this place. So glad we did. The food was delicious. My husband had the Brisket Sandwich and a house salad (with pears and blue cheese) and I had the Pineapple Chicken Sandwich. An order of Poutine (had never had this before) was devoured as... More 

Thank sgarbox
Corunna, Canada
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Location, food, staff - you can't go wrong here. Be sure to get in early because lunch and dinner times it fills up fast. Only downfall is lack of space as its narrow, however, one can never knock a place for that... Be sure to snag their wings - superb!

Thank AntleFamilyTravels
Troy, Michigan
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on the way home from Statford. Very charming pub style service. Food is all good. Fish and chips is authentic with a huge deep fried haddock filet. Salads are amazing. I had the brisket poutine. Best. Ever.

1 Thank Cheryl C
Burlington, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place in downtown Sarnia. The staff is very friendly and provide great service. I usually have dinner here weekly or every two weeks. The pear and cashew salad with hazelnut dressing is fabulous! I usually add chicken and a glass of red wine for an amazing fun and reasonably priced dinner. Great value.

Thank Sue K
Red Deer, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Sideways is a small but bustling pub with a typical selection of burgers, wings, etc. We happened to be there on wing night and got a plate of huge wings that were very good. The salads on the menu are also excellent with some unique combinations.

Thank BajaRusty
Sarnia, Canada
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163 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I love coming here when friends are in town visiting. There is a small amount of tables so it always feels cozy and busy. The service is friendly. TVs on the walls are great to watch sports. Good selection of beers on tap as well as other mixed drinks. The prices are average for meals. Fun to order many small... More 

Thank Erin B
Burlington, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This cozy place has great food. My favorites are the Pear and Cashew Salad with hazelnut dressing and add grilled chicken and their pulled pork either as a sandwich or on nachos. Portions are generous and the food quality is amazing. Service is fast and the wait staff is very friendly and fun. I eat here about every week. I... More 

Thank Sue K
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We have previously dined here and went for the chicken vindaloo, we are here again after crossing the border. Very easy to get to and it's vindaloo time again. This will be place of choice when we cross the border.

Thank Denis B
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This tiny little restaurant - just 9 tables - is an easy walk along the waterfront from the Sarnia Bay Marina. We loved the atmosphere and the food was fantastic. Prices are reasonable ($9-$14 for mains) and portions are quite large - everyone in our group had leftovers! We called ahead to ask about gluten free options and were told... More 

Thank Mommee123
Point Edward
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Wow, what an incredible dinner in a beautiful downtown restaurant/bar. We had an excellent waitress that recommended the fish special. Cooked to perfection. The most incredible salad with the meal also. The decor is beautiful with the tin ceilings. When we questioned the waitress about the history of the building, she knew right away. The craft beers were also excellent.... More 

Thank Ron S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Front St N, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sarnia
  • Phone Number: +1 519-491-0157

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?