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Best's Restaurant & Homemade Ice Cream

$$ - $$$
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
11:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is super busy on Sundays during the summer! The ice cream is amazing and the prices are affordable.

Thank Angelica A
Grand Bend, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Go there frequently in the summer for their excellent ice cream and occasionally for something quick to eat. Lots of selections for ice cream and their homemade stuff is excellent. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Food is good and the place is very clean. Lots of parking available. Portions are generous.

Thank Robert E
Meaford, Canada
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

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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300 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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!

Thank DougNemeth
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

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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98 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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!!

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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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

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
Reviewed 26 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 

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
Reviewed 23 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 

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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61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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...😊

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
American, Fast food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
Quick service restaurant licensed. Burgers & Fries, kids meals, pizzas, salads, wraps, 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 32 years.

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