5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: Sept 26 to Oct 2

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Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of September 26 to October 2, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.

5 - Fred 's Bar & Grill

One of the best kept secrets in Mississauga is Fred's Bar & Grill. Locals and regulars already know this, but the lemon tomato grilled calamari is legendary. This place recently went through a reno and the new digs offer 26 TVs and two 80" babies on the wall, so there is not a bad vantage point anywhere in the restaurant. You can find Fred's hidden in a small plaza in central Mississauga. It serves up some of the best bar food and has great service. The old faithful don't have to worry, as they have not changed the menu and still have some of the best wings and calamari in the city. This little place is great for chilling, hanging out, watching sports and getting to know and/or impress someone on a date.

4 - Michael’s Back Door

Before we start talking about the food and the restaurant, we’ve got to say that we love the name and where Michael’s is located. The setup is so unlike anything else in Mississauga, as it is located at the back of a building in Clarkson off Lakeshore Road and is almost a secret because it’s completely hidden from public view. As you park in the back alley, you will find a glass solarium protruding from the back. It’s almost like you are walking into a secret location. We tried the risotto pescatore which had risotto with shrimp, scallops, fresh tomatoes and white wine (as seen below) and it was some of the best risotto we’ve had. The shrimp were huge, the seafood was plentiful and the rice was perfectly cooked. The server was very pleasant and knowledgeable and gave recommendations, as any good server should. This isn’t a big place, so make reservations — especially on Friday and Saturday nights. This would be a perfect place for a date and they even have a piano room that can accommodate 40 people, which is great for a corporate dinner. They recently introduced a wine room for up to 16, which is great for family parties when you just don’t want to cook at home. Michael’s is expanding so much that it might have a front door one day. Also, Michael’s Back Door has been around since 1981, so you know they’re doing something right.

3 - FML - Fork My Life

FML is the by far the funniest restaurant name in Mississauga which is sure to make passersby do a double take of the resto’s sign. It’s not what you’re thinking - it stands for Fork My Life, a new restaurant concept opening up in Port Credit on Thursday, September 17th.
Concept: Fresh and made-to-order dishes using local ingredients and local suppliers.
Unique for: Smoked meats - Padamsey smokes whole turkeys for twenty hours, pulled pork for nine hours, and beef brisket for 16 hours on-site for his Panini sandwiches.
Signature Dish: Beef ribs
Food Menu: The menu includes a few breakfast dishes, Panini sandwiches, wrap, burger, french fries, lamb sliders, and salads.

2 - Allstar Wings and Ribs

The new restaurant boasts over 4,000 sq. ft. with a large bar and booth and table seating scattered throughout. The resto is decorated with sports paraphernalia, such as jerseys and photos of the Toronto Maple Leafs (whether you like them or not) and other teams. Food Menu: The menu includes over 200 wing sauces (All Thai’d Up, Creole BBQ, Caesar Does Texas, Masala Madness, Snake Bite, Pandora’s Bomb and Armageddon, just to name a few), baby back and beef ribs, sandwiches (19 kinds of grilled cheese, peameal bacon, certified Angus beef, chilli & lime tilapiasandwichesand more), 19 French fry recipes (Arahova, Texas Zinger, Chili, Ranch and more), steaks, 19 charbroiled burgers (Canadian Eh!, Brie Burg, Losfer Words, Hot Mess and more), a variety of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and salads.

1 - Door FiftyFive

Imagine you’ve been whisked away to a Queen West bar. Since it opened just over two weeks ago, this place has been crazy. Even on weeknights, when other bars in the area are dead, this place is busting at the seams with people and with good reason. Get ready to be amazed. Every aspect of this place -- including the space and menu -- has been designed with the utmost thought to detail. Although the food menu is only about five per cent of entire menu (there are only 13 items), you will find interesting takes on southern classics, such as chicken and waffles, Rub Me the Right Way beef brisket, Boars Gone Wild smoked sausage, bison chipotle frank, blackened shrimp and gumbo cheddar grits and the boss platter (BBQ sampler platter). All of meat is smoked with SmokinLicious’ cherry wood and sugar maple wood chips, which “gives a nice sweetness to meat.”

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