Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: March 11-17

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Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of March 11-17, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.


5) Failte

Failte is one of the most well-known Irish pubs in Mississauga. It comprises 6,000+ sq. ft. and includes authentic handcrafted furniture and antique pieces to create six different areas within the pub to give every nook a unique feel. Located in the heart of City Centre, it has a lively atmosphere, live music, a wide selection of beers and an incredible line up of events. This place is known for its huge crowds and is the busiest Irish pub on the weekends. Failte also has Mississauga’s largest heated patio for when it warms up! As for the best Irish Fare? Always go with the the fish and chips.


4) Peter's on Eglinton

Located on the corner of Eglinton and Tomken is a place that you've passed by hundreds of times called Peter's on Eglinton. When you first walk in you, you can't help but think that this is what all restaurants looked like in high-end hotels in the 70s. A quick scan of this place and it's obvious it's geared towards an older audience, and low and behold, we once saw that Hazel McCallion was having her dinner in the booth next to us. It's common to see a lot of families here and why not? This place is very nice inside, spacious and the food is oh so good with huge portions.


3) Blue Lagoon Seafood Master

Located at the Chinese Centre on Dundas Street is Blue Lagoon Seafood Master (you gotta love that name!), a higher-end Chinese food and dim sum restaurant. As you walk in, you are greeted by a wall full of sea creatures that are at your disposal to eat fresh. You will see everything from huge Alaskan king crabs, lobsters and eel to fresh fish swimming in blue tanks. This place is absolutely massive and can easily seat 250 people. There are four huge projection screens that teach diners how to properly cook Chinese food. We tried the set dinner for two, which came with braised blue lagoon soup, eel that was freshly skinned for us minutes before, deep-fried lobster Hong Kong-style, oysters, lobster soup, fish soup and dessert for $98. Although this dinner was made for two, it could have easily fed three. This place is a bit on the pricey side, but the food is very high quality and flavourful. The dim sum is costly as well, but the menu items are a little higher-end. As you can tell by the name, this place does specialize in seafood but does have some traditional non-seafood dishes like Peking duck and sweet and sour pork.


2) Union Social

Located in the northwest end of Mississauga by the huge Royal Bank building off the 401, is a non-chain restaurant called Union Social Eatery. The restaurant has an airy, open concept feel with a bar lined with large flat screen TVs that sits center stage. The lounge area is to the right and the dining area to the left. Everything is made in-house, including their signature sauces, in-house smoked wings and hand-cut Yukon Gold fries. You know a place is doing well when they open up their first location in Mississauga and then expand into Toronto. Usually it’s the other way around. This is the case for Union Social Eatery, who opened their second location at Yonge and St. Clair. They are doing something right along with dishing out good food!


1) Barbecue Times

Diners who enjoy cooking and grilling meat at their tables have one more restaurant option outside of hotpot and Korean BBQ (not that there's anything wrong with either of those restos!). Barbecue Times, a cultural fusion BBQ joint that's the first of its kind in North America, recently opened its door in the QEW and Erin Mills Parkway area. As for how it works, diners can choose from a wide array of Indian, Chinese and North American cuisines at a buffet and grill and cook their chosen meats on a charcoal grill that's built right into their table. Diners who are looking for something a little more exciting than plain cooked meat can also enjoy burgers and wraps. So, if you're in the mood for a cross-cultural bbq experience, this place might be more than worth checking out.

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