staycation 2021 NL restaurants


let's eat

We will go far for great food and great food experiences!  From the Avalon to the the Great Northern Peninsula, restaurants are the heart of our communite. Staycationers and visitors alike will find restaurants that make you want to come back.  The best in bread, fabulous home cooking, a virtual reality escape and more!     

Each of these staycation restaurants are run by locals who love to see you coming, and have been cooking with gas to keep it all safe and together through the pandemiic.  They’re ready for you!

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favourite pizza in Marystown

If a day enjoying the Boot - the Provincial Seaman's Museum, the Grand Bank Heritage Walk and Lighthouse, Fox Cove Beach to  name a few sites - have everyone half starved, the next stop should be Pizza Delight in Marystown. You will make everybody happy with one meal.  Pizza Delight is a family favourite, and owner Darren Jackman loves to see locals and visitors alike coming in. Celebrate staycation with a pizza day tradition that brings families and friends together!

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virtual reality cafe in CBS

Now here's a Staycation Destination!  After taking in the otherworldly reality of CBS - a nature lover’s paradise, world-class geology and archaeology destination, rich railway history and an amazing microclimate - drop into The Hangout for some virtual reality.  The Hangout is Conception Bay South’s first virtual reality and video game cafe. The Hangout offers a fun and fabulous experience for friends and families: a place to socialize, drink, eat, and have fun.  The Hangout has something for everyone:  video games, board games, and virtual experiences.  Book online!

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great homecooking on the Southern Shore

Visiting the Southern Shore this year? Be sure to check out In da Loop.  Proudly Pub and Grub, In Da Loop offers a home-cooked meal for everyone to enjoy.  

In Da Loop is housed in a beautiful new building that sports an Irish-Newfoundland atmosphere creating a very welcoming environment. The building features a full bar, pool tables, patio area, stage for local acts to entertain, and of course a large dining area. It’s easy to see why locals love it – it really does feel like home.

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primo cafe in central

A must-stop for coffee aficianidos, Common Grounds cafe in Grand Falls-Windsor is very cool community-minded café in downtown Grand Falls-Windsor.  They roast their own fair-trade and organic beans.  Delicious coffee teamed up with yummy baked goods, delicious soups and sammies, Common Grounds is another great reason to visit central.   They have a spacious sit-in area and a variable menu by day, so there's always something new to try!

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best bakery on the Great Northern Peninsula

Imagine: you're on the way to L'Anse aux Meadows - crossroads of 6000 years of human history.  You're driving the length of the Great Northern Peninsula on the #Staycation of your dreams, and suddenly you get a craving for bread!   Googling 'bakeries near me' you're deligthed to find "The Bakery and Coffee Shop" is not far at all.  It's just right there, in Port aux Choix.  The bakery started as a small business providing homemade bread and pastries to the fishing enterprises, and now makes everybody happen.  Had they know it was coming, The Vikings may have stayed! 

community builds community - CBDCs help restauranteurs grow

CBDCs (branches of the Community Business Development Corporation) invest in communities and support entrepreneurs as they create and build opportunity and sustainability throughout the province.

Darren Jackman of Pizza Delight Marystown says of the team at CBDC Burin, “Without the help and support of CBDC, this venture would not have happened. They helped me get off the ground and continue to be a great source of support to me to this day.” 

The Hangout works with CBDC Cabot.  In Da Loop works with In Da Loop – CBDC Celtic. 

Common Grounds works with CBDC Central The Bakery & Coffee Shop’ is a small business supported by CBDC Nortip.

for more about CBDCs click here.

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