Osoyoos has more to offer besides their internationally-renowned wines and stunning lake views. It offers an array of fabulous restaurants, many utilizing the great views and beautiful vineyards this valley is home to. To help you make the most of your culinary experience in this desert-oasis, we have created this Osoyoos dining guide.
Beautiful Osoyoos is home to stunning views, endless vineyards and hot summer weather. People flock to this southern Okanagan valley town each summer to make the most of this Canadian paradise. Due to its popularity with visitors, Osoyoos has a great local food scene with lots of restaurants utilizing the abundant local produce in their menus. To help you have the best dining experience the valley can offer, here is our Osoyoos dining guide:
CAMPO MARINA CAFE AND RESTAURANT
Campo Marina Café and Restaurant proves that nothing beats quality food made from scratch.
This Osoyoos restaurant is wildly popular for its freshly baked breads and traditional recipes inherited from the owner’s “Mamma Rubie”, who came from a small Mediterranean town in southern Italy. Locals resoundingly agree, Campo Marina is undeniably the best restaurant in Osoyoos.
The tastes and atmosphere found at Campo Marina will truly transport you to Italy for the evening. The menu is diverse and features steak, seafood, pasta and more. Every dish is fresh and superbly made. We love the Prime Sirloin Beef (served in a mushroom demi glace) and the Cedar Planked Wild Salmon. The leek and spinach Lasagna is also delectable!
The wine list at Campo Marina Cafe and Restaurant is all-encompassing. The restaurant’s wine cellar also includes vintage wines from many renowned, local wineries, such as Black Hills Estate Winery, Burrowing Owl and Desert Hills Estate Winery.
5907 Main Street
CONVIVIA BISTRO CUISINE
Convivia Bistro Cuisine is owned by a French couple who relocated to Osoyoos from Quebec. After visiting Osoyoos many years ago, Charles Perrutel swore he would one day come back. Now he and his wife enjoy the Osoyoos lifestyle and own Convivia, which serves Italian and French cuisine known to be some of the best food Osoyoos.
The establishment is modest and has a cozy atmosphere. The owners are often found chatting with guests and serving food. It’s hard to tell whether it’s the wood burning pizza oven or their love and passion for the restaurant that makes Convivia so warm and inviting.
To start, we recommend trying the French Onion Soup or Escargots in Garlic. For entrees, there is a large array of pastas to choose from, as well as meat/fish dishes such as fresh salmon, braised veal shank, and pan seared duck breast with balsamic and maple glaze.
8312 74th Avenue
Mica Restaurant has one of the most enviable locations in Osoyoos. Perched on a hill, this fine-dining restaurant offers unrivaled views of a beautiful vineyard, Osoyoos Lake, the surrounding mountains and the area’s unique, sage-dotted landscape. For a perfect summer evening, dine on Mica’s huge deck and take in the inspiring, panoramic views.
The interior of Mica Restaurant is as beautiful as the views outside. The contemporary and chic dining room boasts two walls of windowed doors, flooding the room with natural light and inviting the outdoors inside. A stunning, large, wood “common” table serves as the restaurant’s striking, centre piece. The service at Mica Restaurant is professional and friendly.
This establishment also has an on-site winery that produces fantastic wines. For a starter, we recommend the Pacific Scallops or the Bison Meatball Sliders. For a vegetarian entree, the Asparagus Ravioli is a winner! We also recommend the Barbecued Fraser Valley Pork Chop.
1200 Rancher Creek Rd (at Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa)
NK'MIP CELLARS PATIO RESTAURANT
Craving a farm-to-table feast from a restaurant set amidst a vineyard that overlooks Osoyoos Lake? If so, Nk’Mip Cellars Patio Restaurant is exactly what you’re looking for! Nk’Mip is a lunch restaurant that serves North American cuisine, using ‘farm-to-table innovations’ created with traditional Aboriginal techniques.
Nk’Mip Cellars is unique in that it serves primarily as a vineyard, but also operates a restaurant, winery and tasting room. The property has a rich history, and was the first Aboriginal-owned and operated winery in North America. The food is fresh and well-made and is served with great presentation. In fact, everything about this experience is visually appealing.
Pair your meal with one of their award-winning homemade wines. Nk’Mip offers an authentic Osoyoos experience from their in house wine, to their North American food and vineyard location with great lake views.
1400 Rancher Creek Road
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V6
1 250 495 2985
When you’re on vacation and unfamiliar with a town, it can be challenging to find a restaurant that offers simple, healthy and inexpensive options. Jojo’s Cafe is the go-to spot in Osoyoos for all of the above!
This downtown cafe serves up a great breakfast and is a popular lunch spot. Jojo’s has an extensive coffee menu that includes lattes, cappuccinos, iced coffees and more.
For breakfast, we recommend the traditional Breakfast Sandwich. Or, enjoy a freshly, baked muffin with your coffee. For lunch, try the Roast Turkey Sandwich, which is made with meat that’s roasted in-house. We also love that Jojo’s Cafe serves different tasty, homemade soup every day of the week. This simple, yet sleek cafe has a friendly, casual environment.
Open daily from 7am – 5pm
8316 Main Street
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