7 Days A Week
The Boot & Blade opened in 1976 as the local hangout for fans of the Owen Sound Junior “B” hockey team, the Greys. The name comes from Canada’s official national summer sport, Lacrosse (Boot) and our official national winter sport, Hockey (blade).
In 1989, Suzanne and Grant Cameron purchased the Boot & Blade and are still proud owners today. Open seven days a week, the Boot & Blade is more popular than ever. We host hundreds of hungry customers every single day.
Makes Us Different
There aren’t many restaurants where you’ll see old-timers enjoying their coffee-club seated next to hungry teenagers fuelling up before exams, with their parents at the next table chatting about the latest scores. The Boot & Blade is truly a multi-generational meeting and eating place. Hey, when it works, it works for everyone! And everyone is welcome here.
As a licensed Chef for 35 years, Grant Cameron runs his kitchen based on his own personal code of ethics: fresh local meats – locally sourced daily specials; commitment to customer service that’s above and beyond.
To The Community
Not just a restaurant – a commitment to service. So many people in our community rely on the Boot & Blade that we stay open late during bad weather to feed emergency personnel during long overtime shifts. We’ve been known to deliver meals to the radio station by snowmobile when their staff get snowed in. The way we look at it, if someone has to work through the difficult times, so can we.
So Is Our Food
Ask about our Grey County Beef Burgers, or freshwater fish from our lakes. We serve only Canadian beef and Canadian pork in our restaurant. Most of our customers learn about us through our famous anytime breakfast. But you’ll end up staying for our lunch specials and delicious licensed dining experience in the evening.
While chain restaurants mainly heat things up, our meals are made the hard way, to provide the best flavour and freshness. Have a request or dietary restriction? No problem. We make everything by hand, one customer at a time, so we’re happy to accommodate you. Since we don’t believe in prepackaged food, like you get at a chain restaurant, we’re happy to provide a little more or a little less if that’s your preference. Sure, making things from scratch takes a bit longer, and requires an experienced team in the kitchen. But our regulars have told us over and over again that we’re doing it right.
Have a Drink
And Stay Awhile
Fully licensed after 11:am, the Boot & Blade features local Ontario wines from Coffin Ridge, Jackson Triggs and Inniskillin. Ask to see our full wine list. We also have locally brewed craft beer for you to try. Or cap off your visit with a specialty coffee. If you like to enjoy a drink with your meal, you’ll love The Boot & Blade.