I recently spent an afternoon in Ontario and had the opportunity to speak to lots of locals. Since it was my first time there, I wanted to learn more about what Ontario is all about. The overwhelming majority of people I spoke to wanted me to know that the city of Ontario is so much more than where people from Boise go to buy marijuana. However, they also told me that ever since the dispensaries opened, Ontario has lost its identity.

Whether that's true or not, I don't know, but I know that the residents of Ontario are proud of their city. If you are going to visit, it's essential to know where to eat. No one knows Ontario food like the people who live there, so here are the most iconic places to eat in Ontario.

Mackey's Public House
111 SW 1st Street

Mackey's opened as a steakhouse in 2008, making it pretty new to be considered iconic. It features an outdoor patio with live music and excellent prices, especially for the atmosphere.

Ogawa's Wicked Sushi, Burgers & Bowls
375 E Idaho Avenue

Ogawa's has been a part of Ontario for 22 years with an incredibly diverse menu. Where else can you get sushi and burgers?

Burger West
691 SW 4th Avenue

There is no place that better represents Ontario than Burger West. It opened in 1967, making it one of the oldest establishments in Ontario. It's an outdoor-only drive-in that has stayed true to its roots. Their most popular menu item is a burger called "The Ranch Hand."


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