On historic County Rd. 50, a well-known route that stretches along our shoreline, past many of our vineyards, beaches and produce stands, is a sweet, little slice of Southern Ontario hospitality. Garfield’s, the county pub-meets-diner has been warming the hearts of locals, day-trippers and passersby since it opened in 2016. Owners Chelsae and Ronda Schurman, a mother-daughter, chef and server team have created the perfect low-key atmosphere dishing up uncomplicated, though reimagined classics – like their indulgent mozzarella stick grilled cheese and crispy Lake Erie perch tacos.
Garfield’s, like so many of our other county businesses, is worth taking the short trip from the city to experience, whether for the afternoon or even an overnight staycation. City folk head to Garfield’s for breakfast, to get a hearty meal in before a tour through the wineries, or for a late lunch after a day at the beach or antiquing. It’s easy to discover a new favourite spot with every visit to the region. The buzz, coupled with affordability, encourages those with a dream to pursue it. It also helps that the owners of these county businesses value collaboration over competition – something Garfield, Chelsae’s grandfather, would definitely be proud of her for encouraging.
1 County Road 50 west, Harrow, Ontario N0R1G0