Eddy’s Mediterranean Bistro has successfully attempted something special. This family owned and operated business offers take-out, frequented daily by the neighbouring high school students as well as casual dining, perfect for business lunches and private functions (the Chamber of Commerce ladies were dining while I was last in).
Not only are they mixing atmospheres but their menu boasts a selection of authentic, homemade Lebanese and Italian favourites. Their family originated in Tyre, Lebanon and their style of Lebanese cooking is authentic to that region – but that doesn’t stop them from making a mean plate of spaghetti thanks to Chef Sam’s 19 years at Windsor’s Italian mainstay The Cook’s Shop.
Eddy’s is the epitome of a hidden gem. From the street, near the corner of Howard and Tecumseh, you may expect another fast food spot, but inside past the steaming grill, is the calm, dimly lit and always immaculately clean dining room. Your server, who could be Eddy himself, will make you feel right at home.
Eddy and his father Chef Sam are strict when it comes to freshness and sourcing local ingredients. They start prepping early for their lunch rush using classic shawarma veg from Leamington farms and meat from London, Ontario. I come back often for the fattoush with garlic sauce – bring your gum because it really packs a punch.
The dining room seats about 30 people and for a small corkage fee, you can bring your own wine/alcohol. For weekend reservations (recommended) call Eddy. Parking in rear.