The Eating Place! You’ve Got to Eat in Carleton Place!



The Eating Place doesn’t advertise a fancy menu, or its venue. It just offers what it knows best: comfort, and the feel of being home. A few booths, tables, good honest service, and food—you really shouldn’t need anything else.

I love breakfast, and when I asked my server, Angele, what the most popular thing on the menu was, she quickly suggested basic bacon and eggs. As their “Hungry Man’s Breakfast” was a bit too much for me, I settled for eggs, bacon, and home fries. When she asked me how I would like my eggs, I had never heard the term “over medium”. Over once, held,and the yolk not broken. New one for me!

Conversation was lively throughout the restaurant, and friendliness filled the four corners of the room. Loving hands placed, not plopped, my order in front of me. The thing I noticed most? Most people were conversing with their table companions, and their neighbours, and not on their iPhone like I was. What was on their lips?

It’s all about the bacon! With my delicious “over-medium” eggs, sat two of the most scrumptious pieces of bacon. Rick and Anne’s in Berkeley, California are at the top of my bacon list, but The Eating Place is not far behind. The hand-cut homemade home fries could have been a tad warmer, BUT had I put my phone down, they probably would have been perfect. They also offer white, wholewheat, and rye toast. To me, toast has always been toast, until the hipster chefs of the world decided to add way too much variety.

The Eating Place has been a fixture in Carleton Place for over 30 years with the present owner being responsible for 11 of them. They offer a variety of food, including gluten-free pizza, and there is something for every taste. Don’t feel like getting out of your jammies, or cooking food? The Eating Place delivers!


One of the tables was full of Carleton Place women that had been eating together at The Eating Place every single week for the last 20 years. We won’t mention the fact that they initially began their tradition there after a weekly exercise class. That’s a moot point!

It’s all about the good food and atmosphere. All you have to do is walk up those three steps, and walk inside that door– because that is where you will soon call home.

The Eating Place Website


More in the series of: You’ve Got to Eat Here

Hurry my Curry! You’ve got to Eat in Carleton Place!

Get your Green On”!– You’ve Got to Eat in Carleton Place!

Carleton Place- The Happiest Damn Town in Lanark County

Tilting the Kilt, Vintage Whispers from Carleton Place by Linda Seccaspina is available at Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street, the Carleton Place Beckwith Museum in Carleton Place, Ontario and The Mississippi Valley Textile Mill in Almonte.  available on all Amazon sites (Canada, US, Europe) and Barnes and Noble

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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