In Sunset Country, there are many small local businesses who depend on our support. Today, it's more important than ever to shop locally.
Please consider supporting the following businesses in the Kenora area.
Please consider supporting the following businesses in the Kenora area.
Restaurants are offering delivery or curbside pickup meals, and as of June 12th, restaurants, outdoor dining. There are many options to choose from and you can even order alcohol to go with your meal! Let’s continue to show support to our friends in the food & beverage industry. Here’s a list of those restaurants that are currently open in some capacity:
Bob’s Burger Bar
807-468-4701 • Email • Website
Offering: An award-winning and family-friendly restaurant located in Kenora, Ontario on the harbourfront. We strive to provide excellent customer service to tourists and locals alike.
Guidelines: Physical distancing, hand sanitizer placed around for customers to use, signs to wash hands, constantly wiping down/cleaning surfaces/areas, e-transfers if customers wish to not pay in person, takeout services.
HoJoe Coffee & Eatery
807-468-6111 • Email • Website • Facebook
Offering: HoJoe Coffee & Eatery is located on Main Street in the heart of Kenora. More than really great coffee and classic espresso drinks (and of course HoeJoe's famous frozen hot chocolate), we carry gourmet sandwiches and traditional baking items.
Guidelines: HoJoe staff are cleaning regularly and have installed protection panels at the cash counter as well as the drink station. We ask customers to pay by credit or debit cards.
THE BLACK OVEN
807-323-2795 • Email • Website • Facebook
Offering: The Black Oven is currently taking orders to cure your sourdough cravings. While they are not servicing Sioux Lookout at this time they are still offering
pick up and delivery in the Kenora area. Check out their website and Facebook page for more information.
807-468-8173 • Email • Website • Facebook
Offering: The Plaza is One of Kenora's iconic restaurants and has been serving Kenora & the Lake of the Woods Area for over 50 years! It was voted "Ontario's Top Ten" Greek Restaurants by Trip Advisor! To not order "touchless" take out or delivery would truly be a Greek tragedy. But hey, not a fan of Greek food? The Plaza also offers Kenora classics, pastas, steaks and fresh Lake of the Woods walleye!
Guidelines: The Plaza pivoted to "touchless" delivery & takeout on March 20, 2020. To order all you have to do is call the Plaza. Staff will walk you through the process of payments over the phone (e-tranfers, Visa or Mastercard Only) & our automatic gratuity policy of 10-15%, (which you, the customer, will decide on). Note the auto-grat is split with staff members who work that shift (delivery drivers, phone people, cooks and dishwasher). There is a $5.00 delivery charge which goes directly to the driver for gas and the wear & tear of their vehicle. Our driver will call you to let you know they are about to place your food on the doorstep and will watch from a distance to see you grab it. For pickups, you call when you're outside and we bring out the food to your vehicle! Plaza staff will be wearing masks!
Many of our local shops have been offering online shopping and curbside pick-up, and many of them are now open for in-person shopping. Please be considerate and follow their guidelines. It's for the employees and your own safety. Indulge yourself with a variety of shopping throughout the town and discover locally made items, sporting equipment, trendy clothing stores and much more.
596 handyman services
705-465-0968 • Email
Offering: Handyman services, junk removal, cleaning, moving, and more!
Guidelines: Mask and gloves worn at all times when working inside and when outside in close proximity with others or upon request.
89.5 the Lake
807-468-3181 • Email • Website
Offering: Advertise with us. We offer digital, social media, and radio marketing solutions to help reach the right audience to grow your business.
Guidelines: Office restricted to max. 2 visitors at a time. Visitors screened for symptoms. Masks are worn by our staff for safety.
877-627-7226 • Email • Website
Offering: Sale of mapping products across Canada.
Guidelines: Social distancing floor stickers, sneeze guards installed at the sales counter, hand sanitizing stations, disinfecting of all hard surfaces 3 times daily, COVID-19 restricted entry signage, disinfecting of credit card terminal after each use.
807-464-1525 • Email • Facebook
Offering: We repair computers (Windows and Mac), cell phones, and all tablets.
Guidelines: We are only allowing 2 people in the shop at a time. All devices are being sanitized before we touch them and before they are returned to the customer. We are practicing social distancing in the shop.
Designs that fly
204-990-1220 • Email • Website
Offering: Since 1999, Designs that fly has specialized in all types of brand, web, print, display, presentation and apparel design for the tourism industry. If you need stunning graphics and marketing for your lodge, call owner Christine Pitre to get you started.
Guidelines: Designs that fly has worked 100% remotely for 21 years. Christine works in her home design studio and will get you whatever you need, wherever you need it. Proofs are all electronic, and there is no need for physical contact. Any print, display or apparel products are delivered to you via courier or Canada Post. As always, Designs that fly accepts only electronic payments: EMT, e-transfer, Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal.
J.N. Webb & Sons Ltd
807-274-5613 • Email • Website
Offering: Wholesale groceries foodservice and retail check us out online webbswholesale.ca
Guidelines: Order online or by phone, no entry to the building we will bring out to your car. We accept Visa or MasterCard. Please practice social distancing when picking up the order.
Lake of the Woods Sunrise Soap Company
807-464-3656 • Email • Website
Offering: Makers of all-natural handcrafted bar soap, lotion, bath & body care products. We have a great line of organic lake-friendly liquid hand soaps, shampoos and conditioners. Kind to the earth, kind to your skin, discover pure luxury.
Guidelines: Order online and choose free same-day pickup, free local delivery, or flat rate shipping. For in-store shopping, see our awesome retailers listed on our website.
807-224-2581 • Email • Website
Offering: Full-service marina - gas, LCBO outlet, groceries, licenses, boat storage, boat slips, ice, snacks, fishing equipment and tackle, motor repair.
Guidelines: One person in the store at a time or two from the same household. Two boats on the gas dock at a time with all passengers waiting on the mainland while our staff only pumps gas. Public washrooms are closed. Hand sanitizer available for customers entering and exiting the store.
Our plans may have changed considerably over the last few months, but we can now experience many events online. As events and experiences become available, watch for more listings below.
Lake of the Woods Brewing Company - Barley's Angels Beer Tasting & Sensory Workshop
833-321-2337 • Email • Website • Facebook
Offering: Join the Kenora Barley's Angels...VIRTUALLY! Get your senses revved up at this fun, interactive session led by two of Canada's top beer experts and learn how to get more out of your beer! Crystal and Tara Luxmore, aka the Beer Sisters, will lead a guided tasting of four Lake of the Woods Brewing Company brews - teaching you tips to smell, taste, and describe beer like a boss! This event is open to all folks (ladies & gents!) 19+ in the Kenora and Thunder Bay area!