About Us 

Willie's opened 28 years ago and it continues to grow in popularity. From the extensive menu, hungry visitors favor the Willie Burger created with its quarter-pound charbroiled beef burger topped with peameal bacon, cheese, Famous Willie's Homemade BBQ Sauce and condiments of your choice. Other favourites include chicken-on-a-bun, homestyle BBQ chicken and ribs and Lake Erie yellow perch.

Willie's offers both outdoor patio seating as well as an indoor air-conditioned seating area. For many people a stroll on the pier includes a stop at Willie's for an ice-cream cone.


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Menu includes but is not limited to:

  • The Famous Willie Burger
  • BBQ Chicken and Ribs
  • Lake Erie Yellow Perch
  • Schneider Footlongs
  • Charbroiled Burgers
  • Fresh Salads
  • Kids Menu
  • Sundaes
  • Banana Splits
  • Hewitt's Hard Ice Cream
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream

Customer Reviews

"Lunch by the Beach: Great little casual spot to have lunch or dinner by the beach. I love the back bacon on a bun and the fries are delicious.I tried a perch on a bun and it was really good. They also have onion chips which are little chunks of deep fried onion. I didn't try the poutine but it looked delicious. After dinner you can choose one of 20 different flavours of ice cream and then stroll along the pier to work off that dinner !!!"
Reviewed by 
31pennyo, Toronto, ON. - 09/04/2018

"Favourite Beach Restaurant: T
his is always my favourite place for ice cream, or poutine or hamburgers. You have to go to Willie's when you come to the beach in Port Dover!"
Reviewed by capaton, Toronto, ON. - 08/12/2018

"Great Food: 
We always stop at Willies, love their hotdogs and fries. Outdoor tables to sit at. One block from the beach. Across from public bathrooms." 
Reviewed by Janine M, Ancaster, ON. - 07/10/2018

"Great Fast Food Meals: This is a restaurant that has both indoor and outdoor seating. They have a good menu of casual dining items. We sat on their patio which was lovely. I had the BBQ chicken on a bun and onion rings. The chicken and bun were both very fresh. There was a great variety of condiments. The onion rings were the best I've had in quite a while. Service was good and staff were very pleasant. Great spot!!"
Reviewed by Nancy C, St. Thomas, ON. - 09/06/2017

"Nice Beach Place: Looking for hot dogs, burgers or fries? This is a good place. Lots of ice cream selections too. Close to the beach and pier for a pleasant view." 
Reviewed by Habsfan51, Cambridge, ON. - 08/19/2017

Good quick place to grab a bite: Consistent. Never had a bad meal yet. Had the perch dinner last night and it was tasty. You get 4 good size pieces of perch, lots of fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, a roll with butter for around 14 bucks. My bride had her usual veggie burger, small fry and we share an ice tea. The whole bill was 27 bucks and they take debit. A good deal is perch as it is expensive. We go every week and watch the boats and people. It makes a nice little outing."
Reviewed by Tim M, Norwich, ON. - 08/17/2017

"Dinner: We come from Brantford several times a year just to eat here. Always been my favourite place to eat in Dover."
Reviewed by Trace M, Brantford, ON. - 07/06/2017

"Great stop on a beach day: Really great food, good hot dogs and fries and the ice cream is delicious too! Can't go wrong at Willies!"
Reviewed by Stinger503, Hamilton, ON. - 06/16/2017

"Willie Burger: Born and raised in Port Dover and this has always been my favourite spot to eat. Now that I have moved away I always make sure I get back a couple times a year to grab a Willie burger and am never disappointed. My go to has always been the Willie burger poutine and cherry juice. The onion chips are great too. They have a large menu which is all great, but I keep going back for the willies BBQ sauce, wish I could buy it in a store. We also love to get Hewitt's ice cream here always fresh and a great price I will be back several times this year. Great work Willies."
Reviewed by jeffrbarker, Hamilton, ON. - 06/04/2017

"Onion Chips: We go to Willies all the time for their Onion Chips and Hot Dogs. They are the best and toppings for Hot Dogs are awesome. Ice Cream delicious and lots of variety."
Reviewed by stormyfan, Simcoe, ON. - 05/26/2017

"Willie's in the Summer: 
We had an enjoyable lunch at Willie's. Hamburg's, hotdogs, fries sitting on the outside deck how can anything be any better when you are looking over Lake Erie on a beautiful sunny day."
Reviewed by Joanne R, Port Dover, ON. - 05/17/2017

"They have kiddie cones!: There are a lot of places to eat ice cream in Port Dover. This one serves Hewitt's Ice Cream, which is locally produced. There were lots of flavors, and seating was available both inside and outside. We were happy to be able to buy a small cone that was really small and also inexpensive."
Reviewed by losdosgringos2015, Ontario - 05/13/2017

"The back bacon on a bun is amazing: On Saturday had the back bacon on a bun, it was so good. In fact had to bring the wife back there on Monday because of how good it was. I live 2 hours away from this restaurant it was worth the drive."
Reviewed by Steve H, London, ON. - 05/09/2017

"Best Burgers: Stopped here with my buddy Dennis after spending a day fishing the Bluffs . Willie's has the best burgers in town, huge fries and good drinks. Awesome condiment selection."
Reviewed by mike102165, Welland, ON. - 02/16/2017

"Great Fries, fish, hot dogs, and burgers.: They have the best chilie willie fries, foot long hot dogs. They only problem is that they close when the weather turns cold."
Reviewed by Dianne S, Selkirk, ON. - 02/13/2017

6 St. George St., Port Dover, On | 519-583-3687