Restaurants, patios, live music in Mississauga’s best tourism waterfront community

Published August 16, 2022 at 3:56 p.m

Restaurants, patios, live music in Port Credit, Mississauga's premier waterfront tourism community

For tourists and locals alike looking to make the most of their summer before it’s over, a trip to Port Credit is a must for some of Mississauga’s best dining and lakeside fun.

Port Credit is widely known as Mississauga’s cozy waterfront community with an intimate atmosphere, a place where everyone knows each other and supports its wide variety of local shops and businesses. The unique vibe and walkable waterfront make it one of the city’s premier tourist destinations and even a perfect “stay place” for Mississauga residents looking for a nearby getaway.

What you may not know is that it’s also a foodie’s paradise, with some of the best restaurants and eateries in town.

Here you will find a selection of delicious dishes from many different cuisines: Spanish, Indian, Italian, Greek, Mexican and more. Independent cafes, bars, bakeries and ice cream parlors round out Port Credit’s offerings, catering for all tastes.

In addition, many restaurants have opened their terraces for the season – perfect for enjoying a meal under the summer sky.

Patio dinners have a plethora of options, including street-level patios, side patios, and even rooftop terraces, some with very scenic water views.

Whether it’s a night out with friends, a date night or an office outing, brighten up the night with fantastic dining experiences paired with curated cocktail, wine and beer menus, a selection of desserts and a stroll through the quaint community of Am Water.

Port Credit’s boutiques offer everything from fashion and beauty to health and wellness, making it one of the best places in town to shop and support local businesses.

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Looking for some entertainment? Port Credit is known for its spectacular live music scene, with performances happening all the time.

These include weekly open-air concerts where artists and bands play everything from hip-hop to rock, jazz and Latin rhythms. Bring a blanket and some friends, sit and enjoy the music at these free outdoor events.

Also, there is the Farmers Market in the Elmwood parking lot next to the LCBO every Saturday from 8am to 2pm and Classic Cars every Thursday with live entertainment and a variety of vintage cars along Lakeshore Rd. South, in the East Village.

And of course Port Credit’s natural beauty makes it a fantastic spot for some photos. Pose for a selfie by the water, in front of your favorite restaurant/shop, or even in front of the “I ❤ Port Credit” sign at the iconic lighthouse for the perfect Instagram picture.

With some of the best restaurants, terraces, music and live entertainment, Port Credit has something for everyone. Plan your next trip here and make it an unforgettable summer!

For more information on everything Port Credit has to offer this summer, visit and follow Port Credit BIA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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