The 7 Best Local Restaurants Located Minutes from McKinley Beach

If you’re feeling like a night out and are looking for somewhere to get a delectable meal, there are a number of options within a short driving distance from McKinley Beach. The local offerings aren’t just delicious, many use farm-to-table ingredients, and source local produce and wine. Here are out top 7 recommendations . . .

1. Basil & Leaf

pic1(9)Located in Glenmore, only 5 mins from McKinley Beach, this asian fusion offers fresh vegetables and meat to deliver a flavorful dining experience.  

2. KRAFTY Kitchen + Bar

0da5003a67328b8503725a6864633be6_featured_v2This casual farm to table eatery and bar is a favourite in downtown Kelowna. This trendy location uses the highest quality of local ingredients and supplements it with popular music from the 80’s and 90’s making for a comfortable and casual dining experience.


3. Makoto Sushi

9715d6a171e4287f8ed47c6b23d354dc_featured_v2If you’re looking for fresh sushi, perfectly portioned, at a reasonable price, Makoto Sushi is a great source of Japanese cuisine. The casual and comfortable dining experience and unique variety of rolls rounds out this small local restaurant.

4. Block One at 50th Parallel

block-one (1)Block One at 50th Parallel Winery is the newest restaurant to this list. Producing its very own fruit and wine via 50th Parallel, the restaurant offers an amazing menu selection. The restaurant itself is an architectural marvel offering indoor and outdoor seating.

5. RauDZ Regional Table

raudz-exteriorRaudz opened in 2009 to rave reviews. The restaurants relationship with local growers and winemakers ensures the very best offerings in the Okanagan. The culinary creations at Raudz take a very transparent view as you can quite literally watch the chefs at work through transparent glass in the dining room.

6. Waterfront Wines Restaurant

Waterfront_Wines_Restaurant_Web-6Waterfront-Wines-RestaurantFor a downtown fine dining experience, Waterfront Wines Restaurant utilizes local ingredients and offers an award-winning menu. Waterfront Wines has been named the “Best Okanagan Restaurant” by the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards for the past eight years.

7. Red Fox Club at Indigenous World Winery

chef-andrea-callanIf you don’t mind venturing just over the bridge, there’s a unique dining experience waiting for you. The Red Fox Club offers aboriginal inspired food using local greenhouses, farms, and cheese makers. Before or after your meal, you can visit the award winning Indigenous Winery tasting room, overlooking a beautiful piece of the Okanagan Valley.