Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | May 8, 2016

Cornwall Restaurants.

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Moviola Cafe, 1985, 1100 Brookdale Ave.  The restaurant opened in 1986 and closed in 1995 when it lost its liquor licence for not paying $180,000 in outstanding retails sales taxes.  Several months later the facility was destroyed by fire to be replaced by the short-lived Nickles.

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Ruest’s Menu.

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Ruest’s Menu.

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1946.

In 1937 Duncan J. and Eleanor MacDonald operated MacDonald’s Restaurant at 19 2nd St. E.  By 1944 it had become Castle’s.  15 years later the business was operated by Eric Richardson and the food was prepared by chef Stanley Castle.

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Miss Cornwall Restaurant in the former Brookdale Mall.

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58 Pitt Street, 1989.   This location has also been home to Ada’s Place and Bojangles, it is still a restaurant/bar.

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The location of the Town Hall, on the southeast corner of Pitt and 2nd St., is now, after a fire,  Pommier’s parking lot.

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A portion of the menu.  Along with great fish and chips, the Town Hall was the first place in Cornwall to serve English beer on tap.

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Top Dog Hot Dog Stand, 2nd and Cumberland.

Inspired by Snoopy the Top Dog had a short life, operating for a brief time around 1987.

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William Wong’s menu, 1997.

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1997.

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New York Cafe, 129 Pitt St.

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1926.

Peter Wong opened Cornwall’s first Chinese restaurant in 1913.  He was described as “an artist in preparing dishes and menus both dainty, satisfying and appetizing.  The cafe was originally named the New York Restaurant.  The cafe and Ford’s Credit Jeweller’s burned to the ground in 1972.

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You can visit the Archives at the Cornwall Community Museum to see the full menu and many other documents and photographs relating to Cornwall’s culinary past!

 

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