The Little Red Rooster, Niagara-on-the-Lakes’ best family restaurant, is known for its warm welcome, charming atmosphere and generous portions. That hospitable spirit is rooted in the traditions of our location: originally granted by the crown to Anne D. Creen, the 2-acre property was later owned by other members of the Creen family, including Rev. Thomas Creen and his daughters, who were well-known for their generosity. The Creen family home is still standing one block from the restaurant on Simcoe Street.
Since the time of the original purchase, our location at the corner of Mississauga Road and Mary Street has been used for barns, garages and, in the ‘70s, a car wash. In 2002, the car wash was purchased and the location became the home of The Little Red Rooster Restaurant; in the years since then, it has also become the home of an ever-growing collection of roosters brought by our loyal customers from their travels all over the world. Originating in 22 different countries, the collection includes rooster plates, puzzles, clocks and figurines made of materials ranging from wood and paper to blown glass, china, tin and silver. The staff puts in hours painstakingly dusting these mementos.