Contrary to popular belief, an NHL tough guy is capable of serving up more than just knuckle sandwiches. Case in point: Wendel Clark, a respected tough guy who specializes in tenderness when serving up AAA quality entrees at one of Burlington’s most popular downtown hot-spots, Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Sports Lounge (

Like the skills of the player whose name is on the menu, Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Sports Lounge offers patrons a well-rounded menu ( packed with signature items and traditional favourites.  Whether you’re out for an intimate casual dining experience, a quick lunch or snacks and a pint after the game, you’ll find enough variety at Wendel Clark’s downtown Burlington location to please even the most discriminating palate. 

Although the former Toronto Maple Leaf captain was never one to boast, Wendel Clark the restaurant is claiming bragging rights on the best burger in downtown Burlington – the signature one-pound bacon burger aptly named, The Enforcer. Other signature dishes like Unconventional Meatloaf (stuffed with chicken and goat cheese), Mushroom Ravioli and Blackened Basa round out a menu bursting with “classic grill” favourites: things like AAA steaks and ribs, plus gourmet poutine, pasta and seafood.  Wendel Clark’s also features great bar favourites and a full menu of children’s items to tempt even the smallest appetites.

To complete a hat trick that features great food and great service, Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Sports Lounge also offers great specials. Drop in any afternoon from 4pm till 6pm to enjoy half-priced appetizers like Ciabatta Goat Cheese Loaf, Yam Fries, Nachos and Chicken Quesadillas. Daily specials like .69 cent Wing Night every Monday  give you a daily reason to drop in, and the decadent dessert menu ( ensures you can always end your meal with a memorable taste sensation. A full accompaniment of VQQ wines offer a perfect pairing no matter what you order.

Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Sports Lounge, 380 Brant Street Burlington: request a reservation at or by calling 1-877-871-1717.