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Billys Taphouse

305 Talbot Street North, Essex Ontario N8M 2E2 519-776-7094


Fresh local food made from scratch, the philosophy at Billy’s Taphouse. This shows in everything they serve. A quick glance will tell you that the lamb for the Pulled Lamb Wrap comes from Woodslee’s Ewe Dell Farms or that the beef for the “Billy Burger” comes from Schinkels’ Meat Market right here in Essex. With access to the best produce and meats in Essex County, Billy’s kitchen consistently produces made-from-scratch favourites alongside in-house specials for the weekend. What’s a great meal without a great drink? This regional hotspot features a wide selection of Essex County wines and an even wider selection of Ontario craft beers. Enjoy the casual comfort inside, or grab some rays and a bit of fresh air out on the patio. Beach volleyball courts at the rear of the property provide great entertainment during the summer season.

Meet the Owners

If anyone is an expert in the history of Billy’s Taphouse, it’s Doug Kalapos. He has been through three restaurant re-brandings and has watched the business evolve over the years. Originally hired as a bartender, Doug was presented with the opportunity to take over the business and tap into its potential. The rest is history. Doug appreciates the tremendous amount of support he gets from Essex residents, especially those within the farming community. The perfect climate and expansive landscape is crucial for crop growing, which in turn enables Billy’s to use locally sourced foods. Doug believes fall harvest brings out the best in Essex, both in appearance and opportunity.

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Address: 305 Talbot Street North, Essex Ontario, N8M 2E2
Phone: 519-776-7094

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