Southampton Legion: The diner is now open!

Southampton Legion is providing something much needed in Southampton – a new place to go for breakfast or lunch.

The ‘Legion Diner’ will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with delicious ‘home-cooked’ fresh choices from our breakfast and lunch menu.

                                                             Wednesday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

                                                             Sunday – 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.         

“We invite everyone to come by to enjoy a great ‘home-cooked’ style meal and a warm welcoming atmosphere,” says Legion President John Willetts. “The Southampton Legion is open to the public and is known as a great place to hold events and banquets.  The Diner is an extension of the use of our facilities that includes one of the best commercial kitchens in the area.”

President John Willetts enjoys the Diner’s first breakfast off the grill … “bacon and eggs exactly the way I like them!”

While many legions are failing, Southampton’s membership continues to grow. With catering services, stage, dance floor, darts, pool tables and bar, Southampton and area are becoming aware of the facility’s ability to host social events and meetings of all kinds.

More importantly, people recognize the community service work that Legion volunteers perform in the community.  In fact, all proceeds go back into the community in support of schools, the local hospital, Museum, Heritage projects and individuals and families in need. 

“We have hired a chef ‘team’ to provide consistency in food quality using local product wherever possible,” adds Willetts. 



Dean Sands (L) and Tyler Manary (R) start the                 day with breakfast preparations

Dean Sands and Tyler Manary, working with Chef, Mitchell Adams, point out that they use only the freshest produce accessed locally whenever possible.  “For instance, we use local beef from Hoof ‘n It in Port Elgin for our burgers and potatoes that are grown in Walkerton,” says Sands.

“Everything is made ‘from scratch’ including soups and dishes like our famous chili,” adds Manary.




“Come on in and experience our menu whether it’s for breakfast or lunch,” says Willetts.  “We are ‘home cooking’ away from home at an affordable price.”