Joe's Eats Amherstburg

Joe’s Eats



oe’s Eats was a unique little restaurant that may not be familiar to many people. It was originally a Sandwich, Windsor & Amherstburg (SW&A) electric trolley. In the late 1940s, Lorne & Edna Bell began building “Bells’ Triangle”. They had a little group of cabins that were constructed close to the water with access to a swimming beach and a picnic area. In 1949, The Amherstburg Echo reported that the Bells had purchased “Pete’s Street Car”. It would now be known as “Joe’s Eats” and it would serve the Bell’s vacationers and locals. “Bell’s Triangle” was approximately where the old Ducks On The Roof restaurant was located (1430 Front Rd. S.). The trolley was later moved to Malden Beach just east of LECC. Malden Beach was a very popular beach in its day. You can see the remains of the trolley hidden in the forest. Holiday Beach did not become a Provincial Park until the Ontario Government bought 2 pieces of properety property in 1958, from Stanley Nicholson and Charles Bricker . Those were the days before air conditioning, so you can imagine how important the water was in those lazy, hazy days of summer. And on your way back to Windsor, where would you stop?  The Meadows of course. And that is a whole other story.