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The Local Gastropub

37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario L4N1X2, Canada
+1 705-252-9220
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Ranked #2 of 384 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $36
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great home cooked pub food with the best selection of craft beer on tap North of Toronto. With large bay windows you have an indoor/outdoor atmosphere all through the year.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great home cooked pub food with the best selection of craft beer on tap North of Toronto. With large bay windows you have an indoor/outdoor atmosphere all through the year.
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English first
Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We just moved in around the corner, this place is a great little pub. Very good service, amazing selection of local craft beer. Wings were very nice, try the baked salad. You will be surprised. I ordered a regular salad and my wife tried the baked. She is sold on the baked. Fish and chips are outstanding also. We will... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had our wedding at the Local Gastropub on June 28th. Cannot say enough about how well everything turned out. My wife organized everything and I was the slacker who just showed up to say "I do". But from the beginning from considering the Local for our wedding it was the care and service that Scott (Owner with wife Hollis) showed... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Corey I know I have told you how much it meant to me to make sure your big day went without a hitch! I am so happy that I kept that promise. It means the world to me that everyone here was a part in your big day and one that we will never forget! I just placed your... More

Barrie, Canada
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Stopping here after a movie is quickly becoming a tradition for me. They've got a very solid selection of beer including many excellent local varieties. Burgers and appetizers are also highly recommended and a great compliment to the drinks. Staff are also excellent, really knowledgeable and helpful when you're looking to try something new but can't decide. They usually have... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Zeusthecockapoo We are so happy that you enjoy our little pub! As a little teaser for you we just tapped a pomegranate wheat beer form Wellington Brewery yesterday and it is yummy! Thanks for the support and we will see you soon! Cheers Scott More

Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A bridesmaid picked The Local Gastropub for my Bachelorette. She picked it because it had a number of food options and a great selection of beer. It turned out to be better than we had hoped!! Everyone enjoyed the apps as well as the mac & cheese and the tacos were big hits!! We really enjoyed the jugs that the... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Tracy We are so happy you picked The Local and it was a pleasure hosting all of you! Good luck with the big day and we hope to see you soon. Cheers Scott More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great place ... Awesome fish and chips!!! Highly recommended ... We Went there after we had a HORRIBLE experience at IL BUCO (served us RAW CHICKEN- I know! DISGUSTING) Great service - relaxed atmosphere - beautiful food... GOOOOOOO to the local. :))))

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Jordan Thanks for the really out of the world compliments! We look forward to having you return for some more fish & chips and cold frosty beers! Cheers Scott More

new jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After visiting Simcoe Lake, my husband and stopped in for a drink. We each had a glass of the house Cabernet and split an order of fries as a snack. The fries were some of the best we've ever tasted, perfectly seasoned. The spicy ketchup was just delicious. But the best part was our bartender, Jenna. She was just so... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear riska26 Its always great to hear when the staff receive comments on Social Media sites! Jenna has been with us since day one of opening, so we truly appreciate all her hard work and it's nice when compliments come from different sources! I will pass your review on to Jenna as I know she will be happy! Cheers Scott More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Just finished a great meal. The food was all very good and the selection of Ontario #craftbeer made it hard to pick just one. The staff were very nice and a solid foundation for this business. Thanks Again

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear rdonion153 We are so happy that you find our staff to be so good as we really try and hand pick the right individuals. Thanks again for your lovely comments and we look forward to hosting you in the future. Scott More

Ocean Grove, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After a terrible dining experience at a different restaurant in Barrie that meant I didn't get to eat, my boyfriend and I went into the Local Gastropub hoping for a good meal and we weren't disappointed! The service was lovely and warm and our waitress was just gorgeous. The fish & chips we ordered was delicious! The best I've had...... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Johanna C Firstly I am truly sorry for the experience at one of our fellow downtown restaurants! I hope the next time you are in town you will give them another shot as things do from time to time slip between the cracks. After over twenty years in the business it does happen to us all and it is... More

Barrie, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great Food and great beer, this is a good place to go for a great meal. Go for the lamb, or macaroni and cheese, skip the oven baked cesar salad.

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Ronfischer Thanks so much for your kind review! Next trip in please let us know and we will be more than happy to serve you a Caesar not baked. We know it's not everyones cup of tea, more of a 50% 50% depending on tastes, but thats why we love cooking at The Local. Thanks again Scott More

Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After a hot day at Kempenfest, our daughter joined my husband and me for one of their Craft beers - Mill Street Organic (but they have many selections). My husband wanted to sample their beers first. He was cheerfully accommodated - even though he ended up getting iced tea. We shared their carmelized goat cheese and onion dip - which... More

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37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear Linda F After tasting our selection of beers an ice T is always a good thing! Thanks for stopping in during kempenfest as so many people choose to stay on the waterfront and not venture a little further on to our street! Hope to see you back in town soon and thanks for the business! Thanks Scott More

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