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The Local Gastropub

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37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario L4N1X2, Canada
+1 705-252-9220
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great home cooked pub food with the best selection of craft beer on tap...
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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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Late lunch, happy bunch

Excellent menu. Not too large, but what they do they do very well, as a Gastropub should be. Our group enjoyed trying the Mac and Cheese, Fish and Chips and Reuben Sandwich. Pretty good value, great beer selection. I thought that the beer was on the expensive side. The service was excellent, she... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Erin C
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent menu. Not too large, but what they do they do very well, as a Gastropub should be. Our group enjoyed trying the Mac and Cheese, Fish and Chips and Reuben Sandwich. Pretty good value, great beer selection. I thought that the beer was on the expensive side. The service was excellent, she learned our names :)

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

Hi Erin! We are so happy that your group enjoyed your experience and thanks for taking the time to review us on TA. You are totally correct with the beers being a little more expensive. As you know small craft beers are that little bit more pricey to produce, and with that they are not in a position to discount... More 

Barrie, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I called to arrange a work gathering for Xmas with little over a week's notice. They fit us in. Sixteen of us showed up. The staff made the effort to learn our names. The atmosphere was cosy and friendly. All sixteen meals came to the table at the same time and not one word of complaint from anybody. Everyone was... More 

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

Dear DLR0505 I remember your group well! We are so happy that you took the time to post about your experience with us at The Local. Taking the time allows others to see that sometimes it's worth while enjoying experiences with unique small local businesses like The Local! We hope to see you again soon Thanks for the support! Cheers... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

While in Barrie Ontario for a wedding, I had an excellent dining experience at The Local Gastropub. I entered into a warm, inviting pub where the staff were knowledgeable and not hesitant to recommend the speciality beer(s) I might like to try. The manageable menu complimented the speciality beer(s) offered. I was delighted with the curried chicken which offered enough... More 

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

Dear TravellingDLB We love having guests from out of town who have travelled! Your comments are very kind and it reminds us all that we offer great food and beers for people to enjoy. Please let us know the next time you are in town. Cheers Scott More 

Huntsville, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

First of all - the bartender/server was excellent! She was really knowledgeable about the food offerings AND about the beer offerings - including her description of the flavour profiles of each! She made good recommendations and was incredibly friendly throughout the whole meal. I ordered a flight of three brews - each of them unique and incredibly flavourful. Sorry, I... More 

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

Dear Mike We look forward to having you and your family back very soon. We have a new menu coming in March so if you're in town, please stop in and the chances will be good that we will have a new beer pouring as well! Cheers and thanks for the business! Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Fantastic food. Lot's of craft beers! Good server. I had the lime chicken served on a waffle, awesome flavours and I'm a chef at a local college so know my tastes! Curry was very well done, and goat cheese and onion dip was a hit with my date.

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

Dear Vance From one cook to another thanks for the lovely compliment and we hope to see you again soon! New menu is coming in March for more things to try in 2015. Cheers Scott More 

Waterloo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Stopped in for dinner on a snowy night. Not busy so we sat right away. Kids menu suited my kids perfectly and we enjoyed the beef tacos and burger. Service was amazing. Our waitress was so kind, helpful and prompt. Would definitely recommend as an alternative to the big chains. Glad others had rated it so well as that's why... More 

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

Dear JogRFer Thanks for checking out our reviews online and taking the chance on us over a chain restaurant as that is exactly why we do what we do! So so happy you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you soon. Cheers Scott More 

Belleville, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

What a great spot. This place has it all, atmosphere, great staff, live music, awesome food, and lots of beer. We stopped for dinner on a Friday after a long drive. We had curry and the vegan burritos both were amazing. Dead elephant beer was awesome. The band "whiskey river" was very good.

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

Dear JMCD148 Thanks for popping in on a Friday night! We are so happy you enjoyed all we have to offer! Feel free to shout it from the rooftops and hopefully more people will experience what you did. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers again Scott More 

Coldwater, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Good food, nice environment but most of all I enjoyed the friendly service. It was a nice touch for the waitress, Jenna, to ask our names and remember them throughout the meal! Its also nice to see them supporting local craft breweries.

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

Hi Kris We believe it's the small touches that matter! Jenna is awesome and has been with us from day number one and really believes in what we do as does the rest of our team. Thanks of supporting and we look forward to your next visit! Cheers Scott More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband had the Reuben poutine which is like a Reuben sandwich on top of fries. He said it was very tasty. I had the braised beef tacos which were also very good. It was very crowded so we opted to be at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and personable. We also had the local beers which we... More 

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

Hi Laurie Glad you enjoyed you experience! Please pass the word along and thank you for supporting local! Until the next time! Cheers Scott More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wonderful food, atmosphere and waitress. Will be going back for sure. Would like to see more on the menu though. Looking forward to Rabbie Burns dinner.

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

Dear Maureen. We are so happy you enjoyed our little pub and we are also looking forward to our Rabbie Burns Dinner. One of the reasons we have a small menu is to keep all our ingredients as fresh as possible. We do change our menu 4 times a year for variety. That being said we also cater to special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario L4N1X2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-252-9220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?