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The Local Gastropub

37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario L4N1X2, Canada
+1 705-252-9220
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Ranked #1 of 382 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $37
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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
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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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

2 reviews
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
2 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

Barrie, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had amazing service at this restaurant. Very friendly and welcoming. The goat cheese and carmelized onion dip was amazing. Good selection of craft beers and a relaxed and laid back environment. We will definitely go back.

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

Dear Danalady2440 We are so happy you enjoyed our relaxed environment! Our goal is always to treat our guests as if they are walking into our home. Good food, drinks and service! We are so happy that you had a nice time! See you soon Cheers for taking the time to post! Scott More

Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had the lime fried chicken and jerk spiced waffle here, it was amazing! Followed that up with the sticky toffee pudding for dessert, which was also excellent. Large selection of beers on tap, and the waitress was very knowledgeable about them and recommended a great one.

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

Dear 807_guy Thank you very much for your feedback! The fried chicken and jerk spiced waffle has become quite the hit recently and we are glad you enjoyed it while washing down a cold craft! Cheers for taking the time to post! Scott More

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