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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 397 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $34
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary
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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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The poutine is simply awesome and I would recommend it to anyone who has a taste for fries, cheese and gravy. Atmosphere is also very good and the beer (draft) selection is unique. Two thumbs up!!

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

Dear Anthony So happy you enjoyed your experience at The Local! We look forward to having you back for another poutine and cold frosty Ontario draft. Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Some friends usually stop by this place once a week or so for some drinks and food. Jenna and Theresa are two of the best at making you feel welcome and providing fast and friendly service. Great selection of microbrews and Scott always keeps the menu fresh and tasty.

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

Hi Pete Since May 2009 you guys have been a part of The Local. Like Jenna who has also been of our little dream on the corner of Maple you have all helped create a welcoming pub for all to enjoy! Along with Therasa who is a great addition we look forward to table 4 being in your name for... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great food, an unusual variety, all delicious. The atmosphere was comfortable and unpretentious, and the service friendly and fast.

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

Dear Birgitta It's always to see people taking the time to review us, especially from out of town. Were glad you enjoyed your dinner with us and we hope to see you back very soon! Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We LOVE The Local! Our family can often be found in a back booth enjoying a pint (for the adults) and a chocolate milk (for the l'il ones) - frequently it's a father/son outing, other times it's all four of us. We bring friends here all the time - guaranteed if we have guests from out-of-town and we want to... More 

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

Hey Guys! We've said it before, without people like yourself spreading the word about The Local Gastropub, we would not be here. Thanks for the continued support and we will make sure that your friends and family that pop in will be looked after as if they were in our own home. Cheers and see you soon! Scott, Hollis and... More 

Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I know, it sounds crazy, but that's what it is! Great burgers, fish and chips, mac n cheese, etc., but higher end and absolutely delish! Great local live music on certain nights too. Awesome staff, definitely a go-to place.

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

Dear Sheila Thanks for popping in! Always great to here when guests like yourself enjoy what we offer. Hope to see you back soon! Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have been there many, many times. The variety of food is awesome and have loved every bite. The selection of craft beers compliments a great atmosphere and and amazing staff. the beer dinners are a wonderful addition to the enjoyment of this establishment. Keep up the good work, Scott. Steve and Laura

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

Dear Steve Thanks for supporting us all this time! Without our regulars we would not be who we are! As you know every part of our little restaurant has a story and it's friends and guests who help achieve that atmosphere, creating something unique to Barrie. Cheers Scott More 

Fairfield
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited the Local Gastropub on a cold and wet October afternoon. The restaurant is a cozy and casual pub setting, with lots of wood and throw pillows on the bench seats. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, and knew the beer list backwards and forwards. My husband's local draft beer was excellent, as were the fish and chips we... More 

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

Dear Arletta I think I might use your review on our website!! As the cold days start becoming a little more frequent at this time of the year we add a few more cushions to cozy up to and we also add some hot toddy's to the menu to heat the insides! We hope we will see you soon for... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went there for dinner. The waitress was extremely accommodating. Food was excellent. Only downside was we were too full from our starters and dinner to enjoy dessert :( the haggis lollipops, and. Baked Caesar salad were delicious

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

Dear 2014 Football Thans for the lovely compliments and you really do have to try dessert the next time you are in. They pair really well with our seasonal Vanilla Porter from Mill Street! Cheers Scott More 

ON, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We arrived 10 min before they opened but they welcomed us warmly and had a seat by the window. We shared 3 dishes, haggis lollipops, ploughmans salad, and tacos. We eat lunch in Barrie restaurants every Friday and I was blown away by the quality and flavors of the food, service, and chef's hospitality. We even overheard at the neighbouring... More 

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

Dear L We remember you well and are over the moon that you decided to give us a shot! In an age where big chains smother us smaller establishments its always nice to see people taking a chance. We look forward to having you back at The Local Gastropub! Cheers Scott & Hollis More 

Kitchener
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The waitstaff was super helpful and friendly. The drink menu was pure quality; craft beer, with majority being local (Muskoka, Great Lakes, Mill St.). Food was fantastic; I had lime chicken on a waffle with cider honey - exceeded any expectations. Even the windows were open, making the interior a semi-patio. Great place to go grab a quality beer, take... More 

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

Dear d7 Scott We are glad you had a great experience at The Local Gastropub, this week truly is a great time to have the windows open and enjoy the world go by! Thanks for taking the time to review us and the next time you are back in town we will have another 2 craft beers on tap taking... More 

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Additional Information about The Local Gastropub

Address: 37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario L4N1X2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-252-9220
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 34
Cuisine: Contemporary

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