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The Local Gastropub

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Gastropub, Contemporary, Pub
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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Culinary delights in Barrie

The haggis lollipops listed on the menu posted on the door brought us in. I had never had haggis before and this was a great introduction. They were amazing. With the marmalade sauce it is the type of dish that I could have kept ate myself sick with. We also had the fish and chips, some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Vancouver
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The haggis lollipops listed on the menu posted on the door brought us in. I had never had haggis before and this was a great introduction. They were amazing. With the marmalade sauce it is the type of dish that I could have kept ate myself sick with. We also had the fish and chips, some of the best that... More 

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Corner Brook, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great little place, great atmosphere, great service. I really enjoyed the unique menu. Food was awesome ( Triple Smoked Bacon Mac n Cheese ) was amazing. Great beer. Got a little noisy, but all in all, I will return.

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Barrie, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Unique fresh food! Great atmosphere! Small, quaint and warm. Food is very fresh and lots of flavour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our experience was fabulous; our server was friendly and even asked our names and remembered them. I ordered the best fish and chips I have ever had and at the end of the day the prices were reasonable. The atmosphere was comfortable and even had pillows in the booths. If you want to go out for a nice lunch or... More 

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

Dear Red Lady I hope you one battleships! Thanks for the kind review we always try our best to keep our guests happy! Hope to have you back soon! Cheers Scott More 

Thornton, null, Canada
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Extremely noisy and the service left a lot to be desired. A limited unimaginative menu. We will not return.

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

Dear Blaine Our goal is to always please our guests and it would appear your experience did not meet your expectations? We would love to get some more feedback on your visit as the review doesn't really give us anything to work with in order to better ourselves. Please feel free to email or call us at your convenience. Cheers... More 

Barrie, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a wonderful birthday celebration at this pub. The servers were excellent and the food delicious! Highly recommend this place for a casual outing.

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

Hi Maggie Glad you had a great time!!! Don't wait to long until your celebration. Cheers Scott More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great food with live music. Awesome server, Jenna. Love ❤ it. Would suggest this to everyone. Still trying to understand baked Caesar salad.

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

Hi Kevin Yes the baked caesar salad! You either love it or pass? However it has to be tried! I have taken this dish all over the world in restaurants that I have worked in and no matter what country people will always say the same! If you give me a couple of days notice I'll make Caesar Salad sushi!!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I live in town and have made The Local gastropub part of our weekly routine. Scott and Matty have made it impossible to be disappointed with the food and the serving staff is top notch. Jenna, Teresa, Melissa and of course Nicole are knowledgeable and as friendly as can be. A must go if visiting or a... More 

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

Hi Justin We love having you in our pub!!! You are true locals and are the heart and sole of why we are still in business after 6 years. Thanks for supporting and spreading the word! Cheers Scott More 

Mississauga
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a lovely lunch at The Local. Our server asked our names... Perhaps a first? Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend.

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

Hi Barb Asking guests names really is a little touch we like. We want you to feel at home with us and the staff love getting to know who you are! Looking forward to having you back soon! Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My favorite are the fish and chips. The owner is very friendly and helpful when deciding on a choice for a meal. It can get loud on evenings when they have music so best choice is the back of the restaurant in a booth.

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

Hi Mary Thanks for taking time to say how much you enjoy our fish and chips and if the live music is ever a little loud let us know and we can tweak it a little for you. Cheers Scott 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 - 23
  • Cuisine: Gastropub, Contemporary, Pub

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?