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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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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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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
A Tasty Stick- to- Our- Ribs Dinner

This is in the old part of Barrie, right downtown; which I find much more interesting than being lost in a vast sea of strip malls.. After you stuff yourself with delicious pub fare you can go for a stroll along the waterfront and people watch or shop. The Gastropub is a cozy and casual venue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Laura G
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North Bay
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is in the old part of Barrie, right downtown; which I find much more interesting than being lost in a vast sea of strip malls.. After you stuff yourself with delicious pub fare you can go for a stroll along the waterfront and people watch or shop. The Gastropub is a cozy and casual venue. Alternative rock music plays... More 

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

Dear Laura Thanks so very much for travelling south to hang out with us last Friday night! It was a pleasure meeting and cooking for you both and we are so happy it was worth the drive. See you soon for more Haggis! Cheers Scott More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

When to the Local last night and ehat a great ecperience..first the girl who served us was really sweet and the service was excellent!! Cute place, local beer, food was great ( fish n chips miammm) and home made mayo and ketchup makes it special! The chef came to see us and I really appreciate when we don t feel... More 

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

Dear Karine I remember you guys well as you all had funny accents, which is ironic coming from me... I can't wait to see you back in town soon. Cheers Scott More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This dining experience was superb. I felt like a family member on my first experience. Waitress ask our names and remembered our names, was extremely friendly, recommended dishes and checked on our entrees once served. Thank you Jenna for best dining experience to remember.

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

Dear mrsmuppy Jenna is indeed a great server and we are so happy to have her on our team. Jenna has been with us since the day we opened, which in this industry is a rarity! We either pay her well? Treat her well? Or? She just loves her job! So happy you had a great experience and we look... More 

Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I've been to hundreds of pubs all over Ontario and this one certainly stands out! I've had 4 visits at this location and it's always the same ....... Greeted and seated by awesome staff in a superb environment, then topped off with some of the best food I've ever had ! Service is excellent and I cannot find one thing... More 

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

Dear Josh With a small business consistency can be really hard sometimes. Your comments are a reminder that all the staff involved at The Local Gastropub have provided that for you and I look forward to passing on your review to them. I know they will love it! Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

As we have just recently moved to downtown Barrie after being in Angus for 5 years we decided that we wanted to try all the options that are available just outside our door. Valentine's day this year we didn't have anything planned so trying to find somewhere to eat that night was a little hard. We walked into the Local... More 

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

Dear cbardossy We are so happy you popped in and gave us a try! Hollis and myself also live downtown so appreciated the fact that you love our neighbourhood and help sustain our downtown core. Thanks so much!!!!!! Cheers Scott More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stopped by the gastro pub last night for the first time. Gotta say, my friends and I had a great time and really enjoyed the food, beer and service from Mel and Theresa! We will be back and will tell all of our friends! mmmm best Reuben in town hands down.

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

Dear Laffy182 Thanks so much for taking the time to post! I will pass on your comments to the girls as I know they will be thrilled to hear your feedback. See you soon! Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went for supper, it's close to home. The atmosphere is 'pub' like. The food was good, with sufficient serving sizes. The service was great. It was however, for us, just too noisy to relax and enjoy our meal. The décor is wood, and warm. They do open the windows wide in the summer, like an indoor patio!

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

Hi Susan We love guests that pop in and live close by! Hollis and myself reside downtown also and love supporting small local downtown locations. Sorry it was a wee noisy for you during your visit and hopefully that won't deter you from dropping in again soon. Feel free to call us if you ever need a quieter spot. Cheers... More 

Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I came here with my siblings and kiddies, what a lovely place. I was worried that I would not find a vegan option and was so happy to see that they have a daily vegan special. I had lentil tacos and they were quite good! The waiter was super nice and promptly brought a back pack of toys for the... More 

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

Hi 798111 Thank you for passing the word to friends and family! When we first opened 6 years ago our daughter was only 3 years old and we thought it would be cool to have some toys around to occupy our little guests which in turn gave the adults some time to enjoy a pint and some food! We like... More 

Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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 

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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 - 33
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?