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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: 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
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Little Local Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
cbardossy
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Barrie, Canada
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 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
31 reviews 31 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
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 

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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
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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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?