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The Local Gastropub

37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
1 705 252 9220
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Ranked #5 of 382 restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Berkshire
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went to the restaurant on our first night in Canada, had a great meal in really nice surroundings. The place is on a busy crossroad but we really enjoyed the meal whilst watching everything that was going on. The food was lovely and the service even better!

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barrie, Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The staff at this pub are top class and the food and drinks are just as good. Everything on the menu is quite good and would fully recommend trying anything.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On a drive-through visit to Barrie, we consulted a few apps and found that this place had a high satisfaction score and was near the Lake Simcoe waterfront. They had a small, but unique prix-fixe menu during July, and a good range of locally-produced draft beers, from IPAs to ambers to stout (a pitcher was the best value). On the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Great staff, extremely inviting, asked our first names which I thought was very intimate. Next time we're in Barrie, you can count on us popping in!

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

Dear weezymurphy So glad you enjoyed service!! We look forward to the time you're in! Cheers Scott More

Wingham, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Date of visit: Saturday, June 28, 2014 An amazing tomato salad to start, followed by chicken and potatoes and wrapped up with a strawberry swirl cheesecake. The drinks were nice and cold on a hot day. Later in the evening had pub grub, best fries I've had in awhile, mini Reubens and hamburgers. Chicken wings were fantastic. Didn't get to... More

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

Dear Steve S I remember your son and exactly where you sat! It's always a pleasure to hear when our team excels in going that extra important mile! I will pass on your kind comments to our team and we look forward to when you're next in town! To pull off another wedding at The Gastropub and have great feedback... More

Nanjing, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

From fish and chips to haggis on a stick to Caesar pouting to vegan meals, this pub offers it all with friendly service. Only draw back - when all the windows are open the buses driving by are quite loud. Good food, nice atmosphere.

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

Dear Marinalnchina Thanks so much for your feedback! The buses can get a little loud as we are close to the downtown bus terminal! The City of Barrie does have plans to have it phased out in the near future and turn it into a farmers market which will help create a vibrant corner for our wee pub... We look... More

Aurora, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We ate at the Gastropub this weekend and it was a great experience! The menu is surprisingly eclectic and different. I had beef tacos that were superb with a hint of curry and it came with a fresh green side salad that burst with flavour. My husband had a burger and he liked that, the fries were yummy. This seems... More

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

Dear cleobella13 Thanks so much for your kind review! It is always nice to have new guests come to the Gastropub and leave happy! When you return for your mac & cheese and chicken & waffles, please let us know you would prefer a half pint which we would be more than happy to serve you one...or you could always... More

Cotacachi, Ecuador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It's been a while...moved from Barrie, ON to Cotacachi, Ecuador just over a year ago. Really good food...great fish and chips (Scottish style), burgers, and haggis fritters. Was there for a couple of tasting menus...one paired with Scotch and the other with artisanal beers...fabulous! Scott and Hollis are great hosts. Miss you both!

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

Hi Blair! We miss you as well! We just had a beer tasting dinner last night with Railway City Brewery from St Thomas, Ontario. One which I am sure you would have loved! Thanks for taking the time to review and we look forward to having you back at the pub! Be safe! Cheers Scott More

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I was introduced to this wonderful place in 2011 when my brother organized a birthday dinner for me and a group of 20. Ever since then I've been going back regularly. The food is spectacular, the beer selection is unlike any other in the area. But what makes the experience truly top notch is the staff. Morgan and Hollis are... More

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

Dear Tim G What can I say! Thank you so much a glowing review! As for the food network? I don't think anyone will get my funny Scottish accent, just as well I have The Local as my platform...lol We will work tirelessly to keep The Local Gastropub on the map for years to come... Cheers Scott More

Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

From the review it looked like a pretty nice place to spend a friday night. Food-wise, It was a complete disappointment The food was nowhere close to allow the usage of "gastro" in its name. Only the price felt gastronomic. The local brewed beer selection was good. The singer was really really talented and saved the evening. I would recommend... More

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

Dear Diamond_Turbocut As you will notice I personally respond to all our comments both positive and negative and would very much like to address your concerns. I also welcome you to contact me at the below email to discuss further at your convenience. We feel that for the past five years we price ourselves in line with other downtown establishments... More

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