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Fran's Restaurant

407 Bayfield drive, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
705-726-8286
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Ranked #211 of 385 restaurants in Barrie
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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- Jul 7, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We've eaten at Fran's several times and the food has been okay. But this time I had a burger and it was fantastic! It was not greasy at all (I hate grease) and the seasoning was delicious. I really hit the spot.

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Toronto
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172 reviews 172 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I hate giving out 2 stars. The wait staff are friendly and they took our order quickly. They were very professional. But the food took forever to arrive. The restaurant was not busy so I could not understand the inordinate wait time. When the food finally arrived, it was cold. I am not sure whether it sat in the window... More

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Barrie, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The potato, bacon soup was good, but the grilled cheese could have been better. Waitress didn't have much life either or she was too busy. About the cheapest average food you can get. Also, could you check the menu for dead bugs before you give it to me and could someone clean the windows, ours was very dirty and makes... More

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Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We went there for dinner to try it, daughter likes spaghetti without sauce and we ordered fish and chips, a small ice cream size bowl of spaghetti arrived and not long after our daughter asked if she could have a little more. I asked the waitress if my daughter could have some more and the response surprised me " you... More

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Barrie, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We enjoy going to Frans for "comfort food" once in a while. Yesterday I decided to move away from my usual mac and cheese (which is really good) and try the Caesar salad with chicken. It turned out to be a great choice. I requested light on the dressing (as I find most places drench the veggies with dressing) and... More

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Midhurst
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you love pancakes then this is the place for you. They consistently make the best tasting pancakes in town. We always order extra to take back home. The service may be a little slow, but the staff are always happy and eager to please. This is a must stop place for breakfast if you are in the area.

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Barrie, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Thought we would try this place for breakfast. Eggs were tasteless and not that well cooked , farmers sausage was nothing great either. Hash browns were good though. Their namesake ketchup was of metro taste, Heinz where are you ? Not that great, McDonalds would have been better. The place looks a little run down too. Men's washroom was circa... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My wife and I visited this location for supper on Monday, February 10th. This was not our first visit, and certainly will not be our last. The hostess was very polite and efficient, and moved us quickly when the booth we were to be seated in was found to be too "tight." Our steak supper was well prepared The steak... More

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Innisfil, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I've only been twice, but both times were pretty good. I tried their poutine and their fruit salad. Both were good, especially the fruit salad. Staff was good, although we went late at night when it wasn't busy. I wouldn't mind visiting again.

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Newmarket, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Having great experience at Fran's original place in Toronto many years ago was pleased to see one on Barrie and stopped in for Lunch. What a disappointment. Waited 20 minutes after being seated and another 20 for the food(sic) to arrive. The fish was soggy too many chips(falling of the plate) and acrid cole slaw.The waitress acted like we were... More

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