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The Crazy Fox Bistro

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135 Bayfield Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3,, Canada
+1 705-737-5000
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Crazy Fox Bistro brings together the best of classic and contemporary...
The Crazy Fox Bistro brings together the best of classic and contemporary cuisine. This popular Barrie restaurant has been providing fine dining in a casual atmosphere since 1986. Award-winning chef and owner Coos Uylenbroek creates unique dishes that tantalize the senses using only the freshest ingredients available. The Crazy Fox Bistro's staff offer superior, personalized service to its many satisfied customers. It's the perfect place in Barrie to stop by after work to try a scrumptious appetizer in the cozy bar area or savour superb cuisine in the multi-level dining room for the full fine dining experience.
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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a treat to eat here.

I've eating here several times with a postive experience. Today was the latest. From something simple like the Mushroom Soup to higher end like the Breast of Chicken you will get a meal a step above other restaurants. I recommend visting here if you are ever in Barrie.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2014
Neil M
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Schomberg, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The best thing going for this restaurant is the food, everything on the menu is tasty and excellent. That said I find their prices a bit overpriced for what the restaurant is, the wine menu especially is way over priced, they offer only most glasses and if you want a full bottle it starts at like $60+ The atmosphere of... More 

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Schomberg, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've eating here several times with a postive experience. Today was the latest. From something simple like the Mushroom Soup to higher end like the Breast of Chicken you will get a meal a step above other restaurants. I recommend visting here if you are ever in Barrie.

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Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We'll we are disappointed that we have not visited this lovely restaurant before! Great service, very nice food and and cozy spot to have a great meal. I had the mushroom soup that was simply yummy followed by the tenderloin. Cooked perfectly, I could have eaten it all again! I would highly recommend for any occasion and look forward to... More 

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family and I attended Barrielicious this week at the Crazy Fox. After several recommendations from co-workers, this was our first experience there. The setting is charming, we had a table upstairs with a great view. I ordered a steak as did my son. I don't think I've ever had such a perfectly cooked meal. It was mouth-watering. The server... More 

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Creemore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have been to the Crazy Fox several times and the food, service and amenities were very good. However, this evening started poorly, not a single premium liquor on the bar, not even a white rum. Drinks were finely decided upon and poured; my wife's gin and tonic arrived, light brown in color and tasting of ginger. Our waitress claimed... More 

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CrazyFoxBistro, Owner at The Crazy Fox Bistro, responded to this review

Mr. Firth: We want to let you know that your constructive criticism is not petty, but much appreciated. We sincerely apologize for the bad experience you had during your recent visit. The server has been made aware of your comments and has been advised accordingly. We now stock a premium rum at the bar, as you requested, in addition to... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Five of us enjoyed a great lunch here the other day. We were warmly greeted and seated promptly. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, is spacious and bright. Our meals consisted of the Bang Bang Shrimp, Kale Salad, Quiche of the day, Classic Toasted Club and the Penne. All dishes were nicely presented and quite tasty. Our waitress was very... More 

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Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Eaten here a few times as it is almost at the end of our street. The food, prepared by the Dutch owner-chef, is excellent, and we haven't ever been disappointed by what has been put in front of us on our plates. However, what has stopped us from returning more frequently is the microscopic portions of wine that are served.... More 

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CrazyFoxBistro, Owner at The Crazy Fox Bistro, responded to this review

All of our wines by the glass are 6 oz. pours. Portions may seem small because we have different sized glasses and some of our nicer ones hold up to 14 oz., which makes the wine look like a smaller pour. However, we guarantee a 6 oz. pour, which is generally better than many restaurants which only offer 5 oz. More 

Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stopped by for a late dessert to celebrate a family event, and even though we were mistaken about closing time (and arrived 20 after closing time), the staff still welcomed the five of us with big smiles and open arms. We were the only people in the restaurant, but there was no pressure to rush. The desserts were very... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great food, inviting atmosphere and the Sushi Tuna was outstanding! This is definitely a favourite for dining in Barrie!

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Ontario
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This restaurant is at the top of our list in Barrie. The owner/head chef's attention to detail is second to none. Go early for a drink at the bar, it's worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Bayfield Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3,, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-737-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

The Crazy Fox Bistro brings together the best of classic and contemporary cuisine. This popular Barrie restaurant has been providing fine dining in a casual atmosphere since 1986. Award-winning chef and owner Coos Uylenbroek creates unique dishes that tantalize the senses using only the freshest ingredients available. The Crazy Fox Bistro's staff offer superior, personalized service to its many satisfied customers. It's the perfect place in Barrie to stop by after work to try a scrumptious appetizer in the cozy bar area or savour superb cuisine in the multi-level dining room for the full fine dining experience.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?