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111 Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfortable lunch stop with good beer on tap

Ok, love the fries and the salads and the ambience of the place. We have tried breakfast and lunch here and found lunch to be the best value and love the patio in season, of course. Excellent soups and the burgers are good as well. I like their frites. Breakfast was ok, but overpriced for what it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Kelley647
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Stratford, Canada
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Libertyville, Illinois
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

my wife loved the steak. i was very satisfied with the salmon. service is excellent. price is vey reasonable. accross the street from the avon theatre.

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Venise-en-Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

My partners and I wandered into Fosters after a long day to be greeted by the friendly staff. The restaurant has an open kitchen and is decorated nicely. The steaks were perfectly seasoned and cooked to our liking. We found the service to be be relaxed and very competent. Nice people in this lovely town. I will be back without... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Just a quick review but very slow service at least 10 minutes on drinks to the table, being the only table on a monday night. Food order was asked to be repeated 3 times due to no pen or paper on server. App never arrived after 20 mins mains arrived. I asked the server if she was going to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The first of the nice weather arrived and my daughter and I walking downtown and wanted lunch. The inviting patio, great music playing, full of customers we decided to eat here. Only table available was a dirty one. A staff member came and cleared it right away. She explained she was leaving for the day and another server came right... More 

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Stratford ON Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Truly needs to be on the short list of restaurants to go to in Stratford. Best steaks in town, burgers, salads and gorgonzola fries to die for. The other great thing in this restaurant is the well trained and very friendly staff. All fresh and locally sourced when possible this is a classic. And dont forget to enjoy a cold... More 

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Stratford, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had an awesome time here celebrating a birthday. Nice attentive service that didn't interfere with our privacy, and delicious food! I had parsnip bacon and ? soup, and zucchini linguine which was a fantastic surprise as the noodles were actually spiralled zucchini not pasta. It was so flavourful and delicious I couldn't believe it was not pasta! My husband... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our hotel receptionist recommended this restaurant,it was dinner time, and we had no time to look up restaurants as the place I was familiar with had closed down. As you can tell we were from out of town. The atmosphere was a tiny place which doesn't bother me ,Ive been okay with quaint places. What I will say is I... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Ok, love the fries and the salads and the ambience of the place. We have tried breakfast and lunch here and found lunch to be the best value and love the patio in season, of course. Excellent soups and the burgers are good as well. I like their frites. Breakfast was ok, but overpriced for what it was, so we... More 

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Stratford, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our evening spent at Foster's Inn was an outstanding experience! Starting the evening off with a couple cocktails at the bar, served to us by a very vibrant and friendly bartender turned into an incredible meal in the dining room. Everything from the seriously awesome caesar salad and the roasted parsnip and apple soup to start, followed by a grilled... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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103 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Foster's has excellent breakfasts - a step up from the standard diner without getting overly foodie. Standards, plus some less usual offerings. Lunches are good, and they are justifiably proud of their steaks. Less expensive and less pretentious than the higher end restaurants in Stratford (Bijou, Keystone, Bruce, Mercer), excellent value for money, and very good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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