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Foster's Inn Restaurant

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, great staff and a great location next to the Avon Theatre

We had a lovely meal just before seeing Carousel at the Avon Theatre. We highly recommend both to theatre goers!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Hamilton, Canada
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Waterloo Ontario
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149 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went out for Brunch at Foster's and we will return often. It was a Sunday around noon and Foster;s offered both the Breakfast and Lunch menus to choose from. We all chose different items from different locations on both menus.The food was perfect for everyone and the experience was even better. They do not have salt and... More 

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FostersInn, Owner at Foster's Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We have always struggled with the stigma of being "expensive". It was nice to hear you not only enjoyed the food and service but also appreciated the "value" of your experience. Thanks again, Cheers, Craig More 

Stratford, Canada
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Foster's for breakfast, lunch, dinner and retirement get-togethers. It is my go to for gift certificates as the food and service are always excellent. The restaurant is intimate and the variety on the menu is perfect. Love this place!

Thank Park-Cav
Stratford, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Some of the best steaks in Stratford at reasonable prices. Last visit I had the New York striploin @ $29...tender and juicy and cooked to perfection! My wife loved her 3 crabcakes and took some home. Daughter had Thai noodle dish and son-in-law had fried chicken. All were very happy with their choice. Prices in $18-$30 range. Nice wine selection... More 

Thank Barb1Bob2
Cambridge, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Really excellent food. Best calves liver in the world, bar none. Absolutely melts in your mouth. Best steaks in Stratford. And breakfast was also excellent. I had the eggs benedict. Authentic with peameal. My love had the Crabcake Bennie, also excellent. Highly recommended. We ate there all weekend.

Thank Paul M
Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We had a lovely meal just before seeing Carousel at the Avon Theatre. We highly recommend both to theatre goers!

Thank markewer
Elmira, Ontario, Canada
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

It must have been an off night for them. I ordered the beef tenderloin WITHOUT onions and my wife ordered the stir fry. My steak came with onions all over it. When I told the waitress she replied, "oh, well...just habit I guess" and didn't offer to make it right or even apologize for the error. My wife's stir fry... More 

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lake isabella michigan
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Filet of beef best ever eaten. . .service incredible. . .great dining experience. . .very knowledgeable about eating restrictions, i.e. Celiac Disease and gluten ussues. . .price wirth every penny, U.S. Or Canadian! Ate breakfast twice and dinner twice.

Thank gwdunn
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138 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Service is always prompt and cheerful. Food is usually pretty good, but at least at lunch it's never been great. The last time we had fish and chips and a Reuben. The fish and chips was interesting. It had a crisp panko crust rather than a more traditional heavy heavy batter. The fish was pickerel, which was moist and flavorful.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were there for lunch. Calamari with the gazpacho was really good. My wife had a salad that was prepared exactly to her taste. My hamburger was overdone and was just ok. My granddaughters pasta was not very appetizing, but it became much better after smothering it with some gazpacho. The waitress was accommodating and determined to get it right.... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We almost always choose Fosters when we want a steak in Stratford. It's also a good place for Sunday breakfast or brunch. However, be careful with anything else on the dinner menu. Most recent visit in a party of 6, two ordered crab cakes that contained very little crab, lots of filler, and virtually no taste. I ordered liver and... More 

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  • Address: 111 Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 5192711119

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