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Foster's Inn Restaurant

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111 Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
5192711119
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
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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
Monday nights in Stratford - Casual Choice

Monday Nights Foster's is one of the few mid market places open for business and since we usually come in that night pre-the days of theatre, we usually end up here. The menu is casual with steak, burgers and salads, but well executed and usually well presented, friendly efficient service. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Tony L
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Toronto
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Toronto ON
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

For high priced steaks, they definitely failed. Had the top $ beef tenderloin, got a stringy end cut that was like over cooked roast beef. Uninspiring veg. Disinterested staff let alone Chef. Would never go back or recommend to anyone.

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Simcoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Last Tuesday we were in Stratford to see a show. We didn't book a restaurant and just wandered around until we saw this one. It was busy for a Tuesday and for us that's a good sign. We were not disappointed! The service was outstanding. Above and beyond. You never sit at their table and worry about putting crumbs on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was an evening when we felt like beef and so headed to Foster's--my husband for his steak and me for their gigantic burgers. [It is the only burger I ever eat]The meal was as good as ever.Waitress was extremely efficient and fast.It cab get busy so a reservation is suggested.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Monday Nights Foster's is one of the few mid market places open for business and since we usually come in that night pre-the days of theatre, we usually end up here. The menu is casual with steak, burgers and salads, but well executed and usually well presented, friendly efficient service. The vegetarian burger is popular with many people I have... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Over the years, while visiting the Stratford festival, I have frequented this restaurant many times. The overall experience at your restaurant has been outstanding, from the ambience, food and decor. However, while visiting this past summer restaurant the hostess was blatantly rude and insulting. Our family had booked a reservation, under the assumption that it would be honoured. Due to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Charming decor, very friendly service and delicious food that is steps from the Avon theatre. We tried the warm shrimp salad which was very generously portioned and quite delicious. We shared an appetizer of fries covered in Gorgonzola cheese, a gourmet Poutine!!

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stopped in after seeing a play in Stratford, and everyone ordered burgers! They were amazing! Loved people watching on Downie Street as we enjoyed a delicious meal!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food is good, the wait staff is friendly and helpful, except when it comes to the flies. Each time we have eaten there, the meal has been excellent, but the experience is ruined by the flies buzzing around. Perhaps it is because there is no screen door. The staff should either hang up fly-paper, or have the wait staff... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

foster's has a small menu of steaks, salads and burgers, which means that they can concentrate on the marvellous flavour: fresh crispy vegetables, delicious baked potato and a perfectly cooked melt in your mouth steak. Add a glass of wine, an open kitchen, friendly but non-intrusive service in a heritage building, simply designed and you have a winner. A little... More 

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Venise-en-Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We found ourselves once again at Fosters for dinner. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The food once again was terrific. Steaks are nice and tender with generous portions. Unfortunately there is a severe issue with flies.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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