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Foster's Inn Restaurant

99 Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #42 of 111 Restaurants in Stratford
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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102 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Took reviewers advice and so glad I did. Limited menu selection but loved the choices. Friendly wait staff and comfortable atmosphere for a quick bite before the theatre.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After many years of dining at Foster’s Inn for lunch before a visit to the theatre, I was extremely disappointed with my last experience. I don’t typically make reservations in advance as I’m driving in from Toronto and given the amount of seemingly ongoing construction and general traffic congestion it is difficult to accurately estimate one’s time. However I know... More

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Ameliasburg, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We enjoyed an early dinner at Foster's prior to a performance at the Festival Theatre. Our friends, who had eaten here previously, made a reservation -- a good plan because the restaurant was very busy. Nonetheless, we received prompt and friendly service from the proprietor's son, Hal. The dishes that we particularly enjoyed and would recommend include moules, crab cakes,... More

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London, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nearly beside the Avon theatre. Not so busy on a Monday when the theatre is dark so that is a good day to go. Food is very good and the servings - huge! The server was very accommodating of dietary restrictions and questions about ingredients. Tables are a bit close together so it must get noisy on a busy day.... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were lucky to get a table, as they were full with reservations but had a last minute cancelation. We had an appetizer, drinks, main course, desert and a specialty coffee...the whole shebang! Everything was fresh, and delicious. Definitely would recommend to others and would eat there again...but we'd call and make reservations next time!

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Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our order were taken immediately, but we waited 45 minutes before our food arrived at the table. We were sitting directly across from the open kitchen and noticed that several tables who arrived after us got their meals before we did. My mother's hamburger was like shoe leather. I had the crab benedict which was two loonie sized crab cakes... More

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Detroit, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You have many choices of restaurants when in Stratford! We find ourselves returning to Foster's Inn restaurant every time. We had lunch and dinner on our recent two night visit. Both meals were very pleasant experiences, appreciated more, as the restaurant was at capacity for both visits. Be sure to reserve a table ahead of time, enjoy the diverse menu,... More

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London, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Four of us were at Foster's a couple nights ago, before going to the Avon. The steak which one of my dinner companions ordered came rather under-cooked. OK, it happens. She sent it back, asking that it be cooked a bit more. The waitress was fine with that, and, after a short time, the steak came back, with some sauce.... More

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Brantford, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We enjoyed dinner before catching a show at Avon Theater. Decor was very nice. Staff attentive. Teresa had Korean beef cheek tacos and a Caesar salad and I had the lamb curry. The two little tacos would not be considered a appetizer at other restaurants. The caesar salad was boring. The lamb curry was not a treat at all. It... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went here tonight (July 12,2014) with my partner. We made dinner reservations and were a little early and they say us right away. The menu was not very big, and quite over priced, in my opinion. I ordered crispy calamari and a steak, rare. My partner ordered bruschetta, and supreme roasted chicken. The appetizers were great, very delicious and... More

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