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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, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    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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Cambridge, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

Thank DrDanHolt
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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122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

Thank WISEGUY572
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank FreshBlather
Stratford, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank CaroStev
Ajax, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Planned a birthday weekend in Stratford for my spouse. So many great dining options, but decided on Foster's due to their reputation for steak, and she loves steak. She also wants her steak sans pepper or anything but salt. Kitchen failed to accommodate and their solution was obviously give the steak a quick cleaning and reserve. No comp was offered.... More 

Thank CraigMarion
Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Good food and fairly priced. The ambiance is nice too. It is an old building with wood floors and walls. Service is excellent. And it is very close to the Avon Theatre. I stayed in the Inn as well and it was very nice.

1 Thank Linda S
Toronto ON
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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.

Thank Liz56TorontoON

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse


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