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Cobourg Jail Restaurant

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77 Albert St., Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2L9, Canada
12892521913
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Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Jailhouse Tavern is a Scottish Golf-themed restaurant located in the...
The Jailhouse Tavern is a Scottish Golf-themed restaurant located in the heart of the Cobourg's Beach District in Cobourg, Ontario Canada. The restaurant has a castle-like atmosphere and offers traditional American food with a Scottish influence along with some amazing Scottish dishes.
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My girlfriend and I had a pleasant time eating and having a couple drinks here. The Highlander burger was good, the fries good, the side pickle could have been more firm and chilled though. Service was fine as were the prices. My rating 6.5/10.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a pleasant time eating and having a couple drinks here. The Highlander burger was good, the fries good, the side pickle could have been more firm and chilled though. Service was fine as were the prices. My rating 6.5/10.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

After a night of shopping my wife and I decided to have a bite to eat before heading home. Facebook is a great way to see what people are talking about and the Cobourg Jail Restaurant happened to be a place that was mentioned on a post. We had been there quite some time ago "previous owners" and never returned.... More 

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Thank Luvmysambo
Port Hope, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is disgusting. Extremely dirty!!! This restaurant has had many changes in management/owners and we stupidly give it another try and it's always the same, hugely disappointing!!! This time we actually left before our main course even came out. Service is slow and horrible, took way to long to have our order taken and get our drinks. We were... More 

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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

2 had the curry chicken in the yorki bowl. Very good, nicely curried. 2 had salad which was also very good. Service was very good. Touring the old jail cells was an added bonus. All in all, a great luncheon.

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Thank Ross C
Cobourg, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon attracted by the sound of music. Were seated in the outdoor patio and that was the last we saw of the waitresses. No drink order taken or food. We left after about 20 min. and told people about it on the way out, they also left. We gave this restaurant a bad review... More 

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Warkworth, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

New owners, New menu. Still getting the hang of it. Give it a try. Daily specials are well priced and varied. The Jail tour is free and somewhat interesting. The interior is the same as it used to be. Nothing has changed that way.

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Thank socrdog
Pointe Aux Piments
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

They told us in Cobourg to try to eat at the newly - opened restaurant ,the Jailhouse restaurant.And.you are coming in the old jail from this city;the restaurant is upstairs,the prison-cells downstairs..very interesting.There are a lot of places to sit outside,sun or shade on our summer days.Service was good,pretty fast and friendly.My wife had a chicken-wrap with spicy french fries... More 

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Thank HANS V
Hamilton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I know the restaurant had changed hands but they still need to get it right. Probably rushed to open for the summer season. Staff were not trained properly. Food and beverages on the menu were not avail. End up asking what do you have?? I ordered Club Soda and ended up with Tonic Water. I know the difference. Waitress didn't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went fr lunch to the Jail restaurant. The service was fast and good. The country Live band was also good. I guess everything on that day was good too. The biggest and coolest surprise is the inside the restaurant and restroom. all the old jail bars are still there. Loved our food and the time we spend in the... More 

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Thank Fadi S
Cobourg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Large patio, shade or sun. Friendly staff. You catch a nice breeze being so close to the harbour. Great place to meet up with friends for a drink, have a bite to eat, tour the old jail cells. Very close to downtown.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Albert St., Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2L9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Cobourg
  • Phone Number: 12892521913

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15

Description

The Jailhouse Tavern is a Scottish Golf-themed restaurant located in the heart of the Cobourg's Beach District in Cobourg, Ontario Canada. The restaurant has a castle-like atmosphere and offers traditional American food with a Scottish influence along with some amazing Scottish dishes.

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