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Cobourg Jail Restaurant

77 Albert St., Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2L9, Canada
905-373-4610
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Ranked #49 of 70 restaurants in Cobourg
Price range: $8 - $12
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Nepean, Ontario
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The food is better and more creative than expected without being over the top. Visiting the old jail afterwards is fun for all. The staff are quick, hard-working, friendly and efficient.

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Elizabethville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The historic site very interesting ... however the food was very greasy and the facility seemed old and tired...

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Cobourg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stay Away. This place is disgusitng. We have been there twice and both times it was terrible. The first time two of our four dishes were burnt. The second time I ordered vegetarian lasagna and it was frozen in the centre after being told it was made fresh. My two children didnt finish their meals and went to McDonalds afterwards.... More

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Cobourg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Went here with my parents and believe it or not they burned nacho chips we ordered before our meal . Didn't think that was possible. Have not been back since as I was so disgusted.In fairness to the establishment this was about 5 years ago so I don't know if there are new owners since.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Not only was the food delicious, but we were able to sit outside on such a lovely day. The waitress was very friendly. A must do in Cobourg!!!

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Cobourg, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

the food is great, but the best part is the tour you can do of the old jail. this was in use in Cobourg into the late 60's I remember my dad having to go down and haul my brother out for drag racing with an unmarked police car on the main street no less, boy was my dad mad!... More

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have discovered this restaurant not a long time ago and have been there several times ever since! The food is good, and even gluten free friendly! Not only they make burgers with your buns and the burgers are gluten free, but even their fries are! There ere very few places where I can eat a burger AND fries as... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Interesting location and gimmicky interiors, but not so great food and average service. Not a miss! Indoor and outdoor seating, outdoors can be too noisy with entertainment!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

I have been going for years. It was OK when the previous owners ran it, we went a few months ago. It was our first time in ages and our first time since new ownership. We were impressed!! Server was friendly, food wasn't whipped together (I don't mind waiting for a good meal), food portions perfect and food was excellent.... More

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Dade City, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Slow service but I enjoyed visiting the jai., reading the reasons for incarceration on the wall was an insight into the times.

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