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Craftsman Restaurant

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27965 Hwy 28 S, Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0, Canada
(613) 339-2456
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First, but not the last visit!

My spouse and I have been wanting to try The Craftsman for a few years now. We finally did this past weekend (it is now closed until May 2016). Our meal was fantastic! We went for lunch. My spouse had the special burger, Mac and Cheese. It was a large homemade patty, with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
Krista B
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Owen Sound, Canada
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Owen Sound, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

My spouse and I have been wanting to try The Craftsman for a few years now. We finally did this past weekend (it is now closed until May 2016). Our meal was fantastic! We went for lunch. My spouse had the special burger, Mac and Cheese. It was a large homemade patty, with bacon/lettuce/tomato/smoky BBQ sauce and on top was... More 

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Thank Krista B
Minden ON
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150 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

You've got to love the decor in this place. It feels like you're on the 'Happy Days' set. We ordered the Special-mac and cheese burger, as well as a vegan burger and vegan wrap. You can certainly taste the difference when your meal is prepared to order, and made with fresh ingredients. On a sad note, the restaurant closed for... More 

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Thank Mike D
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My wife and I dropped by here on labor day weekend. From the the moment we walked in to check out all the antiques and artifacts collected by the present owner, to walking out after our meal, our experience was wonderful. It was very empty when we got there, and we weren't even that hungry so we decided to share... More 

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Thank Raja S
Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Two or three times a summer for the last 40 years we make a cross-Ontario trip to see family and plan our trips to hit this place at supper time. It has great home cooking with an interesting choice of items, especially the daily specials. However our last experience a few weeks ago was poor as we were not prepared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on way back from Ottawa as Blue Tin Roof was closed. Finding decent vegetarian options in rural locations sometimes is a challenge. They didn't have many but the Veg Burger was mix of blackbean, peas, corn and chickpeas. As I'm not vegan I had it with Monterey Jack cheese and thought it added to it perfectly. You can... More 

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Thank Thrifty44
Kitchener, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My friends and I stopped here for breakfast one of the days we were staying at Silent Lake Provincial Park on our way in to Bancroft, and it was great! The restaurant is very charming and has it's own unique character on the inside, and the food is a can't-miss. The breakfast was good in quality and was exactly the... More 

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Thank cwestjones
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was our second trip to the Craftsman and we were not disappointed. The first time was for dinner and this time for lunch. Service is friendly and engaging. The menu is incredibly varied from diner fare through fresh fish to vegetarian/vegan options. The decor is eclectic and adds to the enjoyment.

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1 Thank Silent_Traveller_11
Caledonia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I had breakfast here of stuffed French toast which was great. Service is fantastic and prices are very reasonable. Dinner was equally great and service again was fantastic. Good portion sizes. Will make this my go to restaurant when I visit Bancroft again

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Thank Lynda W
Bancroft, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We enjoyed another great breakfast at the Craftsman. Every time we visit, the service is excellent. The staff is always friendly, and accommodating. We are picky eaters, and because they make the meals fresh, they can keep some ingredients off our plates. We have delicious dinners there too! I'd recommend the Paudash burger, Yum! Wonderful, friendly place. Cottage Country food... More 

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Thank summerrun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Everything I have ever eaten at The Craftsman has been tasty and fresh and creative! I suggest you try one of the board specials (I most recently had the sweet and spicy burger. Amazing!) Everything is homemade here. The service is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is homey and comfortable and the food is reasonably priced for good portions and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27965 Hwy 28 S, Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Bancroft
  • Phone Number: (613) 339-2456

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?