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The Big Apple

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A Little Bit of Country... A Whole Lot of Fun! And everything's about apples! We offer a bakery and pie factory where our famous pies and breads are made right before your eyes - everyday! We offer a cafeteria-style restaurant with paninis, burgers...more
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262 Orchard Rd | Exit #497 Off Hwy 401, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Stopped at the big apple whilst travelling between Ottawa and Toronto. All I can say is that I have never tasted such delicious apple pie, and did not realise apple pie could taste so good. A real treat and highly recommond

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank fogbag308
Reviewed June 9, 2019

Stopped here en route to Ottawa recently and had a slice of apple pie very early in the morning and i can say hands down its one of the best I have tasted with a hint of maple in it. It appears all the food...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JamieB1987
Reviewed June 1, 2019

We stopped in on our way to Kingston for the weekend. We were surprised how much there was to do there. They had mini golf, shopping, restaurant, bar, animals, you could go up to the top of the big apple. The baking was fantastic.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AllistonSheri
Reviewed May 30, 2019

If You Love Apples this is the place for you. A fantastic selection of apple bread, apple pie, fresh apples and the list goes on and on. A great little pit stop along the highway for lunch, to use the facilities or do a little...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MelNew14
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Being 1 hour east of Toronto it is a good stop before entering the city or leaving the city. Washrooms are clean and spacious. Staff are friendly and the food is good. I like apple pies but found the crust on the classic just a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pointsguy
Reviewed May 13, 2019

...this used to be a small and rather cozy place focusing on apple products. Then it started to grow, and now it is big, bustling, and far from cozy. The baked goods are still good, but the atmosphere is impersonal. We used to stop here...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank operalover939
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Hello and thank you for your visit and nostalgic review. We are sorry that our growth and improvement is not what you remember, but our staff is still very friendly and try to be welcoming and helpful. We try to offer something for everyone- of...More

Reviewed May 11, 2019

As you enter, the cider tasting and chocolate centre are to your left, baking facilities are straight ahead, food counter and general items are to your right as you head to the dining area. Food items are prepared quickly and are tasty. Of course, you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank excobra_driver
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Hello and thank you for your visit and nice review! Yes, we are all about apples, but we also have the candy shop, gift and souvenir shop and a cafeteria-style smokehouse kitchen. As it finally warms up outside, we also have outdoor trailers as a...More

Reviewed April 30, 2019

This is a good place to stop and break your journey as opposed to the usual roadside eateries. There are shops and a very good cafe where we enjoyed a very good Tuna sandwich, Macaroni salad and of course two excellent apples which with a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ANDYKWestYorks
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Hello and thank you for your visit and fine review! We are happy to hear you recognized us as something more than the typical roadside pit stops. We try to offer something for everyone, and take pride in our cleanliness. We hope you will be...More

Reviewed April 15, 2019

I was driving home from Belleville when I noticed the Big Apple and decided to drop by. Also, my wife really likes the apple bread. It is delicious toasted and buttered. I bought four loaves. I also decided to get the farmer's burger with all...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Zenon F
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Dear Zenon - thank you for your great review and recent visit! We are glad you were able to stop for a visit and found our apple bread and burger to be delicious. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon. Have...More

Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

What fun.. great food.. great pies. Great coffee.. great place to shop for..cute little gifts and deserts ....

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sandra S
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Dear Sandra - thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to learn that you found us to be a fun and diverse place. We hope you will visit us again, soon - have a wonderful day!

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renderitchaos
May 23, 2019|
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Response from Lesley T | Property representative |
Hello - sorry just seeing your question now... All of our pies are fully baked and there are reheating instructions on the side of the box. We also have frozen pies you can bake at home and the instructions are inside... More
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hockeyisawesome2003
February 26, 2018|
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Response from 2016maryG | Reviewed this property |
OK, I tried and googled the question and found this for you! It's the brainchild of George Boycott who immigrated to Canada from Australia in the 80's. He got the idea to build something big when he first saw a Big... More
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Meander127830
December 18, 2017|
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Response from Lesley T | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question. Our pies are only made and sold on-site, at our Colborne location. You can also freeze the pies and bread for up to 6 months, if you'd like to stock up, on your next visit!
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