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The Crazy Fox Bistro

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135 Bayfield St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3, Canada
+1 705-737-5000
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Aurora, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Second time at Crazy Fox Bistro. Twice now we had a great meal and time. Starters were delicious and healthy portions. Main course, well done, both in presentation and taste. Will definitely go back.

Thank PatrickYYZ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here 4 or 5 times whenever we stop over in Barrie. Menu has plenty of great options and we always enjoy sharing the Chef's Platter which is a sample of the appetizers. Service has been excellent each time.

Thank Stuart E
Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had another great meal at the Crazy Fox, we were out with some friends for a birthday. Beautiful dessert with a gorgeous greeting written in chocolate! My husband teases our server endlessly but she handles it well, she's our favourite needles to say. We love the bang bang shrimp and the new salmon dish is fantastic.

Thank Margaret E
Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us for dinner....all with different meals. Everything was brought out at the same time, nice and hot, and each one delicious, including rack of lamb, salmon, pasta dishes. The appetizers were great as well, having had the boston pear salad, and bang bang shrimp.

Thank Felix1127
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was OK at best...the risotto tasted like under cooked white cheddar macaroni and cheese. Our server was slow, very slow, very unprofessional and actually asked us if we were 'pretty cool people' because she wanted us to move to another table while we were halfway through our main course (which we agreed was pretty off-putting and ruined what was... More 

Thank TaraAleena
Innisfil, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading rave reviews on the restaurant on Trip Advisor we thought it was time to give the restaurant a try. It started with overcooked rolls that were hard as rocks. The appetizer " Chefs Creation, was promoted for 2 persons ( 18 dollars), but there was two items on platter that were only single pieces each ( shrimp cocktail... More 

Thank doug604
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crazy Fox is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. Four of us dined there for lunch. The fish and chips were outstanding. Lightly battered fish and crisp fries. The sea food crepe had quite a bit of cheese. The filling was a tasty and plentiful fish combo. The menu is broad enough to satisfy any craving. the wine list... More 

Thank Xxxxxxxxoi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food good, service good, and charming great location was given a gift card to this restaurant, I felt we were underdressed, I thought it would be a bistro type pub but I was wrong went in shorts and tee shirt, I will go there again in trousers and shirt,but they did make me feel welcome.

Thank happy2Cairo
Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came in for dinner mid week. I need to avoid gluten and dairy. The server was so accommodating. I had the shrimp appetizer which used a corn batter! Absolutely heaven for someone who can't have gluten. The chef prepared my lamb with a G. F. Sauce which was fantastic, and the lamb was perfectly cooked. This... More 

Thank Margaret E
Barrie, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

The crazy fox is a snobbish over rated restaurant in a bad location on busy Bayfield street. I went here for a nice dinner during the cities Barrielicious event. After making a reservation and arriving the concierge asked if I would be eating off of the regular menu or the Barrielicious menu. When I said that I wasnt sure, they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Bayfield St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-737-5000
The Crazy Fox Bistro brings together the best of classic and contemporary cuisine. This popular Barrie restaurant has been providing fine dining in a casual atmosphere since 1986. Award-winning chef and owner Coos Uylenbroek creates unique dishes that tantalize the senses using only the freshest ingredients available.

The Crazy Fox Bistro's staff offer superior, personalized service to its many satisfied customers. It's the perfect place in Barrie to stop by after work to try a scrumptious appetizer in the cozy bar area or savour superb cuisine in the multi-level dining room for the full fine dining experience.

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