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The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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137 Dunlop Street East, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A6, Canada
+1 705-739-6757
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Barrie, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drawn in with a Two for One Coupon so for the money, it was OK. The burgers were quite large. The waitress told us that they cook their burgers "medium" so to expect the centre to be pink. This is not how I would choose to eat ground meat so I asked to have mine cooked through. Unfortunately, my burger... More 

Thank sam154980
Edmonton, Canada
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Burger menu bar none! Great selection of burgers, toppings and sides. (I had healthy, perfectly heated broccoli). The sides are many and the toppings varied - some weird! Burgers so tasty that we will return again...oh wait! We already have! The service is outstanding as well!

Thank Fitzsidu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Way over priced. Small portions. The burgers were over cooked, which was disapointing especially for the price. The menu is very confusing and if you dont figure out what you want within 2 seconds the waitress wil rush you. It seemed that she just didnt want to answer my questions nor even want to be there. The poutine was not... More 

Thank TattonT
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

My daughter and I had a great need for amazing burgers and while traveling through Barrie, Ontario we searched it up. Great reviews brought us in. When someone asks if you are about to cry after taking a first bite, you know it is epic! The venue is very nice inside and out. Staff very friendly and preparation of food,... More 

Thank RescueDiver67
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

A friend and I dropped into The Works for supper after the Barrie Film Festival on a freezing night last week. From the streetside view, we were expecting a tiny little restaurant that might be a bit shabby. Wrong! The restaurant extends wayyy back to the back of the building, and is quite sizable and classily decorated in an industrial... More 

Thank LORI F
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

My sister and I went for dinner earlier this week before we went tubing and the food was awesome as always. The service was kind, helpful and quick. Our meals were served at the same and we were constantly checked on for our drinks. The only thing I noticed this visit was that there is not very clear signage for... More 

Thank Katrina C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Stopped at The Works yesterday for lunch on way to Niagara Falls as the menu was impressive. Was empty when we went in, ordered quickly and food came out in about 15-20 m. Most certainly something for everyone on the menu as you can choose from 9 types of patties and different buns / toppings / sides. I got a... More 

Thank Maree G
Barrie, Canada
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47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Expensive and loaded with nonsense descriptions of overcooked under seasoned ground chuck of super market quality. Sides are mediocre and done in rancid oil with mystery black bits stuck to everything. Your stomach will hurt before you get to the door. Burgers are cooked to death and dried out and then they blame the health departments insistence on cooking until... More 

Thank hmswarspite2017
Barrie, Canada
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

It seems like the Works has lost some of the fizzle from my previous visit. Honestly I think the burgers are great but the sides need a little help. Tried the deep fired pickles and my wife had the fries and they were both ok. Not sure if I will go back again.

Thank Dan99191
Barrie, Canada
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Ordered 2 burger combos - the poutine was good, but the star, the burgers were cooked to death. Dry and crumbly even the "juicy lucy" with cheese in the middle was dry. Are you using extra lean beef? Or cooking the burgers for 30 minutes? This is what you do people. Make sure its right every time. Manager promised to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Dunlop Street East, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-739-6757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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