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Craftsman Restaurant

American, Canadian, Gluten Free
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27965 Hwy 28 South, Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0, Canada
(613) 339-2456
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A stop for a quick lunch was a good choice. Despite the uncomfortable bench seats that need to be replaced, this family style restaurant is a gem. The black bean and corn soup was tasty and a meal in itself. The burger variety is wonderful with anything from Swiss cheese and bacon to a fried egg on top. They also... More 

Thank john c
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone in town, tell us this place is the best. However we have tried this place twice and both times we were not happy! Wait 2 hour for food is crazy!!! Plus getting uncooked potatoes after waiting that long is awful. Not good for large groups.

Thank lady80555555
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast was just ok. Interesting decor for this restaurant, lots to look at. As far as the food it was just average. I was not a fan of the homefries, they were kind of mushy and not really well cooked. The rest of the meal was ok. It is not somewhere that I would go back to.

Thank Donna C
Ottawa, Canada
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I stopped in to the Craftsman yesterday for lunch. We've been here quite a few times over the years on our way to or from the family cottage and it is always a very welcoming experience. The service is top notch excellent and as you walk in the front door, you really feel like you're heading into someone's... More 

Thank Janet1016
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cook is gluten free so there are many gluten free bread and soup options. Only restriction is the common fryer.

Thank melissacass7
Bancroft, Canada
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The Craftsman is one of those places you naturally turn to when thinking "Where can we go to eat where we know the food will be great?" I can't count how many times I have been here for Sunday breakfast, and have never left feeling disappointed. The food is standard diner fare, but served to perfection, in healthy-sized portions. Eggs... More 

Thank Kirk G
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 

Thank Krista B
Minden ON
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174 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mike D
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Raja S
Kingston, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Canadian, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27965 Hwy 28 South, Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Bancroft
  • Phone Number: (613) 339-2456

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?