We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

French's Refreshment Booth

388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
+1 705-325-4990
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“hot dog” (4 reviews)
“ice cream” (6 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Fast Food, Canadian
388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (30)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 30 reviews

Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great burgers, fries and hot dogs unless you feel like something cold and they have delicious ice cream cones. Everyone know French's stand as it is an historical site as it has been there for years.

Thank livingthelife2016
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Typical snack shack with ice cream and a nice sense of history. Take time to read the history of this place and the waterfront area.

Thank Wakebored
Reviewed August 14, 2015

not a bad little hamburger store been in the same location forever, you might want to have a second look at it but it is basically on the water at the boat launch area and docking area making it very handy for visiting boaters

Thank Jim R
Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Great local spot for grabbing a bite to eat on a day out. Situated in a terrific spot at Couchinching Park to provide refreshments for locals and tourists alike. Open only in the summer, they provide jobs for locals every year. Lots of photos and...More

Thank LouiseT791
Reviewed July 8, 2015

I would not run out of my way for the fries and ice cream here, but you won't be too disappointed either if you are near there, at the Orillia beach front or boardwalk. The fries are fine, ice cream good, the milk shakes take...More

Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had a quick hot dog and french fries at this stand. I love that it has been around forever, but the food is just average... and the prices are average.

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an old destination that all the locals love. It has not changed in 50 years and they keep it that way. It is right beside Couchiching Beach Park. Check out that rating too and it is obvious why we all love it.

Thank Janet. Mrs T
Reviewed June 11, 2014

The french fries were nice and hot, but I found them very starchy/potato"ey". I don't put salt on my food, but the fries needed something to be palatable. The hot dog was all right, a little too overcooked. The can of pepsi was good, lol.

Thank CanadianDreamer75
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

I've been coming into Orillia, by boat or by car, for over thirty years. I go into Orillia, many times JUST to go to French's. What's not to like? The food is good(it IS a hamburger stand, afterall), it's a historical site(and bright yellow at...More

Reviewed August 12, 2013

The land Frenchies is on is owned by the city of Orillia. It was leased to the French family for a period of years and that lease is up. The city has deemed that Frenchies will be demoloshied or moved. But if it is moved...More

3  Thank Heather F
Nearby Restaurants
Matt & Lindsey Duckworth's Fish
107 reviews
.88 miles away
Kawartha Dairy
29 reviews
.48 miles away
Flippin, Eggs
38 reviews
.33 miles away
331 Atherley Diner
10 reviews
.78 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Couchiching Beach Park
262 reviews
1.74 miles away
Casino Rama Resort
536 reviews
3.06 miles away
Balance in Life Spa
18 reviews
3.08 miles away
Tudhope Park
136 reviews
3.50 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from French's Refreshment Booth staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Fast Food, Canadian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: +1 705-325-4990
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing