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Just for the Halibut

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Seafood, Canadian
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17 King St. East | Canada, Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1A0, Canada
+1 705-738-4545
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Ajax, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time at the restaurant, The fish and chip was okay and was abit expensive for the portion that you get. Had to wait bit before getting served but when the waitress got to the table she had to do something else and said be right back. Had asked for extra tartar sauce but the waitress had forgotten about it... More 

Thank Fel W
Smithville, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner everyone had halibut and gave it 9/10. I had PEI mussels and they were amazing as well definitely 9/10. Our server Sara was super friendly and very funny. We loved eating here!

1 Thank Laura D
Bobcaygeon, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fish and chips. Would recommend a reservation. Only con is the prices. Way overpriced for fish and chips. Four people with one beer each say goodbye to the best part of 75:00

Thank caygeontown
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has the best food in Bobcaygeon! Of course the Halibut & Chips are excellent but the Chicken Souvlaki was excellent as well! Very busy so I recommend a reservation on weekends. We like it so much we tried to go back on sat. night and couldn't get a table! Service was good and waitresses very pleasant.

1 Thank David C
Whitby, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in the heart of Bobcaygeon. It is such a great place to have lunch or dinner. The staff the restaurant and the food is great. It is really worth the visit. Prices are really reasonable and food is very generous. It's a really nice experience such a clean place and greatly located. I would encourage all... More 

1 Thank Doris D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We totally enjoyed our dinner there. I am gluten intolerant and they were very happy to accommodate me. Our server suggested I might like my fish grilled in garlic butter. I tried it and was so glad I did. I will be grilling my fish at home now in garlic butter mmmmmm mmmmmm good! There were loads of fries in... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Our third time here but first for lunch. Again a delight. The burger was large, luscious, moist and flavourful. Obviously local fresh beef. Fries are tasty and homemade type. Others had halibut and fries and/or salad. All Eve's about their lunch with not a single complaint. The beer choices were many and varied with the waitress offering a free taste... More 

1 Thank john c
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Accidentally and unfortunately, I got the haddock fish and chips rather than my usual halibut and chips. I hope I'll never make that mistake again. The haddock was old and mushy, no flakes of fish just a watery texture and mush. It was tasteless. In fact, from the mushy fish to the chips, the whole take out order just wasn't... More 

1 Thank L K
Oshawa, Canada
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I ordered the Tilapia. It was done in curry. I don't like curry. The vegetables it came with were parsnips (don't like), carrots (don't care for), and I choose French fries. I wish the waitress had of told me about he curry, parsnips and carrots, I wouldn't have had it. Would have chosen something else. As for the cost, way... More 

Thank 12Cindy34
Matthew L, Owner at Just for the Halibut, responded to this review

too bad you didnt ask your server how the fish was served or what our vegetable of the day was ,we would have gladly made something else more to your taste.If there is something you find not to your liking please tell your server.,we cannot remedy the problem after the fact. More 

Oshawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My brother and I went there today. WE always get the Halibut and chips.I have a glass of wine He has a beer. The servings are good the food is hot. The waitress very helpful, Desserts wonderful. Love it there

1 Thank judithdove

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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 of 5 stars
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 King St. East | Canada, Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kawartha Lakes  >  Bobcaygeon
  • Phone Number: +1 705-738-4545
The Original Just for the Halibut has been part of the Bobcaygeon Heritage for decades. Offering our world famous Halibut and Chips, in-house ground burgers, Certified Angus steaks, beers from around the province and worldwide as well as wines to complement any dish. Don't forget dessert! We have dishes for everyone in the family and a kids menu too.open WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

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