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Just for the Halibut

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17 King St. East | Canada, Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1A0, Canada
+1 705-738-4545
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Original Just for the Halibut has been part of the Bobcaygeon Heritage...
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.
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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome food with a clever name!

This place is awesome if your a fan of fish! People come from far and wide to eat here and they usually never leave disappointed! My hubby and I went here on out last date night and our server was friendly and great at her job. Chatty but never overcrowded us on our date! Knowledgable with the menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sarah R
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is awesome if your a fan of fish! People come from far and wide to eat here and they usually never leave disappointed! My hubby and I went here on out last date night and our server was friendly and great at her job. Chatty but never overcrowded us on our date! Knowledgable with the menu and prompt... More 

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Thank Sarah R
Peterborough, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor is cozy. the service is laid-back and personable. The menu is extensive and the food is very good...especially the halibut, who knew!!

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1 Thank mary a
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is varied . Food is excellent . Service is good . You do not have to wait forever for your food . Great back room for a large group.Child's menu. There is take out . Can call ahead for take out . Can be busy . I suggest making a reservation .

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1 Thank jdburns
Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food GREAT service. My wife and I eat here often. They offer a lot more than just fish. If you want wings or a burger they got it. We have never been dusapointed

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1 Thank jay1795
Dunsford, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Been there a bunch of times defiantly a great fish and chips spot food is always spot on and the service is always good not a bad time yet.

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1 Thank Kyle T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here a couple of times in the summer months when we were up to our cottage. Unfortunately both times we ate here the food was very greasy and tasted as though the oil in their fryers was needing to be replaced badly. Hope that our visit next summer will be better.

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2 Thank Artisan9
Matthew L, Owner at Just for the Halibut, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review.We regret that your found our deep fried food greasy-as a alternative we do offer other methods of cooking our varieties of fish. We can grill, poach,,pan-sear or broil are a few. We also offer alternatives to our fresh cut fries-baked potato , mashed, rice pilaf or pair it with a fresh green mixed salad As a... More 

Peterborough, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Both eat in and take out. Best fish ever!!! The restaurant has a fantastic decor that goes with the whole fish shack feel. Stoffer great, meals are very reasonable. Take it it's always great! Just go‼️😃

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1 Thank Tambra C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The halibut is to die for and so is the coconut shrimp.The resteraunt is a little dated but gives it a certain charm. A good beer list And frequented by locals and tourists alike

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1 Thank Gerry O
Bobcaygeon, Canada
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We are new to the area, and after a long day of unpacking at our new house, we decided to eat out and relax. Just For...is the closest restaurant to us, so we went in 'on spec'. Despite being very busy, we were seated within 10 minutes. My wife and I both ordered the stuff sole - Mermaid size -... More 

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1 Thank David S
Innisfil, Canada
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196 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

It's our number one place to eat in Bobycaygeon. We love the halibut and the cod. The staff is very friendly and the portions are generous. Reservations are needed as it can get quite busy.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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 Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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