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“Sorry, My Family is Finished with You”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Barley Mow

The Barley Mow
Ranked #39 of 90 Restaurants in Brockville
Cuisines: Bar, Canadian, American, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
1 review
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“Sorry, My Family is Finished with You”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Early April, had a Dinner Reservation made 4 days in advance...A Family Birthday Celebration. After Ordering (more than once), the Waitress kept coming back saying that they were "Out of This" and "Out of That" finally giving the explanation (not at first) that "They had had a Bus Full of People for lunch." Anyhow, the consensus was that the Barley Mow was fine as a Bar; but NOT to take Older Children/Young Teens and Seniors as "Everyone" (there were 10 of us) agree "Never Again" to this Place. So far, it's true as "Other" Brockville Establishments have obtained "Our Business" for Several OTHER Occasions Already.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Markham
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“Good Food.....nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Me and husband were there last week Monday. We both like the place, nice atmosphere and also very yummy food.
I am vegetarion and have very limited chioices....but this place made me happy with there Malaysian noodles (I am from south asian background but still was not able to handle there medium heat....so never try there "hot" version, uptile you want to kill yourself)
Much better then other chain restaurants like Moxies, Kelseys or Boston Pizza.
I would surely go back if in that area and also recommend it to my friends.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank paree50
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Toronto
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“Well managed restaurant...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Barley Mow opened in the former Santa Fe restaurant location in Brockville. The new owners have seven restaurants in the Ottawa area and have now expanded to Brockville. They renovated the eating areas to their brand which is a darker background with plenty of lights. The menu is extensive; focussing on the burger varieties. We went on Thursday at dinner and it was 95% full but we were seated immediately, served quickly and food was good and lots of staff. Large TV screens around and full of life and sound. It is not the same atmosphere as the Santa Fe so be prepared for a different experience. It is more of a friends restaurant than a family restaurant. It would be suitable for get togethers and large groups. They have two small rooms also available for a private gathering.

The management clearly know their business of running a restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Joyfull888
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Brockville, Canada
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“A Celebration with Friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Even though I had made reservations for 2, we were joined by friends and it was no problem whatsover, even though it was a saturday and the place was packed. We both had the Cheeseburger and it was extremely good, and they serve big portions. We also had an appetizer platter and there was so much food that we brought home a doggie bag. The service is fast and we were served almost everything at once, which took over most of our table. The prices are a bit high but the quality was good, so I would recommend the Barley Mow to family and friends.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Lise B
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Brockville, Canada
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“Welcome to Brockville!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Today my husband and I went for an early supper at this newly opened restaurant. It just so happened to also be the official grand opening with live music being performed by a couple of guys from Ottawa. Were they ever terrific to listen to! We found ourselves not wanting to even leave when our meal was finished.
We were very warmly greeted, seated and served promptly by our server Sara, even though we could see just how busy she and the place was. We ordered a pint of their on-tap English cider, one that we had not ever tried before, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We both ordered fish and chips with coleslaw and they were scrumptious and very freshly made...in fact the very best fish and chips that we have had in a restaurant in Brockville in many years. We would most definitely go back there again to order this particular dish. We also had warm apple crisp for dessert with ice cream which was also quite delicious as well as attractively presented. I would say that the prices would be quite comparable to Kelsey's, East Side Mario's and Boston Pizza.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank deb-terr
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