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The Local Gastropub

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$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Contemporary
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37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario L4N1X2, Canada
+1 705-252-9220
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11:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always had a great dining experience here. They often have live music one or two evenings during the week. They offer great value for money and the food is always fresh. Try the chicken curry if you get the chance and the Onion Rings.... Oh my - you have to try them!!!

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Thank chrisrangell
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Chris Thanks for the lovely review! New menu is on the way for you to try lots more yummy food and beers! Cheers Scott More 

Calgary, Canada
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339 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not in the most upscale part of town, being close to the bus station and 5 Points intersection. BUT, the service was genuinely friendly, and the food was great. The ambience is very relaxed, but we noticed that they have a selection of games to play, a spot for entertainers to perform, and even dart, and so... More 

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Thank BenLar137
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi BenLar137 Thanks for taking the time to post! We really do have a cool little spot and when opened over 7 years ago our dream was to help more people come on over to the more rustic part of town. With customers like yourself taking a chance to pop in and savour what not only we have to offer,... More 

Barrie, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anywhere that has Mince and Tatties on their menu has got to be awesome! Staff are superb! We've missed you Scott!

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Thank Emily A
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Emily! Thanks for the lovely review, I'll be back more in the New Year as will Hollis. Hugs Scott More 

Elmvale
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

5 of us went here for dinner. As usual it's always interesting and tasty. Tried the cauliflower appetizer which was very good. The shrimp app was just ok. Also had the pulled beef tacos which were excellent. My wife had the shepherds pie which she really enjoyed. Other highlights from the table were the pulled beef jacket potato and the... More 

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Thank jason h
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hey Jason Glad you had a great time with us! Hope to see you back soon. Cheers Scott More 

Keswick
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant always has really interesting yet really delicious dishes. They of course have a wide variety of beer. If you want something out of the normal and awesome come here!

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Thank Emhvid
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Emhvid Thanks so much for the kind review! New menu is coming soon, stay tuned! Cheers Scott More 

Parry Sound, Canada
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a Friday place was not busy but waitress was very welcoming and friendly and full of great advice, food was very good and unique items on the menu, beer options were a great variety and delicious,we enjoyed the window seat watching the people go by.

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Thank Margo H
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Margo Thanks for popping in and giving us a shot! Friday lunches vary just like every other day and somedays we are busy and somedays not...ah business. We are super happy you had a nice experience and hope to see you back soon. Cheers Scott More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My colleague and I try to get here every week or so. They have a great beer selection, on tap to boot. Service is always friendly and efficient. Menu is small but has a great variety. Food is very tasty and portion size is spot on.

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Thank Gooberoo
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Gooberoo We love having you! Thanks for supporting us for the past seven years!!! Cheers Scott, Hollis and all the team! More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Stopped in there for lunch one Saturday afternoon and was not disappointed! Food was great and our server Jenna was fantastic! The Garlic Fries were amazing mmmmm!

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Thank Matthew P
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi Mathew Jenna is indeed fantastic! We love her dearly even when I don't show it sometimes..lol Jenna has been with us since day one and continues to be one of the best servers in town. Thanks so much for your kind words. Cheers Scott More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The service was exceptional. The server, Jenna was quite friendly and attentive. We had beef taco, chicken strips, burger, and schnitzel. The fresh cut fries were amazing and all the food were seasoned nice and very tasty. Definitely will go back. The only reason I wouldn't give a 5 Star rating is because of the flies. I know it's the... More 

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Thank Angry_mom2015
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Dear...Happy mom! Thanks for the review and sorry about the flies on our indoor patio. It is a challenge with our set up and having big sliding windows that as you know create that open air feel. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to having you back soon! Cheers Scott More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place! The food was excellent, I had the beef tacos and they were outstanding! Great selection of local brews on tap. The service was super friendly too. Wouldn't hesitate to stop here again!!

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Thank jfol923
37Scotland, Owner at The Local Gastropub, responded to this review

Hi jfol923 Loved the fact you loved us!!! Cheers Scott More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Cuisine
Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario L4N1X2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-252-9220
Description
Great home cooked pub food with the best selection of craft beer on tap North of Toronto. With large bay windows you have an indoor/outdoor atmosphere all through the year.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?