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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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Barrie
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Super delicious, Beef Mushroom Wellington, just one of the daily specials from the delightful kitchen at this pub. Wonderful food, friendly staff and terrific local brews on tap. Definitely recommend a visit!

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

Hi Kelly We are so glad you enjoyed the daily special and that you and the girls had a lovely time together. See you soon Cheers Scott More 

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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Haggis lollipops and the deep fried Mars bar are a must try. Rest of menu is superb as well. Chef/owner is Scottish so food has a nice touch of uniqueness. Service is always spectacular and board games available to play as well. A can't miss dining location - one of the best local restaurants in Barrie!

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

Hi Guys You do indeed like that Haggis don't you! Can't wait for Mulholland Caterers to look after your big day in July! Speak soon! Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a lovely, relaxing meal. We we welcomed by our server, Rachel who called out: "Come on in and make yourselves comfortable!" When I saw the huge variety of tasty beers, I knew I had found a place I'd like. Service was attentive and helpful, and our food was served promptly and hot. I had the... More 

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

Hi KarenJU OMG thanks so much for writing a lovely review of our little pub. I talked to Rachel and she is super happy you had a great time with your daughter... We look forward to having you back soon, please let us know if we can ever create something special for you! Cheers Scott More 

Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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377 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 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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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 2 helpful votes
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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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 8 - USD 23
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
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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