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The Crazy Fox Bistro

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135 Bayfield St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3, Canada
+1 705-737-5000
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Walking in, we were not greeted by the hostess for a few minutes since she "was busy" according to the few servers who flew past us from the bar up and down the various flights of stairs that make up the restaurant. Once greeted, we were told that she was so busy meeting people's allergy needs and so busy that... More 

Thank T R
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We have eaten at the Crazy Fox for many years....at both of their locations. We decided to go there again for a date night this evening and were not overly impressed. Service was very poor.....and I will make it clear it was just our server....there was another server that came to our table several times and picked up the slack... More 

Thank snlvrr
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A group of friends attended the Crazy Fox Bistro for Barrielicious on Saturday night. We did make reservations via website with ease. When we arrived the restaurant was full but we were escorted to our seats within minutes. The wait staff were helpful and attentive, the selection met everyone needs and the meals was delicious. I have recommended to others.

Thank Ronjoponjo
Barrie, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visited Crazy Fox with some friends during Barrielicious and enjoyed a wonderful meal. We have 3 courses for $25.00. Excellent value. Started with Escargot which was the best I have had in a long time. Main course I had was Chicken penne in an Alfredo sauce. These dishes were very hot, didn't want to touch the plate. The meal... More 

1 Thank Fran847
Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We decided to try the Crazy Fox Bistro for our choice, managed to get a reservation for 2 at 4:45 and was told we had a 1.5 hr time slot to eat our meal, sorry if I am paying you for my meal I don't want to be rushed, however we took it, I chose the tomato bisque, a little... More 

Thank Carol T
Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I ordered the grouper with the barley risotto. I mentioned to the waitress that the barley ( looked like porridge) was tasteless. She said oh just add salt...the chef doesn't put too much salt in his meals......Then apparently the waitress went to the chef and came back with the response that my meal was not tasteless; it was subtle.... So... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here on a Thursday night. The restaurant appeared very upscale, but after checking with the hostess, we were assured that our casual wear (nicer jeans) was not a problem. The hostess warmly greeted us upon entering and seated us immediately in a quiet and cozy corner on the main floor. While the meals are priced higher than most,... More 

Thank flounder08
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband and I were greeted positively from the host and from there things went downhill (waited 45 minutes to get a glass of water, beer, wine and we were ready to walk out but decided to wait and see... we waited just as long for the "hot" rolls that were to come...when the rolls did come there was not... More 

2 Thank KimBurgess
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

In the past three months, I've been here three times and have yet to be disappointed. The service is strong and the kitchen is on point. Decor is a tad on the dated side but you won't notice because you'll be staring at your food until the time you finish.

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Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I picked the crazy fox to have my staffs Christmas dinner this year, and was not disappointed. The food is always fresh and well presented, the wait staff is attentive and friendly. I tried this restaurant a few years ago during barrielicious and have chosen it as my "go to" for great food on Barrie. Everything is delicious.

Thank JWZim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Bayfield St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-737-5000
The Crazy Fox Bistro brings together the best of classic and contemporary cuisine. This popular Barrie restaurant has been providing fine dining in a casual atmosphere since 1986. Award-winning chef and owner Coos Uylenbroek creates unique dishes that tantalize the senses using only the freshest ingredients available.

The Crazy Fox Bistro's staff offer superior, personalized service to its many satisfied customers. It's the perfect place in Barrie to stop by after work to try a scrumptious appetizer in the cozy bar area or savour superb cuisine in the multi-level dining room for the full fine dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?