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Friend's Diner

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American, Diner, Canadian
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400 Laclie St, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-326-8594
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a brunch type meal. My wife had the Special which was crispy chicken wrap and she substituted a salad for the fries. I had scramble eggs, crispy bacon and a pancake. The service was amazing, the food was hot and very tasty. I recommend this restraunt 100%, they are not phased by mixed up meals!

Thank Billybob1234567
Orillia, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Affordable dining with an open menu allowing you to pick anything from either breakfast or lunch menus any time of day. Great food, fast friendly service.

Thank Beverly P
Orillia, Canada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

great place for great meals. very friendly staff, excellent food, breakfast is fantastic and all the other meals are as well. the restaurant is clean and bright very family oriented as well

Thank Joan H
Bobabue9, Owner at Friend's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you back soon. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious eggs benny. Very friendly staff. Hot coffee and fresh food warmed us up on a cold snowy day.

Thank Jillian C
Niagara Falls, Canada
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140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is such an underrated place. There hours may be limited but if you get a chance to go here I recommend it. The staff are friendly the atmosphere is very much a family diner. They offer all sorts of comfort and traditional pub foods. I had chili cheese fries and it hit my craving on wintry December night.

Thank 101amt
Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We tried Friend's Diner for the first time today. Both servers greeted us, and the cooks greeted us through the kitchen window as we chose our table. The decor consists mostly of antique kitchen implements, wagon wheels, and some local art on the walls, which was haphazard but super-interesting at the same time. My wife had the one-egg breakfast, which... More 

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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We four of my friends and my wife and me attended Christmas dinner at Friends. My friend has a glutton allergy and Chef Al made her meal including desert for her dietary needs. The meal was chicken and noddles with complementary glass of red or white wine and desert. We had a wonderful time along with courteous waitress and helpful... More 

Thank Billybob1234567
Cambridge, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very nice staff. Food was good had the County mans breakfast and eggs and sausage breakfast. My Tea came in a nice big tea pot. The staff were good with keeping the coffee cup filled. The price was good. They are very busy and its a small place. Would eat there again if in the area.

Thank trish m
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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207 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were surprised to enjoy a nice lunch here. My wife had a club house, she said it was good . I had a pretty yummy burger. The service was great!!!

Thank Cash_me_outside
Orillia, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great fast service,delious food...nicely sceasoned and cook perfect,reasonally priced . friendly staff and family style quante clean restaunt .

Thank Barbra T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Laclie St, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: +1 705-326-8594

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