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“Gem!”

The Dufferin Public House
Ranked #6 of 36 Restaurants in Shelburne
Price range: USD 4 - USD 15
Description: A fun, friendly local pub with great food and entertainment located in the historic c.1888 building on the corner of Main and Williams.
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Description: A fun, friendly local pub with great food and entertainment located in the historic c.1888 building on the corner of Main and Williams.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We live in Toronto and drive through Shelburne on the way to Owen Sound to visit family. We stopped at the Dufferin Pubic House and it hit the mark on my 4 "restaurant" criteria.
#1 - Food - The food was creative, delicious and had that feeling that someone gave a damn who made it
#2 - atmosphere - totally cool stained glass Mary resided over us in the basement of a cool vibe church that I could see getting lit up with a ton of fun after a few drinks. My 12 year old nephew loved it to, so it has a general appeal for everyone
# 3 - Are the people nice - Do they appreciate my business? Yes. The staff were friendly, appreciative, attentive and lovely
#4 - Value - Yup. Great food that doesn't leave you feeling ripped off.
Thanks Dufferin - Looking forward to stopping every time through town and heck, we will even driving up from Toronto to see you again.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We went there knowing it was a pub-style restaurant with supposedly good food.

Now it is in the basement of a church so they've done a pretty good job of decorating however it is in an old building and it was cold and damp. The seating on our side of the table was on old church pew extremely uncomfortable.

As for the food - two of us got the roast beef dinner special and two got the meatloaf. Apparently the meatloaf wasn't to bad only that the portions could have been larger. The roast beef was ok - it was basically a big slab of cheap beef that was over cooked, dried out and tough with a very salty gravy, the garlic mashed potatoes were good - however all of our meals when they arrived were warm - not hot simply warm - by the time somebody came by to check up on us it was too late to even bother to complain about the temperature of the meals our dinners were more than half gone.

The dessert offering was pretty pathetic; brownies with a reduction, coconut cream pie and some left over Carmel cheesecake. One of us tried a piece of the coconut cream pie, the presentation was wonderful, the pie wasn't to bad either - the price?! Outrageous! The four coffees were luke warm - we did complain about that and they did offer to make us a fresh pot of coffee which when it arrived it was certainly hot however it was not a great cup of coffee, really watered-down.

Then the bill arrived to discover we paid $24.99 for a over-cooked, dried out, tough piece of beef. Outrageous! We were shocked to say the least. $24.99 should get you a beautiful primed rib with a starter salad! The piece of pie - $7.99!

It's like this restaurant doesn't know what it wants to be yet! It wants to have a pub-style feel & flavour which Shelburne needs BUT it wants to charge fine dining pricing! You can't do both! Make up your mind which direction you want to go in.

Date of visit: December 2017
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1  Thank Doreen C
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Been here many times and their food is limited on choice but huge on awesomeness. Friendly staff and amazing service!

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My finance and I frequent the bar for drinks and to eat. The food is delicious and the drinks are great. They have really tasty appetizers too.. The owner is very friendly and always has a smile on his face. He makes the effort to talk with every customer making them feel very welcome. The bar staff is very welcoming as well. I highly recommend going to check it out . It's a unique place..

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Carin H
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