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The Local Gastropub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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37 Dunlop St West, Barrie, Ontario L4N1X2, Canada
+1 705-252-9220
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11:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, full disclosure: I am a regular here. The reasons are legion. I like craft beer, and the Local's policy of only serving Ontario craft beer suits me just fine. I have worked my way through the menu pretty much. It's not huge, but every dish is good. I especially like the fish and chips. And the pulled beef... More 

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

Dear brindleboar We love having you as a regular!! Thanks so much for supporting us all these years! Cheers Scott More 

Toronto
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Waitress recommended fish and chips and she was absolutely right to do so - it's perfect. We're hard pressed to find fish&chips of that quality in Toronto. Service was excellent as well (I think the waitress's name was Jena). We will visit again whenever we're heading north and want to eat.

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

Hi Sadeja Thanks for taking the time to post a lovely review about our food and Jenna. We look forward to having you back! Cheers Scott More 

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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Owner here literally will bend over backwards for his customers. Excellent meal every time I go here (especially the beer dinner creations!). Local craft brews on tap.

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

Thanks Bob We love making peeps happy! Cheers Scott More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant with a diverse and delicious menu. Love the beer & the pulled beef tacos! We'll be back!

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

Hi Sara Thanks for reviewing! Stoked you loved our tacos and beer selection! We look forward to having you back... Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The selection of beer is excellent and it changes from one visit to the next. Food choices are few but tasty. They offer vegan selection and daily specials. Menu changes periodically. We dine here often. Service is very good. They have games if you want to hang around for an evening of fun.

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

Hi Loretta! Thanks so much for taking the time to post on TA! New beers next in line are bobcaygon & black bellows! Thanks for all your support. Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

It's been right there on the corner all this time. Not much to see when looking into the place from the window outside. What a surprise that the menu selections are so varied, from Vegan to traditional Scottish fare but all with a twist. A great selection of craft beers and top shelf bar options. If you appreciate well prepared... More 

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

Hi Terry Thanks for popping in! We truly appreciate your comments and are over the moon you enjoyed our little spot. Feel free to spread the word! Cheers Scott More 

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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I dropped in today for lunch on a recommendation from a friend and it was great! The server, (Jenna I think), was wonderful. The food was fabulous and obviously made with great care by the chef/owner. The shot of guiness with the steak pie was a really great idea. We will highly recommend this pub and be... More 

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

Hi Copperpotscat! Thanks for popping in and taking your friends advice to give us a try! We look forward to having you pop back in for some more yummy food and pints! Cheers Scott More 

Barrie, Canada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Stopped by with my husband for a lunch date in hopes of having the Vegan options for Barrielicious. Even though it wasn't on offer until 5pm our server was exceptionally gracious and made sure I had all the components of the menu, even though a bit higher priced than in the evening. Coconut squash soup was absolutely delicious. The dal... More 

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

Dear Sue & Hubby! Thanks for the lovely review! I will pass on all your comments to our amazing staff! As for the beer dinner request, by all means we can offer a vegan alternative for you. When you call to make a reservation please let us know your request and we will happily take care of you! Please hurry... More 

Barrie
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 

Barrie, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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 

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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
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?