We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Crazy Fox Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
135 Bayfield Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3,, Canada
+1 705-737-5000
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 171: English reviews
Kingston, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank gcampbellg138
Holland, Michigan
Level Contributor
113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank KimBurgess
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank C-u-r-t-S-44
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant wasn't even serving lunch anymore because we arrived at 4:00 in the afternoon but the owner was so accommodating she even let us come early! We ended up having a drink at the bar before we were seated at a table. One of the wait staff gave us a hug, while wishing us a Merry Christmas. We had... More 

Thank Tamara R
Aberlour, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My wife and I visited Barrie recently from Scotland and had dinner at the Crazy Fox. The service was excellent and we developed a good relationship with the serving staff almost instantly. The service was excellent and the food was great. Will go back next time in Barrie.

Thank Aberlour11
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A perennial favorite of ours for superb gastronomic delights with personal attention by Lana. Her spouse Coos is an award winning chef numerous times in Canada. Fantastic wines, delicious entrees & yummy desserts prepared in their glass encased immaculate kitchen. Bistro bar on main floor and outdoor patio add to the chic ambiance. Reservations are a must.

Thank James K
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We went again to the Crazy Fox and as always the service and food was exceptional! They even gave us a free beer glass with my husband's beer order!

Thank Tamara D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My husband and I just love The Crazy Fox - especially love sitting in the loft! Excellent service and wonderful food. The occasional time we've felt the food was lack-luster but it has never stopped us from returning. We also celebrated a surprise party for a family member there and the staff did an incredible job of keeping up the... More 

Thank Deanna F

Travellers who viewed The Crazy Fox Bistro also viewed


Been to The Crazy Fox Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 Street, 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Crazy Fox Bistro and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
5 months ago
Barrie, Canada
6 months ago
Barrie, Canada
6 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Crazy Fox Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?