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Blue Elephant Craft Brew House

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Brew Pub, Thai, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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96 Norfolk St S, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 2W2, Canada
+1 519-428-2886
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 02:00 - 08:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live in this town and the Blue is my favourite place to eat. It has an extensive menu, great service and a wonderful patio. It's one of the rare places that I'm just as happy to go with or without my five-year-old (she would be furious though, if she knew I went without her!).

Thank Christy M
Kitchener, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While out antiquing, we searched the net for a lunch spot in Norfolk County. Blue Elephant in Simcoe appeared! Website looked great and menu was eclectic looking. It was late afternoon and only the pub side was open, but we were greeted with a genuine smile, found ourselves a nice table, and ordered a flight of their on-site beers. Loads... More 

Thank DateKnight13
Simcoe, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I regularly visit the BE with business partners and friends. Their lunch in a bowl is one of my favourites. And now that they produce their own craft beer only improves their ambience and our experience.

Thank TurkeyDave2013
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great staff and great food , excellent beer. Awesome beer from their brewery. Very clean and fast service.

Thank John H
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

Thanks! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Tillsonburg, Canada
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Four seniors [2 couples] were on a tour looking for micro breweries and/or wineries within an hours drive of Tillsonburg, ON and stopped in to the Blue Elephant in Simcoe for a late lunch the last week of January. Clean, quiet, almost empty. Helpful waitress explained the options for beer. Lengthy food menu looked appetizing. Our wives shared a taster's... More 

Thank pbt1322
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

Thank you. We are glad you stopped in! If you come back in the warm season you may enjoy our patio and our seasonal brews. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had booked a table for 14 for New Year's Eve for the 7pm sitting and confirmed it twice!! Table was not ready, no big deal though, had to wait at least 20 to 30 minutes for the staff to get the room ready. On trying to order from the set menu (think there were about four choices in each... More 

Thank Thomas F
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

Our apologies for your dissatisfaction. We have taken this under review and look for improvement in our performance. More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

My wife and I met another couple here for lunch on a Monday. The parking lot was busy, which was a good sign. Lot was covered in ice, making getting to the restaurant a real challenge. The menu looked inviting. I had the pasta special. My wife had the club house. She had tea to start. The tea was luke... More 

Thank Mike S
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

We appreciate your valuable input and are sorry that your experience was not 100%. I am not sure the cause on missing our mark. Our sincerest apologies. More 

Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Always a good choice for food and love it in the summer on the patios made available. There is a choice of pub food and the pad Thai is a great delight along with their egg rolls.

Thank Molly M
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

Thank you so much. AHH, summer. It will be back soon, we promise. See you then and sooner we hope. More 

Port Dover, Canada
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Yesterday we stopped for lunch in Simcoe . This place is quite nice with several onsite craft brews . Without a doubt the best egg rolls we have ever tried , also unique . The menu is offering something for everybody . We sadly forgot our servers name but my bill says clerk 23 She was quite attentive and informative... More 

Thank Johnniebkw
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable input. Our server will be duly noted of your praise. We hope you pass through again soon. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Having driven past this restaurant for years, we finally decided to stop in and try it on the weekend. It is in a converted old house that has/had loads of charm. We had dinner in the old living room, shared with only one other table. Food was good. I thought the drinks for kids were a little expensive, $3.00 for... More 

Thank TheLibrarianTraveler
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

We thank you for kindly stoppin' in. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and thank you for sharing it. Y'all come back now, real soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Bar, Canadian, Brew Pub, Thai, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
02:00 - 08:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Norfolk St S, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 2W2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Norfolk County  >  Simcoe
  • Phone Number: +1 519-428-2886
The Blue Elephant offers a number of atmosphere options to make sure you have exactly the experience you're looking for. Do you want a restaurant with a relaxing, homey comfort? Try our Dining Rooms. Looking for a bit more flair in your atmosphere? The Thai Room adds a little spice to your ambiance. Do you want to hit the pub for a relaxing pint? Our Brewhouse has a warm and friendly bar and a selection of delicious fresh-brewed beers. Mouth-Watering Made-In-House Dishes At the Blue Elephant, we want your dining experience to be absolutely perfect. That's one of the reasons we make certain that our entire menu is made-to-order, allowing you to make any tweaks to our recipes to suit dietary restrictions as well as your personal tastes. Excellent Food, Made With Local, Fresh Ingredients Keeping it local is a great way to support the Norfolk economy, but we'd be lying if we said that was the only reason we shop local for our food. Locally grown ingredients means that all of our in-season produce is as fresh as you can get without eating it straight off the plant. By supporting local businesses, we're reaping the benefits: crisper greens, more succulent reds, and an all-around unparallelled local cuisine. NORFOLK'S FIRST, AND ONLY, MICROBREWERY The Blue Elephant Craft Brew House went on tap in September 2012 and the brews are being poured faster than we can brew them! In traditional European fashion, our beer is brewed in small batches with no additives or preservatives using local organic barley, wheat, hops and pure water. Our fresh ales, lagers, pilsners and specialty brews are available on tap in the pub, and for retail sale in our Brew Store. Be sure to look for our rotating selection of seasonal brews throughout 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?