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The Farmhouse

4.3
574 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
Family Sheek Farm Food with the best waterfront patio in Barrie. Casual atmosphere with a value driven menu. Ideal for weddings, corporate functions or an intimate dinner for two. We grow our micro greens and fresh herbs on site with our indoor greenhouse and serve fresh pressed juices and cocktails. Check out thefarmhouse.ca for more info and to view our incredible menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American, Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation
7 days a week at 11am and 8am for breakfast Saturday and Sunday
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Phone number
(705) 737-0522
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Randy Feltis and Head Chef Christopher Gardiner
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Catering
We specialize in restaurant food for catered events. Fully licensed and with 14 years of catering experience; you won"t find a better team anywhere!
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Essa Rd
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Parking Details
Front and rear if the restaurant as well as green P spots along the waterfront. No meters.
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Public Transit
Essa and Tiffin St, adjacent to the Allandale GO Station
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment on the patio during summer hours
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 574 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 6 days ago

The service took forever. Once we were seated, we waited for quite awhile for someone to come by and take our drink order (more than 10 min). We eventually got to order our food, including a medium rare steak for my husband. It took quite a long time to come out. When the steak arrived, it was raw. Not rare or even blue rare, but raw. The mashed potatoes were cold and lumpy. No one came over to check on the food after dropping the food off. I could not see our server, so I tried to make eye contact with an employee, any employee. It took quite awhile. By that time, I had already finished my food. Overall, it was a very poor experience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a family dinner on Sunday, ambiance is great! very pleasant atmosphere and we enjoyed our stay. Our food was fabulous large portions of food chicken sandwich was actually a large piece of fresh chicken not sliced pieces. Salad was great tasting, and baked potato was large and delicious. Way to filling for dessert that looked great.
Thank you so much

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding service and great food. Will certainly be coming back for more!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Meals were excellent and tasty. Would be nice if there was a little more on the plates.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food and waiter, Andy, were excellent. Was a little noisy - likely because was busy on Mother’s Day. Very nice atmosphere. A little pricey. Andy was very attentive and entertaining. We really appreciated his excellent service!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was fantastic. All 4 if us thought are meals were great.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We we’re expecting a special menu for mothers day. But nothing.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything was amazing . The only thing I found was missing was air conditioning. It's was very hot.
Thank you Cindy

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The trout was very good, but the salad and vegetable servings small compared to other venues.

We had to brush off the seats and table corner before sitting down and there was dropped food crumbs/pieces under the table next to us. So perhaps a 5/10 for cleanliness on this visit.

The overall feeling was that it was a rustic, casual roadhouse, not a dining spot.

That said, this was our first time there, and knowing now what the decor and atmosphere are, it is perhaps a better lunch spot than dinner spot.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was very good, and served in a timely fashion. Server was very good as well. We were beside a party that was a little loud.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We usually thoroughly enjoy the farmhouse, but this time the service was slow and the food was cold and overcooked. I had higher expectations as our meal is usually amazing and I was disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great selection on the menu. We had the ma and cheese, crispy trout and avocado chicken BLT. All of it was delicious and we followed up with a crème brûle. I think it’s a bit pricey but still a great treat. Our waiter was not only prompt and attentive but hilarious which made for a great lunch our! Would definitely recommend !

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Such a great start to the day, I love taking my wife for a breakfast “date”- service, food and overall feel is so nice! Perfect way to begin the day!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food was fantastic and the service was perfect. Great location.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We all had different dishes, crispy trout got 5 stars, chicken received 5 stars, steak received 5+stars, mac n cheese was a 5 star too. The Eggs Benedict was well received as were the kids french toast and home-fries (wasn't that keen on the rye bread though, maybe have plain bread for kids?). The food was more than ample-servings, we didn't have any room for dessert, darn it! Our server was friendly and attentive. No complaints from our bunch.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was great, ordered a chicken burger and the chicken was tender and flavourful. Ambience was okay isn't exactly a date place, but a great place to go w your friends

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Consistent as always. Interior could do with some updating.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Mid Saturday afternoon birthday celebration. Relaxed atmosphere, quiet enough for normal conversation. Apps were excellent, 2 apps fed 4 people. Entrees were delicious.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We made reservations and asked for a booth as it was my husband's 61st birthday. We were seated on the second floor and were not asked if stairs were ok. When we got to our table we sat in a corner with not much room from the table next to us. My husband is a larger man. The upstairs had no Ambiance. In my opinion a decorator could be used on the second floor and could be a very cozy space. This space was stark white!

I did not feel there was much a chose on the menu for a dinner seating. We were not even offered bread before the meal; the dinner was quite pricey you would think you would at least get a roll with your dinner.

I was quite disappointed.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Wonderful staff, lovely old heritage building, but our brunch entrees were served luke warm on cold plates. I'll give them another chance but wish I had sent the food back...

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing food, wonderful service!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great breakfast and wonderful service ..Perfect setting at a great location 😊Thanks

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2.0Dined on February 28, 2018

the meal was disappointing and the menu selection poor relative to other similar style places in town.
For the portion size relative to the price asked we found it not a great value..
It had been some time since my last visit here and I recalled a more upscale and varied menu. What we found this visit was no more than road-house pub grub and overpriced. ...Sorry!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was a great experience all around. Our server Chris was very attentive and helpful with all of the requests and questions we had. There were a lot of really creative choices on the menu and presentation was beautiful. The restaurant came highly recommended and did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Loved my food. Wife got the maple glazed trout I got the beef dip. Soooo tasty!!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Best dinner I’ve had for quite some time! :)
Great staff and service.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We have eaten here before, during barrielicious. I made a reservation for myself and my wife for Valentines day, there was only a 9pm reservation left so I accepted. Upon arrival we were placed in the downstairs area by the bar, my wife requested to be placed upstairs as it is a much different atmosphere upstairs, we were advised that they had already closed the upstairs for the night. The downstairs is more pub then romantic dining that we were looking for... especially valentines day.... the food was great, a little overpriced but good.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food at the farmhouse is great. It is seasonal delicious and healthy (for the most part). However, this is not the place to go for fine dining or a date. It is much more casual than we thought based on the entree prices ($42 for a steak), the fact that they do weddings, and the fancy building. Great place for brunch or a nice lunch, but not a special dinner. If they had put down some linen table cloths and some candles it could easily transition to fine dining with a only a small tweak to the dinner menu (no fries or burgers). I guess we had expected something different.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for V-Day dinner. Our server Jamie took great care of us. Food was very good. Would go back and recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a great experience with my husband for date night without the kids. I had the Bacon & Beer Glazed Pork loin with apple slaw, romaine salad & 3 cheese bacon butter baked potato. Best apple slaw I’ve ever had!!! Hubby had requested no mushrooms/onions on his beef dip but when it came with them on it, Chris was quick to have it fixed!! Friendly & attentive service. Will definitely return!!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The waitress was very attentive but not overbearing as some places may be. The food choices are limited, but very tasty. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal immensely. My first time here and my wife and I truly enjoyed the dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The Service was amazing!! The atmosphere was great! And the food was so very delicious! I cannot wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and service were excellent but it seemed extremely noisy.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The meal was great, desert was ok. Service was just right. Not bothersome but checked in at appropriate times. The down side we were seated too close to the front door and we were cold all evening.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

As always, a delicious meal. A great value during Barrielicious. Plan on coming back when the patio is open.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We had an excellent meal at The Farmhouse during Barrielicious. Tenderloin steak was delicious, as was the smoked fish and the portions were perfect.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic service. Amazing food. Very accommodating with food allergies/alternatives.
Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a great night! The food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The staff were very responsive and the service was excellent!
We highly recommend The Farmhouse!
We will be back soon!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Server was excellent. Food was ok. Cuts of meat were fatty. But flavours were good

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