The Farmhouse

4.2
632 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
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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Cross Street
Essa Rd
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Public Transit
Essa and Tiffin St, adjacent to the Allandale GO Station
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 632 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time at the farmhouse. It was our anniversary, and everything about our experience was great. Will definitely be going back.

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B
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We wanted a nice Thanksgiving dinner and the Farmhouse delivered. Had a nice soup and salad followed by brined turkey mashed potatoes, stuffing and veggies the Oreo cheesecake for dessert. Service was prompt and nice. Only a small improvement or suggestion for next year is to bring more gravy or a little gravy boat when serving. Best part no dishes to do..but sadly no leftovers to enjoy the next day.

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GW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visit for these Albertans. Had a great experience. 3 of the group ordered Benny’s. 2 ordered the dill pickle brined fried chicken one. Only complaint was that there were only 2 not 3 on the plate, was that good! Farmhouse breakfast was more than I could eat. Everything fresh from Feltis farms. Would definitely go back if ever in the area again.

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w
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

hope to see you at the Collier Food Fest, October 25 th, your listed as one of the hosts !

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MS
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place for a weekday night dinner

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Quality of food was poor.

Services was great, very friendly.

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PF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The service was good, the food was good. My only issue was that the portions were on the small side which reduced the overall value.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very good and the server was excellent. My only complaint would be the noise level. Hard
to have a conversation with all the background noise from other people.

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MV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambience and view of the water. Mentioned in our reservation that we were celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday but no mention made during time there. They did however accommodate my kids’ allergy requests.

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AP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Dinner was fantastic yet again. The Farmhouse never disappoints!

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always happy to be back. Look forward to the next visit.

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KS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

We were stopping in Barrie as a place to stretch it legs while on a road trip. Although the place is easy to spot once you know where it is, the street signage is very confusing on that corner and the parking lot is only accessible via Tiffin St.

It’s a beautiful restaurant and we sat on the upstairs patio for the lovely view. The menu sounded delicious but our meals were really nothing to write home about, however their home grown micro greens salads are YUM.

We had the burger and the avocado chicken club sandwich. Both were meh.

Best part of our visit was the service and atmosphere. Our server Chris was a stand up guy 👍🏼

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy going to Farmhouse. My only suggestion would be larger tables on the patio. We barely had room for our meals, drinks, etc. But other than that it was great!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A cozy spot with interesting menu options. Very enjoyable.

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

This was my 2nd visit to Farmhouse. And while my first visit was very positive this visit was disappointing. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided on the Farmhouse. I ordered the beef dip as I had it before when I was at the Farmhouse for lunch. However, this beef dip was disappointing. Served on a giant, mushy hamburger bun with hardly any beef it was soggy and lack lustre in taste. The fries were also mushy and greasy tasting. My husbands steak was good but the extra $6 charged for a tiny salad served in a small mason jar with soggy croutons was outrageous. I wish I could say something positive about the ambiance but it was loud and difficult to hear. The service was very good but the waitress was having a hard time hearing us and missed a drink order. Overall, the dining experience was mediocre and not worth the inflated meal costs. There are better places to spend your money in Barrie.

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J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I went as a group of 4 for brunch, I had eggs Benedict which was quite delicious and fresh and a whopping 17$(before tax). The price of the dishes and amount of food is the only real problem I had with the restaurant. My friend had the eggs and bacon for breakfast which was barely enough food for a toddler and was 8$. There should be more food for the cost of their dishes - that being said, everything was very tasty and perfectly made.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Met a friend for lunch our server was very professional she was attentive and efficient we had a wonderful lunch on a beautiful patio the food was great I had the Chicken Avacado sandwich with a green salad and vegetables. All was fresh and Yummy. We will definitely return. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon

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CO
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great place t have your favourite dish! Great anniversary dinner :) thank you!

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was the first time in a long time that I have dined out and actually felt that our dinner was of the quality I would expect from a restaurant!

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KG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The atmosphere was more casual than we expected, but it was thoroughly enjoyable, and the food quality was worthy of the high prices

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FN
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very casual considering the price point of the food. My daughter and I enjoyed our meal however my husband felt that he did not have much selection for a more home meal. This was our second time first was for breakfast and this time for dinner. We dine out every Friday night this will not be one of our go to places.

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DA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This place was fantastic, would go again when I'm in Barrie. Food was good.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Very disappointing. First, we were taken to a table that wasn't clean and we had to wipe the crumbs off of it. Secondly, I ordered the beef dip with a side of garlic mashed potatoes. The beef was processed, I think, and the potatoes had a funny taste to them which I didn't eat. Another person had the cob salad and asked the waiter to put half of the lettuce into the salad. She didn't end up eating half of what was on her plate and she said it was awful and her bill was over $25.00 for salad that she didn't eat and water.

Very expensive for what it was...

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M
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lunching ladies on a Wednesday afternoon. I loved this place. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere with excellent food. I had the beef dip and my friend had the pulled pork sandwiches. Sat outside on the 2nd story balcony, sipping wine while we enjoyed the view of Kempenfelt Bay. Perhaps a skosh pricey for lunch but what the hell. It was worth it.

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AE
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it here.

Read about this before traveling to Barrie on a warm Sunday night.

Had some great Ontario beer and a veggie burger and fries, followed up with an Oreo cheesecake desert/

We loved it, hope you do too.

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TW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Tables to close togeather the waitress' as a was in my husband's face and plate for half of our meal
Food was over cooked
Never asked how our meal was
Suppose to be a fine dining restaurant but hooting and hollering going on in the bar area

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was delicious! Food was fresh and portions were big. We went for Barrielicious but would go back anytime!

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Thought we would try out Barrielicious. Waitress Larissa was awesome. Food was good. Portions were small. Not many mussels or ribs. They should let people know that it’s not an accessible building. On my reservation request I ased for a fairly accessible table as my wife uses a walker. When we arrived there were stairs to get in and the washrooms are on the second floor and the basement. If someone read my request I should’ve been contacted and advised. We checked the website and there is no mention of the building being inaccessible. We were a little peeved and luckily we didn’t travel from far away and possibly in need of a restroom. I strongly recommend letting people know about this issue on your website and email or phone reservations.

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Dinner was very good. We had a great table on the upper balcony overlooking the road & bay

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing!! The waterfront location is so beautiful and the staff is fantastic! I loved the whole experience start to finish!

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SL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Service was great, however, the steaks and fish were cold. The baked potatoes were hot but everything else was cold.
Very disappoint as we had guests from New York and wanted to impress them with a restaurateur that was referred to us by a friend.

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LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Barrielicious deal. Sat outside on the patio and had a wonderful evening.

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VT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our anniversary (during Barrielicious) and really enjoyed ourselves! Delicious food, great view of the water, service wasn’t overbearing but was very prompt- as soon as we finished one course the next was being brought out. I’d definitely return! A bit pricy (not crazy) but worth it for a date night or celebration!

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DB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great. Was disappointed that they ran out of the baked potato. 3 of us ordered it and our reservation was only for 7pm. The patio was lovely. We were seated inside first as reservations can not be made for the patio. Inside is quite drab. But was very pleased we could get on the patio within half an hr of us being there. Will definitely go back, only if we can sit on the patio again.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience! As always!

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B
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great service! One of my favourite places to eat in Barrie.

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HW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Our server was amazing, we were all happy with our food. We went for Barrielicious. We had a reservation for 6 and at the last minute had another guest, I called the Restaurant and they were most accommodating.

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SB
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This was a birthday party dinner. The restaurant accommodated our group on the patio and everyone enjoyed the food and ambiance.

The meals were all great and the service awesome.

Would definitely return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Anniversary dinner, service was ok. Food was ok. Room was noisy. Overall experience was fair

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Visited during Barrie's Barrielicious. Special menu and price so value was good. However, as it was busy, I feel food service was slow and some food options were overcooked. Some were great. Feel potential was there and they have a beautiful patio. I will go back as I expect service and food during other times would be better.

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