The Farmhouse

4.2
615 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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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Neighbourhood
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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 615 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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1.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Amazing experience! As always!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

View of the lake was great. Service was decent. The food was not good and it’s very pricey. It was obvious the kitchen staff didn’t put much attention into what was being served. There were too many issues with the food to even list. Very disappointed. We don’t get out much with three kids and this was our first night out in awhile. We will try somewhere else next time.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Far too expensive for what you get. They adjust portion size for the $30 meal. $100 bill for 2 meals (Barrielicios) and a drink is fine dining prices for a casual experience. And not enough food. Comfort food and local ingredients should not cost this much.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Was great. But even for barrylicous. The portions seemed a “bit small “. If representative of normal portions. Then not sure I’d like to come back often.

Would definitely try again. But scared of standard pricing / portions

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent food atmosphere and service. Scenery is amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great food and exceptional service

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Best Eggs Benny and mac n'cheese hands down. Yup you read that right. Mac'n cheese for breakfast, its seriously that good. Be sure to add chicken to your Goat cheese, roasted veg sammy. Its the bomb!

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Food was ok. Side of veggies was supposed to have a Bok Choi, two of us actually didn’t get any. Caesar was watery.
One of the deserts was good.
We probably would try another place next time

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2.0Dined on June 28, 2018

This was my second visit within two years.

First visit, I was impressed with the ambiance, food and service.

This time the food was precooked/reheated and served semi-warm. As well, I was not impressed by the value of the meal and have already discussed my displeasure with several family and friends.

The waitress provided excellent service!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We love the Farmhouse, however it is very noisy. Hard to have a quiet conversation! Perhaps some fabric window treatments or tablecloths would absorb the sound. But the food is exceptional

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Visiting from out of town and absolutely loved the food. You can really tell they care about selecting fresh ingredients. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Nice quaint restaurant with nice relaxing atmosphere. Good quality food and great service.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The breakfast menu is small (which is fine), but we had to wait 30 minutes for our breakfast and they forgot the toast! We think that perhaps our order got missed placed, but there was no explanation as to what was taking so long, but you know something is up when people that came in after you are getting their meal when you are...

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was great - nice location - service way too slow took 40 min for lunch to arrive

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food was amazing, as always!! The server was very personable and attentive, but did forget to bring our appetizer. He did make up for it by comping our desserts.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable meal and I would not hesitate to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Wonderful experience
I will be back and I will bring many hungry people with me. Thanks for being so great.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Disappointed with the food. Sat on the patio. Very poor decor outside. Had a server who was in training and fantastic as was the person training her!
Went there because we knew it was one of Randy Feltis’ restaurants.
Probably won’t go back for a second try.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great Service, Great Location and Great Food. What else do you need?

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