About The Farmhouse

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.

268 Bradford Street
Barrie, ON L4N 3B8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week at 8am for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cross Street:
Essa Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(705) 737-0522

Website:
http://thefarmhouse.ca/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment on the patio during summer hours

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!

Parking Details:
Front and rear if the restaurant as well as green P spots along the waterfront. No meters.

Public Transit:
Essa and Tiffin St, adjacent to the Allandale GO Station

Executive Chef:
Randy Feltis and Head Chef Christopher Gardiner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Farmhouse Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Scenic View (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fun (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Organic (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Healthy (8)
Cozy (7)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Authentic (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent meal and service. A bit pricey for drinks, appetisers and desserts.

Taken aback a bit by price of a dinner for 2 but still a very pleasant dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great home cooked meal. Excellent meal. Excellent presentation. The roasted pork loin was delicious.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

-Friendly welcoming staff.
-Prompt service
-Menu had good variety
-Will go back again

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Made reservation and were told (when we arrived on time) that the reservation must have slipped thru and our table was given to someone else. Sat in the freezing cold entry and waited 40 minutes to be seated. While we were in the entry, we saw at least 5 groups leave. When finally seated, there were 4 open tables. Took 10 minutes to take our drink orders which, to their credit, they comp-ed. Wife and daughter’s dinners were good, not great and I’ve had better burgers from the frozen food section at Lowblaws. We’ve come to the Farmhouse on 5 occasions. 2 really good meals and 3 bad. Guess 3 strikes and you’re out.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is amazing! Steaks, ribs, cheese cake, all so good! The server was very knowledgeable about the food and made our experience fun with extra information regarding the ingredients and the owners. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Organic, Scenic View, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and service. Make sure to have dessert, it won’t dissappoint!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time, great food and service. Got a call for reservation the next day. Good thing I reserved on line. Would recommend to friends

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

the feltis farms maple syrup smoked trout was cold. And service was very slow..

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went there with my daughters nice place definitely going back

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Terribly disappointed. Went for Thanksgiving but ordered off the menu. My son's ribs were good but all our steaks were under cooked. My medium rare tenderloin was raw. I sent mine back and I hate doing that as you have to wait while others eat but I couldn't eat it the way it was. Came back charred on outside. There seemed to be lots of wait staff standing around but our waiter was also the bartender. Had to ask for a second beer twice. Waited forever for our dessert and had to remind them to get it. Menu has great potential but execution was terrible. $300 dinner that was all around a disappointment. It's a shame because it's a good location.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

There are many other restaurants at the same price point that I would choose before returning to the Farmhouse. The ambience was that of a middle of the road casual family restaurant with plastic water glasses and condiments served in prepackaged plastic containers. Nothing impressed us here.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awful all around

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our food and service was excellent. The only issue was the noise level. We couldn't hear ourselves speak as there was a very large party behind us. We've had lunch outside numerous times in the nice weather, but I think in the future we will go somewhere quieter for dinner. It's just the acoustics / design of the building, not a bad review for the restaurant. Thank you.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal, service was great, food delicious. A tad expensive for folks on fixed income but on our list of places to go for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were hoping to sit outdoors on the upper patio, but when we arrived we found out that only tables of 2 can sit upstairs, and it was also quite windy and the sun was quite direct up there so we were happy to sit on the downstairs patio. Not much of a view and not the cleanest/tidiest, and quite close to the loud traffic on the street, but still pleasant.
I appreciated the server's suggestion of a "lettuce bun" for the sandwich I was interested in - quite enjoyed it. The salad was served in a mason jar which was cute.
Prices were a little higher than we expected, but the food was interesting and tasty. There are quite a few steps up & down between the front entrance and the patio, and the washrooms are down a long steep set of stairs so no good for anyone who would have difficulty with that.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 18, 2017

First time,was recommended by friends. It did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the presentation was interesting. Will definitely be back to try other things on the menu.😊

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Poor menu choices and over priced for what you got. Would not go back or recommend to anyone.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was very slow, waited almost an hour for all bills after eating.

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great luncheon with Jack as wait staff. Two old friends enjoying the ambience, the view from the upstairs patio, the fresh salads - all of it. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

It's always nice to go to the farm house for special occasions or casual dinner outs with friends and family. High food quality, frendly staffs and great location! Never get disappointed with food or services and always leave the restaurant with happy smile!
Strongly recommend for your next lunch or dinner out and also their brunch is very tasty as well and I think their rib steak is the best steak that I have ever tried in my life!! Can't wait till go in next time!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great venue. Comfort food was excellent and waitress Tara was super and fun.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very friendly staff, good food, good size portions and a pleasant all round experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was bland with very small portions, and WAY overpriced. $15 for a mini cheese & veg sandwhich and a scoop of quinoa. Our server was the best thing about the evening. Loud "top 40" music played all through the meal?

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

after requesting a table for 3 on the upper deck so we could see the water, we were told they couldnt sit 3 people up there at one table so we had to sit in the lower patio which was loud and unattractive.

The Chicken salad I order along with one of my guests was substandard for the price of $17.00
The lettuce was iceberg lettuce that is poor quality for the price and hardly any additional toppings.

The server was nice enough but she was not readily available and we sat for 30 minutes waiting for her to come back to take our dessert order.

Our first time there and we will not be back. Very very poor.

April Bradley

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant because of some mixed reviews online. The place is an old renovated farmhouse and it has some wear and tear but is very comfortable. My husband ordered the ribs and they were nothing special. Disappointed that they hadn't been cooked with any seasoning/sauce and it was just poured on over top. They were meaty and not tough but not fall of the bone tender either. The fries, however, were outstanding. Done to crispy perfection and made fresh with potatoes fresh from the farm they were super tasty. I had the fish as recommended by the waitress and it was very good. Mild seasoning and cooked perfectly. You get two sides with every dish so I chose their version of a caesar salad as one option and the dressing was excellent but it was served in a small jam jar which had obviously been made before hand so the lettuce was a bit wilted. We both ordered the fresh grilled vegetables which really weren't seasoned with anything special but were fresh so the taste was still very good. It's not a big menu but we enjoyed it and will definitely go back when back in Barrie again.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Dismal. Poor service - waited for simple drinks, waited over 30 minutes for cold food - and not salads that were intended to be cold. Ribs were dry - cooked several days before being served? - and were accompanied by cold, flavorless mashed potatoes and brown apple slaw. The raw veggies and dip side for my daughter were wilted. The fish burnt. The restaurant is in a nice location and could be cute but the tables are not well laid out, it was very cold in the dining room and loud. It was near empty when we arrived and did get busy but still the wait for that food was too much. Nothing farmhouse fresh here.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

I am on a strict paleo diet and when I explained this to my server he quickly suggested some options for me that he thought might work and he was more than happy to pass on my special requests to the chefs (ex: no butter used to cook my steak) he was accommodating, friendly and the food was amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was not good. Both my wife had very upset bellies the next morning... I'll spare you the details. For a place that claims to have "farm fresh comfort food", we had crappy mushy fries, bland dry mac and cheese, and an average at best burger. Not to mention the results the next morning. Can't see it surviving on food that bad.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Meals were good except for the Fries. Very greasy fries. Other than that each of us enjoyed our meals. Service was quick, professional and friendly.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The farmhouse is where my boyfriend and I went for our first date and we have been going there ever since(3 years later). It's got great food, amazing customer service and experience, and it's well worth the drive from Innisfil. We recommend to everyone!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun, Organic, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We found the overall experience fair to poor. Our food order was not correct which is disturbing given the number of food allergies our group must have accommodated. The atmosphere has great potential to be fantastic, however we found it dirty, noisy and had the impression from out waitresses they did not care for contributing to a great dining experience.
VERY DISAPPOINTING!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2017

It was fantastic with the exception of the numerous dead bugs on the window ledges. I know it happens with old houses but it was a little off putting.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had a great dinner at The Farmhouse. Enjoyed the beef tenderloin and pickerel. Great value for the $25 Barrilicious menu! Warning: on site parking is very limited and only one handicapped spot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

We were there for dinner on a summer weekend so it was busy but the service was excellent as was the food. It is a very friendly and relaxing place to go.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

I must admit, I went in with high expectations because the good reviews I'd heard of the resaurant outweighed the bad.
We participated in Barrielicious and the appetizer was tastey but I wasn't a big fan of the chips for the dip being chewy instead of that chip crunch and the pita bread that looked like I got all the random pieces left over after the triangles that get cut for other dishes.. the flavor was there but the presentation I felt was lacking. Although when I looked around at the other appetizers people around me had, it all looked great! The mussels especially!
The main I went basic and got the beef dip (the description sold me) I was so excited for that horseradish mayo and the crispy onions.. unfortunately when it came my bottom bun was already soaked through and soggy so it made it quite an experience for someone that likes to pick up the sandwich with my hands and give that hand dunk in the jus.. it's part of the experience! I had hoped to taste more of the horseradish but as a whole the flavor was good.
The dessert I chose was the right portion size for the richness that went with it and the combination with the ice cream was great.
Great spot! Although parking was a time and half but I'm sure it's been mentioned before. It'll all improve once that construction is done I'm sure.
I am glad that I tried out farmhouse but that experience doesn't have me rushing to come back for round 2.. but I will be back to try again someday!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Fantastic. Always a pleasure. Food is amazing. Worth the 1 hour trip each way!!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 20, 2017

I had a hair in my food and didn't receive any discount. The waitress apologized. The wait staff are above and beyond and very hard working. 5* for your wait staff

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Barrielicous menu could have had a bit more variety ( without surcharge) and with 2 sides ....potatoes or rice and a vegetable . Increase cost by a bit ($30?) Too restrictive... no rice or mashed potatoe options. May try again another time to see how food is at regular prices.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Food didn't have any flavour, I had the burger/ fries my husband had pork tenderloin and we both were disappointed. The bruschetta toast was cold and soggy. Surprised to see the condiments served in plastic containers.
Knowing the owner previously had Oscars which we LOVED, we were both very disappointed in poor quality of this roadhouse food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We hadn't the Barr ilicious menu and the food was absolutely amazing! Just melts in your mouth.

The Farmhouse has a pretty incredible history as well, which makes the place fun and interesting.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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