Today is our 3rd post to try and help our local restaurants. We have so many we don’t know how lucky we are on Barrie. We want to come out of this crisis with as many still open as possible. We tried today to feature restaurants all offering something different depending on your taste. We apologise we haven’t been able to cover them all so far. As long as we are in this lockdown, we will continue to highlight as many as possible. We will try and prepare a comprehensive list and publish it.
Today we are highlighting eight restaurants; please support if you can in these hard times.
If you have a craving for homemade comfort food, try Hoolies they have it! A large menu to choose from, burgers, tacos, souvlaki and more. They also have a Family Pack for 4 to 6 people depending on how hungry you are, also have a kids menu. You can have your meal delivered, or go and pick it up. Please call – 705-503-8833 – during their temporary hours, to make arrangements for your order! Thursday to Saturday: 5pm – 9pm & Sunday: 4pm – 8pm. We hope it won’t be too long until we can have a drink and burger on their beautiful rooftop patio, one of our favourites. Hooligans as I am sure everyone knows it’s located on Dunlop downtown. For more information check out their their website https://hooligansrestaurant.ca/or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HooligansRestaurantBarrie/
The Midway Diner has been serving this community breakfast for over 50 years! Now you can have one of their famous breakfasts at home. Not to mention, they do lunch and dinner. You can have steak and eggs, or a full breakfast in the comfort of your home. They do fish and chips for lunch. Ah, we could go on, check it out for yourself. They are open every day from 8 am till 8 pm, though they do say they switch off Uber between 3 and 5 every day to care of their dogs. Located on Bradford Street. For more information check out their website https://midwaydinerbarrie.com/ and their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MidwayDiner/
The Irie Jerk Restaurant
If you like a bit of Jerk, try this newly opened restaurant Irie Jerk. They provide authentic Jamaican cuisine, serving up some of your favourite Jamaican dishes from jerk chicken to curry goat. So if you like a bit of spice give Irie Jerk a try. Their opening times are Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, they advise calling ahead though as closing time is subject to change, call 705-915-1500. Located at 222 Mapleview Dr W, Unit #3. For more details check out their website http://theiriejerk.ca/ and their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theiriejerk/
Danny’s Fish and Chips
For fish and chips try Danny’s fish and chips, I am from the UK where is used to be the number one food, so I know fish and chips, Danny’s tastes like my old home. They have halibut, cod, haddock and more, all done in a great batter. They are open from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm for take-out, phone ahead of your order to save time, call 705-721-8998. Pick-up is on Huronia and Big Bay Point. For more details check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dannysfishandchips/
Fuda Italian Bakery
The Italian Bakery is a 2 in one shop, order your pizza when you arrive and conveniently do your grocery shopping while they make your pizza. They also make more than pizza, they do lasagne, meatballs and family size pasta of the day. Rocco and Rita, owners of The Italian Bakery, come from a strong traditional Mediterranean upbringing. Their hard work offers the sights and smells of their traditional home, Calabria. Open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Saturday, they offer curbside pick-up. For more details see their website https://www.fudaitalianbakery.com/ and their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fudaitalianbakery/ Located on Wellington Street, west Barrie.
Pho Bistro has served Vietnamese & Thai Cuisine in the Barrie area for many years. They make all of their food fresh on the spot. Pho has been offering a wide variety of fresh, authentic Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai cuisine at reasonable prices. They also serve healthy fruit smoothies. Open seven days a week from 11 am – 8.30 pm, times vary so check their website https://phobistrobarrie.com/ for delivery or pick-up, call (705)719-6879. Located at yonge and Big Bay Point
Cocina Mexicana has authentic Mexican cuisine. So if want some real Mexican Tacos, Quesadillas or Tortas then give Cocina a try. Open for takeout Monday to Saturday from 4 pm to 9 pm & Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Winners of several Readers Choice awards you can’t go wrong. See more details on their website https://cocina-mexicana.ca/ or their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Cocina-Mexicana-2175327992781227/ Located on Burton Avenue.
The Taj Bistro brings you the taste of Indian cuisine, a great variety of food dishes under one roof. They offer lunch specials and dinners; they have recently introduced a New Economy menu. They offer all your favourite meals Butter Chicken, Vindaloos, and for the more sensitive palates Chicken Korma. They offer delivery and take-out from noon to 9.00 pm. Check out their website for more details http://tajbistro.ca/barrie/ and their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tajbistro.ca/ For pick-up they are located downtown on Dunlop.