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The Crazy Fox Bistro

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135 Bayfield Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3,, Canada
+1 705-737-5000
11:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We've been here 4 or 5 times whenever we stop over in Barrie. Menu has plenty of great options and we always enjoy sharing the Chef's Platter which is a sample of the appetizers. Service has been excellent each time.

Thank Stuart E
Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Six of us for dinner....all with different meals. Everything was brought out at the same time, nice and hot, and each one delicious, including rack of lamb, salmon, pasta dishes. The appetizers were great as well, having had the boston pear salad, and bang bang shrimp.

Thank Felix1127
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Food was OK at best...the risotto tasted like under cooked white cheddar macaroni and cheese. Our server was slow, very slow, very unprofessional and actually asked us if we were 'pretty cool people' because she wanted us to move to another table while we were halfway through our main course (which we agreed was pretty off-putting and ruined what was... More 

Thank TaraAleena
Innisfil, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

After reading rave reviews on the restaurant on Trip Advisor we thought it was time to give the restaurant a try. It started with overcooked rolls that were hard as rocks. The appetizer " Chefs Creation, was promoted for 2 persons ( 18 dollars), but there was two items on platter that were only single pieces each ( shrimp cocktail... More 

Thank doug604
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Crazy Fox is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. Four of us dined there for lunch. The fish and chips were outstanding. Lightly battered fish and crisp fries. The sea food crepe had quite a bit of cheese. The filling was a tasty and plentiful fish combo. The menu is broad enough to satisfy any craving. the wine list... More 

Thank Xxxxxxxxoi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Food good, service good, and charming great location was given a gift card to this restaurant, I felt we were underdressed, I thought it would be a bistro type pub but I was wrong went in shorts and tee shirt, I will go there again in trousers and shirt,but they did make me feel welcome.

Thank happy2Cairo
Barrie, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The crazy fox is a snobbish over rated restaurant in a bad location on busy Bayfield street. I went here for a nice dinner during the cities Barrielicious event. After making a reservation and arriving the concierge asked if I would be eating off of the regular menu or the Barrielicious menu. When I said that I wasnt sure, they... More 

1 Thank ALBarrie
Barrie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We attended on the last day of Barrielicious and took part of the special $25 three course meals. They have a new salad containing pork loin which is absolutely fantastic. This salad is being put on the regular menu by popular demand. My wife and I both ordered the chicken. My wife's chicken was great. Mine was chewy. I mentioned... More 

Thank Walter R
Newmarket, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in after a long swim in the Barrie area. Our server Leslie was a blast to deal with. She was very attentive throughout our dinner. The food arrived quickly and hot. It came directly to the table as soon as it was prepared. We plan to return in the fall when the menu does not reflect the Summer... More 

1 Thank Paul and Christ... J
Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

From start to finish my experience coordinating with Lawna for my husbands surprise 60th birthday went flawless. A special menu for 16 people was arranged and everything on it was outstanding. Love the easy going atmosphere, the staff were very pleasant and the service couldn't have been better. The melt in your mouth bursting with flavour Bacon wrapped Filet Mignon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Bayfield Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3,, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-737-5000
The Crazy Fox Bistro brings together the best of classic and contemporary cuisine. This popular Barrie restaurant has been providing fine dining in a casual atmosphere since 1986. Award-winning chef and owner Coos Uylenbroek creates unique dishes that tantalize the senses using only the freshest ingredients available.

The Crazy Fox Bistro's staff offer superior, personalized service to its many satisfied customers. It's the perfect place in Barrie to stop by after work to try a scrumptious appetizer in the cozy bar area or savour superb cuisine in the multi-level dining room for the full fine dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?