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The Big Apple

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Interesting Place

Went here for lunch as we were in the neighborhood ..... a few surprises regarding the restaurant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brighton, Canada
Great pies, not so great food

The pies are always great and if I was only rating the pies, I would score it 5/5. This makes for... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
Bill C
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  • Average18%
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“apple pie”(207 reviews)
“petting zoo”(88 reviews)
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A Little Bit of Country... A Whole Lot of Fun! And everything's about apples! We offer a bakery and pie factory where our famous pies and breads are made right before your eyes - everyday! We offer a cafeteria-style restaurant with paninis, burgers...more
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262 Orchard Rd | Exit #497 Off Hwy 401, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0, Canada
+1 905-355-2574
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We grabbed some dinner to go, also some baked goods, candy and a few apple ciders. The variety of items is outstanding!! The bathrooms are big and clean. The staff were really friendly and helpful. I LOVE the bacon grilled cheese on apple bread.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Casseynotclassy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like apples you need to stop here. Amazing pies. The crumble....oh, the crumble!! Lota of pies and other baked goods. If that isn't enough sweetness for you there is also a huge candy/chocolate store. Great for kids of all ages. A great pit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cynthialouiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch as we were in the neighborhood ..... a few surprises regarding the restaurant. You order you food from the counter, there's ribs, pulled pork, various meats on a bun. Prices were higher than I expected, but Tuesday was a 10% seniors...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank someday0713
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Stopped here on my way home from Ottawa early in December. I bought a bag of apples for $8.00 that would have cost half as much in the grocery store. I threw all but 2 in the garbage as they were bruised and rotten in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

The pies are always great and if I was only rating the pies, I would score it 5/5. This makes for a great stop if we're going to visit people and want to bring dessert. As for lunch, I ordered the pulled pork sandwich. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed December 29, 2018

We occasionally stop here on our drives to and from the GTA and Ottawa. Good place for a longer pit stop. Plenty to see and do, especially for families. The washrooms are spacious and clean. They are famous for their apple pies. They also have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Colin M
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

I came here on a weekday evening for a snack on the way back to Toronto from Montreal. We came here back in the summer & loved it. So, we were looking forward to our visit. As they weren’t open on Christmas Day when we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AKAshon
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This unique stop over the highway between Toronto and Montreal is very interesting for the whole family. There is a small zoo like spot where you can see goats and sheep which a small yet cool attraction for kids. The smell of apples is all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mcca78
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Many food and drink choices alongside the apple features. Great place for kids treats and to explore.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harry D
Reviewed November 26, 2018

great place for all things apple! stopped in to get some cider (yes they do ciders and wine too), ended up buying some of the best apple fritters EVER! In summer they have all kinds of family focused stuff to do

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve G
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February 26, 2018|
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Response from 2016maryG | Reviewed this property |
OK, I tried and googled the question and found this for you! It's the brainchild of George Boycott who immigrated to Canada from Australia in the 80's. He got the idea to build something big when he first saw a Big... More
December 18, 2017|
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Response from Lesley T | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question. Our pies are only made and sold on-site, at our Colborne location. You can also freeze the pies and bread for up to 6 months, if you'd like to stock up, on your next visit!
July 30, 2017|
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Response from Lesley T | Property representative |
The Big Apple opened in 1984 and has continued to evolve since then! It took almost 5 years for its vision to become a reality so, yes late '70s would have had something here, then. Our apple-shaped observatory is a unique... More