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Canadian, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was garbage. We went as a group to go and eat a nice brunch. When we got there the server seemed kind and asked if we wanted to sit inside but we would have to be split apart, or if we wanted to...sit together as a group outside. We decided to go outside, this was one my worst ever decisions made. When we got outside we ordered our drinks. The tea was watery garbage, the coffee was cold and the chocolate milk tasted like dirt. Additionally the water cups were dirty and yellow and the water tasted like metal. On top of that some of our napkins were dirty. Plus the cutlery was indistinguishably disgusting. Then our food came, before we even could take a bite we could it was ice cold. While we were eating a bunch of wasp attacked us so we asked you inside the server said yes but never came back to take us inside which was a very big upset. Additionally the food didn't taste good it was bland and tasteless and the apple cinnamon tasted like watered down dog food. finally we came to the bill. The food was all super overpriced the chocolate milk costed $3 each which is insane because it definitely is just nesquik and two people's food added up to $60. And totally only ordered an omelet and two waffles and the chocolate milk. On top of that the server didn't know what she was doing and it took forever to for us to pay. Finish it off don't eat here it's surprised and the food isn't that good the only time I'd actually say go here is if you're gluten free but even then I might suggest you to reconsider. Good day and don't here.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed March 27, 2021

Had a great take out wing and rib dinner last night. Wings were nice and crisp, and the ribs were fall of the bone but not mushy! Everything was hot and the cole slaw and fries were great as well. Well done.

Date of visit: March 2021
Annette L, Owner at Linda's Eating Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2021

Thank you! So glad it was great!!

Reviewed December 7, 2020

We visited from out of town when we were looking for a good breakfast spot. In Sept 2020 they were doing contact tracing and had good screens etc to protect staff and visitors. Enjoyed a great breakfast, very convenient location.

Date of visit: September 2020
Annette L, Owner at Linda's Eating Place, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We were on our Covid protocols long before it was ever mandated. Glad you enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed September 2, 2019

Good quality home-cooked food that is very reasonably priced! I had the 2 eggs, homefries and toast with a coffee and my daughter had the hungry man breakfast with a tea = $25 with tip. Very reasonably priced. We both left satisfied. The homefries were...seasoned with a different spice that made them not popular with us, but they had homemade jam which was very good. Our server was very friendly. Overall, it surprised us as being a very busy little destination with great food for being just a little diner off the side of road outside Barrie. Will definitely return again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Annette L, Owner at Linda's Eating Place, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

So grateful for this wonderful review!! We try to remain an affordable choice for great food. You are telling me we hit that mark. Thx for the feedback on the homefries. Taking that under advisement for sure. Look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

My work colleagues and I visited Linda’s eating place in Barrie twice over the course of the past week. Linda’s is only open for breakfast and lunch and offer breakfast throughout their operating hours. Both meals were homemade and absolutely amazing. The staff at the...restaurant are wonderful and truly offer outstanding service. The owner works the kitchen and is very invested on providing excellent meals at a reasonable price. I highly recommend this eatery for a fantastic meal.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Annette L, Owner at Linda's Eating Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Wow!! Thank you so very much! I really appreciate your kind words, and that you see my heart is on each plate. My staff are incredible.... and I am lucky to have them. Thank you again... so much. It means a lot!

Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

I have been going here off and on for about 20 years. They recently renovated to make more room and with good reason as it is usually very busy on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The eggs, pancakes, bread, meat are all fantastic. Unfortunately, during these...busy times (9:00 am last Saturday) they only had 2 waitresses and one lady seating and running the cash. I’m not sure if someone called in sick, but they could use 2 more servers/section as 3 groups who were seated after us, were taken care of first. A minor detail to us who are there for the delicious food anyways. They had an advertisement for fish and chips, so we will be back to try that out.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Annette L, Owner at Linda's Eating Place, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful review!!! So very glad that you enjoyed everything. We actually did have 3 servers, the girl taking care of the door and facilitating cash out was my head server, Christina. She was also taking tables at that time. We try...More

Reviewed May 13, 2019

We visited Linda's Eating Place for the first time yesterday, for Mother's Day. When my brother in law booked reservations and I had a look at the Google Map, I have to admit that I was a little unsure about his choice. I had no...idea just how pleasantly surprised I was going to be! The place was packed. The staff was EXCEPTIONAL and the food was AMAZING! Our party of 11 arrived at 1pm and some ordered breakfast fare, while others ordered lunch meals. I heard an ongoing undertone of consensus that the food was fantastic and everyone was really enjoying their meal. I LOVED my fish and chips! Brick and mortar don't make the place, the people and good food do!! What a gem! :) Thanks girls, we will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Annette L, Owner at Linda's Eating Place, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Tina... THANK YOU!!! What a lovely review! We all remember your family... what a great group you were for us to host. Thank you for appreciating our little country diner so much! Can't tell you how much these kind reviews help a small business like...More

Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

We had heard about this place offering a gluten free menu; having dedicated gluten free fryer and rave reviews! You won’t be disappointed! Yummy GF waffles, pancakes and homemade bread! GF Fish and chips! Friendly service! Kid friendly! We will be back!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Annette L, Owner at Linda's Eating Place, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

Looking forward to seeing you! We have a dedicated GF waffle iron, toaster, grill and fryer... I bake the bread and buns GF and prepare the chili GF, stews GF, and soups GF where possible. Sandwiches, burgers, salads and fruit... You get to eat real...More

Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been coming for more years than I can count. The new owners have kept up the long established standards of excellent food, responsive and polite service, and cleanliness in all areas. We love this gem. We always have eggs easy over which come perfectly...cooked: runny yolks and firm whites. Takes a delicate hand to do this right. You won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Annette L, Owner at Linda's Eating Place, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2019

What a lovely review!! We can’t thank you enough for your kind words! All our team work very hard to get it right every day, so we really appreciate the nod. Love seeing you in the diner! Thanks again... 😊

Reviewed January 6, 2019

I never ate there with the old owners but i have with the new one's, The place is very cozy and the food is good and the service is great, as a Chef myself yes there are things that can be fixed but then i...could take you to a five star restaurant that could use some work to, Christina makes your visit feel warm and relaxed with that big Beautiful smile she has as i am sure they all make you feel the same way, have only been in a hand full of times since i decided to stop in and try it, now when ever i am in the area i always stop in, keep up the great work.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Annette L, Owner at Linda's Eating Place, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thanks for the vote of confidence!!! We work hard every day, so it's appreciated more than you know! See you soon!!!

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Linda's Eating Place is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3