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Blue Elephant Craft Brew House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Brew Pub, Thai, Pub
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96 Norfolk St S, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 2W2, Canada
+1 519-428-2886
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 02:00 - 08:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked a table for 14 for New Year's Eve for the 7pm sitting and confirmed it twice!! Table was not ready, no big deal though, had to wait at least 20 to 30 minutes for the staff to get the room ready. On trying to order from the set menu (think there were about four choices in each... More 

Thank Thomas F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I met another couple here for lunch on a Monday. The parking lot was busy, which was a good sign. Lot was covered in ice, making getting to the restaurant a real challenge. The menu looked inviting. I had the pasta special. My wife had the club house. She had tea to start. The tea was luke... More 

Thank Mike S
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

We appreciate your valuable input and are sorry that your experience was not 100%. I am not sure the cause on missing our mark. Our sincerest apologies. More 

Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a good choice for food and love it in the summer on the patios made available. There is a choice of pub food and the pad Thai is a great delight along with their egg rolls.

Thank Molly M
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

Thank you so much. AHH, summer. It will be back soon, we promise. See you then and sooner we hope. More 

Port Dover, Canada
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday we stopped for lunch in Simcoe . This place is quite nice with several onsite craft brews . Without a doubt the best egg rolls we have ever tried , also unique . The menu is offering something for everybody . We sadly forgot our servers name but my bill says clerk 23 She was quite attentive and informative... More 

Thank Johnniebkw
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable input. Our server will be duly noted of your praise. We hope you pass through again soon. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Having driven past this restaurant for years, we finally decided to stop in and try it on the weekend. It is in a converted old house that has/had loads of charm. We had dinner in the old living room, shared with only one other table. Food was good. I thought the drinks for kids were a little expensive, $3.00 for... More 

Thank TheLibrarianTraveler
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

We thank you for kindly stoppin' in. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and thank you for sharing it. Y'all come back now, real soon. More 

Port Colborne, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were there on the weekend ( hockey tournament) and went there with the team. The menu selection was great, so many options, to please any of the picky eaters. Waitress and staff were all friendly and patient with our large group. I would recommend everyone try this place. Lots of different beers on tap and you can tour the... More 

Thank Tricia J
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to test out some local micro brews...we enjoyed the fall themed apple lager and their Red Devil. It is geared more to the pub crowd versus the taste testers, but they accommodated us nicely for a taste and store purchases.

Thank PasationTravellers
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

Thank you. We are happy to know you enjoyed the lager. We hope you return to enjoy our spring and summer selections. More 

Aylmer, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Took our daughter for a healthy and new experience with Tai food to the Blue Elephant. Ordered the soup bowl with chicken and noodles. She ordered the same soup with rice. The broth was VERY tasty, the noodles perfectly cooked and then - the vegetables were ruby and tasteless (must have been frozen) and the chicken the same thing. VERY... More 

Thank Janis016
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do receive good comments about our Thai dishes as a rule, so I apologize if this particular one was not on par that day. I am glad you enjoyed the rest of the experience. I do hope you stop in again and are 100% satisified. Do let us know if something is less than... More 

Brantford, Ontario
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have been to the Blue Elephant for beer(s) many times over the years. Generally speaking I enjoy their wide array of craft and draft beers and appetizers. However, on a recent visit on a Friday night with a good friend we decided to have a full meal (dinner) something that I had not enjoyed there for many years. Unfortunately,... More 

Thank Bfordtraveller
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

We do apologize that we've missed the mark here. It's most unfortunate that on this visit your experience here was not what the enjoyable experience you had on previous visits. I do hope we have another opportunity to serve you again and you have a better time. More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had a lovely dinner on the patio. Servers were a bit overwhelmed when we arrived, service seemed a bit slow. Food and craft beer were excellent

Thank R G
Heather P, Owner at Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in. We hope to see you again soon. We appreciated your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, Canadian, Brew Pub, Thai, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
02:00 - 08:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Norfolk St S, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 2W2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Norfolk County  >  Simcoe
  • Phone Number: +1 519-428-2886
The Blue Elephant offers a number of atmosphere options to make sure you have exactly the experience you're looking for. Do you want a restaurant with a relaxing, homey comfort? Try our Dining Rooms. Looking for a bit more flair in your atmosphere? The Thai Room adds a little spice to your ambiance. Do you want to hit the pub for a relaxing pint? Our Brewhouse has a warm and friendly bar and a selection of delicious fresh-brewed beers. Mouth-Watering Made-In-House Dishes At the Blue Elephant, we want your dining experience to be absolutely perfect. That's one of the reasons we make certain that our entire menu is made-to-order, allowing you to make any tweaks to our recipes to suit dietary restrictions as well as your personal tastes. Excellent Food, Made With Local, Fresh Ingredients Keeping it local is a great way to support the Norfolk economy, but we'd be lying if we said that was the only reason we shop local for our food. Locally grown ingredients means that all of our in-season produce is as fresh as you can get without eating it straight off the plant. By supporting local businesses, we're reaping the benefits: crisper greens, more succulent reds, and an all-around unparallelled local cuisine. NORFOLK'S FIRST, AND ONLY, MICROBREWERY The Blue Elephant Craft Brew House went on tap in September 2012 and the brews are being poured faster than we can brew them! In traditional European fashion, our beer is brewed in small batches with no additives or preservatives using local organic barley, wheat, hops and pure water. Our fresh ales, lagers, pilsners and specialty brews are available on tap in the pub, and for retail sale in our Brew Store. Be sure to look for our rotating selection of seasonal brews throughout the year!

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