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French's Refreshment Booth

American, Fast food, Canadian
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388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
+1 705-325-4990
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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This time I had a burger. It was OK and all. The fries still just OK not something to write home about (only to you guys) . The burger tasted fine but for me, not good enough to justify the money. I don't know how big it was but it seemed to be 4 to 5 ounces. A cheeseburger, and... More 

Thank Rockiroads
Orillia, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I understand the history of French's restaurant booth. Longevity in business is to be encouraged. However, the french fies are absolutely awful. The look like skinny pieces of straw and taste like frozen fries that are undercooked. I would not recommend this pit stop to anyone who is expecting a good order of fresh cut fries.

Thank Pierre B
barrie, ontario
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I have been visiting this place since 1954! Gordon Lightfoot and even Stephen Leacock ate here often.

Thank 1esteban
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

French's is a great place to visit and because of the selection, location and history. It is only opened from spring until fall but I am not quite sure of the actual dates! This establishment is located directly across the street from Couchiching Beach Park which makes it very convenient. Thw variety of food is good and so are the... More 

Thank TheNorsworthys
Washago, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The chip stand of your youth - little changed since Stephen Leacock sat there! Good traditional burgers, fries and shakes. Limited seating - outside only. A classic.

Thank Lyndell O
Orillia, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Great burgers, fries and hot dogs unless you feel like something cold and they have delicious ice cream cones. Everyone know French's stand as it is an historical site as it has been there for years.

Thank livingthelife2016
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Typical snack shack with ice cream and a nice sense of history. Take time to read the history of this place and the waterfront area.

Thank Wakebored
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

not a bad little hamburger store been in the same location forever, you might want to have a second look at it but it is basically on the water at the boat launch area and docking area making it very handy for visiting boaters

Thank Jim R
Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Great local spot for grabbing a bite to eat on a day out. Situated in a terrific spot at Couchinching Park to provide refreshments for locals and tourists alike. Open only in the summer, they provide jobs for locals every year. Lots of photos and history displayed to take in while waiting for your order. Busy spot but they look... More 

Thank LouiseT791
Oshawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I would not run out of my way for the fries and ice cream here, but you won't be too disappointed either if you are near there, at the Orillia beach front or boardwalk. The fries are fine, ice cream good, the milk shakes take way too long of a wait and the prices are OK.

Thank Rockiroads

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Orillia
  • Phone Number: +1 705-325-4990

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