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French's Refreshment Booth

Fast food, American, Canadian
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388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
+1 705-325-4990
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New Hamburg, Canada
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200 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Had a quick hot dog and french fries at this stand. I love that it has been around forever, but the food is just average... and the prices are average.

Thank Suzanne L
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

This is an old destination that all the locals love. It has not changed in 50 years and they keep it that way. It is right beside Couchiching Beach Park. Check out that rating too and it is obvious why we all love it.

Thank Janet. Mrs T
Orillia, Canada
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The french fries were nice and hot, but I found them very starchy/potato"ey". I don't put salt on my food, but the fries needed something to be palatable. The hot dog was all right, a little too overcooked. The can of pepsi was good, lol.

Thank CanadianDreamer75
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

I've been coming into Orillia, by boat or by car, for over thirty years. I go into Orillia, many times JUST to go to French's. What's not to like? The food is good(it IS a hamburger stand, afterall), it's a historical site(and bright yellow at that) and allows one to connect to the simple life, ties in well with the... More 

Orillia, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

The land Frenchies is on is owned by the city of Orillia. It was leased to the French family for a period of years and that lease is up. The city has deemed that Frenchies will be demoloshied or moved. But if it is moved it will be demolished. It has been where it is for over 80 years. We... More 

3 Thank Heather F
Toronto, Canada
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497 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

this waterfront landmark has good food..fries are great, burgers, dogs. Sadly, I hear their lease is not being renewed, and the building has been deemed not saveable in its current condition.. and once they are closed the City has plans for that part of the waterfront. it will be torn down.....too many amusement parks and shacks like this have disappeared... More 

1 Thank thephoenixrisesagain
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

This place has been here for 80 years and is a cultural icon to Orillia. It is however in need of some renovations and the food should be a lot better considering its presence in the park. The food is average with a few really good items. Makes me think the owners have no interest in the place or perhaps... More 

Thank Kevin N
Orillia, Canada
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

over price hot dogs fries drink and ice cream nothing special but choice spot sucking the life out of tourism at the port needs to come down how sanitary could it actually be floods most spring and rainy weather kids are over work and under paid a hang out for motorcycles just not conducive to today's waterfront lifestyle looks like... More 

Thank tiffanybond
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

For a stand thats been around for many years, has anyone not told them yet that frozen bagged fries suck! When I go to a french fry stand I expect fresh cut frys, very disappointed . Was better off going to Mcdonalds and ordering value menu frys and saving $ 4 dollars

Thank comebackitty
Orillia, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

French's has been at the park for over 80 years. It still has that old time feel of getting ice cream at the park. A perfect place to grab a drink or snack while enjoying the park.

2 Thank Leberette

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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
Fast food, American, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?