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French's Refreshment Booth

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388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
+1 705-325-4990
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good22%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (8 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
“stephen” (4 reviews)
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Fast food, Canadian
388 Couchiching Point Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6P4, Canada
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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.

1  Thank Lyndell O
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
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
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
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...More

Thank LouiseT791
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...More

Thank Rockiroads
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
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
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
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...More

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Fast food, Canadian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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