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Just For The Halibut

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.
The original Just for the Halibut Taphouse & Grill is located in Bobcaygeon, next to The Beer Store. Open Wednesday to Sunday, we offer dine-in or take-out fish and chips, Angus steaks, daily lunch specials, homemade desserts, and more. Sample any of our nine beer selections on tap.
US$5 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Brew Pub
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Digital Payments, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a time where we’re not sure if we’ll ever sit down to dinner in a restaurant again, we can be relieved that restaurants like Just For the Halibut adapt and try their absolute best to make our take out experience fast and familiar. An...evolving menu, specials, incredible beer options and friendly small town service means Just For the Halibut is geared to be everyone’s favourite… Pick a craving and indulge ! My favourite besides the fish and chips (staple) is their made in house Burgers.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed October 11, 2020

Tried a fancier meal this time out and we were both disappointed. My wife's grilled salmon had "burnt" sear marks resembling the taste of the last steak or burger that had been cooked, and my pickerel could have done without the soggy corn meal breading....Both took away from the expensive entree experience we were expecting. If we do ever come back we'll stick to the halibut and fries even though we are not big on fried food items. Service remained exceptional in spite of our distaste!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Firstly, my wife and I are East coasters and grew up on fresh fish. I have struggled on Ontario to find great seafood that mimics that “just out of the water” taste. Well this did it! The halibut and Cajun cod we ordered were delicious,...hot, flaky and beautifully dressed. The halibut was pan fried in garlic butter and was delicious. Cod was awesome as well. A family restaurant with a history of its owners adorning the walls shows pride in the craft exhibited here. The service staff were incredible and kudos to Tori who is a gem of a human! The servers were proud to speak of the family, the history and how many of the family now work in the establishment. They were closing the restaurant the next day for a staff wedding - need I say more! Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 31, 2020

Had my birthday dinner here tonight. Service was fantastic and the food was hot and delicious!! Definitely recommend

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 6, 2020

Hard to please an Englishman on his birthday with fish and chips but this was a good find and I am glad we went , nothing fancy just plain good servings of well made food, nice patio, great service . Thanks

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

A quick, unexpected stop for lunch turned in to one of the loveliest meals we've had in Bobcaygeon. Halibut and chips is excellent, and the craft beer they had on tap (!) was surprisingly diverse and fresh, with selection from both local breweries and ontario-wide....our server was knowledgeable, fun, and friendly. would very happily visit again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Always busy. Good food and good portions. They have takeout as well. The locals and seniors really like this place.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed February 9, 2020

My wife and I and another couple were in Bobcaygeon this weekend and wanted to find a decent place for dinner. We looked online and decided to try Just for the Halibut. Soooo glad we did. We all ordered something different and all four dishes...were topnotch. I started off with an appetizer of shrimp and crab cakes which I loved, followed by an entree of a butterflied chicken breast and huge shrimps covered in a very tasty sauce with rice and veggies. The place was quite busy and I can certainly understand why. Our server Mary was a pure delight and added to us having a fabulous dinner. We will certainly be back next time through Bobcaygeon.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

We checked before going what time the restaurant was open. We invited friends to join us as our guests. From the moment we got through the door the server was so fast. She came to the table repeatedly before we could check the menu or...greet our guests. This was our first time there so needed time to orient ourselves. Once we ordered our drinks and food we were rushed through the meal faster than any place ever! We were in and out in less than an hour. And followed out the door by staff who locked up. This was half hour before it was to close. That is why I chose the title of the review.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 1, 2020

Great menu. Lots of choices. Exceptional service. No complaints. Will visit again soon. Loved the craft beer selection. Fantastic dessert options. Plenty of tables. No waiting. Quick kitchen service. Didn't even rush us out as we arrived close to closing time!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Response from TwoTwu | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know, however I’m pretty sure they will do everything to accommodate you.
November 14, 2017|
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Response from Fred W | Reviewed this property |
Just for the Halibut remain open all season but cut back their days open. Winter Hours are 11-8 Wednesday thru Sunday. Hope this helps
July 4, 2017|
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Response from wendyhG737YI | Reviewed this property |
Verify with Matt the owner but I do believe they have grilled salmon, steak and grilled chicken breasts
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Yes, Just For The Halibut offers takeaway services.

Yes, Just For The Halibut offers delivery services.

Just For The Halibut is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4