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US$4 - US$18
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Brew Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews halibut fries coconut cream pie best fish chips generous portions without a doubt great meal mary ontario kawarthas
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Reviewed September 10, 2022

This was my first time visiting Bobcaygeon and eating at Just for the Halibut. I had the two piece Halibut dinner and my spouse had the Haddock. Without a doubt, best fish & chips I have ever tasted! The coleslaw was amazing, so fresh and...yummy! I look forward to returning next fall again!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

We first went for dinner with a group of adults and children and sat on the patio. Our server could not have been nicer or more attentive. Everyone had fish and chips (delicious) except one who ordered mussels. She said they were some of the...best she has ever tasted. Overall , an excellent experience. So good, that we returned a couple of weeks later with a different group of adults and children. Unfortunately, the patio was closed because of rain but we were seated inside quickly and the children were given colouring sheets and crayons to keep them busy. It was quite loud inside because it was crowded but our group was pretty loud too. Again the food and service were top notch. We will be returning again soon.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 30, 2022

Celebrated my 81 birthday there with friends Peterboro and toronto. Was a great meal. Enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly and service excellent

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

Good fish and chips and even if you don't like coconut cream pie, theres' is to die for! Our server, Mary was very friendly and helpful in making our food choices.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

Terrible fries every time I've been here lately. Portions seem to be getting smaller and only open 4 days a week. This restaurant is not what it used to beMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Matthew L, Owner / operator at Just For The Halibut, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2022

Thank you for your review Bernie , we apologize that your fries were terrible . We would gladly comp you a order of fries on your next visit . Sadly -Nothing is what it used to be after lock downs and covid . Dealling with...More

Reviewed July 30, 2022 via mobile

Great place for lunch! Excellent food! Excellent service ! Great ambiance on the patio. Ladies were so friendly! Definitely coming back!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022 via mobile

We first went to another restaurant and it was so hot without A/C we left. Asked a local who recommended this as an alternative. We were a party of 4, they seated us immediately. Service was super, food was great with generous portions.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022

Very nice restaurant in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Lots of variety in the menu, i.e. not just fish. We had the halibut and chips which was great. Also a local Irish ale and Ontario wine. Good service and lots of room in the attached little areas of...tables and chairs. Would recommend this establishment for dinner in Bobcaygeon.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 7, 2022

Have heard so much about this franchise, but this location was not to my liking. The foods are too greasy, fries had an awful aftertaste and the calamari was overcooked (burnt)!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022

While in town we decided to stop here for lunch. They had a large/extended patio out back. Even better was most of it was covered. There was a mix of tables/chairs and picnic tables. We were quickly looked after by Tara and she was friendly...and prompt with everything. Both of us had the halibut, with fries/onion rings. The halibut was light and flakey and not overly battered. The onion rings were perfect had a great crunch to it. I personally found the fries just alright, but the gravy was nice and rich. We would have had a desert but we were full, and had just bought a load of baked goods elsewhere. They have an extensive menu and look forward to going backMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed November 3, 2021

Visited late afternoon on crispy cool fall day 03 November 2021; great food and service, like usual. Decor has modernized - nice touches - and the halibut - well, it is still excellent!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 14, 2021 via mobile

Ordered 3 orders coming to 80 dollars of food asked for TWO orders with rice got NO rice but all chips, but one diner could not eat fries so evening spoilt and food ended up in n the garbage, crap service will not be back.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 30, 2021

On a nice Fall day, we chose to sit on the back patio. Quick and friendly service. The grilled fish and chips were great. Local beers and ciders on tap. The menu is extensive with something for everyone.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 15, 2021

Enjoyed the halibut, because why have haddock when halibut available. Excellent light batter on the fish! Enjoyed a local brewery Old Dog, IPA , Airedale beer! Large patio out back, great waitress. Will be back!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2021 via mobile

I’ve heard about this place a few times and we finally made it there for dinner!! We both had excellent meals! My husband had the haddock and fries and I had the seafood fettuccine. Both were amazing!! Our waitress was awesome! I can’t remember her...name right now but not only was she helpful with the menu but she was so entertaining!!! It was like having dinner and a show!! 🤣👍 We’ll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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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
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Verify with Matt the owner but I do believe they have grilled salmon, steak and grilled chicken breasts
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Just For The Halibut is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4