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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Brew Pub
FEATURES
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, Digital Payments, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

Went fo an afternoon lunch for my birthday with a friend. The appetizer was excellent and the main course even better Our waitress JESSIE was very attentive and friendly and went out of her Way to see that we enjoyed our visit. Great food and...great times. Will return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 21, 2021 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
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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
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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