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531 Bayfield St | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z9, Canada
+1 705-728-8474
10:30 - 19:00
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victoria harbour
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. Good friendly service. Salads are fresh with your choice of toppings. Sandwiches large and tasty. Would highly recommend

Thank poppadoug
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Nice to see we have a fan in Victoria Harbour ! :) Thank you for you kind comments. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food. See you again soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I enjoyed the soup, but felt put upon to stand in line, wait for the food, find a table and then clean up after the meal. Not my favourite dining experience. I like to be served when I go out for a meal. I didn't like the line up going past my table, although people flock to this place to... More 

1 Thank janice c
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Dear Janice, Thank you for your review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed one of our soups :) Yes, you are correct. We do not offer table service and the line ups may get quite long at times, though the wait times are kept under control by our speedy servers behind the counters. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoy the sandwiches here, but what i really love are the soups. The soups are always fresh, hot and full of flavour. I love getting the little pretzel bun with the cheeseburger soup! There is nothing better on a ckld day then some of their soups!

Thank notallwaundersrlost
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Hello and thank you very much for your comments. Soups are a bit of a passion in our kitchens .... so happy you can taste that!! :) Hoping to have a couple of brand new ones coming out in February this year. Maybe you have a favourite that you would like to see on our menu??? Let me know and... More 

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154 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant but not the last. We decided to try it based on the tv advertising we had seen. As promised everything was fresh and delicious. The meat on our sandwiches was piled high. Toppings were plentiful and nothing was a problem. Want the meat helped, okay, lettuce and tomato on the cheeseburg soup, you got. Staff... More 

Thank Ted M
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Hello Ted and THANK YOU for your review. Happy you enjoyed the food and the staff :) Hope to see you again soon. Ester More 

Timbuktu, Mali
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I visited for the first time last week for a late lunch. The sandwiches we had were very good, but rather over-priced. That could be overlooked if the ambience was more pleasant. The exclusively hard surfaces together with open ceilings make for a very, very loud room. Having to shout across the counter to get served, then again across the... More 

Thank w0lfsheadbc
1 review
Reviewed 5 November 2016

To whom it may concern, My name is Rebecca and I am the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Amica Barrie. Today I brought a bus of 5 of my residents for lunch at the Bayfield St. Fresh a-fare. Having never been there before I was not sure what to expect. I mistakenly thought there was table service and was a little... More 

Thank Becca S
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, We are so thrilled that we were able to accommodate your group :) Thank you for all the kind words. John and his team at Bayfield are certainly appreciated within our company for the fact that they do take the extra step when needed. Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon. -... More 

Barrie, Canada
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275 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had take out from here in the form of collard wraps- one salmon and one Ruben. Both were very good though surprising small for the price ( $11 each) Definitely a place for a truly light lunch. Would not rush back.

Thank moncoer
Barrie, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We regularly go to Fresh-A-Fare usually for lunch and often with good friends. The service is friendly and most accommodating. The food always is generous in portion sizes and delicious! The pulled pork is my usual choice.

Thank Tomas93
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Hello Tomas93, Happy to see your review! Our staff in the front as well as in the kitchens will be thrilled to hear about your comments. Cheers:) More 

Barrie, Canada
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Fourteen of us had lunch. They knew we were coming and had set up a long table. This was the first time they had done anything like this before. They welcomed us and provided table service. We first all enjoyed their small pretzel buns. Everyone ordered seperately. Everyone was thrilled with their choices. It was said the carrot cake we... More 

Thank Walter R
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Dear Walter, I am so thrilled that you had a good time at fresh a-fare:) It was a pleasure looking after your group! Tammy was quite excited as she genuinely loves looking after our guests. I will make sure to pass your comments on to the whole team ... it'll make their day! Now if I could only get you... More 

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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

A good place to eat is always busy but serves patrons promptly. A busy place always has fresh food. The salads are huge and the sandwiches are mouth watering. You can build your own salad. The staff are friendly and helpful. Do you need any more reasons to eat here? Oh yes, don't eat here if you hate your digestive... More 

Thank Al K
Ester S, Owner at Fresh-A-Fare, responded to this review

Hello Al K, Thank you so much for your kind review. Did you visit our Bayfield or Welham location? It thrills me to see when a customer recognizes that we really MEAN FRESH ... and thank you for having such a good sense of humour! Love the last couple of lines! Very funny and so true. Have a happy summer,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Bayfield St | Unit 109, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-728-8474
We take great pride in our food because it is OUR food. We cook, cure and smoke our own meats. We make our soups from scratch using recipes we create. We make our doughs and bake our breads. We select our produce and our meat cuts. We don't offer food we don't love ourselves. We believe in making good, honest food with lots of flavour. Eat and enjoy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?