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Borealis Grille & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Tue 23:30 - 10:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a family dinner on good Friday. Everyone in the place was eating fish, so we went with two orders of fish and chips and two orders of the fish tacos. Food was very good.

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Thank Tim M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Borealis has a great fried chicken night every Thursday night. Quantity are limited so arrive early to make sure you get your share. Good portions, the available sides to select with your meal, nicely complement your dinner. You have the option to sit in the somewhat noisy bar area or their dining room.

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Thank travelingSyl
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to this restaurant often. Delicious local food and menu changes often. Love the arugula salad! Service is great and they make the best Caesars!

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Thank asc872016
Burlington, Canada
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279 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a quick lunch. Had the special and a desert. The chili special needed a bit of hot sauce was actually offered up front. Deserts a practical size for lunch - the berry cobbler was tasty.

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Thank Duncan P
Wingham, Canada
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late lunch here. Food was great. Prices were a bit high but about right for the quality of the food and service. Hope to try again at suppertime​. Nice experience

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Thank Rob E
Guelph, Canada
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoy this restaurant, all the food is locally grown and of very high quality. The restaurant itself is also very nice, with booth seating and modern decor.

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Thank conrop
Newmarket, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best choice. Try the blackened fish, absolutely great, the B52 outstanding. We returned all the way from Newmarket for the outstanding food and service.

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Thank hedyl53
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

love the local food menu, local craft beers and stories about farmers feeding us! Pictures of farms and farm families help connect you with your meal ... great food, great service

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Thank Martin B
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Nice to hear from you Martin! Glad you noticed our emotional connection to our farmers and suppliers here at the restaurant. We hope to inspire our guests to take an active interest in where there meal is coming from so thank you for mentioning that! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! More 

Guelph, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food was excellent & not too pricey. Easy access to get to the restaurant. Very cosy atmosphere. Waiter was very attentive. Will definitely return to Borealis and highly recommend the place.

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Thank Dennis L
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Dennis L for taking the time to send us some love! Glad you have enjoyed your experience with us and we can't wait to have you back into see us! Your support is greatly appreciated! Cheers! More 

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I definitely recommend Borealis ... my wife and kids also love it there! We are impressed with the quality of the food and service each time we go. It is a great option for a vegan, vegetarian or those who like ethically raised, quality, local meat. Great atmosphere and patio for the summer. It's worth a try!

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Thank Mike O
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! Amazing to hear we are a hit for your whole family! We do try and accommodate as many dietary requirements and restrictions as we can, to ensure a great experience for all guests joining us. We are also looking forward to patio season! Hopefully that is sooner than later! Bring your family back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 10:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-265-9007

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