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Friends in our Kitchen

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35 Macdonell St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z4, Canada
+1 519-836-0273
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Guelph, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Fantastic food. Just like mom used to make. And great service, despite being understaffed and busy!!

Thank Pete D
Guelph, Canada
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267 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you go, save room for dessert. They all looked amazing. However repeat visits have shown that the wine is blah and the food is so so. Cab Merlot like dishwater for $8 a glass. Veal shank ($26) was a nice piece of bone in shank, but rather saltily sauced, with a really bland veggie bundle. Same bundle on the... More 

Thank ric i
Guelph, Canada
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151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Small place. Great food great service. Was very impressed. Home cooked feel. Everything was top quality. Recommend this place to even the pickiest of eaters.

Thank Steve B
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Every Thursday night is date night for us since we met and we chose to visit the top 52 restaurants in Guelph this year. We only ever thought of going to FIOK for lunch, are we ever glad we came for dinner. If you want unique and creative dishes, give this restaurant a try. If you want a nice wine... More 

Thank Brent B
Cambridge, Canada
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225 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We were enticed to this restaurant by a BOGO coupon (we always like to patronize those who help community charities!). Just a small establishment, but clean. We were greeted and seated immediately. The menu was not huge, but quite adequate. Pries were reasonable (especially with our coupon!). There were many home made items listed. In a new establishment for me,... More 

Thank David S
Dundas Ontario
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We found this restaurant before going to a concert with little time to spare. The waitress told us immediately what we could have within our time constraint. We were seated and served even though the restaurant was quite busy. We had soup and salad with side orders of grilled shrimp. Everything was delicious and perusing the other diners plates made... More 

Thank Sandra E
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Family run restaurant. Spinach salad was amazing! Soup and spring roll was also delicious! Great desserts and all truly homemade, A great place for lunch downtown Guelph.

Thank rochelle369
Orillia, Canada
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

After seeing a show in Stratford, we headed to Guelph to visit with friends. A short walk from her Apt and we were at "Friends in our Kitchen". There was a large chalk board with many amazing treats listed, as well, there was a comprehensive menu. This is a bit of a fusion restaurant, with a nice mix of Eastern... More 

Thank Mike B
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

I've been passing this place and finally came in to try a meal! Very quaint and clean inside, very nice waitress gave me multiple seating options. I had decided looking online on the mushroom chicken.. but I almost changed my mind because there were Pickerel, and Lamb shank specials! Louis Armstrong played softly through the p.a. and patrons chatted away.... More 

Thank MacVandal
Guelph, Canada
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267 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

If you are looking for a sandwich, salad or soup, this is a cozy place, but otherwise not worth the effort as the name would suggest. Husband and wife team, it is a small chalk board type place that tries to do some asian fusion, but does not succeed. Viet spring rolls and viet thai dishes forgettable, but salads fresh,... More 

Thank ric i

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Macdonell St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-836-0273

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