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Just for the Halibut

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$$ - $$$
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17 King St. East | next to the Beer Store Bobcaygeon, Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1A0, Canada
+1 705-738-4545
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are regulars here. We dine in sometimes, but mostly take out. Either way, the service is good and the food is excellent. Be prepared to wait if you don't have a reservation, and to wait a bit for pick-up too if you aren't able to call ahead. Regardless, it's worth the wait, every time. Good prices too, particularly with... More 

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Omemee, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A frequent diner at this establishment, the reason , consistently good food and service. During the Summer months reservations should be made as the line ups can be quite long, it's worth the wait. Good choices available on a menu that serves everyone's tastes. My wife and I love their Halibut, we tell our friends best fish and chips around.... More 

Thank David P
Sombra, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a few times, delicious. A "must go" everytime we are in Bobcaygeon. And while you're there, be sure to stop into GOODPICKINS (next door). It's an incredible shop - super creative - extremely reasonable prices.

Thank gchottot
Parry Sound, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good fish and chips, our fries were pretty bland and could have used salt or something.. have had a burger here before after work one night and was like holyyy that was expensive af!

Thank L0ve2Travel1959
Matthew L, Owner at Just for the Halibut, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review. Just a note; our fries do need salt as they are not pre salted. This gives our customers the option to put as much , as little or no salt at all on their fries. Also our burgers are a half pound of NO FILLER( bread crumbs or organ meat like you find in pre-ground store... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and a very friendly atmosphere. Great beer - would definitely try their Lock 32 beer on tap especially brewed for them! kind wait staff (we especially love Cindy!) great place for families and friends and really tasty food.

Thank Beth G
Kincardine, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is absolutely perfect! The food is amazing, you can have the seafood any way you like it so it's great for gluten free options as well. The staff is extremely courteous and eager to please. They take any food allergies seriously and I feel totally safe eating here. Not just seafood, but some excellent alternatives as well. We... More 

1 Thank April D
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our go to place for a great meal of fish & chips. Many choices of fish, and other great dishes for the non fish lover. Ton's of niche beer's but very busy best to make reservations!

Thank Wendy H
Lindsay, Canada
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Simply the best fish and chips! The secret fish batter formula is second to none. Cooked to perfection.

Thank lindsaytraveller2016
Dunsford, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I just think is so pricey there like some of the fish there also they need to make a light batter for fish

Thank julianjosemoreno1990
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Lots of locals go there good assortment of food special fish short walk from the locks next to Beer store

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 King St. East | next to the Beer Store Bobcaygeon, Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kawartha Lakes  >  Bobcaygeon
  • Phone Number: +1 705-738-4545
The Original Just for the Halibut has been part of the Bobcaygeon Heritage for decades. Offering our world famous Halibut and Chips, in-house ground burgers, Certified Angus steaks, beers from around the province and worldwide as well as wines to complement any dish. Don't forget dessert! We have dishes for everyone in the family and a kids menu too.open Tuesday to Saturday> please note menu on this web site is not our correct menu

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?