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The Big Apple

262 Orchard Rd | Exit #497 Off Hwy 401, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0, Canada
+1 905-355-2574
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the Big Apple Restaurant

This is a place that we have visited many times and continues to grow. The original pie business is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valerie W
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Cobourg, Canada
via mobile
Love Going Back and Trying New Things!

I love this place! My boyfriend and I stop every time we drive by and are out that direction. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GREENQUEEN08
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Toronto, Canada
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A Little Bit of Country... A Whole Lot of Fun! And everything's about apples! We offer a bakery and pie factory where our famous pies and breads are made right before your eyes - everyday! We offer a cafeteria-style restaurant with paninis, burgers, poutine, pizza, specialty apple items, and more. Gifts, souvenirs and unique market items surround you as you browse our establishment. A fun, whimsical area awaits you where you'll feel 'like a kid in a candy shop' again! Our apple cider brewery offers FREE cider sampling and a wonderful selection of bottled apple-icious cider blends. Outside (weather permitting), you'll find Mr.Applehead, an observatory - and the world's largest apple-shaped structure, in which you can ascend inside to discover breath-taking vistas of surrounding countryside. We also offer a kiddie train-ride, outdoor activities such as mini-golf, ping pong, lawn bowling, animal attractions, and more! Best of all, all these activities are FREE!
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible15%
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262 Orchard Rd | Exit #497 Off Hwy 401, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place that we have visited many times and continues to grow. The original pie business is the same with thousands sold. I like my apples in the pie to soft which is the only complaint with their pies as they are hard....More

Thank Valerie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place! My boyfriend and I stop every time we drive by and are out that direction. It is a dessert lovers heaven and I make a point of trying something different every time. For example I tried the apple bread with Mumble...More

Thank GREENQUEEN08
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a brilliant idea - having a dog run between Toronto and Montreal. Clean bathrooms and some interesting shopping. We do this route often with our dog and now we will be stopping here all the time for coffee and a snack. Can't thank you...More

Thank S D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited here on 8/11/17, For the family with young kids, excellent place to stretch your legs and visited the numerous attractions outside the building. A nice ramp for handicapped and a vendor food truck with all types of meat sandwiches. Inside...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 1 week ago

i stopped in for lunch today, mid-afternoon. I was dismayed to find very limited options for gluten free dining. Basically, I had veggies and dip and potato salad. I asked the staff at the fast food counter if they could make me a sandwhich if...More

Thank quester2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I wanted was a sandwich but couldn't figure out where to go. To the left of the entrance was a sugar-factory - where my toddler melted down bc I refused to let her have candy - so I sent my hubby to get us...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place with plenty to see. If you plan to eat it can be a hassle at peak times. Ordered Food and waited in line to receive. By the time I was served, the food was cold and not eatable. They refunded my money without...More

Thank drews717
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love The Big Apple so much. I have been there twice already and every time I go, I always enjoy my time there. They serve some delicious food, their ribs are pretty good. I have also tried the chicken wrap that they make for...More

Thank Camilla C
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Camilla - thank you so much for your continued loyalty and your awesome review! We are so happy you love our pies - after all, that is our mainstay. The FREE outdoor activities also include ping-pong, shuffleboard, and lawn bowling - in addition to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow how this place has changed since we last went 10 years ago. So much to do..... mini putt, farm animals. Use to be just pie and apples. Would of loved to stay longer, a great break from a long drive from Ottawa.More

Thank Kiefer75
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your recent visit and wonderful review! We are pleased you decided to stop and found us convenient and a delightful change from what you remembered a decade ago. We do hope you'll stop in more often with a little more...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a fortune and some items were wonderful. Don't bother buying the apple fritters; they were literally terrible. Tim Hortons are better and for 6.95 for 4, you will feel ripped off.More

Thank InnoFam
Lesley T, Public Relations Manager at The Big Apple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your recent visit and review. We are sorry your apple fritter was not to your liking, but we are pleased you enjoyed some other goodies. We appreciate your feedback and would like to learn more about your experience. If you...More

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Pancho07
30 July 2017|
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Response from Lesley T | Property representative |
The Big Apple opened in 1984 and has continued to evolve since then! It took almost 5 years for its vision to become a reality so, yes late '70s would have had something here, then. Our apple-shaped observatory is a unique... More
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maddy202
18 July 2017|
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The Big Apple opened in 1984 and has continued to evolve since then! It took almost 5 years for its vision to become a reality. Our apple-shaped observatory is a unique, Canadian landmark which we endearingly call 'Mr... More
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Ian R
10 April 2017|
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Response from Lesley T | Property representative |
Hello Ian and thank you for your question! We have 2 EV charging stations - a universal one and a Tesla one. The Tesla one is faster than the universal one, but is dedicated to Tesla vehicles (we believe). There is no charge... More
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