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The Penalty Box

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American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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220 Bayview Avenue, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2Z4, Canada
+1 705-728-8901
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Alliston, Canada
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131 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The washrooms are fixed up and George has been busy painting. There is a big score clock above the bar. Most important is the cold schooner of beer and the hot wings have not changed. The Colts & Frontenacs gave us a good hockey game. Nelson came over and he introduced himself and we met the partner George.

Thank Clarkwaynewinter
Barrie, Canada
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here last Saturday night. We both had chicken wings, beer, wine. The wings are huge and decadently delicious ... best wings I've had in Barrie, and thank god they are unbreaded, the best way. And the prices are very reasonable. They have specials every day of the week, so something for everyone. We'll be... More 

Thank diorkate
Innisfil, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We have been there twice. The first time we found that the wings are tasty, meaty and affordable, but the service was slow. The last time we were there we sat for 15 minutes and no one came to serve us. It was not that busy. The servers were more interested in taking care of the patio. We left.

Thank donnaruth2017
Richmond Hill, Canada
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Food is amazing! Only been here a couple of times since weve moved to Barrie a while ago, it just never disappoints us. My husband actually comes here more often, he comes during lunch hour, he likes the food here as well. Everything he has had tried, ribs, wings, sandwiches, pasta, etc, he likes them all. Not expensive. Fair price,... More 

Thank msladygee
Alliston, Canada
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131 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Thursday / Saturday Colts Wings and 32 ounces Canadian Draft aka a mans schooner, is the Special. All this for two at $33.98 plus tax and tip. Wings are full size and done to perfection. OK hockey this year but a someone once said "it's a rebuilding year" Go Colts Go

Thank Clarkwaynewinter
Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place has the best bar food in Barrie and by far the most reasonable. Nachos and Ribs ............wow!

Thank gary t
Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to watch the games, and they have a huge room in the back that you can book parties for free!!! GREAT FOOD and SERVICE

Thank sherilee51
Elora, Canada
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265 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Love to watch the game, drop by the Penalty Box.....beers are cold and wings are good....Plus the atmosphere is great !

Thank Brawnetml
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Pulled into this place while on business in Barrie. Good location to many manufacturing plants. The place was empty for the most part. A sports bar theme. Sat at the bar and the bartender did not know what an IPA was??? And was grumpy! Really....I'm your customer not your spouse. Ate my smoked meat sandwich with sweet potato fries. It... More 

Thank Luc C
Abrantes, Portugal
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

It was a good nice place to lunch. The people there were really nice. The decoration was really interesting, very sporty. The food was ok. A nice place to go back again.

Thank ehelkur

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Bayview Avenue, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-728-8901

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