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Balmoral Hotel

Canadian, Bar, Pub
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16 Opeongo Square, Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0, Canada
+1 613-756-5162
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere of the bar is rustic and it has a good feel. The establishment was clean when we were there and the staff were friendly. The food was good but the portions are very small. I am not a huge guy but I expected more. The beer was cold. I would return but they have to increase their food... More 

Thank lari1960
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Our family has had a vacation property on a nearby lake since 1957 and I have visited the hotel on many many occasions Last Friday I stopped in with two friends to have a bite to eat. We all ordered the fish and chips. When the waitress deliver the meals to our table we were a little take back by... More 

1 Thank waynewestwell
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at the Balmoral Hotel our first night in Barry's Bay. Honestly, I can't remember exactly what we ordered, but it was very good and satisfying. The woman who served us was nice and did a good job. We would definitely go back.

2 Thank Jane S
Northeastern Ontario, Canada
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260 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

We drive through Barry's Bay on a regular basis and have stopped at many different restaurants but we had never been to the Balmoral Hotel so this last drive through town had to include a stop at the Balmoral. We just happened to be driving through town on a Friday which happens to be the same day as the Farmers... More 

Thank justjo008
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

I have never been so unimpressed with a restaurant in my life! There were only 2 tables with customers when we went in at 6 pm. Placed our order (club sandwiches) by 6:15 and didn't get our plates until 7 pm. The French fries were still half raw and barely warm. Our drinks (pop) came in a can... not a... More 

1 Thank kryskyle
Kingston, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Inside is ok but it is a bit dark so we chose to eat outside. The food was good and we enjoyed watching prople come and go at the farmers market held on Friday's across the road for m the hotel.

2 Thank Diane M
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

As we were driving from Huntsville to Montreal we stopped in this restaurant to eat something before going back on the road. It was quite empty so we were served quickly, it is not expensive and great. However the food is not exceptional. Great service.

2 Thank astalex
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

First time coming here to watch a soccer game while on vacation here. Only came to eat, not stay. The service here is absolutely terrible. The staff disregards customers in every sense of the word. 45 minutes waiting for only one appetizer is unheard of. And she had the nerve to be rude when we asked what was going on.... More 

1 Thank Roslyn B
Barry's Bay, Canada
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

I think the Balmoral has 'given up'. It used to be that you could get an 'ok' meal but nowadays the lack of care really shows. The quesadilla used to be a reasonable option but even that has gone down hill. The atmosphere is uninviting, the decor dark and gloomy and the owner positively unfriendly.

4 Thank Stephanie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Opeongo Square, Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barry's Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 613-756-5162

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