5 Hidden Gems To Try During Locallicious

If you haven't already!

After a long day of hard work, the last thing you want to do is spend more time and energy cooking. Luckily we have some great news! Locallicious is back from February 24 to March 10 and there are tons of amazing restaurants to choose from.

Here are a few hidden gems that you’ll want to add to your Locallicious stops.

1. 147 Ristorante ($35)

First up on the list is 147 Italian with their sophisticated yet classic Italian cuisine and amazing wine bar. For Locallicious, 147 is offering a three-course meal with loads of tasty options to choose from. And we really mean loads … there are 8 sides, 12 mains, and 3 desserts.

“My wife and I can’t get over how incredible the food is. Not to mention the Wine List, what a spectacular new restaurant for Barrie.”

2. Wickie’s Pub ($25 & $30)

Wickie’s Pub is a must-enjoy pub stop for this year’s Locallicious with both the Burton Ave and Grove St locations participating in the event! Both the lunch and dinner menus are loaded with tasty pub classics like their Red Ale Beef Stew, Cali Burger, and Fish & Chips.

“There’s a reason these guys have been around for as long as they have been. Food is excellent. Great liquor selection, friendly employees. It’s that bar you always feel good going to, even with your family. Been coming here over 20 years now.”

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3. Casa Mia ($35)

Casa Mia is a cozy Greek/Italian restaurant located in the heart of Barrie. It offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, as well as a delicious selection of traditional Italian dishes. This year, for Locallicious, the restaurant is offering a 3-course dinner menu with a delicious selection of dishes. You can order one of their amazing entrées, including stuffed red bell pepper, ricotta baked penne, Mediterranean beef stir-fry, or greek bruschetta feta chicken, along with a dessert and appetizer.

“I love this place, it has been around as long as I can remember. The quality of food and service is still superb, portions are large and prices are fair.”

4. Hooligans ($25)

Hooligans is known for their incredible rooftop patio but they also offer an amazing dining experience with fresh food and drink, quality service, and lots of energy. For Locallicious, they have one fixed-price menu with your choice of starter, dessert, and one of four tasty mains. This year’s picks are The Chicken Sandwich, Hoolies Smashed Burger, Hoolies Chicken Tenders, and Sirloin Baseball Steak (+$5).

“All I can say is wow. We were just plain hungry. Expected same ol same ol. Wow we were so pleasantly surprised. Clearly a real chef behind the scenes. Almost makes me want to move to Barrie.”

5. Crazy Fox Bistro ($35)

If you’re looking for a classic and contemporary experience with flavourful dishes, impeccable service, and a nice wine list, Crazy Fox Bistro is where you need to be. For their Locallicious menu, they’re offering veal parm, pecan-crusted chicken, shrimp skewer maître d’butter, and a vegetarian option. Each dish also comes with toasted baguette & dip, salad or soup, and an incredible house-made dessert.

“You must go! The Crazy Fox is an outstanding dining experience if you’re in the Barrie area. The menu has been perfected over the many years this bistro has been open. The cuisine combined with the wine list, service and atmosphere make this unique spot one you will want to return to.”

These are just 5 of the many restaurants participating in Locallicious. For a full list, head over to the Locallicious website.