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“An Orillia Landmark that could use a fix up”

French's Refreshment Booth
Ranked #49 of 156 Restaurants in Orillia
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Orillia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An Orillia Landmark that could use a fix up”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

This place has been here for 80 years and is a cultural icon to Orillia. It is however in need of some renovations and the food should be a lot better considering its presence in the park. The food is average with a few really good items. Makes me think the owners have no interest in the place or perhaps it doesn't make enough money to justify improvements. Improving the food would not be difficult though it would just require some effort, I think this place deserves that. That being said, going there is as much about the experience of enjoying a day in the park on a summer day.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Orillia, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“stupid eye sore taking up valuable orillia waterfront space”
Reviewed 3 May 2013

over price hot dogs fries drink and ice cream nothing special but choice spot sucking the life out of tourism at the port needs to come down how sanitary could it actually be floods most spring and rainy weather kids are over work and under paid a hang out for motorcycles just not conducive to today's waterfront lifestyle looks like another tim Horton's on colborne street!!

Visited August 2012
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orilia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Frozen Fries , No Thanks!”
Reviewed 4 January 2013

For a stand thats been around for many years, has anyone not told them yet that frozen bagged fries suck! When I go to a french fry stand I expect fresh cut frys, very disappointed . Was better off going to Mcdonalds and ordering value menu frys and saving $ 4 dollars

Visited November 2012
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Orillia, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A piece of our History”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

French's has been at the park for over 80 years. It still has that old time feel of getting ice cream at the park. A perfect place to grab a drink or snack while enjoying the park.

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Orillia, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Open summer only”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

If your swimming or walking at the beach in Orillia this is "the" place to go. Historical French's stand with all the fixings for a meal or snack. Maybe just an icecream cone.

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