Where To Eat Near Barrie Hotels

  • By: SD Staff
  • Date: April 22, 2023
  • Time to read: 4 min.
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If you visit Barrie, there are several hotels you can stay at that are close to the highway. Of course, you’ll want to get something to eat, and while most hotels have breakfast available, but why not get out and try something different?

This guide will list the hotels, their star rating, and some places within walking distance of your hotel in Barrie. We’ll be working up from the Mapleview exit in the south end of Barrie and working north.

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Mapleview Exit in South Barrie

Hotels: Holiday Inn (3-star) and Super 8 (2-star)

Looking for a hotel near the Mapleview exit? We recommend checking Expedia.

Both hotels are just west of the exit off the 400. There are a few nearby places, including a Montana’s next to the Super 8 and a Jack Astors on Mapleview. If you’re looking for steak, Keg Steakhouse is on the other side of the highway, less than a 5-minute drive from either hotel.

Regarding breakfast, there’s a Cora near Mapleview and Veterans Drive.

Restaurants and Bars

  • The Mexican House
  • Swiss Chalet
  • Montana’s
  • Jack Astors Bar and Grill
  • Kelseys Orginal Roadhouse
  • Vibe Burgers
  • Cora on Mapleview at Veterans Drive

Quick Eats

  • Tim Hortons
  • McDonald’s
  • Starbucks
  • Burger King

Essa Road Exit

Beertown is open late and a great place to watch some spots and enjoy some pub favourites.

Hotels: Hamptons Inn (3-star), Four Points (3-star), Fairfield Inn (3-star), Allure Hotel and Conference Centre (3-star), Comfort Inn (2-star)

If you’re taking the train up, it’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the Allandale Waterfront Go station to the Comfort Inn or a 5-minute car ride to any of the hotels here from the station.

The Comfort Inn and Allure Hotel are about a two-minute walk to the Beertown, Mandarin Restaurant and Noble Cuisine, a Thai and Japanese restaurant for food within walking distance.

The other hotels are far from restaurants, so consider getting a ride.

Looking for a hotel in near the Essa road exit? We recommend checking Expedia.

Restaurants and Bars

  • Beertown Public House
  • Mandarin
  • Nobel Cuisine

Quick Eats

  • Tim Hortons
  • Wendys
  • Burrito Boyz

Dunlop Street Exit

Just a funny sign, not taken at the Confort Inn on Hart Dr.

Hotels: Monte Carlo (2-star), Comfort Inn (2-star), Quality Inn (2-star), Best Western (2-star)

Just off the 400 at Dunlop, there are four budget hotels along Hart Drive. There are quite a few places within walking distance.

Looking for a hotel near the Dunlop and 400 exit? We recommend checking Expedia.

For desserts, see the Kawartha Dairy on Anne St. Want a beer without the fuss? Walk past the Kawartha Dairy to the Beer Store. In search of late-night Indian food? Visit Royal Paan in the same plaza on the other side of Anne St. Also on Anne St minute more walking is Tiff’s Restaurant and Sports Bar.

If you don’t mind a bit of a longer walk (20 minutes or so), you can go west on Dunlop street to St. Louis Bar & Grill and Wimpy’s Diner, which is a good breakfast spot.

Restaurants and Bars

  • Tiff’s Restaurant and Sports Bar
  • Kawartha Dairy
  • Royal Paan
  • St. Louis Bar & Grill
  • Wimpy’s Diner

Quick Eats

  • Tim Hortons
  • Popeyes Louisiana Chicken
  • Wendys

Bayfield Exit

Hotels: Travelodge (2-star)

This hotel is on the main strip of Barrie, and there are a lot of popular chain restaurants north of the Travelodge, within a 10-minute walk. This hotel is the closest if you want to stay close to Georgian College or Royal Victoria Hospital.

Restaurants and Bars

  • Applebee’s
  • Red Lobster
  • Baton Rouge

Quick Eats

  • Burger King
  • Starbucks
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Subway
  • KFC

How To Get to Barrie from Toronto

To get to Barrie from Toronto is approximately a one to one-and-a-half-hour drive from Toronto, taking Hyway 400 north.

Looking for a hotel in Barrie? We recommend checking Expedia.

There is also a regular Go Train and Bus from Union Station to Allandale Waterfront GO. They run once an hour, seven days a week, from around 6 am to 10 pm. Depending on the time of day, there is either a Go Train the entire route, or you transfer to a Go Bus along the way. See the Go Transit website to plan your trip.

Of course, taking Uber or a cab is an option, but that will run you easily $100 one way.

Getting Around Barrie

If you’re driving from Toronto, one thing you’ll notice is there’s a lot more surface parking available. That said, if you’ll arrive in Barrie via bus or train and need to get around, Uber and cabs are available too.

Public transit is also available, though Presto cards only work when transferring from a Go Train to local transit. You can check routes and fare information on the Barrie Transit website. Day and Family Passes are available for around $8 or $9 daily.

Can You Get Uber Eats at Your Hotel?

Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, and DoorDash is available in Barrie. Depending on the hotel, delivery guys might leave the order at the front best for you to pick up.


if you’re visiting Barrie for a weekend or just passing through on your way up skiing at Blue Mountain or a day at Wasaga Beach, there’s no reason to go without some good food for your stay in Barrie. While eating in the hotel is an option, why not explore some local options next time?

Look for more places to eat. See our guide to Barrie restaurants too.

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