About Grillicious Gourmet:
A fusion cuisine served in an unassuming setting, the Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill has evolved from a simple food truck into a nice restaurant where patrons get to enjoy exciting meals and taste local craft beers. The restaurant is located on 3 Mulcaster Street, in Barrie, Ontario, with a beautiful view of the waterfront.
There is a private parking lot in front of the restaurant for both cars and bikes. There are plenty of TVs inside, and the place is wheelchair accessible. The dress code is casual, and the dining atmosphere is relaxed, and the place serves alcohol from its full bar.
The menu is very appealing, prepared from fresh local ingredients, with just the right amount of international influences. The place opens every day at 11 AM and works up until 9 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 PM on Thursday, up to 11 PM on Friday, to midnight on Saturday and closes at 8 PM on Sunday, and is closed on Mondays.
Serving lunch and dinner, this place has been visited by many patrons who have left reviews online on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Open Table, and Google Reviews. I’ve used these to bring you the following list of pros and cons.
- Excellent menu
- A good craft beer selection
- Pleasant atmosphere
- Great lakeshore view from the patio
- Friendly staff
- Notes on particular servers
The Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill restaurant location was opened in December of 2018, and before that the owners have worked on catering and operated two food trucks, which they still do. The location near the waterfront of Lake Simcoe has good seating and interesting décor.
There are lots of exposed brick walls, a garage door that opens up, transforming the place into a kind of a patio with a beautiful view. There are simple wooden tables and chairs, and carefully placed TVs that allow every patron to see them.
The menu is exciting, and even though this place is opened for lunch and dinner, there are no separate menus, and patrons get to select their preferred meals. There are appetisers like shrimp cocktail, pork spring roll, jalapeno cream cheese poppers, breaded chicken wings, and a sports platter appetiser.
A good selection of sandwiches with interesting names like Love at first bite, Playing with the senses, Born to be wild, Addictive Korean BBQ, Grillicious glow and Grilled to perfection. Since one of the owners has Filipino and the other has Thai heritage, they have translated this into the menu with items like rice noodles and fresh egg noodles and Asian fried rice dishes.
A good selection of vegetarian and gluten-free meals and a healthy bar menu is also served here. No Canadian restaurant is complete without poutine on the menu, and here you can select from several toppings. The chef has created fresh wraps, and there is also a good main course menu with chicken, red meat and pork dishes, as well as several pasta dishes. To finish a meal, people can enjoy one of the many craft beers on tap served here.