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The Friendly Society, Elora, ON

The Friendly Society

4.8
4.8
963 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
The Friendly Society is Elora's best-loved neighborhood restaurant. The decor is romantic yet rustic, the vibe is hip and comfortable, and the atmosphere is always welcoming. It is located on the river, steps from the Elora Mill, with a licensed patio and live music in the summer.

Chef Marc Gebran offers classic elevated comfort food with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients. Our well-stocked bar offers a wide range of beers, a lovingly-curated wine list, and a full cocktail menu.

Highlights include Sunday brunch, summer cocktails on the patio, a romantic date night, and dinner with friends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, French / Canadian, French
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (226) 384-8452
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Marc Gebran
  • Neighborhood
    Guelph
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 963 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Great for brunch

  • Southern Ontario

    Neighborhood gem

  • Southern Ontario

    Canadian

963 Reviews
  1. GayleB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend. Great menu choices. Definitely return

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  2. SashaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and service was amazing. Their brunch menu and small plates are perfect to allow the opportunity to try everything - and who doesn’t love not one but two mimosas to wash it all down!

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  3. MorganC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were so helpful with my gift certificate situation! Food was amazing.

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  4. LoriC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place came highly recommended and now we know why! We immediately loved the ambience and the friendly staff. The menu offers a great variety and I loved the selection of mocktails. My salmon was prepared to perfection and the shrimp rigatoni was delicious. Our compliments to the kitchen. The service was exceptional and we topped off the night with pretty much the best crème brûlée we’ve experienced. Highly recommend and can’t wait for our next visit!

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  5. Mapletonpeeps

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Three sisters went out for dinner and were not disappointed. Quick and friendly service, food came in a timely manner and was enjoyed by all. We will be back!

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  6. Canuckbarb

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy cellar but high seats near the windows let you look out onto the river. Cobb salad and chicken wrap were delicious with good size portions to take some home. Reasonable craft beer prices. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable.

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  7. ChristineR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience were spectacular…our server was delightful however run off her feet…seemed they might have been understaffed so things moved quite slowly…Based on how awesome everything else was, I would go back in a heartbeat. May have been just that night.

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  8. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, and excellent service. Really enjoyed the all you can eat Sunday brunch!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying their brunch and it was awesome! Staff were all very friendly and efficient. We will return!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome time!

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FAQs

The Friendly Society offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (226) 384-8452.

The Friendly Society is rated 4.8 stars by 963 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Friendly Society

8 Mill Street West, Elora, ON N0B 1S0

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Guelph
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–7:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, French / Canadian, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Marc Gebran
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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