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White Owl Bistro

639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
+1 705-472-2662
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my third time to this restaurant in 2 months. The other two times were for a delicious lunch, but this time, for the Sunday brunch. I had smoked salmon and it was delicious. Two others had a couple of different egg dishes and...More

Thank ilishm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the more pricey spots for lunch but you get what you pay for. The servers are attentive, friendly and efficient. The food is absolutely delicious and you can linger to enjoy your meal. We were pretty sure we saw some women...More

Thank CarrieJ64
Reviewed 11 December 2017

My wife and I had dinner at The White Owl on December 10, 2017. It was a cold night out and just about the same inside. Had to keep winter coat between us and the chair. Several portable heaters placed around eating area and in...More

Thank GSM338
Reviewed 2 December 2017

My daughter and I came to North Bay for her swim competition. We met up with an old friend and enjoyed excellent dining in this wonderful restaurant. The menu was excellent with local farm to table selections, well prepared and presented. Best of all though...More

Thank jeffbro
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is our go to spot in North Bay. Pleasant, quiet atmosphere. Excellent service. Awesome food that is harvested locally. As a bonus, I understand the restaurant is owned and operated by a local couple. Couldn’t ask for anything more. We think it is #1...More

Thank RJW2014
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The food is delicious, the service is great. It's a small restaurant that offers a cozy environment, promotes local food. Portion are perfect. During the warmer months there are some musicians on the patio. If ever you are in the area, this is THE place...More

Thank Kacydi
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice now and neither time was a disappointment. The food is always fresh and locally purchased. The staff is friendly and fun. Their selection for beverages is refreshing. I have had the seafood Canneloni and it was bar none spectacular. The...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Found this lovely bistro in the Fall LCBO Food & Drink magazine. It was part of a list of restaurant pairing their food with local wines. Exceptionally for this time of year, it was Summer weather and we sat outside on their lovely terrace at...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely, friendly place. We were made very welcome. The first night, I had the pickerel which was delicious! The portions are large, so I shared the entree with my husband on the second night. The cannelloni with lobster tail was outstanding! My only...More

Thank Yzzis
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is next door to the Sunset Inn and an excellent place to eat if you are staying at the Inn. It is also popular with local residents. The menu is varied and the appetisers are good and interesting - so good that we...More

Thank DP1066
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5 January 2017|
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Response from Gee557 | Reviewed this property |
They have a big outdoor seating area. Also a smaller indoor space. Not sure how many people. Just call and ask them :(
22 July 2016|
Response from havetostay | Reviewed this property |
Not unless they are registered support dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-472-2662
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