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White Owl Bistro

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639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
+1 705-472-2662
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Barrie, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Excellent meal. On the high side of pricing. It is a unique old house and in summertime the patio area looks it would be great.

Thank Twiggilator
Alliston, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

had a very nice dinner, in a very warm surprisingly charming environment. Had the French Onion soup, tasty but could of used more cheese, then had the Bison Mushroom Pot Pie, and that was amazing! Loved the homemade bread too! I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.

Thank nixter P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just relocating to North Bay we heard this was a great place to eat. Valentines Day presented the perfect time to try this place out for a quiet intimate dinner. There were only two time slots to pick 5 or 9 which we thought proved it was the place to go. As we pulled up parking was at a premium.... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We decided to have supper here as it was highly rated on a couple of sites but we found it was disappointing. The atmosphere and wait staff were the highlites of our visit while the food was much less than expected. We opted for the "prix fixe" option that included onion soup [bland and lacking in detail], liver [a tad... More 

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Vankleek Hill Ontario
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were on the road for work and had a night off in North Bay. This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel and looked quiet and warm so we decided to try it out. What a delight! The service was fantastic, very knowledgeable of the menu and friendly. We were there on a week night just after dinner... More 

Thank magicbyc
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have been here a few times, and I find their lunch options are great. From lamb lasagna to their aioli the food is flavorful and filling, I believe their dinner menu is a bit more expensive, however, you get what you pay for.

Thank Christine W
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Very Good Food...Friendly Waitresses...Very Friendly atmosphere...Reasonable...across the street from Sunset Inn

Thank tsport2001
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great old time diner that is steeped in memories. Have had many great breakfasts here. Good food & service.

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Checked out the white owl bistro for the first time. We ordered the tiger shrimp, fillet mignon and rainbow trout. Food was very good. Waitress pleasant. They had live music playing while we were eating dinner. Great experience! Would love to go back in the summer to try out the patio.

1 Thank Janie L
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Not that there is anything wrong with the front but if does understate the restaurant inside. It is larger then it looks with a good view of lake Nippissing and a patio that would be very nice at another time of the year. We had lunch the food was simple, mostly sandwiches at this time but interesting locally produced foods.... More 

Thank Waynewishart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?