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Shorty's Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-376-0044
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Owen Sound, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

New here so everyone said go here, but I heard horror stories. I know I know. So we went at 5 pm on a Wednesday and the servers had no idea what to say for a minute. Weird. But it was packed and was told we needed a reservation. Really? Or wait maybe an hour? Not an hour, maybe..... really?... More 

Thank katherineford
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice spot, a lot of locals here but typical pub style bar. Food is decent, service good. Great for a lunch or dinner.

Thank Casey1
Owen Sound, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu has a large assortment of delicious food. The staff are always very friendly and parking is always available. A great spot for meeting clients, friends and family. If you are an Attack Hockey fan this is the place to be before and after the game!

Thank WandaWestover
Owen Sound, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Shorty's naby time but the most recent was a goodbye get together for an work friend. Had the nacho's with beef & they were some the the best Nacho's I have ever had

Thank Eamon F
Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Been here a couple times in the last year. Love wing night. Service is decent, food is decent, prices are decent. It's not a hoity toity tourist trap, but really hits the mark with great local atmosphere. I wouldn't hesitate to return. I can't say that about many restaurants in the area.

Thank Rosalinders
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We tried a bunch of things off the menu. The wings, the French Onion soup and the small batch bourbon took the cake.

Thank David B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

very good food. we had the thursday special, shared. they split it on twi plates already in the kitchen, which we liked a lot.

Thank Roger D
Paisley, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The staff were very friendly & helpful from the beginning to the end and we enjoyed the service throughout. The decor featured old movie posters throughout and the lighting was subdued. The menu was varied enough to satisfy most. The fish & chips had a hard, thick batter but the halibut was delicious. The souvlaki was recommended and rightly so... More 

Thank Batman1942
Newmarket, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Judging from the rating , we had a higher expectation , just tried the appetizers , service was great Amanda did a great job , Nachos were burnt had to send them back , crab cakes were uneventful , spring rolls were over cooked .

Thank Addison564
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

What a great spot! Many thanks to Stan for the delicious meal and great chat about bikes and travel in the lower 48. Shorty's has a vast menu and succeeds handily with each plate out of the kitchen. Try the pickerel - it is outstanding!

Thank 401roadwarriors

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Owen Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 519-376-0044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?