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“Great service, good food, excellent beer menu” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Black Dog Village Pub & Bistro

The Black Dog Village Pub & Bistro
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Bayfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great service, good food, excellent beer menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Love the beer menu here - varied and from around the world. We were there on a Saturday night and it was busy but the servers were prompt and attentive. The food was probably a bit better than standard pub fare. We really enjoyed our first experience here. :)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
London, Canada
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120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lunch and dinner excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

We are spending a week in the area and have had both dinner and lunch at the Black Dog. We both found the service friendly and attentive and the meals delicious. We are both vegetarians and found lots to chose from on both menus - the beer list is also very good!

Visited August 2013
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London, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hot food, lukewarm service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

We had not heard of the Black Dog but the pub-like atmosphere and the beer options were very inviting. The lukewarm service started when it took someone about 10 minutes to greet us at the door before showing us to our table - there were available tables. The menu showed up fast but the beer took its time. And finally, the waiter appeared distant and always in a rush.

The Scottish burger and the fish of the day were awesome. So was the beer and the coffee. We saw a band begin to set up but we could not stay around to enjoy the entertainment. Something tells me we should have stayed.

All in all, by the time we were done, the delays did not mean much. We came out full and satisfied. Would go again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sherrill, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Our reservations were made to include an outdoor seating. A summer thunderstorm changed all that and they were booked inside. Peter, the manager, quickly assessed his tables and placed us at a table for two. Fresh caught Lake Huron lake trout was prepared to perfection. Thanks Peter!!

Visited August 2013
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London, Canada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Had such a wonderful meal that I could not contain telling people on the street. I had the daily special, trout, and it was wonderful. A meal one would expect in a fine dining establishment in a major city. I am always leery about ordering the special, some restaurants use up food before it goes bad while others buy fresh for their daily special. I questioned the waiter and he told me the second was the case with them and it was true. A memorable meal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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