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White Owl Bistro

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639 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
(705) 472-2662
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good restaurant with a nice scenery!

Nice restaurant with a nice view to the lake! The food is good and the service is awesome! On the summer you can eat on the front of the Nippising lake its very relaxing... There are some vegan options who is nice...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice restaurant with a nice view to the lake! The food is good and the service is awesome! On the summer you can eat on the front of the Nippising lake its very relaxing... There are some vegan options who is nice...

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North Bay, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you want a romantic dining experience, then this is the place for you. From exquisite appetizers to gourmet entrees, it is a true dining experience. You will not be disappointed. The desserts are also to die for and are not to be missed, so be sure to leave room.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We both had pickerel and it was excellent. The service was great and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We didn't appreciate the meal considering the cost. Poor value, average quality. We had a pasta dish and pickerel.

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Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I visited for Valentine's Day. It was romantic just like it was before kids! It was nice to relax and share a bottle of wine. The food was fresh and simply delicious. I wish we lived in North Bay so we can go more often.

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Barrie, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited the White Owl after reading the great reviews. We recently acquired a cottage nearby so thought it would be a great place to try and maybe make it a favourite for us. Well it did not disappoint. We each had a small French Onion soup and then split the Crabapple Chipotle BBQ Chicken Wrap. The soup was absolutely... More 

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Port Loring, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The white owl bistro is one of the finest restaurant you'll find it all of North Bay, Ontario. They have recently changed their menu to add some new flavors and wine and beer lists are quite extensive. Great value for the money you will not be disappointed.

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North Bay, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Because of previous reviews, I tried White Owl when I first moved to North Bay back in 2008. It only took 1 bad experience for me. I ordered fish that was old and off. As it was being put down in front of me..I could smell it. I have worked with fresh fish long enough to know it was not... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a very quaint building. Loved the decor and ambiance. I love when you look at a menu and have trouble deciding what to order because everything sounds soo good. I had the Pork and was not disappointed. The homemade bread brought to the table was still warm and delicious. The vegetables were cooked to perfection. I splurged and... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went to the 4 PM New Year's eve dinner. We have their set menu for the evening, with a slight menu adjustment for our son. Once again everything was excellent. Made a point to meeting the owners of this find establishment and thanking them for a great night out. Looking forward to many more visits in the new year

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 639 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
  • Phone Number: (705) 472-2662
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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