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White Owl

Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #14 of 143 restaurants in North Bay
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were able to walk to this restaurant from our B and B. Very charming exterior, and the interior followed suit. I had the local pickerel and was very satisfied. The fish was done perfectly as were the accompanying vegetables. My friend ordered the trout, and was also very pleased with her meal. Attentive service as well! Definitely worth a... More

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Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

What a treat for Sunday brunch! The hollandiase sauce is delicious with slivered ham or smoked salmon. There is a lovely to sit on the patio and relax. The waitress was friendly and helpful and ready with lots of tasty coffee.

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Ottawa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

from the outside this looks like a weird colorful old cottage, painted bright blue and yellow. it is wonderful, food was excellent, servers knowledgeable and friendly, the decor inside is very pleasant with calm colors. The patio outside facing the lake is a very relaxing spot. So worth dining here.

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North Bay, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

A local place that tries to get everything fresh and local when the seasons allow. We have enjoyed this place many times since moving to North Bay. The cheese cake is homade is amazing. And made by the owner.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The White Owl is a great little place on Lakeshore a Drive. Great ambience, especially on the patio at sunset. Food is excellent. They catered to our dietary needs as well as creating something special for a picky child. Service was amazing!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

The service was good. The waitress was timely and the water bread drinks and food and bill came in good time. We were seated right away. The escargo was torched or something not baked so no piping hot cheese. Grecos make way better. The trout was not fresh and tasted strong. The seafood cannelloni was filled with mostly tightly packed... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

While in town visiting family we had two opportunities to go to this restaurant. One was for lunch on the patio. It was so beautiful, peaceful, romantic music, a view of the lake. The food was very well presented, it was fresh and delicious. Our second visit was for dinner. This was inside the quaint little building. The food was... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

So... As I mention in all of my reviews.. I travel an awful lot for work, so I try all kinds of different hotels / restaurants. This restaurant had me a bit puzzled. You look at it from the outside and assume it's more of a casual place. I was wearing jeans and a sweater, and I walked in only... More

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Port Loring, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The White Owl Bistro is one of the finest restaurants in North Bay. The food is very good & service is on time. Nicely set-up in the dinning room & with a great view of Lake Nipissing. When the weather is good the outside patio is great to sit and look out on the lake. This bistro is one to... More

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Corbeil, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Their outside patio was very well set up. You were actually sitting facing Lake Nipissing, which was truly a plus. Waitresses were very friendly and obliging.

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