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Average Joe's

Trout Lake Road, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
705-474-1982
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Ranked #13 of 143 restaurants in North Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Diner, Contemporary, Canadian, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oakville, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate enough to get in to this fully packed lakeside restaurant on a Friday night. After waiting for about 20 minutes we were escorted to the indoor section of the restaurant with a lovely view of Trout Lake with pretty boats bobbing in the harbour. The service was prompt and the menu offered everything from burgers, prime rib... More

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Okotoks, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a great setting on the shore of Lake Nipissing in North Bay - windows all along the lake side as well as an outdoor deck. The evening we were there the special was Prime Rib - which they apparently are known for - we all ordered that. Thinking we might need an appetizer we had mussells -... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

A had a business lunch there a couple of summers ago and was cut off from a third cocktail. I had long meeting, had a full lunch and wasn't driving. The owner told the waitress to cut me off then left. I wrote him a letter expressing my concerns and frankly my embarrassment and didn't get a response. I've told... More

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Bancroft, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great place! You will want to check this restauraunt out! Great Service as well The Management as well as the food are something to consider I know the staff as well as the food They both deserve a look as well as a taste!

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North Bay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went there for a staff Xmas dinner and everyone rants and ravs about this place not sure why other than the scenery. I had odered chicken with mashed taters and veggies. Food was ice cold my mashed taters were disgustingly gross and I got 1 baby carrot and 1 small piece of broccoli. Now for the price thank god I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Can't blame them for being average when they call themselves that. View was good..beer was cold..past that fine. Fish and chips the batter was too thick, fish was soggy..fries were good. Pickerel was good size, very plain, not memorable. Rice tasted like made with an oxo cube..fake and salty. If you are looking for a great place to look at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

In town for a relative's bday. We asked around and was told we would be happy choosing Average Joe's. We were not disappointed. Our server was super nice and attentive. The food was created by someone who cares and pays attention to detail. The pepperoni on the kid's pizza was high quality. The risotto rich and creamy. The ribs falling... More

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NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were not familiar with the area and staying a few minutes up the road, Average Joes was recommended at the motel where we were. It was Friday evening and the place was really busy. We didn't have a reservation but were told "don't worry I'm not going to send you away, we'll find a spot for you". Within a... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This restaurant sits directly on Trout Lake in North Bay, Ontario. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but when you get inside it feels like being in a lake front cottage. We went for lunch and chose to sit inside at a table directly in front of a huge picture window overlooking Trout Lake. The scenery was beautiful.... More

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Neshanic Station,NJ
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Business friends recommended the restaurant as top local owned and run location. Windy, chilly day prevented us and other patrons from outside dining (what a view!) and it was very busy inside. We waited for a few minutes prior to being seated. The lake view from the inside is nice too. The wait staff did their best to serve patrons... More

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