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Average Joe's

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Contemporary, Diner, Canadian
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Trout Lake Road, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
705-474-1982
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
If asked my last meal request....

I crave the Stuffed Chicken and mashed potatoes at Average Joes!! Lovely setting on Trout Lake in North Bay, wide variety of food and awesome service always!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
695Travel_girl75
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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English first
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There is always room for improvement which is why I do not like giving excellent. But Average Joe's always satisfies my palate. Good selection on the menu, and very tasty. In my opinion they have the best and freshest burger in North Bay. Wait staff is attentive and so is the owner. (Thanks James) Been going here for years.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I crave the Stuffed Chicken and mashed potatoes at Average Joes!! Lovely setting on Trout Lake in North Bay, wide variety of food and awesome service always!

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North Bay, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had a wonderful lunch out on the patio. Reasonable prices, although refills for pop are not free. Would have given a higher rating but service was slow - it seemed like there was one waitress working the whole restaurant with one hostess helping out. Parking lot is a mess and hard to find parking. Good food though, and that will... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

One of the most charming restaurants in North Bay and District, this popular restaurant boasts a great menu with lots of variety. Because of its location on Trout Lake, the atmosphere is very pleasant too. Upstairs there is a large private room for parties of about 20 people, plus there is a friendly bar downstairs for a larger crowd which... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good place to go for fish. The only downside is the noise in the restaurant. If they would spend money on acoustics, it would be significantly better. People are shouting just to hear one another. If you have hearing loss, this is not the place for you. If you want to have hearing loss, this is the place for you.... More 

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Nottingham
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have eaten at Average Joe's several times when visiting North Bay and find it consistently good. The lakeside location is beautiful and to sit out on the deck for suppper on a sunny evening is hard to beat. Staff are friendly despite always being run off their feet with a full restaurant to serve. The menu is varied with... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The location is very pleasant with nice views of Trout Lake and you can sit inside or out. We arrived early for lunch and were glad because it filled up quickly - they were asking everyone if they had reservations so it sounds like that might be a good idea. Our server did a nice job considering how busy they... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always a nice experience with a restaurant on the lake. The food however, at Average Joes has always been quite average for me.(with the exception of the prime rib, that was pretty good) Haven't had a bad meal, mind you, but always have expected more with the location. The interior is dated and could use a reno. More of a... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I go to Average Joe's a few times a year for lunch and dinner, for business and as a couple. The atmosphere is causal, the menu has a decent variety (salads, fish, ribs, pasta, etc...), and the staff are great. It can get noisy as the restaurant is a large open room with a second smaller room off to the... More 

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Petawawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Yes!, make a reservation and plan ahead for parking. I got there and had to wait for a spot to open up to park. There may have been more places to park, but as I was not a local I made due with what I saw. I was dining alone and was able to get a seat out on the... More 

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Additional Information about Average Joe's

Address: Trout Lake Road, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 705-474-1982
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Contemporary, Diner, Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Trout Lake Road, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
  • Phone Number: 705-474-1982

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Diner, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

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