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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great location + food

When in the Bay it's worthwhile to take a trip to average Joe's. It has great food and an excellent location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
John155000
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North Bay, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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North Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Not sure why this place is so busy. Must be the location on the water or some secret menu item that is amazing as I havent had a tasty meal here in three visits.

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North Bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had friends visiting from Austria and Richmond Hill and decided on Average Joe's for dinner on Saturday night. They accommodated our wish for a table on the patio, not an easy feat with 9 in our party. We all had a beautifully presented and tasty dinner while enjoying the wonderful views of Trout Lake. Thanks once again, you never... More 

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Milton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Well, let me first say maybe it was just an "off" night. It was my first time. The view was nice, I mean unless the water is overlooking a graveyard how could it not be nice. The service was meh, I had to ask if there was any specials and she wasn't quite sure what they were. The French Onion... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Stopped at 'Average Joe's' for an early dinner. Sat outside on the covered deck overlooking the water. Very nice atmosphere, extremely friendly and helpful server (waitress), and delicious food. Would definitely recommend. We had no problem with parking given the time of day (4:30pm) but parking is limited so keep that in mind.

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North Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

When in the Bay it's worthwhile to take a trip to average Joe's. It has great food and an excellent location.

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North Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Nice setting on the lake. Food is great. Excellent service with great atmosphere. Service is prompt. Would recommend for special occasion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was an ok experience. Food, service, decor was all ok. It feels a little dated and targeted at a older customer. View is good. Parking can be difficult.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Very disappointed with our meal. I had the vegetarian risotto. I found it like paste. My husband's side order was wrong. The side plates were dirty and my glass was dirty as well. The side plates were changed but they weren't clean either. It will be a long time before we go there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This isn't a cheap sports bar/ restaurant. Wait staff displayed high effort. Escargots excellent, lamb chops ordered "as rare as possible" came out medium, still delicious, didn't send them back. Amazing mushroom ravioli/ spinach side dish. Carrot cake excellent. Not a posh place. Can take teenagers and be quietly yourselves... They can order wings, and pasta... You can have lobster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beautiful views of Trout Lake whether inside or on the outdoor patio. Variety of well-prepared meals whether fish, beef, lamb, salads, & tempting desserts at a decent price point. A fun place, friendly & accommodating wait staff assists customers having a good time.

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

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