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Average Joe's

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Contemporary, Family Fare, Diner, Canadian
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Trout Lake Road, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
705-474-1982
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Out of the Way Dining

We never would have stopped here if we hadn't been with family who have eaten here before. The location is out of the way and the outside doesn't look that inviting but it is a warm, cozy setting inside. The service was great. The ones who ordered the prime rib, steak or ribs were very satisfied... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
TMac_10
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Northern Ontario
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rustenburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I was drawn by the view. The lunch menu lacked choice. The wings I chose were dry with about one desert spoon full of the promised sauce. The 'Cajun' flavour was a light dusting of spice sprinkled over the standard breaded wings. Service was good. Apart from the setting I would probably miss this place next time.

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Northern Ontario
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We never would have stopped here if we hadn't been with family who have eaten here before. The location is out of the way and the outside doesn't look that inviting but it is a warm, cozy setting inside. The service was great. The ones who ordered the prime rib, steak or ribs were very satisfied but the ones who... More 

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ST. LUCIA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What can more beautiful than a delicious salad overlooking the lake. Spacious dining area, great service from welcoming, friendly staff.

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North Bay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've had the ribs there twice and both times they were cooked to perfection fall off the bone ribs. MMmmmm There are windows all around so you get a nice view of the lake

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

It's one my favourite local spots to sit by the lake and enjoy a great meal. James and his staff are wonderful! I have not had a bad experience. Thank you!!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Visited NB to see my brother and his family. Decided to take them out to dinner. I researched some options on tripadvisor this was my first choice. The atmosphere is relaxed and cozy with ample room for groups. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The prime rib special was a delight. Prices are reasonable especially since... More 

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north bay, ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Have never had a bad meal here yet. Parking can be difficult but the view on the lake is beautiful. Salads are delicious. Honestly have been more then happy every time we go.

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We go to Average Joe's about every two months to have dinner with the same group of friends. We reserve a room upstairs most of the time but had the room downstairs to ourselves for New Years Eve. Meal was very good - six choices but almost everyone had the prime rib. Only complaint is that it was a little... More 

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Huntsville, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I am rarely in North Bay, but I guarantee the next time I'm in the area I will be visiting Average Joe's again. As others have side, if I was referred to this restaurant I would have driven right on by! It's exterior decor gives a bit of a shady atmosphere, but as soon as we opened the door we... More 

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NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Popped in for lunch at Average Joe's on New years day , Service was great and the food was very well prepared ! Loved the water that was scooped up from trout lake by the server herself ! Wonderful meal for tired travelers ! Thank You and Happy New Year, hope to visit when the lake is'nt frozen ! Fabulous... More 

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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, Family Fare, Diner, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?