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Bistro by the Bay

Seafood, Vegetarian, Grill, Bistro, Pasta
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2 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
+1 705-746-3712
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Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Description: Hello and welcome to our Bistro By The Bay web site. We are located at 2...
Hello and welcome to our Bistro By The Bay web site. We are located at 2 James Street in Parry Sound, Ontario, near the port facilities. Our "on-the-deck" dining experience provides a pleasing view of the Seguin River rapids as well as the nearby Georgian Bay port itself. Indoor seating is also available, of course. We are pleased to offer our valued customers a fine dining menu that includes shrimp and mussels in six different sauces, pickerel, salmon, cornish hen, stuffed pork, fall off the bone ribs, some wonderful pastas, and a variety of delicious homemade desserts. We also provide vegetarian and gluten free options.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Above and Beyond!

I frequent The Bistro, knowing I will be accommodated with fresh food and friendly service. Last night I was able to partake in a wonderful culinary and wine pairing evening. WOW!! The wines chosen were so well matched to the exciting and "melt in your mouth" and unique flavours, from the Scallop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Lisa G
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Parry Sound, Canada
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  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Parry Sound, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I frequent The Bistro, knowing I will be accommodated with fresh food and friendly service. Last night I was able to partake in a wonderful culinary and wine pairing evening. WOW!! The wines chosen were so well matched to the exciting and "melt in your mouth" and unique flavours, from the Scallop Bruschetta, to the lime, chocolate, tequila mousse!! Hats... More 

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely spot. Fantastic food and service. Outdoor porch for summer dining. Very accomplished chef.this is the best food in Parry Sound. The servers make great recommendations based on the daily menu.

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Mcdougall
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our favorite restaurant. Love the atmosphere. The staff are great. But most of all the food is top quality and magnificently prepared. The owner and chef go above and beyond to accommodate food allergies. So appreciated. The new menu items are incredible. The old favorites still loved. Always worth the very reasonable prices!! By far the best restaurant in Parry... More 

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Parry Sound, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The service is good, friendly and the food is simply awesome! If I want to go out for a GREAT meal in Parry Sound, this is the restaurant of choice. I am not a fan of Lamb, but it is the dish I have every time I come here. The visit date is not correct as I visit here at... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The dedicated and courteous staff and owner/ operators of the bistro on the bay serve a full verity of delicious dishes of witch in include a verity of gluten free options. The absolutely amazing chef Dave cooks every dish to perfection that looks like art.

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Parry Sound, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and always enjoy the presentation matched with great flavours and service is very friendly. They are great to serve ASAP when your with your coworkers on lunch. The outdoor patio is a cute little spot with awesome views. Seating is limited which keeps it quaint.

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Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Absolutely a wonderful experience. I have had the pleasure of eating here a few times and it is always delicious and the staff are very welcoming and attentive! Give yourselves a mouthwatering experience and make this one of your stops in Parry Sound!!

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Parry Sound, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The first time we went there friends treated us to dinner. what a wonderful experience. the food was excellent. We have now been back and I have not been disappointed yet. I've had the homemade lasagna and the ribs(the best I have ever had anywhere) and you must try their burgers(you may have to wait a bit for it as... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A gem in the rough. Its looks like a cute little house. Until you walk up the stairs its a beautiful restaurant with local artist paintings great table settings and colors. Warm and vibrant. Great service from the owner herself. Amazing food by the chef. And drinks! We loved it. We will definitely be coming back again!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

After a long day of driving, we were looking for a nice meal in Parry Sound. We were advised to try Bistro By the Bay, we were greeted by a friendly waitress at the door. Not many people there as it was off season, and we were waited on promptly. We split a Ceasar Salad which was very good. Then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Parry Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 705-746-3712

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, Grill, Bistro, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Hello and welcome to our Bistro By The Bay web site. We are located at 2 James Street in Parry Sound, Ontario, near the port facilities. Our "on-the-deck" dining experience provides a pleasing view of the Seguin River rapids as well as the nearby Georgian Bay port itself. Indoor seating is also available, of course. We are pleased to offer our valued customers a fine dining menu that includes shrimp and mussels in six different sauces, pickerel, salmon, cornish hen, stuffed pork, fall off the bone ribs, some wonderful pastas, and a variety of delicious homemade desserts. We also provide vegetarian and gluten free options.
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?