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Bistro by the Bay

2 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
+(1)705 746 3712
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Ranked #1 of 54 Restaurants in Parry Sound
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, Bistro, Pasta, Grill
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We are pleased to offer mussels and shrimp in 6 different sauces, burgers and lamb burgers and fresh cut fries, along with delicious desserts, all homemade! We do have vegetarian and gluten free options. We have pickerel, lake trout, stuffed chicken and pork, fall off the bone ribs, and some wonderful pastas and more on our dinner menu. Come join us on our deck with a view of the rapids and Georgian Bay.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: We are pleased to offer mussels and shrimp in 6 different sauces, burgers and lamb burgers and fresh cut fries, along with delicious desserts, all homemade! We do have vegetarian and gluten free options. We have pickerel, lake trout, stuffed chicken and pork, fall off the bone ribs, and some wonderful pastas and more on our dinner menu. Come join us on our deck with a view of the rapids and Georgian Bay.
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English first
St. Catharines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Sinfully delicious! The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Vegetables were done perfectly, tender crisp. I had pan fried pickerel, two good sized pieces, which normally would be too much but it was so tasty, I ate both! Hubby had French onion soup and chicken Caesar both of which he reported to be excellent. We would not hesitate to return... More

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Burlington, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very good food, creative menu, small so get there early to get seated. Not cheap but very nice and we would go back when in the area

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Barrie, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate dinner on the patio and it was great! There's a nice view of the waterfront and the food was absolutely delicious!! We will definitely be returning.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

By luck my friend and I went to Bistro by the Bay....we asked about where to eat in Parry Sound, at the LCBO in town.... truth be told -- Bistro by the Bay best food..Red wine very good house wine..friendly and we lucked in getting a table... they let us wait about 10 min at the Bar. would go back... More

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Oakville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner here the other night. My husband and I ,along with some friends, decided to give the place a chance based on trip advisor reviews and are so glad we did. My pasta was fantastic- as was the baked oka app. Everyone in the group loved their dinner and the waitress was wonderful with suggestions. We... More

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Stratford, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Small, friendly restaurant, excellent service and beautiful presentation of each meal which was always delicious.

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Toronto
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited this restaurant for lunch on my birthday. We ordered a half liter of wine and placed our food order. Our food arrived 45 minutes later, at which time our wine was gone. My husband politely said "We had hoped to enjoy our wine with our meal", to which the young waitress snapped "This isn't fast food", and left... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

First time to this great restaurant on our annual cottage trip to the area . We all loved it, from our appetizers, salads and entres, all were delicious! Our waitress and servers were great too. We've tried other restaurants but we will definitely be coming back here on our return!

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Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very good food, that takes a bit to come, but not too long. Get there at 5:30 pm if your concert is at 7:30 if you don't want to run :)

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A less "hectic" dining experience in a small restaurant close to Parry Sound attractions (such as the Festival of the Sound in summer). Excellent food and generous portions. Slightly expensive - but Parry Sound has a captive audience in mid-summer. We have eaten at this restaurant for years - owned by a series of proprietors. The current chef and owners... More

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