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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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Toronto
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Parry Sound is a sad place for restaurants. Not very much to choose from. Bistro On The Bay is really the only place to eat. Make reservations if you can. Great staff, pros in the kitchen, and a pretty nice spot close to the town dock.

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Dunchurch, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Let it be clearly understood that this is NOT the place to come if you're in a big hurry for speedy consumption of a quick, cheap meal. The chef is dedicated to careful preparation of all best quality fresh ingredients which does take some time ... a little longer when it's very busy as it often is. As just one... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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319 reviews 319 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Based on TA reviews we stopped by for lunch mid-week and decided on soup, salad, and lamb burgers. Soup and salad were just fine, but the lamb burgers were just not that great, especially for the price. They announced that regardless of how you might wish them cooked, the kitchen was obligated to cook the lamb burgers to well-done due... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

the food, service and beverages at the bistro are very good. we shared a bruschetta and then had muscles and filet mignon and both tasted great. the terrace is charming. the people were helpful and nice. absolutely the place to have a nice dinner in this town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We ordered about every appetizer on the menu and they were all delicious. Everything we ordered was awesome. Definitely check this place out.

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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

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

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Reviewer
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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