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Shorty's Bar & Grill

967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
(519) 376-0044
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Ranked #8 of 90 restaurants in Owen Sound
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It's comfortable, dining area is great for conversation and comfortable for all age groups. We had a baby and a senior citizen - space was a requirement for our group and everyone was comfortably accommodated. The food was average. My daughter is Vegan and she was taken care of without question. The menu is very limited- chicken wings, sandwhiches, fries... More

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Port Dover
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Excellent tasty food. Very busy place.... however you get what you pay for.... and MAN...... do you PAY there.... 19$ for fish and chips and 15$ for a hot hamburg with fries, no veg. Good service and good food though... so IF you don't mind paying through the nose..... for nasty food ... go to Shorty's while in Owen Sound.

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Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Two rules when serving mussels on the menu...please make sure they are fresh, and make sure they are scrubbed. Fresh..yes, they were, but when i picked up one, it was linked to another by a good sized, very thick, finger length chunk of algae. Both mussels had algae "beards" on them. I debated mentioning this to my server but decided... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While visiting my sister in Owen Sound, I decided to get together with some (old) school friends. Shorty's was their unaminous choice, and I now undertsand why. Even though the place was relatively busy for a Wednesday evening; there was no problem with us being able to chat. Most importantly, of course, is that the food was delicious and there... More

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Owen Sound, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Shorty is the best they have an excellent staff.The food is fantastic,They do not rush you and the service is bar none.

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Collingwood, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We came in here for a late night dinner - great food lots of selection and our server was great!! Dessert was scrumptious!! Only thing is we keep wanting to go again but the only day we seem to be through Owen Sound is on a Sunday and they are closed! Disappointing.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The place was buzzing but not too noisy. Good atmosphere with cinema posters for decoration. Food freshly cooked and huge portions - two whole chicken breasts for my wife and a plateful of liver and onions for me. Excellent service from friendly staff.

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St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were will a group and they were able to accommodate us quickly to all of our tables as there were 40 of us. From the outside it looks small, but once inside there is plenty of room plus a seasonal out door patio. So many great choices to have on the menu, but made the decision to have the... More

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Meaford, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is my third time being at Shortys. I am afraid to admit, I loved their Phili Cheesesteak sandwich the first time I went there, that is immediate what I have chosen to order in both subsequent trips. Maybe one day I will try something else but the sandwich is SO good!! Our waitress, Natasha, was bright and efficient. I... More

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Owen Sound, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good food, large portions. It can get loud, it is not a large restaurant. Had everything from burgers, pulled pork, steak, to liver & onions in the group we went with, all was very good. I would recommend reservations from Thursday night on. All ages were there eating, but not really a place I would take young children. Would... More

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