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Shorty's Bar & Grill

967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
(519) 376-0044
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Ranked #5 of 89 Restaurants in Owen Sound
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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87% Recommend
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stopped by this place on the recommendation of a local and were not disappointed! We ordered the steak and fries special and a California burger and both were really good. My husband was super impressed with the steak which was done a perfect medium rare. My burger was also delicious. Warning .......portion sizes are large !!!! Service was prompt... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A quiet locals pub. Everyone is friendly and if you sit at the bar strangers will talk to you. Try the local brew invented by High School kids.

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Blue Mountains
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Interesting menu lots of variety. Enough to make me come try it again if the food wasn't great. We arrived around 4:30 a bit of a weird time. They were going through a shift change at the time. The first server was very friendly and explained that there would be a change in server. As the shift changed about 8... More

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Ottawa, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to this restaurant on the advice of one of the locals. We were staying in Owen Sound for one night after coming from Tobermory. I think we made a good choice. We were able to be seated right away even though it was a busy Friday night. Service was friendly and their wine prices were reasonable. I went... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is one of my favourite quick, light lunches in Owen Sound. A great salad which includes avocado and corn niblets with the greens, etc. This salad, and I think all of their salads are served with two warm pieces of garlic toast which are to die for. Give it a try, I bet you like it.

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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
31 helpful votes 31 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 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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