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Shorty's Bar & Grill

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967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
(519) 376-0044
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 82
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food nice staff

Go here often for girls nite. Good pub food and also entres which are a bit more pricey. Something to suit everyone's budget

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
bdj
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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Go here often for girls nite. Good pub food and also entres which are a bit more pricey. Something to suit everyone's budget

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Thank bdj
Mid-western Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a great steak or other good food for that matter I definitely do recommend Shortys. Wait staff friendly and professional. Menu is solid with gluten free options (great burger).Wide choice of tap and bottle beer as well as other bar options make Shortys Bar and grill one of the best places to eat in Owen Sound. If... More 

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Ontario
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shorty's is our favourite restaurant in town. The food is homemade and delish every single time. Wonderful service, great atmosphere! Highly recommend for all ages.

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Thank SBTOntario
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent! Many Gluten Free options! Not just a bar but an excellent eatery with the food quality and service as good if not better than the restaurants in Toronto. Make reservations before you go because it's packed all the time (which is always a good sign of great restaurant). If your visiting Owen Sound make sure to stop here, what... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While on a business trip in the area we stopped in for a drink and a meal. Turns out to be packed with locals. The food was great and as well as the service. Highly recommend. I suggest on the weekend to make reservations.

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Thank davmelw
Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Went there for a hamburger with salad. Waitress gave me a free refill on my coffee and a free refill for my french fries! :)

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Thank Anne T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

They staff and meal far exceeded my expectations. Hats off to all involved that helped to make my evening more memorable. Cheers!

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Markdale, Canada
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Always great food, fast friendly free WiFi. Burgers are awesome. Great menu. Bevie choices good to, local breweries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

I'm going to say it how it is, I am a hardcore food snob! When I go out and eat I rate everything, the food, the service, the menu, the atmosphere and total experience as a whole. I am not from Owen sound so eating at Shorty's was a first time for me. I went out for some late night... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The great service exceeded the food quality. Although not bad, its no better than general pub food. Im the calamari nut. Have to try it if its on the menu. This was a disappointment! tasty enough calamari, but the batter coating was tasteless and not crispy. About the worst thing you can do to calamari. Unfortunately I also ordered fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Owen Sound
  • Phone Number: (519) 376-0044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?