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“Very good food and locally sourced food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of White Owl Bistro

White Owl Bistro
639 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
(705) 472-2662
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Ranked #11 of 149 Restaurants in North Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very good food and locally sourced food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My dad and I ate here on the recommendation of our motel host. A very pleasant surprise. The lamb was excellent and so was my dad,s pickerel. New Zealand Cab. Savignon, 1/2 litre, 2 desserts and coffee added up to $112. Great value for locally sourced food that was tasty and had a very good presentation. A small restaurant that is best suited for couples and small groups of adults.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“White Owl has excellent food and atmosphere but service was slow.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We ate here on a hot July evening. The courtyard was very nice and our table along the edge nearest the lake was shaded and pleasant.
The service however was very slow. It took along time for our waitress to come to the table and drinks were slow to arrive as well. It then took about 90 minutes from time we ordered to the time we received our meals. Fortunately we had met an interesting person that we shared our table with so the wait was not too bad as it was a nice evening an we had a great conversation.
The quality of our food however was excellent. Our friend had a shrimp dish and said it was excellent. The pork dish my wife and I had was very good as well. The food was well prepared, fresh, tasty and well presented. Compliments to the chef.
We would highly recommend this restaurant but make sure you have plenty of time for a nice relaxing meal.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had supper at this Bistro on Saturday 22nd of Sept. and everything is cooked on the premises. Excellent food and service .Will go back for sure

Visited September 2012
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by it's cover.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Although the outside of the restaurant was not impressive, once you stepped inside all that changed. The ambiance was nice and casual, but the food was amazing!

Visited September 2012
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Walkerton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“White Owl”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Great food along the lake. The neighbours were a bit too noisy. Not sure if the owner can tell them to turn down their tv.

Visited August 2012
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