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“The Menu has changed but you can still get fish and chips” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chief Commanda No 1

Chief Commanda No 1
225 Memorial Dr, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
(705) 495-1444
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Ranked #85 of 143 Restaurants in North Bay
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Sudbury,ON
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“The Menu has changed but you can still get fish and chips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Eating at the Chief Commanda 1 on the dock in North Bay is a ritual for us. There is a new menu with Panini bread items, slads and more. For us it's gotta be fish 'n chips. The freshest of fresh pickerel - could have swum onto the plate - and really good chips with a fresh coleslaws - was just what we wanted. On a hot day, eating under an umbrella right at the edge of a dock with a light breeze blowing off the lake makes supper perfect. There's a small selection of beers and a short wine list to complement the meal. The wait staff are attentive and friendly.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
North Bay, On
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“The Boat is under new Management in 2013 and well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My wife and 9 friends had an absolutely wonderful evening at The Boat, which is the old Chief Commanda I boat which is permanently docked at the beautiful North Bay Waterfront right next to Marina. My wife had a delicious fresh pickerel (walleye) dinner with fantastic onion rings. Jerk chicken was also terrific. Terrific service by Christine was superb, she arrived with 10 ice waters upon arrival and superb service all evening. Meals were delivered piping hot within 20 minutes of ordering. Ladies go to a different dining spot each week and all agreed that they will definitely be returning to The Boat.

They sat outside on the patio deck on a very hot evening but enjoyed the breezes. They went across Memorial Drive for a ride on the mini steam train and the two beautiful carousels.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Bay, Ontario
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Chief”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The last time I went there the food was just terrible. Overly priced as well. I hear they have a new chef there now so I may go back and try it out someday. Until then, I stay away from that place.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We got there and the place was packed, so we said "Oh good, the new management must be ok!". We found an empty table. 20 minutes later, we left as the waitress had not even gotten to our table yet. Oh well.

Visited July 2012
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Huntsville, Ontario
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
“Beer on the pier!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Here recently for dinner, basically restaurant built around an old ferry boat, outside seating on the water. Pub style menu or fresh pickerel special, prices very reasonable, bucket of beers special was great in the heat. Nice view, good service, smoking area to the one side. lots of fun...would go back. right on waterfront park area.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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