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White Owl Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
+1 705-472-2662
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Oil City, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Good Food...Friendly Waitresses...Very Friendly atmosphere...Reasonable...across the street from Sunset Inn

Thank tsport2001
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great old time diner that is steeped in memories. Have had many great breakfasts here. Good food & service.

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked out the white owl bistro for the first time. We ordered the tiger shrimp, fillet mignon and rainbow trout. Food was very good. Waitress pleasant. They had live music playing while we were eating dinner. Great experience! Would love to go back in the summer to try out the patio.

Thank Janie L
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not that there is anything wrong with the front but if does understate the restaurant inside. It is larger then it looks with a good view of lake Nippissing and a patio that would be very nice at another time of the year. We had lunch the food was simple, mostly sandwiches at this time but interesting locally produced foods.... More 

Thank Waynewishart
North Bay, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quaint little restaurant over looking Lake Nipissing. The building is cute but old so it can be a bit chilly in the winter. Nice atmosphere and the staff is very nice. The food is spectacular especially the pickerel which is my favourite. Great dessert menu with home made sorbet and a different dessert special every day. If... More 

Thank Deborah P
North Bay, Canada
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is an upscale bistro so if you have a special lunch to plan you should definitely go here. In the summer they also have a patio by the lake. The only issue with the food is what you want the most because you will want them all! The staff are attentive and personable.

Thank CarrieJ64
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We bought a dinner package for the White Owl Bistro when we stayed at the Sunset Inn next door. The service was outstanding---and so was the Baked Camembert Appetizer and Venison Pot Pie. My husband had the steak and thoroughly enjoyed it. We are not wine drinkers--but they had a great local beer selection to choose from. I would recommend... More 

Thank Donna M
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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212 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We took my Mom (87) for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. Service was very good. A limited menu and wine selection however what there is was satisfactory. We had a charcuterie platter which was very good. The Camembert was stale and could have been better. Two of us had the pickerel which was baked just right over rice and an... More 

Thank Dennis J
Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Have been here several times for Sunday brunch (which is always very good) but this time came for Saturday lunch. It was excellent, waitress was also very friendly and personable. It's our go to spot whenever we are in North Bay. Only drawback is I don't think my husband who is in a wheelchair would be able to get in... More 

Thank icebowl_13
North Bay, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

There is a personal touch here from the owners, who locally source for their menu. Have had special occasions here. Also nice outside patio in summer if weather permits. Interesting aheritage menu this fall also

Thank michaelbI5550HH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-472-2662

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