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White Owl Bistro

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639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
(705) 472-2662
11:00 am - 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Doesn't look like a great deal from the outside, but very comfortable and friendly when you walk in. It is located right on the beach and has avery inviting-looking patio (a little too cool right now but must be great in summer). The setting is just fine inside. The menu has a good selection but of course the story lies... More 

Thank Colin L
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was tired and did not want to eat in the restaurant so they offered room service (I was staying at the Sunset Inn). I highly recommend the pickerel! It was hot and delicious when delivered!

Thank Micheline B
Langley Township BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped in for lunch during a walk from a nearby hotel and was very impressed with the location and style of this historic site. Tastefully remodeled over the years with a warm welcoming atmosphere. The patio was perfect for a lakeside meal and the menu was thoughtfully designed with delicious variations of dishes for all appetites.

Thank TCLGale
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299 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Server was friendly and charming, however that was the only truly good thing about our visit. Food was average at best and not worth the price. Most off putting was the warnings, prominently printed on every page of the menu that there were extra charges for sharing of entrées AND appetizers! My husband and I often like to order and... More 

Thank Karen E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting. We were able to dine outside on the patio with a great view of the lake. Had drinks, appy's and entree. Food was delicious and well presented. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to this secluded little patio right on Lake nippising for years for Sunday brunch because it's the best in town. So I finally made it for a regular lunch and was thrilled with my curried chick pea burger it was absolutely delicious and creative. It had a nice mild curry taste with a wonderful yogurt dill sauce.... More 

Thank davidevanjones
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner, excellent and high quality food, tasteful wine. Very attentive service. The live music in the garden and the view on Lake Nippising made the dinner to a special event.

Thank 821heinzt
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Over priced, pretentious with average food. Fresh bread was stale aand very sweet, asked for pickerel they just sold out on Tuesday night. Pasta dish veg was over cooked. Kind of like an expensive Olive Gardem

Thank Floyd H
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I was in North Bay on business and my local contact recommended the White Owl for our dinner together. He said that it was a nice quite place for dinner. He was wrong! This is a very small restaurant and the seating area is tight. We were looking forward to a nice quiet dinner during which we could continue our... More 

Thank Martin G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Not an unxpensive place however but the best thing is the outdoor patio.... With a beautiful view. Excellent service and delicious food, also perfect for family or group get together not just couples

Thank Adri M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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: (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?