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White Owl Bistro

639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
+1 705-472-2662
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
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Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Excellent meal. On the high side of pricing. It is a unique old house and in summertime the patio area looks it would be great.

Thank Twiggilator
Reviewed April 10, 2017

had a very nice dinner, in a very warm surprisingly charming environment. Had the French Onion soup, tasty but could of used more cheese, then had the Bison Mushroom Pot Pie, and that was amazing! Loved the homemade bread too! I'd recommend it in a...More

Thank nixter P
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Just relocating to North Bay we heard this was a great place to eat. Valentines Day presented the perfect time to try this place out for a quiet intimate dinner. There were only two time slots to pick 5 or 9 which we thought proved...More

Reviewed January 30, 2017

We decided to have supper here as it was highly rated on a couple of sites but we found it was disappointing. The atmosphere and wait staff were the highlites of our visit while the food was much less than expected. We opted for the...More

Thank Kuhnuk
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We were on the road for work and had a night off in North Bay. This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel and looked quiet and warm so we decided to try it out. What a delight! The service was fantastic, very knowledgeable...More

Thank magicbyc
Reviewed January 28, 2017

I have been here a few times, and I find their lunch options are great. From lamb lasagna to their aioli the food is flavorful and filling, I believe their dinner menu is a bit more expensive, however, you get what you pay for.

Thank Christine W
Reviewed January 12, 2017

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

Thank tsport2001
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

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

Reviewed December 31, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Janie L
Reviewed December 22, 2016 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...More

Thank Waynewishart
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Planning a reunion dinner in May. What is the max people you can handle?
January 5, 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Gee557 | Reviewed this property |
They have a big outdoor seating area. Also a smaller indoor space. Not sure how many people. Just call and ask them :(
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
July 22, 2016|
Response from havetostay | Reviewed this property |
Not unless they are registered support dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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