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White Owl Bistro

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639 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
(705) 472-2662
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My granddaughter recommended this fine dinning establishment on shores of Lake Nipissing when we visited North Bay. This restaurant exceeded our expectations. From the exterior it does not fit the description of a "fine dinning" establishment. We originally wanted the patio area for seating because of the view of the lake but the temperature was chilly so we went inside.... More 

Thank KitchenerJimmy
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner on the patio, beautiful view, excellent food and the service was great too! Would recommend for sure.

Thank sameault272
Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely meal - the majority of the menu uses locally sourced products. The Crème Brule is delicious the best I've had in a long time.

Thank annepugh2016
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant with attentive service. Excellent Sunday brunch with lots of options, with tasty and extremely fresh and crisp salad greens. Everything made to order and no skimping on detail here.

Thank TubeGuyOttawa
Barrie, Canada
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in here at lunchtime today and were very pleased. Our waitress was very nice and helpful in choosing our meals. A very beautiful view of lake nippising and the owner came out to the patio and visited with us for a while. Oh ya the food was Fabulous. Thanks

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How often do you go someplace as a group and every course for every person is remarkably delicious. Fresh, flavourful, original. Well done!

Thank Cathy V
Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small place along the Lake Nipissing waterfront that has (apparently) been in business since the 1930s. We were there on a warm evening in June, and sat on the patio, with a nice view of the lake. The restaurant prides itself on using as many local ingredients as possible, and displays a list of the local farms... More 

Thank steener100
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I have tried to like this place but it's not possible. The location is nice but the food is not. I ordered a pea meal pork sandwich and by the time I peeled the fat off it there was not enough meat for my sandwich. And then the waitress tried to tell me that amount of fat was normal! The... More 

Thank havetostay
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My spouse and I came here for a small celebration and the food was absolutely incredible. We ordered a bottle Sandbanks Baco Noir, and it was outstanding. Must appreciated supporting the Ontario wines. The care and flavour that went into our meal was next to none. We ordered the cheese plate as an app and we could NOT get over... More 

Thank juney27
Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Food great. Prices moderate and very good value. Rita was terrific! Ambience nice. I was instantly relaxed and left for my policy speech on electoral reform and carbon pricing feeling ready to handle whatever might arise. nice little oasis of civilization! I will go back.

Thank PaddlerBruce

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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
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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 Drive, 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?