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White Owl Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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639 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, Ontario P1A 2E9, Canada
+1 705-472-2662
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
4 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
Dorset, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I was invited to a post-wedding breakfast brunch for +/- 30 people. The venue was quaint and small; staff were excellent; service was more than acceptible and food was excellent.

Thank BigbenH
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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170 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I liked the quaintness of the place, with indoor and outdoor seating. I also was impressed with the menu and food selections. It was a bit pricey, but that would have been ok if the service for a solo had been a little more friendly.

Thank Triciaukus
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Don't judge on the outside. It is a very charming restaurant with excellent food and a very friendly service. I recommend to try the Pickerel, it is delicious.

Thank Christel V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, 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?