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Average Joe's

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American, Canadian, Contemporary, Diner
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3301 Trout Lake Rd, North Bay, Ontario P1A 4L7, Canada
705-474-1982
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Based on some TripAdvisor reviews we picked this place on our recent overnight in North Bay. We didn't have a reservation but staff seated us nonetheless. We thought we would try the fish and chips and unfortunately, the batter on the fish was approximately one quarter of an inch thick--very very thick, tasteless, and disgusting. The accompanying chips were quite... More 

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Thank Bruce T
Norwich, Connecticut
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just found this place from our motel's guest book. Restaurant is right on the water, Trout Lake. We sat outside, enjoyed the view of the lake and the boats traveling by, and had a very enjoyable dinner. Our server, Jodi was tremendous and was great throughout the evening. I had lamb chops and my wife had salmon. Three big lamb... More 

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Thank Stephen F
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lakeside restaurant (Trout Lake) has the true feel of cottage country. Some diners arrive by boat, hitch them to the rail, and enjoy. Car parking is a bit tight, but it works. The food was excellent though the kitchen was somewhat slow. The pickerel ran out. Unsurprising since it is exquisite. Platters arrive heaped with food: fish, seafood, steaks,... More 

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Thank Iain C
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel directed us this great place to eat and we were not disappointed. Excellent service friendly staff and great food. We would definitely go back, the outside doesn't look the greatest but the interior is really nice with a view of the lake and they have a patio as well.

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Thank Lynda M
North Bay, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went for my cousins birthday. we sat on the balcony and we had bachetta and strawberry dachery. my cousin had crab salad and i had futichini. the food was great. the server came and gave my cousin a small cake for her birthday at no extra charge Sh did not have to show i.d. did not like the bathrooms... More 

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Thank Valerie L
Uxbridge, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had excellent dinners at Average Joe's at a window looking down on the lake. The chicken fettucini was the best I have ever tasted with fresh vegetables including asparagus and broccoli. My husband's fish and chips were excellent too, as were the desserts including my carrot pecan cake. The only problem is the parking, which is limited on the... More 

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Thank Carol J
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about this place? Great food, lots of it and a real holiday atmosphere on the deck overlooking the water. We had fish and chips for dinner then returned the next day for their crab cakes. Loved everything about it.

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Thank Marilyn K
Montreal, Quebec
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my wife and her mom and we all ordered the steak meal with a few appetizers such as calamari, mussels and shrimps. The calamari was soggy not crispy, the mussels were over cooked but the sauce was actually delicious, the shrimps were tasteless, I asked my steak medium-well so did my wife and both of our... More 

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Thank mkouz78
Barrie, Canada
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had supper here tonight and it was excellent. I had French Onion Soup which was very tasty. The meal came with warm bread. For dinner, I had the gnocchi which had a cream sauce with mushrooms, spinach and sundried tomatoes. It was a very generous portion and was very good! My hubby had the jambalaya which was a special.... More 

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Thank Judy_and_Doug
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say about me visit to Average Joe's was it was very blah. My seat was a bit sticky and our server didn't seem all that interested to be at work at all. I didn't feel wowed about the atmosphere but everyone always talked about this place and I just wasn't seeing what they saw, but most of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Contemporary, Diner
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3301 Trout Lake Rd, North Bay, Ontario P1A 4L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
  • Phone Number: 705-474-1982

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