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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
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tons of tvs including one at each table. We visited in mid afternoon and they were calling in staff to handle the rush. Service was surprisingly fast considering how busy. The manager was great and went above and beyond to ensure we had the right Game on our tables TV.

Thank Bill Y
Essex, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here and had the pickerel with rice, mixed vegetables and a huge broccoli. For those who don't like spices including salt and pepper, this is the place too go! Food is bland. Pickerel was not pan fried but deep fried and was definitely not fresh. Rice had such a strong weird taste and did not taste like rice. Very... More 

Thank Pete4you
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Time seems to melt away while you take in the lake side view of this restaurant. This was a recommendation and it did not disappoint. It has home town charm and character, so be prepared for that. They do a very good job with quality of the food, and the service is top notch. The prices are very reasonable and... More 

Thank David O
North Bay, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great, I had a clubhouse sandwich with fries, though it was deli turkey it was still good. My friend had the special chicken parm on a bun, also good. When we arrived we were seated with a great view of Trout Lake. Server brought water and left. She came back told us the special asked what we... More 

Thank Sherry S
North Bay, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location with an outdoor patio offering amazing views of Trout Lake however the service is always extremely slow and the food is so disappointing. The menu never seems to change and doesn't offer any culinary delights. The pickerel is deep fried and tasteless and it just keeps going downhill from there. It is such a shame that they cannot... More 

Thank dbmefa
North Bay, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go there frequently. Good food, reasonably priced but they need to change the menu. It has been the same for many years.

Thank sally44442016
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. Overlooking Trout Lake, this is a wonderful place to eat. I had a super Fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp. It was great. Atmosphere was perfect. No wait time on the Tuesday night. My husband had steak.. Too much for him to eat... He loved it. Cooked perfectly. Prices average for this type of restaurant. Service was quick... More 

Thank Lynda G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I often go to Average Joe's in North bay. A very casual but classy dining experience. We usually make reservations but times when we haven't, we were seated in a timely manner. Saturday evenings offer the prime rib dinner, which is a generous portion. They have good appetizers such as escargot, which is a hard to find... More 

Thank Kelli H
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 

Thank Bruce T
Norwich, Connecticut
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Canadian, Contemporary, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
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?