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Average Joe's

Certificate of Excellence
American, Canadian, Contemporary, Diner
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Trout Lake Road, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time i visit this restaurant I have to try the deep fried ice cream. Its the best in town. Great views of trout lake from inside the restaurant our the patio.

Thank Sturgeon_Reviewer
North Bay, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

food is great and the deep fried ice cream is the best . The prices are reasonable service is excellent . If in town this place is a must visit

Thank Nativegirl1
New York
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here for lunch on the way to Temagamei. Very friendly service, fish was cooked nicely, both the pilchard and the haddock that was in the fish & chips. Crab cakes were highly crabby! Overall a lunch of high value in a peaceful setting out on their patio.

Thank jkofman
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183 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While embarking on a bit of family history research, we happened upon Average Joe's on Trout Lake...and there was nothing average here. Located right on the lake, and wedged by the main highway...so parking was a bit limited...but very much worth making it work. The place is lovely inside...and we were warmly greeted and seated right by the windows. This... More 

Thank mokinator10
Pompano Beach
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling through North Bay & looked for a good fish restaurant for dinner. Found this on TA & it sounded good. Beside being situated overlooking a beautiful Trout Lake, the inside was charming. Our waitress was attentive & informed us of the house specials for the evening. We had a delicious onion soup, fresh garden salad, crusty bread... More 

Thank mrsriva
Lindsay, Canada
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a window seat overlooking the dock and the lake. Service was average but the food was good, club turkey on a panini for me, Joe's burger for my friend. An enjoyable lunch but I was exoecting a little more pizzazz for my money. A better presentation of the food or perhaps a little less fries and more attention... More 

Thank Sheila J
North Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphier is great right on the shore of trout lake. Attend by water or land. Great service and great food. Parking for vehicles is limited. But worth the wait

Thank Tony H
North Bay, Canada
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

That's right, Wife and I went out for supper at Average Joe's on our wedding anniversary. Atmosphere and food were excellent as was the service. But, this is the but, when you pay $$$$$ a person you don't want to be sitting on a plastic chair with a imitation print of a wood grain table. This is what we had... More 

Thank Mike S
Warren, Canada
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224 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location on Trout Lake. The restaurant is good. The food is delicious. Popular place with locals.

Thank Patate
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Food was really really good! Cute little venue. We were in the basement room, with big windows overlooking the water and the dock. Everything tasted fresh and was well seasoned!

Thank Shelby C

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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trout Lake Road, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
  • Phone Number: 705-474-1982

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