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Bistro by the Bay

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2 James St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
+1 705-746-3712
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Parry Sound, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Bistro is very small with a casual atmosphere. You can sit on the veranda and look up to find an amazing overhead train tressel. No train, a little disappointed that we missed that experien. The food was well prepared and tasty. A little over priced for Parry Sound but worth it.

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Thank Ann S
Sudbury, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. The food was amazing.... The seafood linguini was excellent. Muskoka on tap. We even got to see Bobby Orr and his hockey friend having supper.. I would recommend reservations if it is prime summer season.

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Thank Arnold B
Silver Spring, Maryland
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our road trip and was delighted with the food, friendly atmosphere and terrific service. The trout special was delicious and definitely have again. If you are in the Parry Sound area put this on your destination list!

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Thank Gwen G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a reservation and were sat right away. It was very busy but the wait staff was very attentive. The food was delicious and nicely presented.

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Thank Nancy C
Dunchurch, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Depends on what you're looking for. If it's burgers or pizza, this isn't your restaurant. If, on the other hand, you're looking for the best dining experience with the best chef you'll find anywhere in the surrounding area, you've found the place. As for prices, I can't believe anyone who's bought any highest quality food recently would expect to pay... More 

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Thank Richard V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A short walk on a hot august evening brought us to this delightful spot. Mussels Provincial were excellent and generous. Seafood linguini , Mediterranean pasta another hit too. Too much to eat at one sitting. Can you say doggy bag? Service friendly and efficient. 125.00 for two. No drinks. For my money it was well worth it.

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Thank mary r
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to this restaurant for years ( previously called The Sound Grillhouse). Great fish and seasonal veggies. Tight space so be prepared to rub elbows with the other guests. Makes for a fun experience! Right on the harbour front.

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Thank claire w
Guelph, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would agree with some comments about location BUT the food and service are awesome. A great find and for certainty THE BEST restaurant in this town!! Kudos to the chef and staff!

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Thank sjkg
Cambridge, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the good food and the great service at this lovely bistro near the waterfront. Excellent wine selections.

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Thank Paul M
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at this restaurant MUST be further trained. Management was extremely flustered and had a very difficult time keeping up the pace of the evening. This is a very small restaurant. The amount of serving staff working was plenty enough to handle all patrons. However, there were a lot of unhappy faces due to poor attitude and inefficiency. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Canadian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 James St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Parry Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 705-746-3712
Description
Hello and welcome to our Bistro By The Bay web site. We are located at 2 James Street in Parry Sound, Ontario, near the port facilities. Our "on-the-deck" dining experience provides a pleasing view of the Seguin River rapids as well as the nearby Georgian Bay port itself. Indoor seating is also available, of course. We are pleased to offer our valued customers a fine dining menu that includes shrimp and mussels in six different sauces, pickerel, salmon, stuffed chicken, stuffed pork, fall off the bone ribs, some wonderful pastas, and a variety of delicious homemade desserts. We also provide vegetarian and gluten free options.

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