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Bistro by the Bay

2 James St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
+1 705-746-3712
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (8 reviews)
“mussels” (14 reviews)
“wild rice” (4 reviews)
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Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 James St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

We rolled into Parry Sound in the late afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend Friday and after checking into the Bayside Inn around the corner, the proprietor recommended this establishment for our evening repast. Since it was so close, we just walked down hoping we would be...More

Thank maddogrick
Reviewed October 20, 2017

this place is a gem!! amazing food and service. make sure to make reservations and arrive on time. small facility but big on service and quality

Thank my3sunflowers
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

This was probably my most favourite meal I've ever had. Seriously. French onion soup, filet mignon that melted in your mouth, the most amazing twice-baked potato. We were so full & had no intention of having dessert, until our server told us that half of...More

Thank CourtneyLO
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Went here for a birthday supper as a family. Ribs and vegetarian options were ordered and all were great. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank thomjane
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal. Totally enjoyable. We both had the pickerel which was lovely. The service was friendly and efficient. Make sure you make a reservation. There is limited seating and people were being turned away if they had not done so. My only negative...More

Thank BenteToronto
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Went here for a solo dinner. Had the seafood and corn chowder for starters and the lamb pasta for the main course. Being solo, sometimes you can get forgotten about, but not at this establishment. They food arrived in a timely fashion and it was...More

Thank jhjdh
Reviewed September 12, 2017

Stopped by for a quick lunch. The Clam Chowder was tasty and satisfying. The Bruchetta was fantastic. The patio was comfortable and had a great view of the water. The service was attentive and friendly. Enjoyable lunch experience.

Thank Laen27
Patty C, Owner at Bistro by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Hi I believe you were at the Bay Street Cafe down the street from us. We don't serve lunch. Could you please move it over to them. Thanks

Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This is our favourite place to eat in Parry Sound! quality food always and great service -a real winner!

Thank marlaashmore
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Parry Sound was our first stop I'm a 3-week Canadian trip. We planned to try Bistro on the Bay early on because of other reviews. We also made a reservation on the early side which turned out to be a great thing! We even arrived...More

Thank Seahorse825
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We were a little lost and stumbled on this little spot while looking for another restaurant. We just wanted something light as it was getting late and the servers were quick to seat us and offer suggestions. I wish I could remember our servers name,...More

Thank iandstess
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December 11, 2016|
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Response from Patty C | Property representative |
No I'm sorry we don't. We are just not set up for it. Thanks for you enquiry.
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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
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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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