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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
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kitchener, Canada
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the first night of our road trip to B.C. we chose this Bistro on the recommendation of Trip Advisor and were certainly glad we did. The owners have cleverly converted an old house into a cozy eating establishment with a deceptively simple menu, offering great food. My friend enjoyed the braised short ribs with barley risotto (which she was... More 

Thank gowens56
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to visit our daughter here on Thanksgiving weekend. Bistro was very very busy but service was quick and the food hot and tasty. I recomend this resturant. We sat on the heated deck and were quite comfortable. They even supply blankets if your still cool. Very nice...

Thank Michael G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous experience in parry sound! The staff is very friendly. The restaurant is small, cozy and very personable, looking over the rapids and parry sounds finest train tracks, what a view!!! Had the baked oak cheese to start which was a big hit to compliment the house white wine. Then ordered the seafood linguini for my entree which... More 

Thank Megan K
Angus, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner was great. I would go again if in the area. Wife and I celebrated our anniversary there. It was worth it!!

Thank jgangelicchio
Sarasota, Florida
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and me were so fortunate to have found such an excellent place to dine while visiting in Parry Sound. After all our "sister vacation" does revolve around interesting experiences and "great food" We achieved both by finding this restaurant two doors from our B&B. The food was so delicious and served very artistically. The first evening we ate... More 

Thank Lois C
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant. Excellent food. Friendly and accommodating staff. Nothing was too much trouble. So good we visited twice.

Thank Sally N
New Hamburg, ON
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We enjoyed the food so much that my sister and I ate there two nights. The pickerel and sweet potato fries were delicious. The Caesar salad is yummy too. The only negative was the 'piped-in' music - not conducive to an otherwise fine-dining experience.

Thank JoyceNewHamburg-ON
Parry Sound, Canada
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We can always count on having a great meal here. Last night, my pork tenderloin dish was particularly exceptional, and the Creme Brulee was very good; the Caesar salad was fine but not in the same league. Service, as always, very helpful and pleasant. Our favourite restaurant in Parry Sound.

Thank Dorothy S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I was on a cruise in our motor yacht and we put into Parry Sound at the Big Sound Marina. A great Marina run by the best staff who make everything look easy and are very friendly. We ventured up into town and booked a table ate the Bistro by the Bay. What a pleasant surprise. It was delicious and... More 

Thank Alastair1949
Mississauga, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I made a last minute reservation here after calling them to see if they could accommodate my son's multiple food allergies. They were great at providing options and he had a great meal of grilled salmon, fresh veggies and French fries. I had the pickerel which was excellent and my husband had a great pasta dish. The service was friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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