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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2 James St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
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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...More

Thank Dorothy S
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...More

Thank Alastair1949
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...More

Thank SR_Miss
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Excellent service, excellent food, fun choices on the menu, even a nice wine list. It would be easy to say this is a good restaurant for a small town in Northern Ontario but in fact it is an excellent restaurant that could stand up anywhere....More

1  Thank Whiskywizard
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Group of 9 friends visited this evening while on a road trip. Lovely table on the patio. Every single person had a delicious meal. From the appetizers through mains and decadent desserts, everything was done perfectly and beautifully presented. Service was friendly and welcoming. Highly...More

1  Thank ATRT
Reviewed September 4, 2016

A group of 3 of us ate here one evening recently and enjoyed a nice meal of the BBQ ribs, stuffed chicken with tarragon sauce and a calamari appetizer. It was quite expensive with no drinks, no dessert and only one appetizer which came to...More

Thank OntarioTravellers684
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We dined here after the 30,000 cruise. It is just a short walk from the dock. Make reservations. They restaurant is very tiny and holds only about 8 tables. We all had the grilled Whitefish special and it was nice and moist and flavourful. One...More

1  Thank CheltCooks
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Outdoors had a casual cottagy feel, indoors small but seemed a little dressier. Service was great, food was amazing. Good wine list. Creme Brule was delicious. Presentation was fine dining for sure. Great treat at the end of a road trip.

1  Thank Sheri G
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Really unexpected to find such a good quality restaurant in a small place in a remote area.. but the food could be comparable to a Michelin starred restaurant in Paris! European cuisine with a Canadian touch, both fish and meat are excellent. Everything has a...More

1  Thank mario f
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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...More

Thank Ann S
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No I'm sorry we don't. We are just not set up for it. Thanks for you enquiry.
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Restaurant Details

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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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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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