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Shorty's Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2K7, Canada
(519) 376-0044
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried a bunch of things off the menu. The wings, the French Onion soup and the small batch bourbon took the cake.

Thank David B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very good food. we had the thursday special, shared. they split it on twi plates already in the kitchen, which we liked a lot.

Thank Roger D
Paisley, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly & helpful from the beginning to the end and we enjoyed the service throughout. The decor featured old movie posters throughout and the lighting was subdued. The menu was varied enough to satisfy most. The fish & chips had a hard, thick batter but the halibut was delicious. The souvlaki was recommended and rightly so... More 

Thank Batman1942
Newmarket, Canada
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Judging from the rating , we had a higher expectation , just tried the appetizers , service was great Amanda did a great job , Nachos were burnt had to send them back , crab cakes were uneventful , spring rolls were over cooked .

Thank Addison564
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great spot! Many thanks to Stan for the delicious meal and great chat about bikes and travel in the lower 48. Shorty's has a vast menu and succeeds handily with each plate out of the kitchen. Try the pickerel - it is outstanding!

Thank 401roadwarriors
Owen Sound, Canada
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service are great and there is a lot for your dollar. My complaint is that there is an unmarked step going in and another step leading to the room behind the bar. I've got a few miles on me and found the unmarked steps slightly treacherous. I think if you've got a few drinks in you you're... More 

Thank Edward B
St. John's, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a late dinner while on business and the place was very busy, that's a good sign. Food was awesome and the staff were very good. Will definitely go back again. On par with great steak houses in much bigger cities.

Thank NFLDkiwi
Owen Sound, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shorty's makes THE best steak in town. Always perfectly done. Have tried a variety of food there and everything is very tasty. Menu is reasonably priced for the portions. Unfortunately it is usually rather noisy. Always need to make reservations on the weekend or you may have an hour or more wait. And yes, as someone else pointed out, the... More 

Thank brkrgirl
Mississauga, Canada
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard lots of good reviews of this restaurant so decided to try it out. The food was good, but we weren't too impressed with the service (took a long time to serve us, considering there weren't too many people in the place when we went in). Maybe they were short staffed because of the long weekend.

Thank WMazuera
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy spot on a Friday night. 30 minute wait at about 7pm. Sat at the bar while the 4 of us waited for a table to be ready. It was a few minutes before a server asked if we wanted something to drink while we waited. Great pub-like atmosphere - unless you are looking for something quiet. I had a... More 

Thank Mike C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2K7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Owen Sound
  • Phone Number: (519) 376-0044

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