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Shorty's Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Canadian, American, Pub
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967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2K7, Canada
(519) 376-0044
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Newmarket, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is pretty reliable, as is service. Dark inside. Despite any positive comments I might offer, sadly, the female wait staff are forced to wear tiny, low-cut, short dresses (many are not comfortable with this policy but afraid to speak up). This is enough for many customers to say 'no, thanks' to Shorty's. Maybe when the owner makes some progress... More 

Thank CatherineOwen
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the number 1 rating on Trip Advisor for restaurants in Owen Sound, I really feel for the locals. To be fair, the food and the service were acceptable but a long way from being number one in most towns. It is a pub, not fine dining but the decor is not conducive to enjoying a meal. Prime rib special... More 

Thank Mac S
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where my husband and I had our first date. We usually go back on our anniversary and any other time we can make it there. Food quality is top notch, portion sizes are great and the price is reasonable. I always enjoy seeing the old movie posters. Adds to the character and atmosphere of the restaurant. By far... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Canadian, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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?