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“Save your money”

Chief Commanda No 1
Ranked #70 of 165 Restaurants in North Bay
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
1 review
“Save your money”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were super excited to go eat on the chief commanda 1. As soon as we walked in we were seated and the table was filthy, our waitress was rude and didnt ask us for drinks for over 15min. Once we ordered our food it was another 15 min wait. My bf ordered a turkey burger which was dousted in nasty sauce and was equal to a McDonald's burger. I had chicken which wasent too bad but ketchup tasted like gross old over fermented wine. Bottom line: save your money and go enjoy real food!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Martine7440
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English first
Bracebridge, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ten for lunch!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We had a nice experience..super hot day, the waitress found us an extra umbrella, she was fast & efficient. Everyone loved their meals (prices were great). Ten for lunch..$156.00..including 7 cocktails..can't beat it! We would go back!!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank elistevedog
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North Bay
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“It's a shame”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Let me start by saying that I understand how difficult it is to run an outdoor restaurant in the fickle weather of northern Ontario......however it is lucky that the profits come mostly from the evening bar crowd, because the food is overpriced and sadly lacking. I had the PLT, short for Pickerel, lettuce. and tomato and it was basically a bad imitation of a fish taco and mostly inedible, My friend had a $12 salad that was overdressed and undersized. It's such a great patio, I wish someone would do a good job on the food and not just relay on beer sales to keep them going.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank davidevanjones
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Sudbury,ON
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487 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“The Menu has changed but you can still get fish and chips”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Eating at the Chief Commanda 1 on the dock in North Bay is a ritual for us. There is a new menu with Panini bread items, slads and more. For us it's gotta be fish 'n chips. The freshest of fresh pickerel - could have swum onto the plate - and really good chips with a fresh coleslaws - was just what we wanted. On a hot day, eating under an umbrella right at the edge of a dock with a light breeze blowing off the lake makes supper perfect. There's a small selection of beers and a short wine list to complement the meal. The wait staff are attentive and friendly.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank CanBrit1
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North Bay, On
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The Boat is under new Management in 2013 and well worth a visit.”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

My wife and 9 friends had an absolutely wonderful evening at The Boat, which is the old Chief Commanda I boat which is permanently docked at the beautiful North Bay Waterfront right next to Marina. My wife had a delicious fresh pickerel (walleye) dinner with fantastic onion rings. Jerk chicken was also terrific. Terrific service by Christine was superb, she arrived with 10 ice waters upon arrival and superb service all evening. Meals were delivered piping hot within 20 minutes of ordering. Ladies go to a different dining spot each week and all agreed that they will definitely be returning to The Boat.

They sat outside on the patio deck on a very hot evening but enjoyed the breezes. They went across Memorial Drive for a ride on the mini steam train and the two beautiful carousels.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Brian B
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