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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
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (8 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal. Totally enjoyable. We both had the pickerel which was lovely. The service was friendly and efficient. Make sure you make a reservation. There is limited seating and people were being turned away if they had not done so. My only negative...More

Thank BenteToronto
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here for a solo dinner. Had the seafood and corn chowder for starters and the lamb pasta for the main course. Being solo, sometimes you can get forgotten about, but not at this establishment. They food arrived in a timely fashion and it was...More

Thank jhjdh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sitting on Georgian Bay in Parry Sound, a Northern Ontario town, sits Bistro by the bay. A quiet unassuming restaurant, nevertheless good food at reasonable prices. Plenty of seafood and regular fare. Fajitas are the best I've ever had. Staff friendly. Overall a good experience.

Thank mouca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a quick lunch. The Clam Chowder was tasty and satisfying. The Bruchetta was fantastic. The patio was comfortable and had a great view of the water. The service was attentive and friendly. Enjoyable lunch experience.

Thank Laen27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favourite place to eat in Parry Sound! quality food always and great service -a real winner!

Thank marlaashmore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parry Sound was our first stop I'm a 3-week Canadian trip. We planned to try Bistro on the Bay early on because of other reviews. We also made a reservation on the early side which turned out to be a great thing! We even arrived...More

Thank Seahorse825
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little lost and stumbled on this little spot while looking for another restaurant. We just wanted something light as it was getting late and the servers were quick to seat us and offer suggestions. I wish I could remember our servers name,...More

Thank iandstess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this place ones a year and it was great before. This time it was disappointed. We ordered special lobster risotto balls it was ok. The special Trout was good. But the rest was a complete mistake. The pickerel was tasteless. The poutine was...More

Thank familytripl
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service. Extensive menu, we had the pickerel and Georgian Bay whitefish both local and delicious. The chocolate cup with white chocolate mousse is to die for. Very happy.

Thank Lance N
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We made a reservation, to ensure we had a table outside overlooking the waterfront. I had the Pickerel, very tasty, and my husband had the Rainbow Trout, also delicious!

Thank normad330
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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
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Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
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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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