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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (15 reviews)
“lamb” (8 reviews)
“wild rice” (4 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 5 days ago

We have eaten here quite a few times and every time has been fantastic. The blackened salmon is one of my favourites.

Thank WB137
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have to admit we are locals, but this is a very nice place to dine before a concert at the Short and Stockey Centre.

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favourite Parry Sound restaurant. We are very sad it is not open all year but look forward to the spring. The chef is excellent and we have always had a great meal. Calamari is a hit as are the mussels. Don't miss...More

Thank PhemeK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best restaurant in the area! We have tried most things on the menu, and everything is awesome!!!

Thank danygraigBB
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Exquisite taste in a very cool setting! Downtown Parry Sound on the Seguin River. Perfect place to relax after an ATV Adventure with Bear Claw Tours.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed November 21, 2017

We rolled into Parry Sound in the late afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend Friday and after checking into the Bayside Inn around the corner, the proprietor recommended this establishment for our evening repast. Since it was so close, we just walked down hoping we would be...More

Thank maddogrick
Reviewed October 20, 2017

this place is a gem!! amazing food and service. make sure to make reservations and arrive on time. small facility but big on service and quality

Thank my3sunflowers
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

This was probably my most favourite meal I've ever had. Seriously. French onion soup, filet mignon that melted in your mouth, the most amazing twice-baked potato. We were so full & had no intention of having dessert, until our server told us that half of...More

Thank CourtneyLO
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Went here for a birthday supper as a family. Ribs and vegetarian options were ordered and all were great. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank thomjane
Reviewed September 20, 2017 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
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Response from Patty C | Property representative |
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, Wine and Beer, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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