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Since 1996 Shorty's has been the area favourite for food and hospitality. We are known for our flavourful homemade food and comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Your experience at Shorty's will be one to remember. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted by a smile and our friendly staff will raise the bar for exceptional service. Our menu will have your mouth watering and leave you trying to decide what to order first, and also planning on what to try in future visits. We have the largest selection of fine wines from around the globe, as well as a wide selection of fine scotch's and whiskey's. We also boast the largest selection of draught beer in the area. Whether you're out for a
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Canadian, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and a nice atmosphere. They easily accommodated our group of 6 and service was amazing. Thanks Megan for the laughs - you’re a rockstar! Steak & sandwiches were really good. Chicken Parm - chicken was excellent, but pasta sauce was mediocre. We’ll be...back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021 via mobile

Visited restaurant on a Wednesday early evening - no waiting. Sat on the patio, service was quick and friendly. Food was reasonable, had the chicken club with fries and chicken slovaki. Both were good size portions and enjoyable. A little on the higher price for...bar food.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

We both had burgers with fries and they were excellent. The flavour of the meat was what stood out. My wife had the plainest burger on the menu and thought the flavour was great. Also the meat was moist and not overcooked. Quite enjoyed the...fries too - nice and crispy. Based on the taste of the burger I suspect all the grilled meats at this place would be great. If I lived in Owen Sound I would definitely visit this place often.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 8, 2021

This is a usually good place to go..and still is I guess. The owner has jacked the prices to the point that we don't go as much anymore. Example 9 0z wine is $17 bucks, Inn on the Bay is $12 and just as good....The prime rib is now $35 and $44 for the lg size, trouble is the portioning is out of whack. One day the $34 version is almost the size of the $44 version, and, viceversa, works both ways as I have found. But one thing, the draft beer is outstanding, never flat, and always cold, so I can overlook some of the food problems for a good cold draft. Wings and ribs always good, last week the fish and chips were overcooked, dark brown with a heavy skin on 2 small pcs of fish for $20. But the Covid thing may be affecting with help etc so i am willing to keep trying again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

We were 3 families (6 adults & 6 kids). Spent 3 days between Owen Sound and Tobermory. Tried the Chain Restaurants and had a very bad experience the night before. So we decided to dine in a local restaurant which was an amazing good experience....I highly recommend this place as they really care about their name and clients to come back. The food tastes really good and only one dish out of 12 was not that good (Calemary), and I shared it with the waitress. She didn’t even think twice and without going to the manager but she immediately offered to reduce the at dish by 50%. I was really happy that this reaction didn’t take her more than 10 seconds to please her guests & here is the result: Happy client recommending this place to everyone else. I ordered the Chicken Parmesan which was one of the best I ever tried.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020

Taylor was our waitress. We started off with a round of drinks which were delivered as ordered. A couple of appetizers (Saganaki & Spinach and Artichoke dip) which were okay. We all ordered different meals and they were quite well received. Unfortunately, we had to...ask for steak knives (three of our party had ordered steak). We also had to request salt & pepper. Ketchup came in some chintzy plastic packages. This really did not sit well with me. I do realize that COVID is something which we are forced to deal with, but lacking knives and condiments should have nothing to do with this issue. Therefore, I have to say that the service was no acceptable. I am know to be an above average tipper. With my bill of about $245, I left Taylor $20. She lost out on @ least $30. We did enjoy the patio.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Taylor our server was amazing. The appetizers were terrific too! Fish tacos, and bacon wrapped scallops. We were expecting the entrees to follow suit. Not the case. However management did rectify things. All a fair outing.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Just over 4 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. Came to Owen Sound to reflect and determine my options. Was recently told I am in remission. My partner and I journeyed back to Owen Sound to vacation and celebrate. Amanda made our celebration so...much more special! She helped us select a delightful wine then to top it off introduced me to a wonderful Caesar , her specialty made with tequila. It was wonderful. It should be a specialty drink there. The burger was delicious and made with the modifications I needed, side effect from my cancer treatment. Presented beautifully. Thank you Amanda! Thank you Shorty's TerriMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020

I found the service less than acceptable. I ordered calamari as an appetizer. No sauce! My main was the special for the evening, chicken wings. It came with 2 sauces, but NO carrots or celery, which is the norm. also the food was not hot....I had to ask twice for extra napkins (a must with chicken wings). My friend did enjoy her food, though. Personally thought the waiting staff were either not properly trained or didn't care about delivering good service. The restaurant was busy, but that's no excuse for food delivered luke-warm. Also, the accommodations for group were not what I expected. There was no way one could meet new people in this venue. Wouldn't go back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020

A good, casual place to go before the hockey game. Food and service was good. From the prime rib, wings, salad and fries.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, Shorty's Grill offers takeaway services.

Shorty's Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4