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Bistro by the Bay

) #3 of 45 Restaurants in Parry Sound €€ - €€€ , , Gluten Free Options
2 James St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
+1 705-746-3712
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (14 reviews)
“wild rice” (3 reviews)
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Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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2 James St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1T2, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quaint restaurant, attentive staff and great food. Highly recommend the fillet mignon and penne Madagascar. Leave room for dessert, the creme brulee is really tasty.

Thank C_A_F_Kingston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called for reservations as this is a small town and got a table for two. Let me say this place has fantastic food. Both my friend and I had wonderful meal. I had The Pickerel pan seared, topped with a lemon sorrel butter, served...More

Thank CottageMouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted by our visit to Bistro on the Bay. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. My salmon was perfectly cooked and my husband enjoyed the duck duo (the prime rib special must have been good also as it...More

Thank GreyBay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by the owner of our BNB that this is a must visit in Parry Sound and he was not wrong. We both opted for the ribs and we were so impressed. If you are going in the summer months make sure to...More

Thank staceyw89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice quaint place By the Bay to enjoy a meal. We sat on the screened in porch in the mid June evening, and enjoyed our meal

Thank Brenda V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always up to their excellent standards; both food and service. Dave's special potatoes are my favourite. The rack of lamb is superb and the pastas are a favourite of my husband and our friends. The only problem is which one to pick! The wine selection...More

Thank Mailjune
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, atmosphere, Great eats, friendly staff with a view. So happy we found Bistro by the Bay. Wonderful creatively made food and the restaurant was full with tourists and locals alike. A+

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would usually go to the Log Cabin because it is close but tried Bistro by the Bay this past weekend. Service was very quick and pleasant, in the modest Parry Sound style. Our appetizers arrived quickly, the garlicy Caesar was as advertised and the...More

Thank CdnWineLover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started with a delicious spinach, arugula pine nut salad followed by the pickerel entree with a nice variety of veggies and wild rice. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient. Nice to walk along the Sound after to stretch your legs. Don't miss the magnificent tribute...More

Thank caml77
Reviewed 3 May 2017

If I am going out for a sit down dinner this is the place. The food is wonderful, the staff is very friendly. Its small and cozy and has wonderful views from outside.

Thank Danncamby
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Hi, does the Bistro by the Bay do catering?
12 December 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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
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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