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Shorty's Bar & Grill

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967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-376-0044
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Mississauga, Canada
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had heard lots of good reviews of this restaurant so decided to try it out. The food was good, but we weren't too impressed with the service (took a long time to serve us, considering there weren't too many people in the place when we went in). Maybe they were short staffed because of the long weekend.

Thank WMazuera
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Busy spot on a Friday night. 30 minute wait at about 7pm. Sat at the bar while the 4 of us waited for a table to be ready. It was a few minutes before a server asked if we wanted something to drink while we waited. Great pub-like atmosphere - unless you are looking for something quiet. I had a... More 

Thank Mike C
Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Food is pretty reliable, as is service. Dark inside. Despite any positive comments I might offer, sadly, the female wait staff are forced to wear tiny, low-cut, short dresses (many are not comfortable with this policy but afraid to speak up). This is enough for many customers to say 'no, thanks' to Shorty's. Maybe when the owner makes some progress... More 

Thank CatherineOwen
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

With the number 1 rating on Trip Advisor for restaurants in Owen Sound, I really feel for the locals. To be fair, the food and the service were acceptable but a long way from being number one in most towns. It is a pub, not fine dining but the decor is not conducive to enjoying a meal. Prime rib special... More 

Thank Mac S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is where my husband and I had our first date. We usually go back on our anniversary and any other time we can make it there. Food quality is top notch, portion sizes are great and the price is reasonable. I always enjoy seeing the old movie posters. Adds to the character and atmosphere of the restaurant. By far... More 

Thank Jessica O
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I can't actually remember the date that we were there but I had the steak Neptune(i'm pretty sure it was called) and it was absolutely fantastic, such a great atmosphere & will totally be returning

Thank Mel M
Wiarton, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

These guys know what there doing, they've been in the restaurant business for over 50 years. The food is always great and the service is perfect - no matter how packed it is the staff accommodate each guest with personable service.... I like the Texas Smothered Chicken, filling and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere and nice restaurant layout. Perfect for a... More 

Thank Steve B
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

You can see why this place is so popular. Good food, huge portions and nice relaxed atmosphere. Wide menu choice and friendly service. The kids menu includes smaller portions of adult meals - my son had steak and chips. I have never seen him eat so much or be as happy eating!!! Great dinner choice.

Thank ChrisEastleigh
Owen Sound, Canada
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I had the Prime Rib with my signature vegetable- carrots,and rice the Prime Rib was quite good and a generous cut approximately 1"thick cooked perfectly, the vegetables could have been hotter. All in all though a good meal worthy of mention.

1 Thank Paul W
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Pathetic. dinner took forever. staff were pissed off. Server at the bar was completely pissed off.. We waited over two hours without food....food was just ok when it came but service was incredibly bad ( actually no service)..... Must have been a very bad night as the place was packed. so obviously they were having a bad night

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Owen Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 519-376-0044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?