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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (14 reviews)
“creme brulee” (5 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 3 days 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 days 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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank goodness for Bistro by the Bay! It's the best restaurant in Parry Sound and the only one with other-than-fast-food-tasting food as far as I'm concerned. I've been here a few times now for dinner and each time we visit family in Parry Sound and...More

Thank BahiaDelray
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The restaurant is cozy and the food was delicious. Overall the meal was excellent although I did find a few of the prices high for the portion size received. The quality of the food was excellent and not what you would expect to find in...More

Thank DeborahN25
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Took our friends out for an appreciation dinner. We and they were very pleased with the food and the service.. An evening to remember.

Thank Paddler14
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had heard that this restaurant was the nicest place for dinner in Parry Sound and it was a fantastic choice for our date night when we were up at our cottage. The food was excellent—we had the duck special, a squid appetizer (half grilled,...More

Thank jooles_p
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Excellent food-quality cooked to your desires /tastes/quantity, are all top end, c/w in a very NICE setting with great service!!

Thank Cancode
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Service was prompt and unobtrusive, the squid was perfectly cooked and tender, the lamb shank melted off the bone. My stuffed pasta shells were served in a delicious roasted vegetable sauce. Wonderful meal.

Thank 1curlycanuck
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is where I bring friends who are visiting because it seems to be the only place in town where the chef takes pride in creating each plate from scratch - it's not merely reheated commercial frozen fare. The carpaccio is delicious and the baby...More

Thank Sandie S
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Hi, does the Bistro by the Bay do catering?
12 December 2016|
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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

Rating summary
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  • Value
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, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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.