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Bay Street Cafe

22 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S5, Canada
+1 705-746-2882
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Overview
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good27%
  • Average34%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
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CUISINES
Canadian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
22 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Met friends at this restaurant. The location and view was excellent, had a great patio table overlooking the Bay. It is casual dinning which was okay. The food was nothing special, three out of the four of us were disappointed. The service was excellent thou,...More

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pickerel dinner which was served cold. Service was slow. I suspect there was an honest error with our meal as many of those that arrived after us were served before.

Thank smoke77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the wonderful pickerel lunch on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017. The dinner was served with baked potato, string beans, and a good size piece of pickerel (walleye to Americans). The service was very good and our waitress quite attentive considering how busy the cafe...More

Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hostess and the server were VERY nice. . . The location and view are GREAT. . . The facility is attractive and presents well. . . Spinach Salad with blue cheese and extra bacon: $11 CAD (Fair Disclosure: I was hungry and ate the whole...More

Thank George R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm surprised by the review below as my wife and I were there 3 days ago for lunch. The place was very busy and even though there was plenty of service staff, it was quite hectic for them. We were served by Angel who was...More

Thank iandstess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I literally just left this restaurant after the worst dinner experience one could possible have. I am writing this review in my car before I put it in drive to leave because it was that upsetting. The food was terrible, but the real issue is...More

Thank Yurla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Bay Street Cafe offers good food at fair prices. Nothing of course beats the view from the patio but the few times we've had to eat inside due to how busy it was, the service staff made it well worth still going. We stop...More

Thank G R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is plentiful and good for a cafe, but it was the friendliness of our server and the others that really impressed us! Not inexpensive, but the season is short and you have to fish while you can!

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in mid-August for a quick lunch. Have been before so knew what to expect: great location and friendly service, but food quality leaving much to be desired. Left this time thinking quality had actually gone down since our previous visit in the Spring....More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have visited The Bay Cafe annually for a while now. Although the restaurant does offer a beautiful view of the bay and nice outdoor seating, the food and service has always seemed to disappoint me. Their menu does offer a good...More

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Darklady123
How can Bay Street Cafe ( A Seasonal Restaurant - operates for a 6 month period only), get a negative review on April 20th 2016, when it only opened for this season on April 29th 2016? As it was also advertised in the local Newspaper again this year (as it has been done in each of the previous years) The restaurant opens towards the last weekend in April and closes During the Thanksgiving Weekend. Same time that the 30,000 Island Queen Cruise Ship stops running for it's season. As it always has, (20 + years), since they first bought it from the previous owners. Also did you ask to talk to the owners? There is always at least 1 person onsite at all times. You just have to ask to speak with them. If they are not already downstairs at that time, then they are working in the office upstairs. I am not an owner nor a worker there (I have no vested interest) but I am an immediate family member. But I can guarantee you that, They are (as they always have tried to be) committed to providing quality food and service. If you have a problem with the food or service, then ask for them at that time so they can help deal with it right then. They can also address it and keep on top of it, so that it won't happen again. Even when Trying to constantly prevent/keep on top of everything, certain situations unfortunately can still arise. However, they can't address/correct any situation unless people actually Talk (Not Text) to them. Please do not assume that they will arbitrarily find any online site and see/read the reviews posted, & then somehow correct/address any concerns in regards to the restaurant. The same can be said, with thinking that someone else will tell them. 2 of the 3 co-owners are quite elderly and don't know how use computers. They are not the majority owners. They do care about the customers, and their opinions on the restaurant and food. During the 6 months the restaurant is closed for the season, they ensure that they have all the equipment pulled out, so that the entire place can be thoroughly & totally cleaned from top to bottom and behind everything. The floors get sanded and redone, and everything (inside and out) gets a fresh coat of paint. They then get the service people to check the equipment operation and repair anything if it requires it. Lastly everything is thoroughly washed and cleaned before the new season begins. Would anyone spend their winners doing all that if they did not care about their customers and their dining experience? They also carefully select what type of food, cuts, quality and where they purchase it from every year. If they wouldn't purchase it for themselves, they won't purchase it for the customers that come to dine at the restaurant. That is exactly how they think and feel when dealing & purchasing anything from any of their suppliers. I can assure anyone that they really do care. They are now open for this season. Spring & Fall Hours 11 am - 9 pm Summer Hours (July & August) 11 am - 11pm Thank You for taking the time and consideration for reading this. I hope everyone has a great day! Sincerely, SD
1 May 2016|
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Response from Jan H |
What once was good is now bad. Will never visit again and normally we're a few visits a season. Three different family members visited this year and all three walked away disappointed. Food was not properly cooked, service... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Canadian, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Parry Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 705-746-2882
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