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Shorty's Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
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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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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have enjoyed a few lunches here and found the daily specials to be interesting and reasonably priced. The service at lunch seems to be fairly efficient, especially when one has a limited time to eat and get back to work. Try to get in early as it often fills up over the lunch hour. Its a dull and drab place... More 

Thank Bikerbelle B
Kemble, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant serves a good meal. The restaurant is very noisy when full - thats my only issue with it. You can barely have a conversation. I find when theyre busy, the quality of the food starts lacking somewhat, but generally meals are great. Awesome fish and chips

Thank Marcia W
Owen Sound, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

good service great food particularly fish and chips.This is a downtown grill and bar that is a hidden gem in owen sound just down the road from post office. Good family or date night outing and many day time professionals frequent this during week days.

Thank kered2016
Bruce Peninsula
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go to Shorty's regularly. I always get the chicken souvlaki and it is always GREAT! Nice spot to go to have a quiet-ish dinner with or without a few drinks. Service is good and always prompt.

Thank ajkc3224
Owen Sound, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good and varied menu. Lots of variety. Generous portions and excellent wait staff. Great selection of draft beers. Reasonable prices. Heavy on the calories.

Thank LindzTay
Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with a group of friends. The place was packed, so if you're interested in eating here make a reservation. I had a burger and it was so thick I could not get my mouth around it. Very good. Fries were awesome.

Thank deb t
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was very slow and the food was cold told the waitress got it back in two minutes after it was microwaved. My friend's steak. He asked for well done and got it medium rare. There was blood left on the plate from the steak when they took it back to re-fry it and got the raw blood back again.... More 

Thank Star S
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my mother the first time we were ever in Owen Sound on dec 28. I was afraid it would be loud and noisy bar atmosphere (which my mother hates) as it was wing night, however it wasn't like that at all. Service was quick and friendly. I had the wings and 12 wings was definitely filling (plump wings).... More 

Thank Carly T
Owen Sound, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always great service, good food and cold drinks. Stan runs a tight ship and it's always a lot of fun. Good selection of domestic and international dishes.

1 Thank David L
London, UK
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Shorty's twice on a recent visit to Owen Sound. First time for some drinks while watching the game. Good bar vibe, good drinks and great service from everyone at the bar. Returned on a Monday night for dinner and again great atmosphere and solid service. The food was average and I would say overpriced for the area. Would... More 

Thank nal0112

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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, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?