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Shorty's Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-376-0044
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This very friendly place was top notch for steaks and had a good range of draught beers too (Killanan Alter highly recommended). Lively atmosphere and apparently nearly always busy so booking recommended.

Thank docdavebreen
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was visiting over the Victoria Day weekend and I must say what an amazing find. The service was amazing and the food even better. I ordered the the Gatsby steak. Cooked perfectly, melt in your mouth bbq taste. Definitely top 3 of all the steaks I've had at a restaurant. Definitely recommend this place! You won't regret!

Thank Mary Y
Toronto, Canada
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184 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on recommendation of our son who is a chef. The staff was efficient and friendly. The food, although we had to wait a bit, was really good. They told us that the burgers took a while to cook because they were so thick - when the food arrived, the burgers were cooked perfectly and were very thick.... More 

Thank Jane S
Toronto, Canada
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had dinner at Shorty's after a day of hiking in the Bruce Peninsula and it really hit the spot. We both had the Rocky's burger which is 8 oz of chuck topped with pulled pork, so you can imagine that it's pretty filling. The burgers were well-prepared and delicious and the fries were amazing too. Need to slow down... More 

Thank Sherill_Chapman
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Came twice. Had a steak both times and it was prepared nicely. We had a reservation which really helped as it was a Friday night and there was a hockey tournament in town. Nice place for a date night!

Thank northerngirl_travel
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visited during business lunch. The service was fast, staff were friendly and food was great. We were big group but we were all served at the same time and we had great lunch experience. We will recommend for sure.

Thank Amany J
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

8 hungry hikers arrived to a busy restaurant with a fun atmosphere. A table was set up immediately. All meals were abundant & enjoyed by all. Services was excellent. Even though the server was obviously busy we were never rushed and she took time to get a group shot (I don't have it) for us and showed an interest in... More 

Thank Roberta B
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Shorty's on a Saturday night 730. There was a table available immediately although it was a very busy place. I ordered the chicken parmigiano which ended up being overcooked pasta with a cheap marinara sauce. The chicken breast was cooked perfectly and was moist. My partner had the Godzilla burger. The meat was delicious. It tasted fantastic. It... More 

Thank Tony Z
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Prime rib and smothered chicken meals were plentiful! Escargots were passable. No room for dessert though!

Thank Gary R
Owen Sound, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It was a busy place for a Tuesday night. Waited almost half an hour for some potato skins and a salad. Skins were good and salad ingredients were fresh, but too much Kraft salad dressing-disappointing. Would not go back unless I was prepared to wait and didn't have great expectations.

Thank marymacd59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?