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170 Peninsula Rd, North Bay, Ontario P1B 8G4, Canada
+1 705-474-8800
12:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I heard a lot of hype about this place. But I don't see how. We got here by snowmobile's the good thing is they have gas. But the food it average so are there prices, service was poor to busy with the people drinking liquor. It looks like a dive from the road side of the building.

Thank sledgirl2015
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Average food, average prices....Food was okay. We had heard so many good things about the place so we checked it out, not impressed don't understand what the hype is all about! The beer was not cold enough

Thank Nancy E
Niagara Falls, New York
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

What to say? We rode out of their parking lot, so ate dinner 2 nights in a row, the appetizers were wonderful, daily specials (try the Beer and Cheese Soup!) looked great, Pizza was excellent. The staff was attentive, but not overly bothersome. Friendly fun staff members. You can buy gas there for your sled if need be-for not that... More 

Thank Spikegary
Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Have gone there in the past, the food is always good, the staff very friendly, beer is cold. They have lots of room for trucks/trailers, gas on site and the A-D trail runs through their property. Overall an excellent spot.

Thank bufford2016
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Good atmosphere with a varied menu for all who go. We tried poutine which are basically fries (chips) with gravy and cheese. Sounded a bit dubious but have to say they were delicious. Be warned the portions are very generous. I'm not sure where they got the chicken breast from that I had but it must have been the size... More 

Thank Silverpalm_10
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

What a great Friendly and fun place to go on Friday, some of the best ribs in North Bay, and cold beer. When they have the pickerel special on a Saturday special, the pickerel portion is twice the size of anywhere else in town !!!

Thank Ron D
North Bay, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

The Brandied Wild Mushroom soup was amazing! I will go back to have that soup again and to try the other soups on the menu. The chicken wings were pretty ordinary. The sauces that came with the wings were OK (the best was the Thai sauce.) Sadly, the rum cake was dry and lacking any significant rum flavour. Yet I... More 

Thank doctorknow2015
North Bay, Canada
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

I hadn't dined at the Portage in over 15 years, and as we were in the area, we decided to give it a try. We will be giving it a miss from here on in. At least I will. I wanted the wings, so I asked if I could get a pound of just the wingettes and no drumsticks. The... More 

Thank Lisa C
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

This is a great local place in North bay. The wings are certainly some of the best ice ever had. North bay is hom to some of the best chicken wing establishments. The wings here are probably ranked the top one or two in North bay service is great and there is always lots of locals here. An affordable place... More 

2 Thank MaverickBenz
North Bay Ontario Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The atmosphere is very upbeat, the service is very good. The wings really are the best in town and a good selection of beer. Year round access for boaters or sledders. Large booths downstairs. Facilities available with separate bar for large or small gatherings at a reasonable price. BTW, the photo currently shown is definitely NOT The Portage!

2 Thank Poplar598

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Peninsula Rd, North Bay, Ontario P1B 8G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  North Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-474-8800

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?