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Shorty's Bar & Grill

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967 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-376-0044
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Been here a couple times in the last year. Love wing night. Service is decent, food is decent, prices are decent. It's not a hoity toity tourist trap, but really hits the mark with great local atmosphere. I wouldn't hesitate to return. I can't say that about many restaurants in the area.

Thank Rosalinders
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We tried a bunch of things off the menu. The wings, the French Onion soup and the small batch bourbon took the cake.

Thank David B
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

very good food. we had the thursday special, shared. they split it on twi plates already in the kitchen, which we liked a lot.

Thank Roger D
Paisley, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The staff were very friendly & helpful from the beginning to the end and we enjoyed the service throughout. The decor featured old movie posters throughout and the lighting was subdued. The menu was varied enough to satisfy most. The fish & chips had a hard, thick batter but the halibut was delicious. The souvlaki was recommended and rightly so... More 

Thank Batman1942
Newmarket, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Judging from the rating , we had a higher expectation , just tried the appetizers , service was great Amanda did a great job , Nachos were burnt had to send them back , crab cakes were uneventful , spring rolls were over cooked .

2 Thank Addison564
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a great spot! Many thanks to Stan for the delicious meal and great chat about bikes and travel in the lower 48. Shorty's has a vast menu and succeeds handily with each plate out of the kitchen. Try the pickerel - it is outstanding!

Thank 401roadwarriors
Owen Sound, Canada
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The food and service are great and there is a lot for your dollar. My complaint is that there is an unmarked step going in and another step leading to the room behind the bar. I've got a few miles on me and found the unmarked steps slightly treacherous. I think if you've got a few drinks in you you're... More 

Thank Edward B
St. John's, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Went here for a late dinner while on business and the place was very busy, that's a good sign. Food was awesome and the staff were very good. Will definitely go back again. On par with great steak houses in much bigger cities.

Thank NFLDkiwi
Owen Sound, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Shorty's makes THE best steak in town. Always perfectly done. Have tried a variety of food there and everything is very tasty. Menu is reasonably priced for the portions. Unfortunately it is usually rather noisy. Always need to make reservations on the weekend or you may have an hour or more wait. And yes, as someone else pointed out, the... More 

Thank brkrgirl
Mississauga, Canada
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had heard lots of good reviews of this restaurant so decided to try it out. The food was good, but we weren't too impressed with the service (took a long time to serve us, considering there weren't too many people in the place when we went in). Maybe they were short staffed because of the long weekend.

Thank WMazuera

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