Top Five Team Friendly Restaurants in North Bay

by | Jul 11, 2022 | News

One of the most crucial parts of planning any road trip for your team is knowing where you’re
going to stop and eat. Whether it’s before the big game in town, or as a rest point before
hitting your destination, the city of North Bay has many great options no matter what sport or
what time of the year you’re passing through. Located just three hours north of the provincial
capital of Toronto, North Bay has a wonderful mix of well-known franchises and local
favourites to choose from.

East Side Mario’s

East Side Marios North Bay

Located on Lakeshore Drive, East Side Marios is a great spot if your team is playing in a tournament at North Bay’s Steve Omischl Sports Complex or staying the weekend in the West
Ferris area end of town. The menu is full of delicious team friendly favourites including their signature All-You-Can-Eat soup, salad, and home loaf. This is a place widely known for its terrific
selection of great Italian Food in a family-oriented atmosphere. There are also plenty of promotions for guests such as kids eat free, Dinner and a movie, all- you-can-eat pasta, and Date Night. Half-priced appetizers are offered daily after 9PM at the bar.

Boston Pizza

At the other end of the city, Boston Pizza North Bay is situated on McKeown Avenue, right off Highway 11 and next to the Hampton Inn North Bay. It is a restaurant that combines two great
concepts under one roof; a family-friendly casual dining restaurant and a separate sports bar with a lively atmosphere, which includes big-screen high-def TVs. In the summer, the patio is open giving the restaurant an extra area for seating, allowing guests to sit back and soak up the sun. The menu includes plenty of apps and shareable items including their signature hand-pressed dough pizzas topped with gourmet ingredients.

Wacky Wings

With over 100 flavours to choose from, the wings at Wacky Wings are a staple for both teams from North Bay and those visiting. When you first walk into Wacky Wings you might ask yourself “Is it a bar, a restaurant, or an arcade?” Depending on what you’re there for it can be all three in one. For groups with younger kids, there is a section set up with arcade games to play before and after your meal. A large dining section means big groups can sit comfortably, while the bar side completes the aesthetics and offers a spot to watch the big game. As the name suggests Wacky Wings is a perfect spot for great food and great fun.

Cecil’s Brewhouse and Kitchen and The Grande Event Centre

Cecils Brewery

What could be considered a hidden gem of a restaurant in northern Ontario, Cecil’s Brewhouse and Kitchen is located right in the downtown core. The restaurant has a sleek dining room for a
more formal dining experience to go along with some of the finest food in the city and their own brand of beer which is brewed right in the restaurant. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to host
an awards ceremony or end of tournament function, look no further than the Grande Event Centre. Adjacent to Cecil’s, The Grande is North Bay’s premier banquet facility with plenty of
room and professional hospitality specialists on hand to ensure your event meets all your expectations.

Syl’s Neighbourhood Kitchen

Syl's Neighbourhood Kitchen

No matter what time your alarm is set for, Syl’s Neighbourhood Kitchen should be the spot you go to, to fuel up for the day as they feature All Day Breakfast. Located on McKeown Avenue near Canadore College and Nipissing University, Syl’s is a locally owned, family style restaurant featuring high quality food at affordable prices. They can acommodate large groups inside the restaurant or out on the patio. The Syl’s Pick Steak and Eggs is a popular item at any point of the day, while they also offer a wide selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, burgers and more.

Whether your next tournament is in North Bay, or you’re heading through the area with your team, you’ll want to make sure you take a bite out of the many great food offerings the city of
North Bay can serve you and your team.   No matter which of these team-friendly places you choose, for the best experience be sure to call ahead to make sure they expecting you.

About Matthew Sookram

Matthew Sookram is a Canadore College graduate. He has lived and worked in North Bay since 2009 covering different beats; everything from City Council to North Bay Battalion.

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