Top 10 restaurants in Thunder Bay, Canada

December 8, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

A vacation in Thunder Bay is about immersing yourself in natural splendor. Lake Superior, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, and all manner of outdoor sports are at your disposal here. Fort William Historical Park’s costumed interpreters bring the region’s history to life for kids.
Things to do in Thunder Bay

1. Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +1 807-628-8588
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 392 reviews

Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

At Caribou, the surroundings are comfortable and the focus is contemporary cuisine of exceptional quality. We are a North American bistro providing you amazing food and top-notch service. In our restaurant, we do not stick to just one type of cuisine. Our chefs are inspired by foods and dishes from Italy to Korea, and more. Signature dishes created by Chef Craig Vieira include certified Angus tenderloin, cedar plank salmon, black and blue ahi tuna and wood oven pizzas. To complete your meal, try one of our desserts that are prepared in-house by our pastry chef. In addition to providing a variety of cuisines from an array of culinary backgrounds, we present an extensive wine list that was compiled by our wine expert, Jeff Hupka. At caribou, we are pleased to offer you a wine list chosen for quality and value with exceptional selection. Our list includes an excellent vintage selection of rare and world class wines, as well as over 30 wines by the glass. Our wine philosophy is focused to bring you a great dining experience enhanced with carefully selected wines to complement your meal. If you're in the mood for a variety of wines, try one of our wine flights. Caribou has been listed in "Where to Eat in Canada" for several years running and the wine list has earned the "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence" every year since 2002. For an unforgettable experience, come join us at Caribou for a delicious meal and a delectable glass of wine.

Reviewed By Johanna M

I regularly have lunch here, solo at the bar (there’s a fairly regular business lunch crowd here). Lunches are only Thursday and Friday. Healthy, delicious meals at exceptionally reasonable price points, and they will have you in and out in 45 minutes easily. Top it off with an espresso before heading back to work! You can also call ahead and pick up a lunch to go.
Steak and white bean salad is a fantastic lunch that won’t cause an afternoon carb-crash.

2. Bistro One

555 Dunlop St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6S1, Canada Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 807-622-2478
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Bistro One

Reviewed By hippyways - Saint Paul, Minnesota

We arrived here from Minnesota in our jeans and sweatshirt. Didn't realize it was a "really nice" restaurant as we just looked at the rating and wanted a place nearby our hotel.
The staff treated us exceptionally!
This is a top notch restaurant when it comes to service and food.
We arrived around 5:30 without Reservations but they found a table for us. Water, olives and bread were served immediately as well as our drinks.
We had the Caesar Salad and Beet/Spinach salad which were very good.
Our entrees were Braised Beef Short Ribs and the Shrimp Linguini. Tender beef - food was great all the way around.
I did wish the beef had been served without the bone.
Prices are higher than what I've seen elsewhere but it was worth it.
Before I left they brought me the Beet Salad leftovers in a take out container although I hadn't requested it. We left without it as I didn't want it but I hadn't told anyone and on the way out someone came behind us to bring it to us as they thought we forgot it.
Now that's great service!

3. Prospector Restaurant

27 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2T3, Canada Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 807-345-5833
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 317 reviews

Prospector Restaurant

Reviewed By Ronnjonna - Minneapolis, Minnesota

OK- the name has “steakhouse” in it, but I accompanied my partner with the hope that this semi- carnivore would find enough fresh,healthy alternatives to survive. There are a few options: crudités at the salad bar, baked potato, Caesar salad, Yorkshire pudding and rolls. Otherwise it’s meat, meat, meat. Partner said prime rib was average (a bit “chewy”). There were diners around us who were obviously relishing their enormous portions of meat. Ambiance dated.

4. Lot 66

66 Court St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2X3, Canada Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, American, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 807-683-7708
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 304 reviews

Lot 66

Reviewed By Sel8 - Ontario

We went without Reservations on a Friday night. Big mistake! Make Reservations! We had to sit at the bar as there were no tables but the service was amazing. Our male bartender/server was attentive and friendly. We had Crab Cakes. Mussels, New York Strip Loin and the Filet. The food was cooked to perfection. It was delicious. The restaurant is classy, a notch above the Keg but without the stuffiness of some higher end restaurants. The menu is extensive, the drinks are great and the service is phenomenal. We will be back, with Reservations!

5. Hoito Restaurant

314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1S1, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available European, Canadian, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$39 - HK$78 +1 807-345-6323
Excellent
42%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 581 reviews

Hoito Restaurant

Reviewed By bobbrecken - Thunder Bay

I hadn’t been there for brakfast for a while and it has changed. Prices are up and the pancake serving has slipped from three to two. The breakfast menu is shortened also.
Since they remodeled the business seems to have dropped right off. The counter has gone and with it a lot of the regulars. Service was good, the Finn cakes excellent and on the plus side they have a seniors discount which makes the prices easier to take.

6. Naxos Bar and Grill

610 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5R8, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, Greek, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night +1 807-475-3886
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 260 reviews

Naxos Bar and Grill

Reviewed By Roadrat1948 - Thunder Bay, Canada

The classic style bacon and eggs ordered with pancakes is more than most people could eat.
Add a decent cup of coffee and an attentive server and you have a winning combination.
Parking lot can be a little crowded.
For visitors arriving from the US turn right at Arthur Street and the restaurant is behind Mac's on your right.
Our grand kids love this place.

7. Thai Kitchen

11 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2T1, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$94 +1 807-345-1707
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

Thai Kitchen

Reviewed By TBSuz - Thunder Bay, Canada

The food was delicious! I loved my green curry dish -- flavored to my request (not hot)! I would've given 5 stars, but the service was very slow -- we waited quite a while for our check and then our change. Also, dress warm. We were there on a very cold night and every time the door opened we felt a bit cool. I like Thai food and this will be my "go to" restaurant!

8. the Sovereign Room

220 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1A6, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Bar, Pub, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$118 +1 807-343-9277
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

the Sovereign Room

Reviewed By sneekymongoose - Toronto, Canada

We were told this was a must eat spot. We went with a local so we found the place easily. They had a variety of ecclectic food options. We ordered the proscuitto fig pizza, cucumber smash, fried cauliflower, side pickles, and wings. The food came in good time and was tastey. The ambiance from what I saw looked like a wooden pub. We were in close to the bar, so I'm not sure if there was more further or had an upstairs or not.
The bathrooms had lots of graffitti on the walls which seemed a mit of a mismatch between the restaurant vibe.

9. The Growing Season Juice Collective

Thunder Bay ON P7B 3C1-201 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 3C1, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 807-344-6869
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

The Growing Season Juice Collective

Reviewed By Ross D

My son had taken me here and I enjoyed it so this time I brought my wife for her firsts experience. Food and staff were great and although it is a bit of a small place it has a great vibe. It is close enough to the marina it will be a great place to come grab some good food made by some local owners!
We will be back for sure!

10. Kabab Village

215 Syndicate Ave S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 1E1, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$149 +1 807-622-9495
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Kabab Village

Reviewed By Tanice M

If you want authentic, fresh and perfectly flavoured food with the flare of Lebanon then you absolutely have to eat here. The individual flavour of each dish is mouth watering. The schwarma is turning on the spot as it's shared off fresh for your meal, the habra kabob is something you will long for once you've tried it. Of course the hummus and babaganush is over the top. What most people miss out on it the under promoted garlic dip. It will knock your socks off. The family and staff are wonderful and only too happy to help you understand and enjoy what you are eating. You truly will want more.

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