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Anchor & Ore, Thunder Bay, ON

Anchor & Ore

4.2
4.2
322 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Anchor & Ore is open for indoor dining!

Anchor & Ore experiences are filled with great conversations, distinctive food and beverages delivered with precision service. We take pride in making every dining experience unique and memorable.

Located in the Heart of the Thunder Bay waterfront, close to the downtown Port Arthur district overlooking beautiful Lake Superior.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Dining Bar, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat 7:30 am–11:00 am Sun 7:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (807) 285-9338
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Bassel Abou Fakher
  • Neighbourhood
    Thunder Bay
  • Cross Street
    Pearl St. and S Water St.
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Waterfront Terminal
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 322 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Thunder Bay

    Best Overall

  • Thunder Bay

    Best Food

  • Thunder Bay

    Best Service

  • Thunder Bay

    Best Ambience

  • Thunder Bay

    Best Value

  • Thunder Bay

    Good for groups

  • Thunder Bay

    Healthy

  • Thunder Bay

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Thunder Bay

    Good for special occasions

  • Thunder Bay

    Lively

  • Thunder Bay

    Most Booked

322 Reviews
  1. FiorellaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I rated the value as moderate because I was overcharged for my beverage. On the menu the beer I chose (Heineken) was listed at a lower price than what I was charged $9.50.

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  2. PatrickB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Your sever Laura was great, very attractive and very nice and friendly, food was great, will be returning again, thank you

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed the food and service at this restaurant . We enjoyed the jazz combo too. The amplifiers were too loud at the beginning but were adjusted lower and our listening experience improved. The restaurant should stay open as a club after restaurant stopped serving meals so patrons could enjoy the only jazz venue in Thunder Bay especially on a Friday night.

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  4. Kate

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely Friday evening at Anchor & Oar. The jazz was great; the view from the large windows awesome. There is a sense of spaciousness and comfort. The food was good, not spectacular. The server did not seem to have any idea of what kinds of food were gluten free, but he did go check with the Chef and tried to be helpful. We would definitely go back again.

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  5. KenS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a joy to eat at the Anchor and Ore! Was quiet and all good when we went for Easter 🐣

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  6. KarenT

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have brunched at this venue on more than one occasion. This past visit - Mar 2024 it seemed that the quality of food has declined. There was 3 pasta dishes - a pasta salad, a hot vegetarian lasagna & lastly a mac & cheese. There was one bowl of greens, crudities with no accompanying dip that I could see. On the breakfast part, there was homefries, eggs benedict, sausage & bacon. There was a ham plus another meat at the carving station which I did not sample. What I did enjoy was a herbed / cajun cold shrimp & smoked salmon. I did try one piece of fried chicken which seemed similar to a generic frozen style. So not sure if I will go back based on my latest experience.

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  7. Lynk

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the fish and chips, which was excellent, another member of our party enjoyed the beef brisket, it looked delicious. He noted that the brisket was excellet.

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  8. RobertaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable experience. Food was delicious & ambiance welcoming.

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  9. Neelysam

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience with great food at a reasonable price! Will definitely be back!!

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  10. MikeR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent view of Lake Superior and excellent wait staff.

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  11. Iimages

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a romantic dinner on Valentine's and were not disappointed. We ordered from the special menu and I must say appetizer to dessert was delicious. My duck was tasty and moist while the wife gave a thumbs up to the Atlantic Salmon. Service was exemplary and the jazz trio Mood Indigo enhanced the atmosphere without being too loud and overpowering.

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  12. RobertC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Didn’t feel rushed and music was great. Very relaxing atmosphere with beautiful lake view. Perfect place for a romantic evening dinner. Definitely will go again!

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  13. KarenT

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ample brunch, several hot items including carvery, this day was roast beef. I was very impressed with the eggs benedict, they were fresh & the yolks were perfect. Outstanding service by staff. Very responsive & were quick to respond to our table's needs. We eat here often as we enjoy the ambience, view & service.

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  14. Megz

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Quite a few meals were burnt, other food was cold, service was slow. Even the drinks were meh. Portions small for the price and meals not all well rounded eg. chicken didn’t come with any vegetables. Overall our evening was very disappointing and still expensive, will not return for quite some time and we used to love it here and recommend to everyone.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Sent food back because it was over cooked. They brought the wrong side dish for one person. Brought the wrong desert for another person. Ran out of a simple beverage on the second re-order. Changed the waitress halfway through the meal. It was a poor dining experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We love listening to the talented jazz band on Friday nights. They were great as usual! The service was the absolute worst we had experienced. They were short staffed and did not have a bartender. Our poor waitress had too many tables and was making her own drinks. Friends at our table were annoyed and frustrated. The menu changed and our favourites were no longer available. A disappointing experience.

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  17. KimmyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with the view and the jazz band playing. Food was very tasty.

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  18. AnneZ

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a reservation through Open table for five people, however we ended up being nine in total on the morning of the breakfast. The staff could not have been kinder or more efficient dealing with the extra numbers. Our waitress then agreed to take a photo of us! Thanks for the great breakfast and excellent service. Anne

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous breakfast and great service. The view is beautiful l.

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  20. JenniferB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great but the service out of the kitchen was extremely slow. A bit pricey with an $8 lemonade and $28 burgers.

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  21. DIANEC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious but perhaps more fruit and desserts!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the jazz band! Food and atmosphere is great. More service staff would be appreciated.

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  23. RobertaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening with great service. Loved looking out at the harbour & enjoying the quiet ambiance. The food was delicious & fairly priced compared to other establishments. I would have enjoyed a little bread or bun while we waited for our meal though. Overall excellent experience.

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  24. CynthiaB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great way to spend a Friday evening! Husband and I went for dinner for the first time. The view is one of my favourites, and seeing it through a wall of windows as the sun set was perfect. Our server, Laura, was wonderful - friendly and attentive - and the food was excellent. Husband had fish & chips. Batter on the fish was crisp and light without being greasy and heavy. He said it's the best fish & chips he's had since we last visited the East Coast. I had the chicken ondinne and mushroom pasta. Delicious! Big Lake local pasta is awesome to begin with; the sauce was tasty but not overly rich and I loved the roasted mushrooms and other veg. The chicken supreme was cooked to perfection, moist and juicy. Friday night jazz courtesy of Mood Indigo was a bonus. We'll definitely be back.

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  25. CaitlinM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place with great food! Loved it! Would definitely recommend.

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  26. Foodie

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great atmosphere. The location and views couldn't be better.

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  27. BarryR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE where there for the New Year's Eve dinner and it was very good. The service was excellent and Mood Indigo was fantastic. We also enjoyed Christmas day brunch as well. Definitely will be going again as their brisket is fantastic.

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  28. MichelleS

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife enjoyed the salmon billettes. I did not but I’m not one to enjoy fish so not surprised. I liked the mushroom soup. My wife had the salad. The yellow beets had little flavour so she skipped those. The waiter did accommodate her by having the cheese taken off. As I don’t like lobster, my wife and I had a solution. She would have 2 surf and turf and I would have 2 steak. The waiter said true kitchen couldn’t accommodate and we would have to replate the food ourselves, not surprised. The menu said lobster tails and my wife was not impressed with the diced lobster mixed with cream sauce and cheese she is intolerant to too much dairy. This should have been listed on the menu. The waiter asked the kitchen to serve a plain lobster but was told it wasn’t possible. My steak was cooked as requested but by the time I got it it was cool. Med-rare should be about 68C. It was closer to 50. To send it back meant waiting for a reheated steak which would be over cooked or waiting even longer for a new one. The meat was lightly seasoned which is nice to see as most restaurants over-salt to get a tender cut. Unfortunately, the meat was tougher than usual and took effort to cut through it. As we were finishing the waiter brought a new lobster from the kitchen with the manager’s apology but it still had cream sauce on it. The mango was light and flavourful, but overpowered by the other flavours in the plate. The music was excellent with a bonus of a small dance floor.

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  29. gpeter52

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If staying at the Delta Hotel, give the restaurant a try. The setting is beautiful with floor to ceiling windows, lakefront views and comfortable chairs. Four of us all had different entrees and we all enjoyed our food . Decent wine and cocktail menu to boot. Service we found to be very attentive, good timing with drinks, salads and main course. Waiter checked in 3 or 4 times to ensure we were pleased with the food . Check out the menu online and see if prices and food selections are to your liking, as we are all different in our wants and needs. I personally don't think you'll be disappointed. Thank you

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  30. MelanieT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! great food! great space! We will be back

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  31. CorinneA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The seared tuna was amazing, as well as the brisket.

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  32. MadgeC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My family enjoyed our meal at the Anchor & Ore. Love having a buffet available because I'm not aware of any others in the city. I wish the carved meat wasn't turkey as we were making one at the home the next day. Wish it would have been beef or lamb if you ever offer that.

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  33. DaveM

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent music and food. The service by Robin was amazing!

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  34. HopeK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch on sunday and the price, atmosphere and staff were awesome. I very much enjoyed it there, I will absolutely be back.

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  35. MaddyC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal itself was lovely and the staff was super kind but the reservation was an issue. We made the reservation on the website over a week earlier and got confirmation messages from the restaurant multiple times just to show up and then having no reservation for us. This is the second time this has happened here, the place itself is so great but wish the reservation Website or the restaurant could solve that issue.

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  36. Suzieq

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu needs enhancement, and service has always been slow. But the atmosphere and food is great

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  37. KeiraH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went out for dinner after we had our civil service at City Hall. They had a love jazz band playing Christmas songs and other tunes. They dimmed the lights, comfortable seating. I had the ribs, which were amazing. Hands down the best ribs I’ve ever had. My husband had a brisket sandwich which was very tender and the bun was good. The only note we had was that you could smell the scent if smoked fish on the smoked brisket and smoked ribs. They tasted phenomenal nonetheless. Our server was so friendly and sweet, the supervisor was very nice as well.

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  38. RyanW

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible. Obviously had a reservation. For 7 pm. Sat down right away. By 7:30 pm no one had even come and said hi or even acknowledged us. Other than us getting seated not a word was said to us by anyone. Tried getting people’s attention politely and they would literally look away. Not even a smile. Horrible. We left.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good. However not outstanding. I would go back because it was better than ok.

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  40. MikeR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The live music(Friday evening ) was very loud so it was difficult to talk over dinner.

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FAQs

Anchor & Ore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (807) 285-9338.

Anchor & Ore is rated 4.2 stars by 322 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Anchor & Ore

2240 Sleeping Giant Parkway, Thunder Bay, ON P7A 0E7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Pearl St. and S Water St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Thunder Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat 7:30 am–11:00 am Sun 7:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Dining Bar, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Waterfront Terminal
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Bassel Abou Fakher
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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