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Anchor & Ore, Thunder Bay, ON

Anchor & Ore

3.9
3.9
336 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 2 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 336 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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

336 Reviews
  1. AnnaG

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great, and it was a pretty quick service. The only thing was that the kid's burger was too dry, without any veggies.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to try anchor and ore for our Mother’s Day dinner. We love the ambiance of the restaurant but service was a tad slow. The restaurant wasn’t busy so I’m not really sure why. We asked for a couple small things like ice or a refill and it took a while for most things. My MIL asked for a cup of ice that was never brought to the table. Although the food was great. I feel the price for what you get is very high. We were told last minute that because we had a table over 10 we had automatically been charged 15% gratuity, which in all is fine because we would’ve given that anyways but to not be in advance about it was a little annoying. Overall we were all happy but I don’t think we will be returning for next years Mother’s Day dinner.

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  3. CPPK

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They took the reservation. But they didn't keep the reservation. Which, as any Seinfeld aficionado would know, is really the most important part. We had a guest with severe mobility issues who was very much looking forward to her meal, so to say the least this was very disappointing to everyone in our party.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation for 10:15 and got our food at 11:45 after we kept after them. We are positive they completely forgot about us. We will not go back this was the second really bad experience we have with the restaurant. The worst part we had our grand son who is only 16 months and was starving.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for breakfast on Mothers Day and it certainly appreared that they were understaffed as we waitied a considerable time to order and to receive our food. At least the restuarant has a great view of the waterfront. I ordered the Eggs Benedict and one of the eggs was closer to hardboiled than a typical benny egg, while the other was cooked perfectly. We ordered four mimosas, which were severely overpriced at $13.00 each. (2 ounces of Prosseco and 2 ounces of Orange Juice) They were not on the menu, so we did not know the price when ordering. Normally one can order a full glass of Prosseco for $8-$9. I would recommend with caution.

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  6. ShereeK

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant gorgeous view. The day we went they were slightly understaff but service was excellent.

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  7. Kirsten

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service for our mains was really slow waiting over 40 mins. Good came out cold

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely beautiful location. Food quality was fantastic! The buffet needs to be monitored more efficiently to ensure items are replenished in a timely manner and service area is clean. It seemed that staffing may have been an issue on this day but overall a good experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not impressed and won't be back. Cost us $79 for two people for the buffet and just coffee. The only good thing about the buffet were the potato Wedges. The roast beef was so overcooked it was unchewable, the bacon was undercooked and the croissants were incredibly dry. I wouldn't go back again. Definitely not worth $30 a person!

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  10. AnitaP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service food and entertainment Attentive and accommodating

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was there for a dinner type meeting took longer than expected to get served after our apps had to ask the waitress to take our order other than that was a good night. Food was delicious and priced accordingly.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding all around! Our server was delightful. The fish and chips were excellent. Our table was next to the window and overlooked the water on a beautiful day. I will definitely return.

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  13. Appletown

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meals and Ambuance! Service was good! Beautiful setting!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointing. 3 of us had salmon, and it was very bland and boring. The food was not hot when we got it. We told her that we were not happy with the food and got no real response from her, nor did she appear to inform her supervisor. Waitress lacking in some of the basic aspects about how to serve food and interact with customers. I put in the reservation that it was a birthday celebration and there was no acknowledgment by the server about it. Overall, overpriced and underwhelming.

    2 people found this helpful

  15. FiorellaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    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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  16. PatrickB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    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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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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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  18. Kate

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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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  19. 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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  20. KarenT

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. KarenT

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. CynthiaB

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

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

Anchor & Ore is rated 3.9 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 2 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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