Anchor & Ore

4.4
91 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 91 people are saying
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GandC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had Christmas dinner at the anchor in oar restaurant in the Delta Hotel and it was exceptional. It wasn’t the traditional take on a turkey dinner, but incorporated brined and smoked turkey, roasted brussels sprouts, carmelized carrots, a delicious yam mash, and a cranberry compote. It was simply a taste sensation.

There wasn’t a lot of restaurants to choose from for Christmas dinner, but we certainly lucked into choosing this one. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our dining experience. We will certainly be back

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SandraB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Caring servers especially after sharing that my son had just been forced out of his apt due to a fire next door. Salmon dish was particularly nice. Chocolate lava cake was clumsy-looking but tasty.

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Happycustomer
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dining experience, everything was delicious!

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KristineC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Ajit was very friendly and helpful, which helped to make our dining experience most pleasant. The complimentary dessert was a lovely surprise and made our anniversary dinner even more special! Thank you!

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My only critique was breakfast menu was limited at 11am (thought there was lunch menu but they close for lunch) & some of food seemed a bit old (sausages bit dry) because they were closed after us. But excellent service, view, quiet (we were only ones thete) & they adapted menu to suit picky eater.

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vipAndrewC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The worst service! Our waiter was incredibly poor, we had to ask for everything, our empty plates sat for an hour before being removed, we were not offered refills, dessert, coffee, it was maddening. Our entrees arrived at the same time as our appetizers, the waiter just did not care one iota, most of our dishes were very dry from sitting under the warmer. For a Christmas party of 9 we had higher expectations!

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SharonT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great but short staffed for number of patrons …friendly staff

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Canucktracy
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal, excellent service. They were short staffed and warned us ahead that service might be slow. We didn't experience that at all. Very attentive server and food was tasty!

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AlisonR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome. The food was delicious and plentiful. Drinks were a little on the expensive side.

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my first time there and I enjoyed the open concept, the lovely view of the harbour and skating rink.

Food was excellent. Had a small issue with my beer but it was rectified immediately. 9/10 would go again

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BevJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group really enjoyed being at the Anchor and Ore to celebrate our friendship and Christmas. The food was great and the service from Stacy was wonderful.

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TrevR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The server was nice. Drinks took forever to get. We could see them sitting at the bar. No one was bringing them over. Because of that, we ordered everything at once to avoid a long wait. Asked for medium rare steak. It was rare. Other than that, the ambience was great and the food was overall very good! I would come back again for the great view and food!

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RebeccaK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is very nice and the service excellent. A little slow but we were okay with waiting. We were visiting and I know everywhere is short staffed, understandable. The windows make it a little cold in the winter, so bring a sweater. The food was very good. We demolished our app in minutes. We ordered the pit boss platter for 4. We liked everything but the Mac n Cheese is meant for one on that platter. Overall, I would recommend it and return again.

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SharonT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere and service. However I booked through open table and they were not aware of my reservation at 11 am and they close at 11!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your experience at anchor and Ore was amazing the service was great , very friendly watress and the food was outstanding, I recommend the platter for two !! We will definitely will be back !

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Lisa
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and scenery, smoked meat platter for two was very tasty

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Lorraine
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will definitely be back. Would love to see some sort of fish taco on the menu.

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Alison
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Anchor and Ore is bright and beautiful. The wait staff while a little slow (it was busy) we’re polite and helpful. The menu has some interesting items. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had brought my buddy In from out of town and wanted a memorable dining experience. Anchor & Ore was over the top and more!

By far, the best dining experience in Thunder Bay!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Awful lighting, awful interior design, hi fat unhealthy menu with no options - like a school cafeteria from 1960

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LoisA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed a quiet dinner for two looking out onto the marina. Our dinners were presented nicely and were very tasty. Our waitress took care of our needs efficiently.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and excellent service from Gabby. Food was great too!

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Chose restaurant as your site recommended it for romance, scenic view, special occasion. It was our anniversary - mentioned that to maître de who congratulated us but he did not tell our waitress ( missed opportunity to upsell dessert?). Amazing harbour view. Pre dinner drinks were good. Ordered Pit Boss Platter for two. Most food on platter tepid or cool. Beef brisket was good. Pulled chicken was horrible - so heavily dusted with cumin we could not eat it. Crispy fries were over fried; Mac and Cheese noodles over cooked and cheese sauce bland; coleslaw was okay; Lemon Pepper Asparagus was blackened/charred with no identifiable hint of either lemon or pepper. Cornbread gummy and most identifiable taste was cumin, not corn. Had to ask waitress for coffee. She did not ask if we wanted dessert. Icing on the cake - both of us suffered stomach cramps within 3 hours of returning home and were unwell the next day. Not the kind of experience I would expect from a Delta Hotel

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food wasn't that good. Good service greater ambience

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ShelleyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Tried calling 4 times and left 2 messages without a reply but once there, the food was excellent and I was able to get my Mom an 80th birthday dessert.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service slow, had to wait several minutes for drink refills.

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BrittaT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good can be more hot, view on the harbour is great. Service was not great. Had to ask a couple of times to fill up our water glasses.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

👍server was very pleasant and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was fantastic, the service was outstanding and the food was marvellous !!!!!! Had the Pit Boss dinner for 2 and it was soooo tasty!!! We will definitely be back !! Well done!!!!!

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DarylE
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing
Marina our server was amazing
All great

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AnthonyO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio. Great view of Harbour and sleeping Giant. Ribs were delicious and got a side of Mac and Cheese which I would get again.

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MyleeS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the most delicious steak dinners I have ever tasted! Great atmosphere.

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Cori
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, beautifully presented! Great service and a gorgeous view. Definitely a hidden gem.

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Chancesmom1
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful! We were celebrating a birthday and he was very gracious. Food was very good - and good size portions!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food and service my family and I have ever had in Thunder Bay!

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Bootylicious
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On time, good selection, great wine, great view.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, food service everything was great.

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teecee
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, lots of space (covid safe), good food, beautiful sunlit restaurant with an outstanding view.

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TammyC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered the Fall special and the meal was amazing. The special meal drew us in but we will definitely be going back. The view of the lake was the perfect back drop to a beautiful evening.

FAQs

Anchor & Ore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (807) 285-9318.

Anchor & Ore is rated 4.4 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.