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Anchor & Ore, Thunder Bay, ON

Anchor & Ore

4.0
4
194 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 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Dining Bar, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (807) 285-9318

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Oliver Macalino

  • Neighborhood

    Thunder Bay

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    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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What 194 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TA

    ThereseA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Mood Indigo on Fridays& great service & atmosphere !
  2. DC

    DevonaC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    All was good except for the coffee. It was tepid and far too strong
  3. T

    Teeke

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Enjoy the music, ambiance and food. Only suggestion is to bring back more vegetarian options and vegetable sides with platters
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very courteous. LU grad of forestry. Service was great. Food was delicious
  5. CM

    CorinneM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    It’s a beautiful restaurant with a lovely view. No cocktail menu. It wasn’t busy, waited over an hour for our food. Had the fried chicken sandwich- it just came on a regular bun, not a pretzel bun as described. It was ok. Side salad was wilted and warm from being in a hot bowl. My friend had the pulled pork. She said it was very disappointing. Our server was nice, though she didn’t ask how the food was. Overall it wasn’t the worst, but overpriced for the quality of the food you got.
  6. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    My friends and I went to Anchor and Ore for drinks and appetizers. We waited over an hour for our 4 appetizers. The food was not warm other then the spinach dip. The chicken wings were under cook. My friends and I experienced stomach issues the next day as a result of the under cooked chicken. It was not worth the price for the food. I would not recommend anyone going there.
  7. FA

    FrankA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Had a lovely evening of jazz music. The food was good , just that it took over an hour to arrive. Other than that , it was a great experience.
  8. RA

    RobertA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Short staffed- no one at front reception for almost 5 minutes. Competent, overworked wait staff. Meal was acceptable. Nothing stood out. We had the Pit Boss. Desserts were probably the best. Wine price was atrocious! $18/ glass of Medium value wine. Will think hard before going back
  9. TA

    ThereseA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We have been going to Anchor & Ore on Fridays to listen to Mood Indigo. We really enjoy the jazz & atmosphere.
  10. R

    Rosie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was good. The live jazz music (Mood Indigo) was good but at times a bit loud to have a conversation.
  11. LA

    LesleyA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We arrived on time - did not get a booth as requested. The service was extremely slow as our server was too busy. We sat at the table for 20mins before we were approached. We have no complaints re: food once it arrived
  12. V

    Viking

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Wine prices exorbitant, with little choice. Some food cold.needed reheat. More staff needed. Long wait. Waitress very pleasant and accommodating.
  13. MZ

    MelanieZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner and it was lovely great view, good food fun to share the platter for two
  14. U

    Unimpressed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Three of four menu items we tried to order weren’t available, but were still on the photocopied, black and white sheet of paper that was a menu. Why not just print new ones? For how quiet it was in the restaurant our server was not very attentive. It’s a shame, we hadn’t been back here in a year and it seems nothing has changed. Too bad, prime location, Could be a great opportunity here if it was managed correctly
  15. DH

    DonnaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was good. Nice to have the Jazz music, however, It was too loud. First time being out with friends for dinner but could not hear each other. Suggest putting the band a little further way.
  16. SR

    SheilaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We really liked the food! We ordered the Pit Boss for 2 so we could taste a bunch of things. It didn't disappoint! Sitting by the lakeshore was beautiful. On a nice sunny day it must be fabulous!
  17. C

    Cori

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Northern Delights Menu!
  18. CM

    CathyM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely Friday evening listening to Jazz, couple delicious Old Fashioneds and yummy appetizers
  19. PP

    PaulaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    The food was delicious, we really enjoyed the entertainment. Our server was wonderful— but she had way too much to do. She did her best in an understaffed situation. The wine was terrible. Both red & white.
  20. DM

    DebraM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and service. The view is spectacular.
  21. JF

    JanisF

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, server was attentive. Great place to celebrate a birthday; was surprised at the beautiful birthday dessert that was complimentary and the chef came out to greet us well.
  22. EG

    EvaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening with a good friend. We opted to go on a Friday evening to listen to the wonderful music of Mood Indigo. The service was excellent, lots of food choices and we listened to the recommendations of our server. Price point was good in comparison to food venues. The location speaks for itself. The view is outstanding! Parking is a challenge although may not be the fault of the hotel. Hopefully, options are being further explored
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very good and food tasted amazing
  24. MD

    MarjaD

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We love the venue…it has a million dollar view from every window. The food is so so but i do so seem some improvement from when the restaurant was first opened it is clean and bright in the restaurant. It is difficult to put a finger on what is missing in the ambience. The staff is pleasant but often dont seem as they are experienced. The wine list is overpriced for wha you are serving and lacks in variety,.. i like the idea of mood indigo playing there..that is a draw. Thunder Bay is a fickle place…a restaurant either makes it or makes it in the first few months.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were both amazing
  26. RB

    RobertB

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and fantastic jazz music
  27. BT

    BrittaT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I really liked the view and our waiter was great. Nice but not to into our face. However, I found the food a bit disappointing as my gnocchi with pesto sauce didn’t really taste like pesto. It was more a cheese sauce.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Not happy with the Food or the service. Was charged for a meal we didn’t received. Made a call to the manager and they haven’t returned my call. Would not recommend this restaurant.
  29. AL

    AndrewL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had the butter chicken and land &sea. Both were very good flavour.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and waiter was exceptionally professional. Was Jazz night. Music was great.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an evening with jazz night!!! Food was exceptional and my guests had an awesome first experience in Thunder Bay at Anchor & Ore!!!
  32. I

    Indy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Wanted to try this place as we’d seen it online - went out for date night. Food was an-so-lutely AMAZING!! Sadly though our service wasn’t all that great - barely saw our waiter for the whole meal. There was a live band playing which was nice but a tad bit loud. Overall we’d go back but only for the food.
  33. JF

    JanisF

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Liked the airy feel and decor. Salmon, burger and fish and chips were great.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    45th wedding anniversary
  35. CT

    CarolanT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Best nachos ever. Really
  36. NP

    NancyP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brother leaving town
  37. DW

    DavidW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This was the first time in three visits that the food I ordered (from the menu) was actually available. When it arrived it was disappointing. The BBQ shaved jackfruit was uninspiring and the mailed Brussels sprouts were overcooked and dried out.
  38. RM

    RobynM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very good server and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. Brought a toddler with and worked out great.
  39. BO

    BathOntario

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good attentive service and great view!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The service was good at the beginning but as things filled up our wait times became very long. The aesthetics are really great. There food is quite disappointing. Would go again only for drinks and the fish and chips which are Air good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Anchor & Ore is rated 4 stars by 194 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 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Anchor & Ore

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Thunder Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Dining Bar, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Oliver Macalino

  • Additional

    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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