Anchor & Ore

4.4
81 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 81 people are saying
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4.6
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CraigS
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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TrevR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 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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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 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.

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Mike
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time eating in a restaurant since the pandemic started 6+ months ago. I was impressed with the steps they took to ensure separating of guests and cleanliness of the restaurant.

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KWAK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely the best view of any restaurant in Thunder Bay! The food was good, desserts were delicious yet the wine is overpriced yet a wonderful treat for a Friday lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary. Had a wonderful server. Appreciated the complimentary dessert. Very delicious. A lovely meal. Fish was excellent as were salads. A very nice evening.

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Bootylicious
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

First time ordering with Skip. Food way over priced I feel. It was overcooked as well. Fries were best part and they were not that great.

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SJRB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a quiet lunch with good view of lake and good food. Would visit again for lunch or dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Lovely view. Friendly service

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larso
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Atmosphere was wonderful (view and location and noise level etc) - the temperature of the room however was horrible. It was so cold we all were freezing and it was brought to the attention of the staff but nothing was suggested. Food was good but wings were advertised with celery, carrots and blue cheese NONE of which we received with the appetizer. Other dishes were delicious.

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HollyP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Beautiful view of the lake and nice ambience. Our server was a delight, extremely helpful and friendly. Food was great. I would recommend this place for sure. The wine was good too 😁

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Nightout
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Menu was limited. Portion sizes small for cost. Food came out cold.

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 81 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.