Anchor & Ore

Anchor & Ore

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Hours
Sun
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Mon
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tue
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wed
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thu
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fri
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$14.00 – $100.00
CUISINES
Contemporary, Canadian, Dining bars
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
Anchor & Ore is a Gastro Pub and Restaurant inspired by a rustic, seasonal and sustainable North American Ingredients, dishes designed for sampling and sharing. Anchor & Ore focuses on Bourbons and local Craft beer. The name refers to the rich History of Shipping (Anchor) and Mining industry (Gold, Iron, Silver) in Thunder Bay.
PRICE RANGE
$14.00 – $100.00
CUISINES
Contemporary, Canadian, Dining bars
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

Reviews

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles209 reviews
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Nestled by Lake Superior, Anchor & Ore has garnered an enchanting reputation for its captivating atmosphere, complete with festive decor and live jazz, despite some remarks about the music being a tad loud. Guests frequently applaud the food, particularly the brunch selection and robust flavors, though there have been occasional mentions of overcooked dishes. The portions receive praise for their size and value, satisfying those looking for diverse dining options. Service at Anchor & Ore generally earns high marks for its friendly and attentive staff, although there was an isolated incident of lukewarm food being served.
Food
Flavorful
Atmosphere
Enchanting
Service
Attentive
Value
Reasonable

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles209 reviews
Excellent
160
Very good
27
Average
9
Poor
8
Terrible
5
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Robin C
Toronto140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
Good food, nicely served, great view. We stayed at the hotel two nights and ate at the Anchor & Ore our first night. We were both very pleased with our meals. I had the pickerel, served over wild mushrooms, leeks and baby potatoes. It was excellent. The serving might be on the small side for some, but I appreciate not being overwhelmed by huge portions. My husband had the pasta with a pesto sauce, baby heirloom tomatoes and grilled shrimp. I had a taste. It was very flavourful. It was also a large serving, so he was happy. There were lots of other things on the menu I would have been happy to try, but we made a wrong decision our second night and had very disappointing pizza at a place that got good reviews.
Written September 24, 2020
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mannycanuck
Thunder Bay71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
We chose to have our anniversary dinner here. Be booked a reservation online for 6 pm. When we arrived, the reservation was promptly found and we were offered some seating options. We chose to eat on the patio because the wind was calm and the view of the harbour is excellent. The servers were attentive and served us in a timely way. I started with a delicious Von Bugle draft. We ordered the calamari as a starter. It was the best calamari I have every tasted. Perfectly prepared and served with a delicious sauce akin to a thousand island salad dressing recipe by my estimation. As the main course, my wife had the pickerel and I had the duck. They were both well prepared and presented. The duck was absolutely perfect in my opinion. It had a delightful mix of delicious meat and some duck fat with a crusty skin. I happen to love the fat. If you don’t the dish is still delicious, just set the fat aside as it is with the meat not through it. For dessert, we chose the ice cream sandwich which was tasty. I had a black coffee with it. It was fairly flavourless, probably the only item that wasn’t absolutely great. Excellent dinner and service! We would definitely come again.
Written August 16, 2020
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Aoibheann L
San Jose50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We went twice for Sunday breakfast and had a fantastic meal while enjoying the view. Excellent service and beautiful presentation. The price is on par with a few other popular breakfast spots in Thunder Bay. Highly recommend for breakfast or brunch!
Written January 26, 2020
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RoyRanjit2019
Dear Aoibheann L, Thank you for reviewing Anchor & Ore on TripAdvisor. What a fantastic review to start of the week.Your heart-warming praise and words of appreciation have been received with humble gratitude and genuine delight by all of us at the Anchor & Ore restaurant. The team is eager to exceed your expectations when you dine with us again. Warm Regards, Ranjit Roy Sr. F&B Operations Manager
Written January 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Guillaume D
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
The extraordinary open-area space with a splendid view of Thunder Bay’s Marina Park gives an initial expectation of something special. The food, much of it pre-prepared, is basically acceptable, but the Anchor & Ore fails to offer anything close to a fine dining experience. The very inexperienced and/or poorly trained wait staff give the impression that they are in a hurry, that they have no time for the details, and that serving you is a pain in the ass. This restaurant has real potential, but managers and staff need to learn a few basic principles of client service.
Written August 5, 2021
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Carlos C
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
I enjoyed breakfast service starting at 7:30 AM. Did not feel rushed whatsoever. Gabbie was pleasant and great at communicating. She was attentive to refilling the coffee and freshening it up whenever it was getting a bit cold. I had the duck confit and it was quite good - although I can't say objectively as I've never had duck confit prior! But it tasted good to me. I enjoyed the accompaniment of spring onion, which added a subtle sweetness to the dish. There was too much home fries for me, but I normally am light on the carbs and I was able to pick away at it throughout the next several hours during my long and lazy breakfast. The hot dish it came in on served to keep everything warm even as I picked at the home fries later on in the morning.
Written January 7, 2023
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Pavlo N
Dear Carlos, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your most recent dining experience at Anchor & Ore. The team and I are thrilled to read your positive comments. On behalf of Gabbie, we thank you for highlighting her for the exceptional service she provides. Your feedback is appreciated and highly motivating to the entire team at Anchor & Ore. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Pavlo Nazarenko Food and Beverage Manager
Written January 17, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

buffalos
Timmins79 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 business
The first day I got here I ordered the fish and chips and it was very good. So three nights later I decided to have the fish and chips again big mistake. The french fries were cold, and the fish was greasy and overcooked. They took the fries back and 10 minutes later brought us more fries that were so overcooked there was no potato left inside them. The waiter said he would bring me more fish and about 10 minutes later came back and said they weren’t bringing any more fish that they were going to give me 10% off the order because I had eaten some of the fish. The chef never should’ve let that plate of fish and chips leave the kitchen because by looking at it, it was very obvious that it was over cooked and greasy.
Written March 9, 2023
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Pavlo N
Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent dining experience with us at Anchor and Ore. I would like to take this opportunity to apologies for not meeting your expectation regarding the food quality, your concerns were shared with our chef, and we will look into them. Thank you for your feedback regarding staff service, please know if we receive similar feedback regarding mentioned above, we will take an action to rectify it as we appreciate our guest`s opinion and we action on them when appropriate. We hope to welcome you back and be able give us the chance to exceed your expectations and live up to the high standards of service which we are known. Kind regards, Pavlo F&B Manager
Written March 13, 2023
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DuncanTee
Thunder Bay District47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 friends
First time back since May’19 and COVID. Four adults in a booth away from window; window tables are for two only. Good view of harbour and sunset on the S. Giant. Service by Stacy was excellent as the place went from nearly empty to almost full in one hour. Friendly; prompt; attentive; knowledgeable about menu items. Food was great -we all shared Boss platter every meat item first class. Five sides really great -sweet potato fries done right but the 6th -gourmet Mac &cheese was shrug shoulders ordinary. The harvest festival desserts were outstanding pumpkin pie in a mason jar. Couldn’t be better. Price is not cheap but better than the stand alone place next door; don’t expect hamburger and fries pricing but the value and price consistent with mid to upper. So really good food + great service (Thanks Stacy!) + nice lakefront location and ambience added up to a nice evening. Visitors impressed. We’ll be back.
Written November 1, 2021
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Arthur E
Thunder Bay514 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
I had heard the hotels ad on the radio the evening prior which included a full English breakfast, and decided to try their breakfast. Walking from the parking lot to the main entrance we had to laugh at the placement of Don Not enter signage. On being seated we were told that the full English breakfast was no longer available despite the ad. We ordered the "Eggs Benedict with Pea meal Bacon" instead which were an excellent choice and prepared to perfection. Service was excellent as was the coffee. Lovely location with gleaming floors and a view over the harbour. Well worth a visit. Only negative was old food crumbs in the window well which from desk said would be cleaned up. One table was being used for a mid sized business meeting.
Written August 17, 2022
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Jordan H
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
Just disappointing. This was my third time at the restaurant and just can't go back even for the view. Sold out of many bottles of wine and beer and items on the menu. The apps were alright but when we settled on our mains, we had fish and chips where the breaded fish looked like sausages, beef brisket which was so dry, and an unflavourful pasta. The server was trying so couldn't bring myself to say anything in the moment. Maybe go for drinks, the Caesar's were good but I've now written off the food certainly for the prices they charge.
Written March 28, 2022
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DaB
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We were first to try a new lunch menu on February 16. The Reuben sandwich was fantastic. The side salad was very fresh with nice ingredients and the sweet potato fries were amazing. The view of the marina on this sunny day was lovely.
Written February 19, 2020
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deboraht406
Thunder Bay142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 family
If you are looking for a great Sunday brunch then the Anchor & ore is somewhere that you should consider. Such a great variety of food to choose from and something different every week. The atmosphere of course is also nice as you can have a beautiful breakfast looking out at Lake Superior, Then go for a nice walk after eating too much. Seriously though this restaurant is well worth going to, you will not be disappointed either with the variety and taste of the food and the good service.
Written September 27, 2023
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Pavlo Nazarenko
Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your most recent dining experience at Anchor & Ore. The team and I are thrilled to read your positive comments. On behalf of the Team, we thank you for highlighting them for the exceptional service they provide. Your feedback is appreciated and highly motivating to the entire team at Anchor & Ore. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Pavlo Nazarenko Food and Beverage Manager
Written October 11, 2023
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Karen
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
This was our first visit. We decided to have dinner and listen to Mood Indigo. Our server was fantastic, Nithin. I ordered the fish and chips and it was fantastic. Perfect amount of food for me, in fact I did not finish it. My husband ordered the mushroom soup and found it to be tasteless. He also had the steak sandwich which was very small. The restaurant was very busy, the music was great and overall it was a very nice evening. I recommend going but make a reservation if it is Friday night as it was full.
Written February 11, 2023
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Pavlo N
Dear PZKaren, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your most recent dining experience at Anchor & Ore. The team and I are thrilled to read your positive comments. On behalf of Nithin, we thank you for highlighting him for the exceptional service he provides. Your feedback is appreciated and highly motivating to the entire team at Anchor & Ore. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Pavlo Nazarenko Food and Beverage Manager
Written February 13, 2023
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Stephanie D
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
This is such a beautiful restaurant location right at the Thunder Bay Waterfront Harbour! The hotel and restaurant was decorated so beautifully festive for the holidays with a huge magical looking gingerbread house in the lobby! The meal portions were huge, tasty and delicious leaving each of us with our stomachs full and happy. Our family (party of 8) had such a wonderful table to sit at and the staff was so kind in accommodating two busy toddlers in our crew. Looking forward to the next time !
Written December 23, 2023
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Feliciya Nathan
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we hope to have you back again!
Written May 15, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carolyn C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 friends
Came for dinner with a friend, it was her first time here. I had already been here, And we were both happy with the great service from Nithin . The choices we ordered, fish tacos with pickerel, and prawn toast were beautifully done up with extra detail, and great flavours. Will come again!
Written September 14, 2023
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Pavlo Nazarenko
Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your most recent dining experience at Anchor & Ore. The team and I are thrilled to read your positive comments. On behalf of Nithin, we thank you for highlighting him for the exceptional service he provides. Your feedback is appreciated and highly motivating to the entire team at Anchor & Ore. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Pavlo Nazarenko Food and Beverage Manager
Written September 26, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Layne L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 solo
Great place for a meal anytime, but I’m usually there for breakfast. Meals are always good and your cup of coffee never goes empty. All of the servers are great . Most of the time I get Gerry as my server. She’s fantastic. C as my say anything less.
Written April 19, 2023
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Pavlo Nazarenko
Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your most recent dining experience at Anchor & Ore. The team and I are thrilled to read your positive comments. On behalf of Gerry, we thank you for highlighting her for the exceptional service she provides. Your feedback is appreciated and highly motivating to the entire team at Anchor & Ore. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Pavlo Nazarenko Food and Beverage Manager
Written April 24, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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