Top Choice Canadian in Thunder Bay


Locally lauded chef Steve Simpson's elevated comfort food uses seasonal local ingredients, with the regularly changing menu split between small plates (eg beef tartare and smoked cauliflower) and large (veal cavatel…
Top Choice Finnish in Thunder Bay

Hoito Restaurant

You'll think you've stumbled into a staff cafeteria in Finland; indeed, that's how the Hoito started, over a century ago, providing affordable meals to Finnish workers. This Thunder Bay institution's all-day breakfa…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Thunder Bay

Prime Gelato

With ambitions to be a Ben & Jerry's of the north, Prime sells gelato and sorbet in creative flavors such as salted caramel, including alcoholic options made with Kenora's Lake of the Woods beer. The dozen or so…
Steak in Thunder Bay

Uptown Cut

Uptown Cut's tasting menu is focused on dry-aged and wagyu steaks, aiming to promote Ontario beef. So good are these cuts that a New York Times food critic proclaimed his wagyu the best steak of his life. Much creat…
Fusion in Thunder Bay

Caribou Restaurant & Wine Bar

Between southern Thunder Bay's confusing haze of wide-set freeways and boxy mega-marts lies one of the town's best dining options. Caribou's facade is somewhat misleading, reeking of franchise banality; the inside i…
Steak in Thunder Bay

Prospector Steakhouse

Appetites beware: you're about to be obliterated. In the historic Bank of Montreal building, hefty carnivorous portions are dished out amid black-and-white scenes of moose carts, animal heads, canoes and ranch-like …
Italian in Thunder Bay


Despite its unprepossessing exterior, this charming Italian restaurant ranks as one of Thunder Bay's best, with scrumptious pastas made on-site and served by poised waiters. Heftier mains include pan-seared duck bre…
International in Thunder Bay


At this understated marina restaurant, chef Allan Rebelo has created a contemporary menu including charcuterie boards, pizza, fish tacos and shrimp and lobster pasta. Sit outside between giant teardrop sculptures, o…
International in Thunder Bay

Bistro One

A diamond in the rough of a utilitarian area south of the city center, Bistro One sizzles with an innovative, ever-changing menu, sleek decor and a legendary wine list.
Asian in Thunder Bay

Tokyo House

There's nothing authentically Japanese about this shiny all-you-can-eat restaurant, but this is Thunder Bay and we're grateful Asian food is represented this far north at all! Most of your favorite Japanese dishes a…