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346 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
(807) 344-7887
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yes, yes, and yes again!

Was in town on business waiting for a bus and decided to get a milkshake while I had to stand and wait, what a great decision that was! Can't wait to come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2014
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London, Ontario, Canada
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London, Ontario, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Was in town on business waiting for a bus and decided to get a milkshake while I had to stand and wait, what a great decision that was! Can't wait to come back.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The ice cream at Merla-Mae is very good, and the cones are a very good size, but find they are rather on the expensive side, so only go there about once a summer. The service is very good and the staff seems to be very polite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Best soft serve, good food too. Has been around FOREVER!! Summer must-visit in Thunder Bay. Twin soft-serve cone is great, really good butterscotch sundae too.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Hi. I first had their chicken sandwich in 1975. I love it. We went today for the first time this season. I'm not sure if they've changed the supplier, but the chicken burger seemed to be of poor quality. Both my husband & I threw away some of the french fries. We used to like them. Today they didn't taste... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Thunder Bay is not the place for good meat I guess. I don't know what their burger patties are made from, but it's not 100% beef, that's for sure. The ultimate burger came fresh and hot. The bun was great but we threw away the meat after a couple of bites, yuck. Thankfully the fries were perfect and the milk... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

It's on Memorial Drive and constantly busy. But worth the wait, the shakes were creamy and my cheeseburger heavenly! Exactly what was needed after a long day of driving and exploring.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

New hard ice cream has ground persians in it. Does it get better than homemade ice cream on a hot summer's day? Have heard the gelato is also fantastic.

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NW Ontario
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Not bad but not great. I love the root beer milkshake but their banana split is a disappointment and a tastier one can be found at Dairy Queen.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

It isnt summer until you've been to the Merla Mae for Ice Cream.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Like many Thunder Bayites, I have always enjoyed stopping by the Merla-Mae for an ice cream or more substantial snack. Back when I was a poor student, I would save up my money for an ice cream cone, and they kept taking a lower amount from me even though they had raised prices for about three months. You don't forget... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 346 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: (807) 344-7887

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert

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