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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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295 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1R7, Canada
(807) 344-6600
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I went in for drinks and snacks a Saturday night; even though it was busy, the service was fast and friendly and man! The food! I truly think they serve the best sweet potato fries with aioli in town. They never disappoint which is why I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great place... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Thunder Bay
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Madhouse has a good menu and fairly quick service if you need to get in and out in a short period of time. I like their quesidillas.

Thank Susiequeu
Livonia, Michigan
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

A local recommend we have dinner here. We asked the server what local beer she recommend and recommend we fry some from Sleeping Giant Brewery and we're happy with her recommendations. I asked her what to order and she recommend the bakd tomato, bacon and cheese sandwich. Great flavor but I wish the tomatoes had tasted more like the garden... More 

Thank Sue L
Saskatoon, Canada
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Worth checking out but I won't be returning. I have other better place to return to while I try out new places.

Thank ironhorse32
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is a mid size bar and restaurant with great appeal, great service and wonderful food. We liked it so much we went a few other places and returned for supper.

Thank CAC53
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Riding our motorcycle with friends to several spots along Lake Superior. Came into Canada for one day to visit the Harley shop and have lunch. We enjoy going to local places when traveling and several locals recommended this restaurant. The food was great!. Finding it, however, was a little tricky and parking was tough for a group of 6 motorcycles.... More 

Thank C4M2
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Great bar, great food and super friendly staff. They have tasters for the different draft beers. Not too loud so conversation is good. Very nice cozy atmosphere a place where you would like to take friends to. Enjoy.

Thank Rob M
Waterloo, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

The service was very good. The food was typical pub fare. We were expecting a bit more from our meals. It was very busy on a Thursday evening after work and probably a nice spot to get a drink and some appetizers.

Thank 000jill
Madison, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

We were visiting Thunder Bay for a few days. We wanted to try some local beers and have a snack. We found the right place. The menu had so many good sounding items that I wish we were hungrier. I am a vegetarian and so many places only have one (often sad) vegetarian items. There were plenty to choose from... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This pub is the equivalent of "CHEERS", the TV show. You feel at home and everyone knows your name. The food was great and the service superb.

Thank Carol G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1R7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: (807) 344-6600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?