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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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295 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1R8, Canada
+1 807-344-6600
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 8 and couples at other times have enjoyed this meeting plave and the excellent food and service.

Thank m0rningside
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went here for a dinner date and it wasn't really what I expected, but still good. I found the open concept a bit intimidating. The food itself was good, but I don't think I'd go back for dinner. Definitely feels like more of a lunch/night life bar. That being said, I would go at lunch time.

Thank Dlayn
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can get into here and there is less than 50 people inside you are lucky! this place is always packed, and for good reason, it's great. I hope they get Dawson Trail Beer soon.

Thank BlakeVW
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic burger. Hot and juicy. Homemade fries. Overall a good choice for burger. You won't be disappointed

Thank Rob L
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21 restaurant 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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24 restaurant reviews
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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 16 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
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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
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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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21 reviews
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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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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 1R8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-344-6600

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