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Northern Inn & Steak House
Ranked #10 of 32 Restaurants in Thompson
Cuisines: Canadian, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Thompson, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

food service and price is fantastic have to have a doggie bag after so much food on our plate

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Tracey333_12
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
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149 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“A Huge Platter of Pickerel & Fries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

When I knew that I was going to be spending some time in Thompson Manitoba, I asked my twitter followers where I should dine. Almost immediately, I got a response my cyber-friend, including a photo of her Thompson lunch. I made a mental note to check out the Northern Inn. Ive been in the city for a number of days now but typically have lunch with students in the location where I am teaching. I did not know until today that the Northern Inn is just steps away from where I am staying. What I wasn’t aware of, was that even though it was a balmy spring day, the wind was whipping around at 55 kms/hr and walking that short distance was an adventure indeed.

I arrived at 12:30 and the place was hopping. I was able to find a little table though and had a look at the menu. Ive often wondered what it would feel like dining alone and you know, as soon as I get my nose into a book, the world around me disappears, so in short, it was not awkward at all.

With one look at the menu, I knew that I would order my summer-time favourite of pickerel and chips. When the server automatically inquired if I would like gravy on my fries, I knew that I had come to the right place. The selection was actually from the dinner section, but my request was very cheerfully accommodated. Lunch started with a from-scratch bowl of chicken noodle soup. The broth was hearty and there were real nuggets of chicken floating around with the broad, wide noodles, turnip and plenty of onion (which IMHO makes for a good chicken broth).

When my lunch arrived I was bowled over to see how much food was on my plate. I know that I had ordered a dinner but since I was only paying $14 for pickerel, I did not expect to be served such a substantial platter.

I passed on the veggies but really enjoyed the garlic toast, fries and mound of vinegary cole slaw. I intentionally left some on my plate with half of everything else, so that I could enjoy the left over meal for dinner. Unfortunately the veggies survived the walk back to my hotel but the delicious cole slaw had been scraped into the garbage. It is almost supper time right now and lucky for me there is a microwave in my room to warm up my supper.

For more photos and more details, please fell free to check out my blog post: http://foodmusings.ca/restaurants/the-northern-inn-thompson/

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Kathryne G
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AB and MB
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“what a dump - stay away”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

the place has mold and im told bed bugs - the clientele looks like they want to rob u when you walk in to register - not a place for kids - maybe drug dealers or bandits are prefered clients - if u like greasy eggs and pizza in smokey rooms and bedbugs - go there - OTHERWISE STAY AWAY - what a dump ....!

  • Visited March 2011
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“breakfest & lots of food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2008

breakfest & lots of food.

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