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“Great pub atmosphere!”
Review of the Sovereign Room

the Sovereign Room
Ranked #14 of 300 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you want a dash of local pub flavour, then the Sovereign Room is where you need to go. It is tight, crowded, dark and old - PERFECT for a late night pub experience. They have some of the best local beers/ales on tap and their food is such a delightful surprise! Oh so good! Especially the Duck Confit Poutine - without a doubt the best poutine in town. The waitresses are friendly and smart, the bartenders witty and fun, the customers generally easy-going and chatty. Can't say anything bad about this place except that if you plan on going on a Thurs, Fri or Sat evening, better get there early or you'll be waiting. That's just how good it is.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went for dinner on a recommendation from a local and glad we did. The food was delicious and the menu offered unique twists on favorites (e.g., fish and chips, fried chicken, pizza). Portions were huge (two or three could split a salad as an appetizer) and service was fast and friendly. If you are put off by the decor just ignore it and enjoy the food. You won't regret it! It is clean, but the restaurant appears to have not seen a facelift since it opened as a Chinese food establishment many decades ago (that sign is still on the facade) and we would argue that adds to the atmosphere. Our three sons (17, 15 & 10) all gave it five stars for tasty food, portion size and speedy service.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went yesterday, table of 8 and was not even slightly impressed. 3 pizzas dried out (veggie tasted good), dried out crappy wings with terrible dipping sauce and run of the mill Nachoes.
Filthy disgusting bathroom with pictures of penises on the walls, filthy sink and brokend soap dispenser.
Adequate Service. If the bathrooms weren't such a disgrace, I would have gone to "average", but this place is no different than Tony and Adams or the Madhouse: bar/hangouts that serve food, although those two have decent bathrooms.
They are not in the same class, not even remotely, as Lott 66, Five Forks or Caribou. Not even in the top 30, let alone 4th (drunks should not rate restaurants).....
What a waste of money.

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4  Thank Rink64
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Landed and went straight here for lunch on a local recommenation. Absolutely amazing salad, boyfriend had a killer poutine. For a simple meal in a friendly dive-y kind of location, you can't go wrong.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Avoid this place unless you really have a burning desire to wait an hour for your meal on the world's most uncomfortable bench. Any restaraunt that can't get food out quickly should at least provide padded seating. And forget passing the time by having a conversation with your dinner companion; the acoustics are so awful that you have to yell to hear one another. There were only two in our party and we each ordered one of the standard menu pizzas -- not even a custom build. Another table of two was seated 10 minutes after us and got their meals (one of which was, ironically, pizza) long before we did. As a matter of fact, their meals were served even before our server assured us that our pizzas would be "right out". That turned out to be a euphemism for a further 15 minute wait. These pizzas take perhaps 10 minutes to cook? One showed up 10 minutes before the other one -- the Sovereign hasn't heard of the concept of serving all the customers at the table at approximately the same time? Did we get an apology for the ridiculous wait time? No. Offer of a free dessert perhaps, or free credit for our (non-alcoholic) beverages on the bill, as compensation? Again, no. We'll never be back.

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7  Thank Yvonne H
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