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Portside Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian
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17 Cumberland St N, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4K8, Canada
+1 807-345-5411
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wondering where to have breakfast for 7 of us. Decided to try here as the food,in the past has always been good. We booked ahead to make sure we got a seat. We arrived and it wasn't busy at all (at 9:30 am). Sat us at a nicely located table by the windows. It was comfortable and bright.... More 

Thank RandyMark
Thunder Bay, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I had the pleasure of dining out with friends for a Sixth Birthday at the Portside Restaurant in the Prince Arthur Hotel in downtown Thunder Bay on January the sixth of this year. Though the evening started of on the wrong foot so to speak, it was a very cold evening and we were seated beside a picture window facing... More 

Thank Bill M
Thunder Bay, Canada
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with s couple of coworkers and had the fish and chips. The portion and price were both great and the service was excellent. There is a great view of the harbour and the sleeping giant which makes for a great ambiance

Thank Daniel K
Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Every meal we have ever had at the Portside Restaurant has been excellent - the restaurant has a wonderful Prime Rib Buffet on the weekends (one of the few place who still have a salad bar) - we love their Buffet!!! Of course the historic character of this world famous CNR hotel built in 1911 overlooking the marina & the... More 

Thank EllieOnt
St. Albert, Canada
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a restaurant that "wants to be posh". The prices say Posh, the food and service say "Slosh". Overpriced and, well, it's just an ok place. The free breakfast that the hotel offers is kinda chinsy, No Juice, No Milk, No Hot Chocolate, just tea or coffee. Closed on Fridays and Saturdays and ahhh, the hotel is not bed,... More 

Thank BeandBa
Calgary, Canada
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A Historical Restaurant with a new menu and a great view. We meet regularly for lunch with a group of women and we alway enjoy the location, food and good service. Apparently they just won the championship for best ribs at the RibFest! The Dining Room has such a eloquent and unique style.

Thank Patsy S
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stopped here for dinner when passing through Thunder Bay because it was convenient. The decor is nice and there is a good view of the lake. The salad bar was disappointing with very limited selections. Service is good. Our main courses were adequate but not notable for the price range.

Thank Alan N
Thunder Bay, Canada
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We first went to this restaurant when we decided to use the location for our reception for our wedding. The food is actually quite good. Its usually quiet compared to many of the other restaurants so its a nice change. Good food, decent portions.

Thank Familytravelers85
erin, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I stayed at the Prince Arthur hotel and I did not think I would enjoy the restaurant but was mistaken. the waiting staff was very attentive although seemed to be always rushing about. I had the liver and onions which were excellent and the next night the prime rib buffet. Which for a small buffet was very enjoyable. You may... More 

Thank Geoff P
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to Portside for a Saturday morning treat with the kids. Hubby ordered a huge breakfast (can't remember the name), kids had Finnish pancakes and bacon and I had the eggs Benedict. I only like egg whites and although the chef couldn't understand why I wanted it served that way my preference was totally accommodated. Hollandaise sauce was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Cumberland St N, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-5411

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