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Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
+1 807-628-8588
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Sioux Lookout, ON
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Caribou is always one of my "go to" restaurants in Thunder Bay. We had a good meal here with our son. The atmosphere is great and so are the cocktails. Will definitely go back. The deserts used to be better though.

Thank katiebT6980UM
Thunder Bay, Canada
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Caribou Restaurant this past weekend. My wife had the maple salmon which she indicated was very tasty. I had the beef special (somewhat a short rib type of beef); very tasty. We shared a salad (apples, pecans, lettuce, etc) which was very large and tasty). The banana dessert was good, but was missing something to make... More 

Thank lemieuxg
Milton, Canada
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111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

When work brings me to Thunder Bay this is my restaurant of choice. Last time in town, I had the mojo sirloin and it was delicious. Tonight I have to say the meal was as excellent as I'd hoped it would be and I had high expectations going in. The crab cakes in dill sauce we're scrumptious and the bacon... More 

Thank Bruce L
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I always loved Caribou and still do cause the food is amazing but I'm not gonna go there anymore cause by some reason its too loud and noisy there and ppl yelling all the time. The last time I was there I barely could hear the waitress and I didn't even talked to my parent as much cause we couldn't... More 

Thank Neda M
Kakabeka Falls, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

You can have salmon on cedar wood plank, wood oven pizza, and all kinds of meals in between. Hummas on bread to begin as well! This place has a formal atmosphere so is great for a date! Children are still welcome and somehow that all seems to work. Staff are professional and service well timed. Always a good choice for... More 

Thank Carriehutch
Thunder Bay
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We've had dinner here a few times but this time we both felt like have pasta. I had the rabbit pasta, which was excellent and my wife really enjoyed her pasta dish as well. The staff are very friendly and attentive. The Caribou is one of our favourite restaurants in Thunder Bay.

Thank Frank M
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Food is always fabulous. Great wine selection and the sommelier knows his stuff. Have had many excellent recommendations for wine/food pairings.

Thank Bruce L
Thunder Bay, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times in the past few years. The food is consistently good & the service is timely & friendly. Atmosphere is pleasant with modern decor. A little noisy but I know that & am not bothered by it.

Thank PennieL
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Was a bit noisy the night I was there because of so many large groups....it was around Christmas, but the food was great and the service impeccable

Thank Patty J
Terrace Bay, Canada
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Couples evening out.. Very nice atmosphere. Service was wonderful and the food was great. I have been back again and was not disappointed.

Thank Bonnie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-628-8588
At Caribou, the surroundings are comfortable and the focus is contemporary cuisine of exceptional quality. We are a North American bistro providing you amazing food and top-notch service. In our restaurant, we do not stick to just one type of cuisine. Our chefs are inspired by foods and dishes from Italy to Korea, and more. Signature dishes created by Chef Craig Vieira include certified Angus tenderloin, cedar plank salmon, black and blue ahi tuna and wood oven pizzas. To complete your meal, try one of our desserts that are prepared in-house by our pastry chef. In addition to providing a variety of cuisines from an array of culinary backgrounds, we present an extensive wine list that was compiled by our wine expert, Jeff Hupka. At caribou, we are pleased to offer you a wine list chosen for quality and value with exceptional selection. Our list includes an excellent vintage selection of rare and world class wines, as well as over 30 wines by the glass. Our wine philosophy is focused to bring you a great dining experience enhanced with carefully selected wines to complement your meal. If you're in the mood for a variety of wines, try one of our wine flights. Caribou has been listed in "Where to Eat in Canada" for several years running and the wine list has earned the "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence" every year since 2002. For an unforgettable experience, come join us at Caribou for a delicious meal and a delectable glass of wine.

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