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Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

$$$$, ,
727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
+1 807-628-8588
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“maple salmon” (11 reviews)
“rabbit pasta” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (36 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Caribou certainly shows that Thunder Bay has at least one good fine dining restaurant which was a nice surprise. Service was prompt and friendly and a good variety of creative dishes. Crab cakes appetizer were good though could have done with being more appealing for...More

Thank NLfoodie65
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had a large group of 20 and the management and wait staff were very accommodating. Service was great. cocktails were creative and fun. Food was very good. It was a little loud, but it was a Friday night and very busy.

Thank youngpr97
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Had a great meal and drinks and the service was good. There were 6 of us and all our meals were top-notch at a decent price. For a Saturday @ 6:30pm we were seated promptly with no reservation; however, it was definitely busy thereafter, so...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Enjoyed a great meal here. Pizza was great. Good drink selection. Really cant go wrong with going here for a meal.

Thank Austin W
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I make sure to get here to eat. Def more of. 4.5 than a 4. I came here two nights in a row, mainly because it's always so wonderful (but also because Thunder Bay has a real issue w restaurants being closed on both Sundays...More

Thank Crowlberg
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was just around the corner from our hotel which was one reason we tried it. We were glad we did. I had the tomato watermelon salad which was amazing and the lamb feta meatballs, also very good. My husband had the warm goat...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Ambience pleasant/not sure what all the buzz is about as experience was mediocre.Server pleasant - service SLOW.

Thank nadia z
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This has always been a staple for us. No surprises, and plenty of choice. Even when it is busy, it is just as enjoyable to sit at the bar to eat.

Thank johnguthrie
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and food. A step above the competition. Consistently good food ambiance and servers.

Thank Jimbo1919
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Always interesting. Always great service. Always excellent value. When we have out-of-town company, we bring them here. When we are celebrating a special day, we dine here. Get the picture? You need to go here.

Thank Ideasculptor
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Linda M
17 July 2017|
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Response from Leanne M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, but I'm not sure there is a kids menu? So if she/he's okay with adult food, I'd definitely bring a 7 year old there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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