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The River Rock Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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698 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5R8, Canada (Formerly Travelodge Airlane Northwest Coffee Shop)
+1 807-473-1608
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Had a great and a lively discussion at the bar and a great meal too. The bartender was fun and kept us happy very god service

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Thank Jim Karen E
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Only one member of the wait staff was pleasant. The menu choices are very limited and are mostly greasy deep fried specials. The fish and chips are horribly nasty. Not recommended.

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1 Thank Elliot T
Sioux Lookout, Canada
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

One wait staff on at dinner time She was wearing so much perfume that I was too nauseated to eat Limited menu with pre-prepared food that is simply reheated

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Thank sharon c
Thunder Bay, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

This was a special night I was looking forward to. It was Christmas Day, and I had been generously invited out by a friend for the dinner buffet. Upon arriving, the parking lot was partly full, we had to park quite a distance from the front door. As with most places in the city, the parking lot was covered in... More 

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1 Thank Siobhan B
sioux lookout ontario canada
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

I got in just before closing but she cooked me a steak anyway..in the morning 6 am the same lady served me breakfast. stayed there on the way back and had the same great service.

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Thank oldwolf
North Bay, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Rating this restaurant as average is generous, and only because the portion sizes are substantial. The menu is limited, especially for those trying to eat healthy food while on the road, and the service is hit and miss.

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Thank MickiLG
Toronto, Ontario
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had dinner here while staying overnight across the road. It was better than some of the reviews had led us to believe. One of us had salmon and the other meatloaf. Both dishes were very well prepared, seasoned, and nicely presented. The waitress was very pleasant and efficient. The bill was very reasonable, too.

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Thank mspeed7
Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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303 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

The best thing about the Airlane is this restaurant. Breakfast gave a number of options for a reasonable price. Service was quick. Decent coffee. Like the rest of hotel, it's badly in need of a facelift and some TLC.

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Thank LastMango
Golden, Canada
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

This is a good restaurant with superb staff but the atmosphere is terrible. I can't put my finger on it but there is not a good feel. The staff and food are worth it. It is well priced and diverse. A good choice for a meal if you don't mind the atmosphere.

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Thank CanadianCycleTravel
Thunder Bay
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

The River Rock Bar and Grille is the Airlane’s dining room and it seemed to have been on the ‘missed’ end of the renovations. While the River Rock fireplace is nice, the chandeliers and wall fabric are very reminiscent of the ‘80s. This place could stand a new menu (perhaps something a little more in keeping with the local flair... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 698 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5R8, Canada (Formerly Travelodge Airlane Northwest Coffee Shop)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-473-1608

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