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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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295 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1R7, Canada
+1 807-344-6600
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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401 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here for lunch while visiting friends in TBay and had a great lunch. We arrived around 11:30 on a Saturday and by the time finished our lunch and left, the place was packed. There is a sign up that says this may not be fine dining but it's not fast food. That's the best way to describe it! I... More 

Thank BahiaDelray
Thunder Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 8 and couples at other times have enjoyed this meeting plave and the excellent food and service.

Thank m0rningside
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went here for a dinner date and it wasn't really what I expected, but still good. I found the open concept a bit intimidating. The food itself was good, but I don't think I'd go back for dinner. Definitely feels like more of a lunch/night life bar. That being said, I would go at lunch time.

Thank Dlayn
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you can get into here and there is less than 50 people inside you are lucky! this place is always packed, and for good reason, it's great. I hope they get Dawson Trail Beer soon.

Thank BlakeVW
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic burger. Hot and juicy. Homemade fries. Overall a good choice for burger. You won't be disappointed

Thank Rob L
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I went in for drinks and snacks a Saturday night; even though it was busy, the service was fast and friendly and man! The food! I truly think they serve the best sweet potato fries with aioli in town. They never disappoint which is why I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great place... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Thunder Bay
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Madhouse has a good menu and fairly quick service if you need to get in and out in a short period of time. I like their quesidillas.

Thank Susiequeu
Livonia, Michigan
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

A local recommend we have dinner here. We asked the server what local beer she recommend and recommend we fry some from Sleeping Giant Brewery and we're happy with her recommendations. I asked her what to order and she recommend the bakd tomato, bacon and cheese sandwich. Great flavor but I wish the tomatoes had tasted more like the garden... More 

Thank Sue L
Saskatoon, Canada
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Worth checking out but I won't be returning. I have other better place to return to while I try out new places.

Thank ironhorse32
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a mid size bar and restaurant with great appeal, great service and wonderful food. We liked it so much we went a few other places and returned for supper.

Thank CAC53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Bay St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1R7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-344-6600

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