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May 30, 2010 10:48 AM

Any recommendations for Thunder Bay??

On my way now to Thunder Bay and will be there for the week at a conference. Any recommendations for places to hit for coffee, lunch and dinner when there???

Staying at the Best Western Norwester Resort Hotel


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    1. Definitely the Hoito. Its an institution in Thunder Bay. The Finnish community is very strong there.


      Hoito Restaurant
      314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, ON P7B1S1, CA

      1. Joey's Seafood is supposed to be good. I ate there many years ago, and don't remember too much, but it's a bit of an institution (if it's still around). It's on Arthur, so close to the highway that takes you out to the Norwester.

        1. For dinner I suggest Caribou restaurant and Wine Bar. This IMO is the best restaurant in Thunder Bay. Fairly impressive wine list, well executed, ambitious menu. Its at the corner of Balmoral and Harbour Expressway.

          1. Thunder Bay has some of the best food, if you know where to look! First off, definietely check out the Hoito- it has your basic breakfast foods, but at amazing prices for the amount you get. If you go on the weekend, get there early if you don't want to be standing in line.

            As for Joey's- i wouldnt recommend this place any more. It's kind of like a cheap version of Red Lobster.

            Caribou- this place is good. Kind of on the pricey side and it is always loud in there. Wonderful things to pick from off the menu though.

            The three other places i would recommend to you is Ceasars Place, Masala Grille and Carrie's Corner. These are by far the 3 best places in Thunder Bay.
            Ceasars- has the BEST panzerottis you will ever taste in your life. Its a little hole in the wall restaurant on Syndicate Ave (off of Arthur). It's a huge panzerotti (you dont need anything bigger than a medium sized one).
            Masala Grille- Delicious Indian restaurant. Has a buffet every day of the week (very small, and fresh) or the menu. I haven't been able to find an Indian restaurant this good, even in Toronto.
            Carrie's Corner- This is just a little corner store that sells the best burgers. Homemade burgers, cooked and made right in front of you. People tell me it reminds them of the Original Lick's Burger (but better).

            Carrie's Corner
            61 Windemere Ave N, Thunder Bay, ON P7A6A9, CA

            Hoito Restaurant
            314 Bay St, Thunder Bay, ON P7B1S1, CA

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            1. re: foodiegirlo1

              Thanks! I hope I will have the time and opportunity to check these places out.