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Portside Restaurant

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American, Canadian
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17 Cumberland St N, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4K8, Canada
+1 807-345-5411
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St. Albert, Canada
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a restaurant that "wants to be posh". The prices say Posh, the food and service say "Slosh". Overpriced and, well, it's just an ok place. The free breakfast that the hotel offers is kinda chinsy, No Juice, No Milk, No Hot Chocolate, just tea or coffee. Closed on Fridays and Saturdays and ahhh, the hotel is not bed,... More 

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Thank BeandBa
Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A Historical Restaurant with a new menu and a great view. We meet regularly for lunch with a group of women and we alway enjoy the location, food and good service. Apparently they just won the championship for best ribs at the RibFest! The Dining Room has such a eloquent and unique style.

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Thank Patsy S
Calgary
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stopped here for dinner when passing through Thunder Bay because it was convenient. The decor is nice and there is a good view of the lake. The salad bar was disappointing with very limited selections. Service is good. Our main courses were adequate but not notable for the price range.

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Thank Alan N
Thunder Bay, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We first went to this restaurant when we decided to use the location for our reception for our wedding. The food is actually quite good. Its usually quiet compared to many of the other restaurants so its a nice change. Good food, decent portions.

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Thank Familytravelers85
erin, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I stayed at the Prince Arthur hotel and I did not think I would enjoy the restaurant but was mistaken. the waiting staff was very attentive although seemed to be always rushing about. I had the liver and onions which were excellent and the next night the prime rib buffet. Which for a small buffet was very enjoyable. You may... More 

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Thank Geoff P
Ontario
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to Portside for a Saturday morning treat with the kids. Hubby ordered a huge breakfast (can't remember the name), kids had Finnish pancakes and bacon and I had the eggs Benedict. I only like egg whites and although the chef couldn't understand why I wanted it served that way my preference was totally accommodated. Hollandaise sauce was the... More 

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Thank CanErin
Ottawa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

On June 4th I went to this restaurant with a group, most of us non residents of TB. We all ordered at the same time but when the meals came, mine and on other were not there. The explanation was that "they were put on another bill". By the time the meal did come, all the others had eaten. To... More 

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Thank vacation_spec_007
Thunder Bay, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

On Halloween we went for the dinner buffet and it was delicious. One downside there was not much variety. There was one table of food and some of it was cold. However there was a gentleman who carved a roast the way you wanted it!

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Georgina, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Had dinner here and next morning had breakfast. Food was excellent and service was great too. Would recommend to any one to have a meal there.

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Thank David M
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I ordered the grilled salmon, and it was beautifully done, moist and served with rice and grilled vegetables. The presentation was colourful and a great blend of flavours. The server, Debbie, made me feel very at home and comfortable, ensuring I had a table with a view. As I was dining alone, I appreciated her cheerful answering of my questions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Cumberland St N, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-345-5411

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