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The Foundry

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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Grill, Gastropub
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242 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1A6, Canada
+1 807-285-3188
11:00 - 02:00
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Thunder Bay
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I do not need to spend money somewhere when the bar staff is rude and has attitude. Answer my question and a smile and thank you doesn't hurt either!

Thank MrsJean
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Called in here while passing through Thunder Bay, ended up chatting with a couple of staff and regulars who were at the bar drinking. Didn't have anything to eat, but did end up with quite a few of my colleagues joining me who all had a fun night, one even ended up onstage doing a few songs.

Thank Phil W
Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Good atmosphere, good selection of food and drinks (including beer on tap). Nice internal decor. Live music on specific days.

Thank ThunderBio
thunder bay ontario
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90 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Having not been here before we made the mistake of taking an out of town guest here.I was embarrassed by the food- greasy tasteless and fried in oil that is obviously old by taste and colour. Will not make this mistake again.

Thank elsier33
DaneNewbold, Owner at The Foundry, responded to this review

I am sorry about your bad experience! I assure we change our fryers oil on a daily basis, but we are very upset that you had a bad experience. Give a call to the restaurant at 285-3188 and we can talk about the experience, possibly set you up with a gift certificate as a way of apologizing. Cheers! Foundry MGMT More 

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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Weekend dinner and drinks with friends and coworkers. Friendly service, good selection on the menu, and many great beer choices! Not too loud. Mixed crowd and fun times. Washrooms are large and clean.

Thank Marty P
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A nice atmosphere inside. Drinks reasonably priced with a wide variety on tap and plenty of liqueurs and spirits to appease anyone who loves mixed drinks and cocktails. They serve food as well. Live music most nights of the week.

Thank Eoin A
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great food....a new taste brought before us. Grande! Friendly service. Huge selection of beer on tap

Thank colemanrj
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Came across this place while planning to go elsewhere and just let me say what a find. The fish and chips was amazing and the service was top notch. Amazing bar staff that seem to really care. Will definitely return. Good prices for good food.

Thank KinleyGraham
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Tuesday night is good quality karaoke. Popped in to have a bite to eat around 10pm because all other places seemed to be closed, was very busy and loud, we had to wait quite a while for a table as there was not a ton of seating. Service was good. Soup was good but unfortunately arrived cold, spinach dip was... More 

Thank Brittany G
Saskatoon, Canada
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94 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing deep fried chip style dill pickles. Nice place inside. Heard the worst music of my life one night I went here. The least the door guy could have done was refunded me my 5 bucks cause I felt ripped off. He said no. Surprise. Very active night life downtown. Some nice staff.

Thank ironhorse32

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Grill, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-285-3188
The Foundry is a Modern Take on the Traditional Neighbourhood Pub with a Keen Focus on Upscale Pub Fare with Unique and Tasty Dishes, Mouthwatering Desserts, and the Most Draught and Craft Brew on Tap in Thunder Bay while Hosting Entertainment 5 Days a Week. Everyday is the Weekend at The Foundry.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?