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Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
+1 807-628-8588
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Windsor, Canada
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I was travelling for business and this restaurant had been suggested to me by a local. The recommendation was absolutely correct. The food was excellent. I had the salt and pepper calimari and the risotto balls. Both were flavourful and well prepared. I was told to save room for the Creme Framboise and I am so glad I did. It... More 

Thank J H
British Columbia
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Four of us went in December and found it to be very expensive for what we got. The service and food were OK, but it was not the quality of service or menu choices one would expect for the prices charged. I ordered "Piri Piri" chicken which, when it came, was basically just chicken and chips, comparable to what I... More 

Thank Typh00n
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123 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Located in a strip mall parking lot, I wasn't expecting much, but this place was a pleasant surprise. They had a great wine selection and offered tasting flights. The menu had a good number of vegetarian options and the service was great.

Thank Kelsey L
Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great environment with great food. Went with friends for drinks and appetizers, food was delicious and prices were decent. Great selection of drink choices will return again.

Thank daniellelF4627TU
Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Mojo sirloin was delicious! Chocolate terrine for dessert; amazing. Never a bad meal here and the staff is very friendly and very good. My only complaint is the noise level but with food that good it is easy to overlook.

Thank marilynjean2016
Thunder Bay, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Caribou has been our favourite restaurant for several years. The food is top-notch. They feature local ingredients, and prepare them in many tasty ways. The service is great. The interior of the restaurant is nicely decorated, with booths and tables nicely spaced. The kitchen, like in many restaurants, is open, so you can watch as the food is prepared. We... More 

Thank ossuary2016
Thunder Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I've been to caribou many times for many different occasions or just because. Lunch and dinner choices are excellent. Staff and management are friendly and extremely efficient. Great atmosphere.

Thank SKB59
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Have recently sat at bar for a great glass of wine and had soup and salad at the same time. Excellent Caesar Salad and different soups which were outstanding.

Thank supremetraveller
Thunder Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have eaten here several times with a group and with a few friends. \Any of the offerings are excellent

Thank m0rningside
Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We spent a week in Thunder Bay on business and ate at just about every good restaurant in town. This was the best!!! The service, food and atmosphere were perfect for winding down a long day. Our drinks were good, the Avocado tartare was excellent and the Pira Pira Chicken was the best oven grilled chicken I have ever had.... More 

Thank MrYby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-628-8588
At Caribou, the surroundings are comfortable and the focus is contemporary cuisine of exceptional quality. We are a North American bistro providing you amazing food and top-notch service. In our restaurant, we do not stick to just one type of cuisine. Our chefs are inspired by foods and dishes from Italy to Korea, and more. Signature dishes created by Chef Craig Vieira include certified Angus tenderloin, cedar plank salmon, black and blue ahi tuna and wood oven pizzas. To complete your meal, try one of our desserts that are prepared in-house by our pastry chef. In addition to providing a variety of cuisines from an array of culinary backgrounds, we present an extensive wine list that was compiled by our wine expert, Jeff Hupka. At caribou, we are pleased to offer you a wine list chosen for quality and value with exceptional selection. Our list includes an excellent vintage selection of rare and world class wines, as well as over 30 wines by the glass. Our wine philosophy is focused to bring you a great dining experience enhanced with carefully selected wines to complement your meal. If you're in the mood for a variety of wines, try one of our wine flights. Caribou has been listed in "Where to Eat in Canada" for several years running and the wine list has earned the "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence" every year since 2002. For an unforgettable experience, come join us at Caribou for a delicious meal and a delectable glass of wine.

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