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Thunder Bay Grille

) #4 of 290 Restaurants in Rockford ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Seafood
7652 Potawatomi Trl, Near the Intersection of Potawatomi Trl and North Bell School Road/Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
+1 815-397-4800
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
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7652 Potawatomi Trl, Near the Intersection of Potawatomi Trl and North Bell School Road/Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
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Reviewed yesterday

Just showed up after 10 years! This is really a hidden gem for us. Steak the way you want with all the trimming. Wonderful time and first restaurant west of the tollway. Take the Clock Tower exit west and it's right there. Kid friendly and...More

Thank johnnyrockford
Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch and talk among several friends. The food was very good, the service was excellent, great surrounding, the soup was the bomb

Thank Ralph K
Reviewed yesterday

Way overpriced small portions and not very tasty at all.. I almost would rather ate a fast food place which I almost never go to.

Thank jerry2945
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have not stopped here in a long time, the last time it was not good, thought we would give it another try. I am glad we did it was very good, The menu is different and the bar drinks were very good. The service was...More

Thank Rich R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy a good Sunday brunch especially if it has a buffet selection of both breakfast and lunch (dinner) items. This brunch has a great variety of both plus an omelette station and crispy thick bacon. Price is reasonable, the decor is northwoodsie and wait...More

Thank Chuck370
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was a very nice surprise. We went there to celebrate a Birthday. The menu had a lot to choose from and food was delicious. Try any of the fishes or meats with the champagne dill sauce (or was it Chardonnay dill sauce?) -...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in without reservation while the wife and I had been out shopping locally. Live in the area (Machesney Park) but it had been years since we had been to Thunder Bay. Immediate seating. Friday night fish fry was very good. My wife had a...More

Thank 357allenw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for soccer and came here because several people on our team recommended it. My mom and I shared a couple appetizers and a salad for lunch. We had fish tacos, the fried goat cheese salad and the seafood fondue (based on...More

Thank bbix
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my meal at the Thunder Bay Grille. I got the ahi tuna steak, which was seared beautifully. It came with potatoes, but I asked for asparagus for a small upcharge. The waiter was very helpful and service was prompt. The salad was...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My family had been trying different Easter brunches for years and our trek took us to Thunder Bay Grille this year. The experience started out rough because we had a 1:00pm reservation but didn't get seated until 1:45pm. The wait took a toll on the...More

Thank reddragon815
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7652 Potawatomi Trl, Near the Intersection of Potawatomi Trl and North Bell School Road/Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-397-4800
  • E-mail
Thunder Bay's spacious interior seamlessly melds contemporary elements in warm lodge setting; combing the natural beauty of light and dark woods, sparkling glass and soft-colored stones. Thunder Bay's innovative menu, warm hospitality and engaging atmosphere give it a fresh twist to casual dining. Thunder Bay's menu lends itself to choices from rich classic steaks and spectacular seafood to spicy Cajun entrees. Our chefs have created signature entrees like Drunken Steak, Cedar Plank Salmon or Sesame Thai Mahi Mahi. Spice things up with a touch of Cajun, Seafood Jambalaya or our Bouillabaisse. Finish with a decadent dessert of an after dinner cocktail. Try one of our many selections of craft beers. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our guest's experiences with service and want each guest to feel relaxed and cared for while dining with us. We Thunder Bay with comfortable soft seating areas meant for gathering, relaxing and socializing with friends. Memories are made from time spent sharing food and drink, laughter and good times. Thunder Bay invites you to come in and enjoy relaxing casual dining at its best. Invite Thunder Bay to your next event; whether you are planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, private patio party at your home or a corporate event at your office; planning has never been easier. Contact us we can create customized menus to suit your event.