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Thunder Bay Grille

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , 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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, 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 1 week ago

After reading the reviews I was a little skeptical but the reviews were wrong. The staff was very friendly and took care of our needs very promptly. The appetizers were delicious and the main meal done to perfection. The fireplace was a nice touch. We...More

Thank DianeB730
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular place for holidays and anytime! It’s a great meeting place and serves really good food! I’ve also eaten here for Kiwanis meetings as well as for pleasure! This review is not letting me select their service, food and value! I...More

Thank Mickhale1
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Came here for brunch and it smelled sour. The table and floors were sticky. The brunch was fine. The omelets were prepared well. I'm a vegetarian and there was not a lot of choices for me. Everything was meat based. Too expensive.

Thank Sherri J
MKSparkman, Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Sherri, I am so sorry to hear that you had such a disappointing brunch experience with us. I hope that you will come back and give us another try!

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

So, where to start. We had to ask three times for lemon for the water. The mushroom appetizer came out luke warm at best. The manager said she would take them off the bill but she did not. Our entree’s came out. Mahi mahi was...More

Thank Christian N
MKSparkman, Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hi Christian, thank you for providing us with your review. We very much value our guests feedback and I apologize you were dissatisfied. I will be sure to pass this information along to our executive team. I'm so sorry that your dinner didn't go as...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant by accident last year and were excited to return. Same friendly excellent service, same beautiful atmosphere, interesting menu, great food. But its their presentation that will keep us coming back. It takes moments in the kitchen but makes all the difference...More

1  Thank karenbox
Reviewed 22 January 2018

You won't feel cornered (at bay) in this large restaurant. The fireplace is a great touch especially on a cold and foggy night. The atmosphere is rustic but the food is urban. The "Bay" has a nice lounge, entrance and banquet area. This is our...More

1  Thank Noisy41
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We were with 2 other couples, food and service was great. I had the tenderloin trio, perfectly cooked. Cedar plank salmon and Salmon Frescha was also very tasty. Nicely laid out restaurant. Will definitely go again soon.

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and I ate there on Veterans Day. I'm a military veteran and Thunder Bay and Grill was generous enough to offer veterans a free lunch or dinner. I had the salmon and my wife had another fish dish, both were great and the...More

1  Thank robertgH3359RG
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Again, you cant go wrong about this established place. Varied menu, and anything between many items like a varieties of fish to steaks. Sandwiches too.Full bar for the adults. Service is top notch too.

1  Thank Greg W
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We decided to give this place a try based on the reviews we read and we were not disappointed. My husband ordered the Bouillabaisse with a Caesar side salad. The salad had way too much dressing. He didn't enjoy it because of that. However, he...More

Thank dragonbythetail
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19 August 2017|
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Response from dragonbythetail | Reviewed this property |
Fried Walleye, seafood jambalaya, shrimp, seafood Bouillabaisse. I didn't any lobster dishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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.
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