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Thunder Bay Grille

7652 Potawatomi Trl, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
+1 815-397-4800
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Ranked #23 of 316 Restaurants in Rockford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Machesney Park, Illinois, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had four adults and a child in out party. We ordered "small plates" for appetizers. Why some places stopped calling things appetizers is beyond me, but not real important here. We enjoyed our small plates everything was delicious but not very hot, our black bean queso dip had cooled making it very hard to get out of the bowl.... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were passing through going to Wis. and stayed in Rockford. After eight hours driving we needed and good place to eat with good service and we got both. I had the meat loaf with mashed potatoes and my wife got a steak. Both were outstanding. the young lady that waited on us was very pleasant and helped with our... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were traveling through Rockford, IL and I checked the reviews before we went to this restaurant. We were not mislead. It was a quiet night and we had a cozy table near the fireplace. We wanted a light meal but were tempted by the hot wings (delicious) and I had the pesto pizza and my husband had the angus... More

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were pleased to find this restaurant so near to our hotel. We sat right near the fire and had an excellent dinner. The wine and beer selections are extensive and the menu has a wide variety. The salmon matched the best I've ever had; it was cooked just as I requested and melted in my mouth. If I lived... More

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Sussex, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Right off we were impressed with the reception area - really cosy hunting lodge style. We were seated immediately and drinks orders wee quick and efficient. The brunch buffet selection was excellent - well cooked and presented. My only criticism was that as someone allergic to shellfish, putting fried chicken and shellfish in the same hot dish put me off,... More

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Hickory Hills, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The shrimp appetizer was good and the chicken marsala was excellent. The drunken sirloin was not very good at all. The sauce was horrible and half of the meat you couldn't even chew. if it wasn't for the chicken and shrimp this would have been a poor. Waitress was very nice.

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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345 reviews 345 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had stopped here on our last trip through and I had the ahi tuna salad. It is only $12 and quite good. I stopped again thinking I would get it again but opted for the salmon. Glad I did as it was the best I've had. Service was excellent from seating to paying.

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Charleston, South Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We like the atmosphere. Had a good small plate to start and a glass of wine. Nice sweet biscuits. Salads were nice and crispy. Usually, restaurants have a special grill-cut pork chop that is super thick or even serve two chops. This one was an average bone-in chop, though the shrooms and tomatoes on top were good. Asparagus was overcooked... More

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I was staying at a nearby hotel and this restaurant came recommended by hotel staff along with a 15% off coupon. I walked in and was wowed by the rustic ambiance and multiple fire places. I was given a very nice table by the fire place. I ordered wine and french onion soup for starters. The wine was nice, but... More

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Anne C, Brand Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this review

Suzanne - Thank you for your patience while we looked into this situation. I had the management of Thunder Bay restaurant send me a copy of your receipt and in looking at the receipt the steak was added to your ticket originally so we could track what was being prepared but if you look at the bottom of the receipt... More

Plymouth, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I liked the service, cleanliness, and decor. My son had a bacon cheeseburger that looked fantastic. I had the Friday Night Fish Fry. It was good but I wouldn't order it again. The deep fried fish was cut in cubes, so there was more breading than I expected. Salad and sides were good. Desserts looked good.

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Additional Information about Thunder Bay Grille

Address: 7652 Potawatomi Trl, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
Phone Number: +1 815-397-4800
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Steakhouse, Bar

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