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Thunder Bay Grille

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7652 Potawatomi Trl, Near the Intersection of Potawatomi Trl and North Bell School Road/Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
+1 815-397-4800
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Thunder Bay's spacious interior seamlessly melds contemporary elements in...
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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    Very good
  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great!

Yummy flat bread, beer and duck sliders! Alfredo was over sauced, but who complains about that. Great staff. Was a good evening meal while traveling through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Meridith A
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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New Baden, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

After being on the road most of the day, we checked into Hampton Inn. I asked about this restaurant, it was highly recommended and we even got a 15% off coupon. It was really convenient and in walking distance. Once there, loved the decor and atmosphere. Lodge like feeling. even sat in front of the fireplace, a comfy spot to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Yummy flat bread, beer and duck sliders! Alfredo was over sauced, but who complains about that. Great staff. Was a good evening meal while traveling through.

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Missouri
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great place, great time, food and service was excellent. Atmosphere was warm and inviting. great place to eat.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The frontdesk staff at our hotel recommended Thunder Bay. It was very close and so convienent. We arrived and were served by April. The atmosphere was great, April was totally helpful, and the food was great. So good...we went back later in the week. All tis to say, both Land and Sea were wonderful, and April made the experience all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very good experience, felt like I was in Thunder Bay Canada! Food selection was very good and prices were fair.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Thunder Bay Grille (extra E, really?), is handy walk from a number of hotels in the vicinity. I dropped in for a late solo dinner. Top marks for the welcoming staff. I was worried I was too close but was assured that they closed when the last customer left. Corny I know but it was the right thing to say... More 

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

Maplehawk - Thank you for your review, we are happy you were able to relax and have a nice dinner with a beer flight. Our kitchen does not close until the last guest is taken care of and our Kitchen staff takes great pride in their food so they don't mind. We hope that you will return if you are... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visiting Rockford for business and went for a quick dinner. Very nice venue and an impressive menu. The selection of local and regional beer and the wine list is worth a visit in itself. I ordered a ribeye medium rare and got it medium to well done. It was ok, but not a great ribeye (and that is a fair... More 

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Gary, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was new in town and wanted to try a different restaurant, instead of the typical ones. I happened to come across this place and loved it because they had outside dining/patio. The waitress was absolutely charming and polite. I sat outside and enjoyed a cocktail, but then the wind picked up, so I went inside. The waitress was so... More 

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Menominee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

While staying overnight in Rockford, IL got a menu from our hotel. Even though it was across the street (highway), husband and I opted to get their delivery service. Delivery was quick and the delivery person was very clean, professional, and nice. I ordered their Wood Fired Chicken, husband ordered the Maytag Monster Burger. Both were a great warm temp.... More 

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was a great restaurant, close to a lot of hotels but with a nice local feel to it. The food was really good and wide variety to choose from. Our server was attentive to our needs and made good recommendations for food choices. Enjoyed that they had a decent craft beer selection of beers on draft.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7652 Potawatomi Trl, Near the Intersection of Potawatomi Trl and North Bell School Road/Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-397-4800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business

Description

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.
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 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?