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Thunder Bay Grille

7652 Potawatomi Trl, Rockford, IL 61107
+1 815-397-4800
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Ranked #26 of 319 Restaurants in Rockford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Good setting, good staff, good food, good drink and family friendly. Highly recommended and it was also good value.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This Restaurant I normally use when I arrive at The Courtyard hotel in the evening coming from Europe on business. It is close to the hotel(Walking distance) and it has a good choice of steaks, fish ans hamburgers. The service is always great and the choices of beers is really good.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our food was very good--jambalaya for my husband and a couple of appetizers for me. Both were very good, served quickly and hot, and in a pleasant atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I thought they were well over priced. The food they offered was dry or tasted terrible. Then walking in I loved all the pictures of male part drawn on the tables over the dust. You can see they have been there for long time and the place doesn't care. Great family place to go to mommy what's that.

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

Thank you for your review - I am sorry that your experience is not what it should have been. Please contact me at acoffman@hoari.com to discuss further. Thank you. More 

Machesney Park, Illinois, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
4 reviews 4 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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Additional Information about Thunder Bay Grille

Address: 7652 Potawatomi Trl, Rockford, IL 61107
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 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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