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Thunder Bay Grille

7652 Potawatomi Trl, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
815-397-4800
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Ranked #19 of 313 Restaurants in Rockford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
USA
Top Contributor
235 reviews 235 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

In all of our trips to Rockford I have wanted to try this place, but it is usually crowded. Suffering jet lag fatigue we came here from our hotel and enjoyed delicious food in an unusual atmosphere. Had chop chop salad and it was delicious. Husband had the chop . Wish I had eaten the deserts which were shown but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A Friday night with a long road trip under our belts, and Thunder Bay Grille was closest to our hotel. We entered another world; a rustic hunting lodge on a huge scale. We were seated instantly, and our waitress gave us time to read the large menu. Superb salads and pasta made up our light dinner, but the extras(lovely biscuits... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I usually stay at the Courtyard or Residence, so Thunder Bay is convenient. Food is pretty good, but service has always been excellent. Good selection of beers and the meatloaf is good.

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The Villages, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ate there 8/11. We ate early (5pm) and were seated immediately. This is a steak and seafood house situated in a lodge type environment - very nice. Our server (April) arrived immediately and took a drink order. I had a sample size of 4 different beers, including some local varieties. The menu is large and varied. Wife had a pasta... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Food was amazing and heavenly, one of the best meals I've ever had. Service was great and the decor in the restaurant was very nice.

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WI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent food and service. A good value with large servings. The haddock was fantastic, tasty and I was told by my guest the meat loaf was also very good. We were there later in the evening and lost track of time due to the atmosphere. Little did we know they had closed, yet the staff didn't say a word, let... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very lovely restaurant, great rolls with dinner! Big menu with something for everyone. I had a chicken edamame salad and my husband had two appetizers for dinner and we liked all of our food. It was served quickly and was a relaxing large booth. We were traveling and just spending one night at the Hampton nearby.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

varied menu, with lots of different choices, great wine. Our server went out of her way to help. Loved the rolls, steak salad and caprese salad. Flat bread was also great.

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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointing after reading the reviews. I ordered the pan-seared Walleye, and it was like the chef switched the fish with a cedar plank used for the Salmon and the service was very slow on a lightly attended early evening. The beer was good though.

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Mill Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had dinner there with my family and each dish was prepared with great attention to detail and aesthetics. Very satisfying with each course. Would recommend this restaurant highly.

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