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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
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, 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, Table Service
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This restaurant is in my opinion the best in town. The staff is great and accommodating to your needs. The food is absolutely to die for. Where else can you get a good jambalaya or seafood fondue as good as here. Nowhere. Excited to hear...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Very inappropriate waitress- waaaay too personal approach to customer service - it’s not Hooters dear! Steak was good, salad was literally frozen, mashed potatoes at best lukewarm My hunger was filled, will not be coming backMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Thank you for informing us about your recent visit. I would like to express our deepest apologies for the food and service you received - I assure you we will be addressing these issues with our entire management team. If you would like to speak...More

Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I traveled to Rockford and made a point to come back. We were not disappointed. Our server (Molly) was exceptional. The food was as good as we remembered. Something new was an appetizer with crab, mango, and avocado. WOW! Almost makes us...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Richard, thanks for stopping in to dine with us during your travels! We are so pleased to hear that everything met expectations. We hope you made it home safely and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the area!

Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, friendly wait staff. First time here wanted to try there bison and angus burgers. Both burgers were extremely dry not impressed at all. Fries were seasoned well and delicious. Cheese curds delicious, biscuits and cinnamon butter delicious. My personal opinion is it’s overpriced...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

Hello, we are very sorry that the burgers you received were not up to standards. I have forwarded your review to our executive chef to make sure our culinary team is aware. We appreciate that you took the time to tell us.

Reviewed February 19, 2020

Stopped for lunch and was somewhat impressed with the somewhat rustic Northwoods interior decor. They have a fairly large menu selection with slightly above average prices. Moderate portions. Ericka was our waitress and we were pleased with the service she gave us. I had Fish...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

Hello, I am very sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your meal. We value our guests' feedback and I assure you that our entire executive team has received your comments for review. Thank you for dining with us and taking the time...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Don't expect fresh anything. I had the walleye panfried. One bite you could tell the fish was old frozen then flash nuked then panfried. Very mushy. If thats what your into then go for it... Ill pass!

Date of visit: February 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2020

I'm sorry to hear that your experience wasn't up to expectations; however, please know that I will be forwarding along your comments to our management team for review. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed February 5, 2020

Had wonderful service yesterday. Songul was our server, and she was very pleasant and extremely attentive. Food was good, although I cannot recommend the "Drunken Sirloin". The sauce had an odd taste, but the steak was otherwise great (I just scraped the sauce off). Overall,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2020

Ernst, thank you for taking the time to post your review about your experience. We appreciate hearing from all of our guests and we are glad to see that you mostly enjoyed your visit. We will make sure to let our culinary team know your...More

Reviewed January 29, 2020

I came here to get dinner with my granddaughter and the food was excellent! Gage was a great server who made sure we were set all night.

Date of visit: December 2019
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2020

Gladys, thank you for stopping into the Machine Shed to dine with us! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 22, 2020 via mobile

We stop at Thunder Bay Grille every year on our way to the Keys and the food and service keep us coming back. We are always warmly greeted and the bar is beautifully crafted. The meal starts with their delectable biscuits with cinnamon butter. We're...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2020

Hello, thank you for sharing your amazing review and choosing to come back and dine with us every year. We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your meals! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Fourth of fifth time we have eaten here as it is hear the hotel we use when passing through. The dining room is attractive, music is played at a nice quiet background volume, and the staff are delightful. For food, I had the baked cod...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MKSparkman, Owner at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Hello, thank you for choosing to dine with us and providing your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and your side dishes. We hope to see you again!

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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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