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Thunder Bay Grille

7652 Potawatomi Trl, Near the Intersection of Potawatomi Trl and North Bell School Road/Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
+1 815-397-4800
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7652 Potawatomi Trl, Near the Intersection of Potawatomi Trl and North Bell School Road/Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
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1 - 10 of 379 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Driven past dozens of times, but never stopped... was on-line looking for a steakhouse to celebrate my wife’s “29th” birthday... submitted an on-line reservation request, advising that I was bringing a birthday cake... our waitress was named Sherry, and she treated us like we were...More

Thank dppedraza
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your wonderful feedback. We hope your wife had an amazing "29th" birthday and we are so glad we could help you celebrate. We are so pleased your food and service exceeded expectations. We will pass along...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there tonight, was influenced by a review. Had the crab cake that was so favorably reviewed and was very disappointed. I thought there was supposed to be crab in a crab cake, not here . Save your money.More

Thank paulz5642
Michelle S, Brand Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your review. We are sorry to hear you were not completely satisfied with your experience. We would like to invite you back to show you a true Thunder Bay Grille experience. Please do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good good and service. We were staying overnight on a trip North and found this lovely restaurant by chance. The outside of the building was quite attractive, so we decided to try it. The food easy delicious, the service excellent, the staff friendly, and...More

Thank antiquelover2017
Johnny's S, Brand Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope next time you are in the Rockford area, you stop in and see us again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Thunder Bay Grille features a rustic, "backwoods" decor with a large fireplace, wood walls and canoes in the rafters. Our soup and salad was OK, nothing special but nothing bad, and we didn't challenge the steaks and chops they feature, including bison smoked meatloaf.

Thank Hoosiercritic
Johnny's S, Brand Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for posting your rating. We would love to speak to you further about your visit since it was not up to expectations. Can you email us at ksheley@hoari.com with your additional feedback? Thank you in advance!

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Homey place with cute North woods decor and down home food. The service was friendly and quick and the Chicken Salad Sandwich was very good however I thought I was ordering an actual chicken salad not a sandwich, my error, and it was good anyhow.

Thank mushbigdog
MKSparkman, Brand Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you for dining with us and providing such great feedback about your experience. We apologize for the mix up with the Chicken Salad sandwich, happy to hear you enjoyed it! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I am here on business and needed a place to eat quickly. It was right next to the hotel I stayed at so was very convenient for me to eat here. The food was very good, the atmosphere was great, but I thought the drinks...More

Thank Tbroad1414
MKSparkman, Brand Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write such a great review about your experience. Please stop in again next time you are in the Rockford area!

Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Came in for a quick bite after traveling to Rockford and was very impressed with the quality of service, the atmosphere of the restaurant, and the food was simply awesome!!

Thank Erik B
MKSparkman, Brand Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Erik, thank you for wonderful review! We hope you stop in again next time you are in the Rockford area!

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Our extended family visited for a big dinner and we were not disappointed. The food arrived as promised and there were no problems. Special requests were accommodated with a smile.

Thank SkipperBill2
MKSparkman, Brand Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

SkipperBill2, thank you for the wonderful review! We know how important family get-togethers are and we are happy you chose us to host your big dinner. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

For a restaurant named after a small isolated Canadian city, this place has a very interesting and varied meal. Not sure if it is a chain or not but it has that feel. Still, the food was quite good, the portions generous and the staff...More

Thank Wandering963
MKSparkman, Brand Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

From the service to the food-- this place was top notch! Food was delicious with amazing service. We will definitely go back!

Thank Juli B
MKSparkman, Brand Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Juli, thank you for the great review! We look forward to your next visit.

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7652 Potawatomi Trl, Near the Intersection of Potawatomi Trl and North Bell School Road/Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-397-4800
  • E-mail
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.
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