Thunder Bay Grille

Thunder Bay Grille

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Hours
Sun
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Food and ambience
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Is this an American restaurant?
About
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.
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, 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, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles533 reviews
Excellent
229
Very good
164
Average
67
Poor
39
Terrible
34
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Cindy
Schaumburg1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Wasn’t what we had hoped for and expected. Ordered “jumbo” crab cakes and hubby had the _all you can eat _ fish fry. The crab cakes were two tasteless and thin little cakes with a small spot of thousand island like dressing. Not enough to even use on one of the “pucks”. The so called accompanying Cole slaw was limp and lacked any taste. My husband’s fish was decent - nothing to rave about- just ordinary. The waiter never came to ask if he wanted more fish…. They did replace the blah crab cakes with stuffed mushrooms. Did charge us for it though. Waiter didn’t seem to be too happy to be there, right from the get go. All in all, pretty disappointing.
Written October 29, 2021
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Heart of America Group
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We take customer comments very seriously, and I want you to be aware I will be sharing this with our team to correct the issues you encountered.
Written November 2, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John L
Davenport1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
The waiter (Russell), really set the tone for he evening. I went there with my wife for dinner. We were seated immediately and a drink order was right behind that. So nice to have a waiter ask if you wanted time between receiving your drinks and the meal coming. Most places rush you right through dinner. Salads and entree came nicely spaced apart too. Russell checked on us a fee times through the course of the meal to make sure that we had everything we wanted. My wife had the Caprese Cavatappi with salmon and I had a rack of ribs and substituted roasted rosemary potatoes for the fries. My wife just kept saying how good every bite was. My meal was equally as good. Really nice evening with the best waiter maybe ever. Thanks Thunder Bay.
Written March 12, 2020
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MKSparkman
John, it means so much to us that you took the time to post such a wonderful review! We hope to see you and your wife again soon!
Written March 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alexisj1a543
Davenport14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
The meal was very tasty and plenty. The surroundings contribute to an intimate but not intimate atmosphere. Their Sunday Brunch is the best in town. There are many items to please the discriminating palate from breakfast to dinner with champagne mimosa, if that is to your liking. You will be delighted with your favorites and more.
Written January 8, 2020
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MichelleSparkman
Hello, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write your amazing review. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed our food selection and the atmosphere at Thunder Bay Grille. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Traveler000346
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
I visited the restaurant for curbside pickup recently. The general manager delivered the food to the car not wearing any type of face covering, as I was fully masked for his safety during this pandemic. I was also informed the company, Heart of America, doesn't want the image of employees wearing masks or other PPE and an employees was fired for wanting to wear a mask. The salmon blt was also very soggy and oily which couldn't be finished.
Written July 25, 2020
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Jon R
Bettendorf167 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
Lesson learned. Don’t go on Sunday and/or Father’s Day. The brunch is the only offering, no ordering off the menu. The brunch may be plentiful, however it is not worth $25/person and of mediocre, at best, quality. Not sure where the positive reviews came from, but definitely off their game this day; thank goodness for DQ.
Written June 20, 2021
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Heart of America Group
Kevin, we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your Father's Day brunch. We take pride in our restaurant and we appreciate the feedback! Your comments have been shared with our team for review.
Written June 24, 2021
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Jessica B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
My husband and I were extremely disappointed in the flow of service and the response from the general manager about our experience. We arrived at the restaurant at 5:30pm. There were 4 tables in the establishment. We ordered appetizers, wine, salads and steaks. My husband's Ribeye came out but my 6 Oz filet was not ready. They brought me the veggies I ordered that were cold by the time my med-rare steak arrived. It was 15 min from the time my husband received his food before mine arrived to the table. He had finished his meal. When my steak arrived it was cooked nicely but the parmesan crusted PASTY potatoes were cold and unappetizing. I would not recommend spending your hard earned money at this establishment.
Written January 20, 2022
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Heart of America Group
Jessica, we are very sorry that your experience with us was not up to our usual standards. Please know we have reached out to the General Manager of the property to look into this situation further as he was not present during the time of your visit. If you would like to speak to him further, please email Matthew Carroll at mcarroll@hoari.com.
Written January 31, 2022
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Midwest167
Romeoville24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
We were in the area for one day and spent the night in Davenport. We had never been to this restaurant and my daughter is vegetarian. We called and the person was very friendly and advised they had the impossible burger. We were thrilled and came to the restaurant from our hotel. It is not easy to find vegetarian options that are not salads ect. Once we got there we were seated right away and the waitress was really nice. I explained to her that we were really thirsty as we had been running around all day and she was very attentive with refills. The bread they bring to the table was great had a hint of garlic. Then, we ordered the mushroom appetizer which was amazing. Then, my daughter got her impossible burger and I got the regular burger with fries both were great! Everything was really clean in the restaurant and our server was awesome. Since my daughter will be going to college in the area we are so excited to find a sit down restaurant for future visits!.... We are happy to return for sure!
Written June 19, 2021
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Heart of America Group
Thank you for dining with us and for providing your wonderful feedback! We are so thrilled that you found us and we look forward to many more family meals next time you are in the area. Thank you for your patronage!
Written June 21, 2021
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Norm B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
Tonight we ordered plank salmon and crabmeat-stuffed shrimp. Both were excellent. Bacon and Brussels sprout garnish w shrimp added crunch and great flavors. The sauce on the salmon was terrific. Get some now!
Written December 12, 2020
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LVTersch
Thank you for the outstanding review! We take pride in our restaurant and we love to hear that everything has met your expectations. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your next visit!
Written December 14, 2020
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eleanor B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
Visiting the area and thought we’d try this restaurant. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. There were very few people in the restaurant for lunch when we stopped in on Wednesday noon. Waited for at least a half hour for food. My husband ordered tortilla soup. It was mushy and over cooked. I ordered the edamame salad. It was very bland No oriental flavors that I could detect.
Written June 9, 2021
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Heart of America Group
I am very disappointed to hear your experience did not meet the expectations we strive to meet. We appreciate hearing from our guests on what we could do better and I am sorry you were disappointed. I assure you I will pass your feedback to our executive team so we can address the entire staff. Thank you for your review!
Written June 11, 2021
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Ed B
Oakfield13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
The wife and I visited this restaurant to enjoy a dinner to celebrate our 58th anniversary. We each ordered the charbroil ribeye. This meal was totally unacceptable. The ribeye was less than 1/2 inch thick and the salad was far from fresh. This steak is one would receive at a restaurant that would be served with eggs for breakfast! This for an amazing price of $36 each. Unreal! It is too bad I was forced to give them a score of one. It really should be a zero.
Written October 21, 2022
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Heart of America Group
Ed, I am so sorry that you and your wife were not satisfied with your meal. I hope you took the chance to bring this to your server or manager's attention while you are at the restaurant - if it isn't up to expectations, we love to have the opportunity to make it right. I have shared your feedback with our culinary team so they are aware and can make adjustments.
Written October 24, 2022
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Debra E
Rock Island8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
First off, my family had not been to Thunder Bay Grille for a few years, due to poor quality food in the past. However, we were looking for a place to go for Easter brunch and I checked Trip Advisor to see how places were currently ranked. Thunder Bay was ranked pretty good for brunch, so we decided to give them another try. First, I called earlier in the week to get a reservation for 7 people. Was told they only had seating at 9:00 or 2:00. Since we didn't want either of those times, I decided that just my immediate family would go (3 of us) and made a reservation for 11:00. When we checked in, the party in front of us in line had a party of 7, and no reservation. They were told that they would gladly put two tables side by side to seat them, but they couldn't all sit at one table. This was NEVER even mentioned when I called to make my reservation. Strike one. They had quite of bit of different food, however, most items were luke warm at best. Bacon, sausage, ham, and one of the scrambled egg dishes were all cold. The only thing that was hot was the mac and cheese and the fried chicken. As far as the quality of food, my son had a waffle that I swear he could have chipped a tooth on. The shrimp was over cooked. The potatoes O'Brien had a very funny "tang" to them, like too much cheese with a bite. Strike two. Lastly, everyone served themselves. Now I know that some people will say, "Well, if you're afraid of COVID you shouldn't have gone out in the first place," and I agree to that to a certain extent. However, when deserts are placed sporadically around the tables, especially at the edges, customers must reach over them to get other items. Little kids, as always are putting their noses right up to the tables to get a look at what's there, and they are inches away from something sitting right on the edge. I have been to another establishment for brunch and they had workers fill your plate for you. I realize this may be impractical for Easter, but Thunder Bay definitely needed a better set up. Strike three. So, we gave them another shot and they didn't cut the mustard, so we will not be back. Oh, and PS, as we were leaving, we passed a lady demanding her money back for some of the same reasons I just mentioned, so I am not alone in my opinion.
Written April 4, 2021
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LVTersch
Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your experience with us for Easter brunch. We value our guests' feedback and I assure you that our entire executive team has received your comments for review.
Written April 6, 2021
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ro13
Hubertus2169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 friends
Came here on Sunday night of Labor Day weekend for dinner. We were staying at the hotel across the street and I have been to the Thunder Bay Grille in Pewaukee, WI so I assumed it would be similar. We requested a booth and were told that there was one booth available but the server in that section was too busy so we had to sit at a table. This was disappointing that they couldn't just let the server we got serve us at our preference of a booth. Complimentary bread was very tasty. I had the filet mignon with parmesan potatoes and it was good. It also came with a salad which was good. Our server was pleasant as well.
Written September 5, 2021
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Heart of America Group
Thank you for your review - we appreciate that you stopped in to dine with us!
Written September 7, 2021
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Jay H
Davenport366 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
Stopped for lunch at about 11:30 on a Tuesday. We were only 2 of 4 customers in the place and didn't notice anymore coming in. Pretty sad in a way. We've been dinning here for years, but whew. We hadn't been back for a while after some problems we had last time. That was well over a year ago. Service was better this time, but she did get lost a bit once. My wife got the BLT and the potato soup. Soup was pretty good, the bacon on the BLT was cooked too hard. I had the Prime Rib Sandwich and it was so-so at best. I didn't really care for the red and green peppers in it. Would I order it again, very doubtful. I'm sorry, but there are several restaurants where I can get a better one, in my opinion. Batter dipped fries. They're OK but I prefer the regular fries. The size of them is good but I think they would be much better without the batter. The Salad was a total fail. See posted photo. I ordered a lettuce salad with some shredded cheese and honey mustard dressing. Strangest tasting dressing and I'm not sure what sort of lettuce that is, but I would never eat it. I tried one bite of the salad and dressing and that was enough for me. My wife tried it and she would only taste the dressing. She didn't like the dressing either and said no way she would try to eat the lettuce. Quite limited menu compared to what they did offer for lunch over the years. Very limited compared to what it once was. At one time you could still get some version of a Filet steak, but not any longer. I know Covid caused some restaurants to offer a more limited menu, but I would think they would be past that by now. We might stop back and try it for Brunch on a Sunday sometime and that would be about it. We try to patronize many of the local restaurants during these somewhat trying times yet, but you can only go so far. If it's not of your liking it makes it difficult to come back.
Written April 27, 2021
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Heart of America Group
Hello, thank you for sharing your review. We very much value our guests' feedback and I apologize that you were dissatisfied. I will be sure to pass along this information to our team for review. I hope that you took the chance to speak with a manager or server about your dissatisfaction while you were at the restaurant, we are always happy to make it right!
Written April 29, 2021
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Cruiser147127
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
I ordered chicken fettuccine Alfredo. The chicken was dry and tasteless with no seasoning. The potato soup was so thick I couldn't even call it a stew. I told the waitress about the chicken (after we had had our food for about 15 minutes and she finally came to check on us). Offered to remake the chicken, but my husband was basically done eating so I declined. Paid over $20 for an inedible chicken dish
Written September 3, 2023
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Lesley Von Tersch
Hello, we apologize that the chicken in your Chicken Alfredo dish was inedible. Thank you for sharing this with your waitress so she had the opportunity to fix it. We will address your feedback about the chicken with our culinary team at our Davenport location to ensure they are meeting expectations. We hope you give us another chance in the future so that you can get the true Thunder Bay Grille experience.
Written September 6, 2023
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jaredb245
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Interior of the building was very nice and relaxed. The food was very good. Very rich sauce in the bison meat balls. Salad was very good. The steak was beyond excellent. Had the chargrilled ribeye. Awesome cut of meat. Good marbling. Seasoned and cooked perfectly. The wife had the blackened walleye and loved it. However our waitress obviously did not want to be there. The glasses are small and needed refilled after the appetizer. Never happened. Throughout the meal we could not get drinks. When we were seated we were given a basket of bread. Nothing else. Finally asked for butter or something to go with it. She went to another table and brought us cheese and olive oil and a attitude. The dessert tray looked awesome. Would have torn that up. But. Never was offered any. After 10 minutes of waiting on a check finally went looking for Julia. Found her and left. The waiter on the table behind us was working hard to take care of his customers so I know you can get good service there. Good meal ruined by bad service. Hope you have better luck
Written July 1, 2022
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Heart of America Group
Hello, we really appreciate that you took the time to provide us details about your experience. We are glad that you and your wife enjoyed your food but am very sorry we didn't meet our standards on the service side. Rest assured that your comments have been shared with our management team so that they can address this with our service team.
Written July 5, 2022
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