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Thunder Bay Grille

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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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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made reservations, was seated immediately. Buffet was delicious and plentiful with great service! Price was affordable.

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Thank Bonnie S
Rockford, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good - I ordered the prime rib and was not disappointed. The service was also very good, speedy and courteous. Would come here again.

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Thank cheryla922
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I actually like this place but feel it could do with a complete service upgrade. The bar and selection of beer is pretty good, but the total service is missing. Despite having as many staff on as customers, service was laboured and slow. The food was well prepared to the menu but was really rushed. If I wanted my entree... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight I came to this place for dinner, they have a good menu and an excellent options for beers on tap or bottle, Fish and chips are just great! But obviously you can have great other dishes. I will come back for sure

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1 Thank Perico60
Davis Junction, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to wait an hour after your reservation this is your restaurant,over booked for all holidays,and they turn the people out of here like cattle!---food is good--not worth the wait

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Thank pirate8
Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their bread was amazing and Marcus our server was incredibly polite and efficient. Bread tastes like cookies.

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Thank Madeleine K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at a Wedding in October that was Catered by Thunder Bay ,The food was so fresh and delish ,and the servers that came with were wonderful as well ,kept everything filled and hot ,The resturant is also a great place to go the bar area is large and so is the restaurant .always wonderful food!

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1 Thank Melissa S
Springfield Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Thunder Bay while in Rockford with my daughter for a competition. We took advantage of the time for a date night. We loved the seafood, it was unique and delicious for us land lovers! We had spicy tuna nachos, scallops and jambalaya. All were excellent! Admittedly it was pricey for dad and an 8 year old, but worth... More 

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1 Thank Devin3
Naperville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the shrimp jambalaya, hit the craving right on the head. Checked it out in line before trying TBG. Happy to say it did not disappoint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch with a customer. First time here. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Had the fish and chips and the trout sandwich. Will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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