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Thunder Bay Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Big Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Every time I come to Big Bay I eat here. First I always order is a bowl of chili that is perfect. Always was served in timely matter, food was well coked and hot. Decent restaurant. Never had a chance to stay in but the time will come. As far as the restaurant - the food is good, bathroom might need some upgrades and fixes. When you enter mans bathroom there is big sticker above light switch - "do not touch the light switch"- It just asks to be touched.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Thunder Bay Inn! We stayed for three nights while visiting family in the area. The rates are unbeatable! Our room was just so comfortable! It was very quiet...never heard a thing! We loved the lounge area, with a fireplace and a piano. Even a tv if you want to watch movies. The restaurant was fantastic! We brought our whole family for lunch. We pretty much all ate different things, and every one of us loved the food we had. The prices were fantastic, too! The owners are so very nice and made us feel right at home! I would stay here any day over a hotel chain! We plan on going back this summer!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank jackie c
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

We stayed at the Inn on black Friday ....enjoyed the cozy bar with the fireplace roaring, oh and bring an armload of wood on the way in. Had the cudighi burger and beer battered fish which we enjoyed. these entrees were served with fries which were very good. The room was sparse but but very quiet and the company was great with wonderful owners. Beats the chain hotels any day.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

The lodging was comfortable, but decorated in a spartan way. Not alot of furnature or frills. But when only a comfortable bed, clean surroundings are required, it more than fit the bill. The pub portion of the inn was decorated in north-woods style, with knotty pine wall panels, fish mounts, and photos. The food was excellent. I ordered the soup of the day as an appetizer and it was both hot and delicious. The main course was delicious too. Service was pretty good for most of the meal. Well worth the drive from Munising.

Room Tip: Not much to add. Thunder Bay is very quiet so all rooms likewise.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

Having called ahead to find out what the "soup of the day" was, and having traveled 85 miles to this restaraunt, we were disappointed to find they did not have the soup. Still, we stayed and ordered fish fry dinner. The waitress was extremely slow, service was terrible and the food nothing to write home about. No one, including the owner, seemed to care how far we came to be so disappointed. We will not be going there again and I warn other people - even if you call ahead - don't believe what they tell you!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Have you ever wished to find a really cool, cozy, comfortable bar to while away a wintry or stormy afternoon? This is the place. What a surprise, and utter delight, to discover this place for my first visit this past weekend. I stopped in with my business partner and realtor while in the area to look at land deals. The varied menu, fairly priced, was complemented by a great selection of beers (PBR and Stroh's!), and served up with the most friendly, hospitable staff. We lingered for a couple of hours, and then pulled ourselves away to head back out to look at more real estate. I can't wait to return and spend more time enjoying this restaurant.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Over the years we have always enjoyed going to the Thunder Bay Inn for dinner - especially for the fish on Friday. We took friends on Friday during Labor Day weekend - no fish available! The recent owners changed the menu and quite frankly it's disappointing. What's up with all the Mexican dishes? Be original, make it local . . . until something changes I don't intend to go back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Thunder Bay Inn

Address: Besinger Road, Big Bay, MI 49808
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Big Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Big Bay
Price Range: £38 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Thunder Bay Hotel Big Bay
Thunder Bay Inn Big Bay, Michigan

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