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Saint Charles, Illinois
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...

1Thank Ralph K
Wayland, Michigan
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....

1Thank jackie c
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...

Thank rxdebbie
Leelanau County, Michigan
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...

1Thank birchpointmich
Marquette, Michigan
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...

4Thank Deb S
Chicago, Illinois
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...

Thank Worldtraveler68
Metro Detroit
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 . ....

3Thank PlySoccerMom
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We enjoyed this old Inn that is being refreshed gradually. The owners are running the Pub and Inn and have a fine restaurant going and are updating the inn portion. This is a place to sit on the porch and visit and go down to the public beautiful beach on Lake Superior. Biking or hiking and enjoying the UP are...

1Thank tremm298
New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 August 2012

We did not stay at this hotel, but wish we had. We did eat at the restaurant three times as it's the only place to eat in Big Bay unless you want bar food. The burgers or taco options are best here; the salads are also fresh, but come with packaged dressings. The pizza dough is not doughy but hard,...

1Thank NewYorkCityStickler
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 6 August 2012

We didn't stay at the inn (but it is really cute and I would love to some time). However, we did eat at the restaurant and the food was great. The dining area is casual and just plain fun atmosphere. Had photo wall of Jimmy Stewart movie filmed there which was interesting. Would definitely eat there again if ever in...

1Thank Renee317

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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
Price Range: €47 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Thunder Bay Hotel Big Bay
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“Not all rooms have private baths.”
 of 5 bubbles troyusa0727, 6 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Talk to Gretchen, the owner, about what your room needs are. They are all set up differently.”
 of 5 bubbles Luv2snowmobile, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Henry Ford room, go for it!”
 of 5 bubbles Novak169, 3 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Choose the room that has the shower attached to it and make sure that the heat is turned on in your room.”
  • the large parlor/dining room
 of 5 bubbles aromaticdancer, 1 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Nothing at this time...short stay. Our room was a queen single bed with joining bathroom...looking out on the parking lot but it was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles J7952UFchristinec, 10 Jun 2014 | Read review
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