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Thunder Bay Grille

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
7652 Potawatomi Trl, Near the Intersection of Potawatomi Trl and North Bell School Road/Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We needed an easy disabled accessible restaurant in Rockford and we hoped for a delicious lunch. Our experience was fabulous. Our attentive waitress, Cat, helped us figure our a pureed lunch for our disabled guest and the other 4 of us split three dishes, The...More

Thank pam728
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ended up eating hear two nights in a row. First night had fish and chips the second night I had a tenderloin medallion trio. very good bartenders.

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through the quad cities and found ourselves at Thunder Bay Grille for dinner. Highly recommend the beef tenderloin trio. Meal starts with warm biscuts/cinnamon butter and a fresh salad. The beef medallions were high quality pieces of meat and prepared perfectly accompanied by roasted...More

Thank dlsmasmks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been a long while since we had been to Thunder Bay Grille. Somehow we just left it off our list too often. It is now back on our list! We stopped in early on a Sunday night. Our meal was very good, planked...More

Thank David I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner while staying at an area hotel. The decor is rustic, yet somewhat modern with a lot of seating in multiple areas. Service was very good; the waitstaff quick and attentive. I had the Chicken Jambalaya, a house specialty. The portion...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice meal here after a soccer game. The staff was so nice and friendly. They have good beers on draft. The food is very good. At the suggestion of the server we tried the seafood cheese dip which was tasty. I...More

Thank Melissa N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love the atmosphere. My wife's chicken was not done, had to be sent back. I wanted a little more sauce for my meatloaf. Had to flag down a staff person since my waiter was nowhere in sight and it was a slow night. After a...More

Thank Herbert M
MKSparkman, Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Herbert, I'm so sorry that your recent visit with us at our Rockford location didn't meet yours or our expectations. We never like to leave a guest unsatisfied and it sounds like we really dropped the ball there, sorry about that. I would love...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We went here for a belated boss’s day celebration. I haven’t been here in years but this was where our boss wanted to go. Decor was nice and wait staff pleasant. Menu seems to have been redone so there were more items of interest for...More

Thank appleapm
MKSparkman, Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi there, thank you for submitting your review. We always appreciate when our guests leave feedback, so thank you for bringing it back to our attention. At this time we have not received any other inquiries about our Reuben, but we will make sure our...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

The ambiance was superb, the staff was very friendly, cordial, and professional. I felt welcomed from the time I walked through the front door. I was impressed when the Manager took the time to check on me and see whether I was enjoying my meal...More

1  Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We were "struck" by the good food and rustic atmosphere. We had everything from bouillabaisse to a bison burger to the fresh cedar planked salmon. We were surprised at the range of the menu. Although, the main dining room is large, the huge fireplace and...More

Thank Noisy41
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Chuck370 | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall seeing lobster on the menu. Keep in mind this restaurant is geared toward the North Woods theme so most foods are comfort type foods.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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