Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Thunder Bay Grille is casual dining at its best. Highlighting fresh seafood, Certified Angus Beef, pasta, burgers, flatbreads and more – our menu has something for everyone. The rustic décor and cozy fireplaces make it the perfect place for gathering, relaxing and socializing – an ideal atmosphere for business or pleasure.
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SandraW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good menu even if limited. Variety of choices. Great service. Bison was excellent. FYI on the chips , very salty and cooked too long. Would ask to go way half on salt and not crunchy. Couldn’t really enjoy the chip , just crunch. But now know how would order Service was great.

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ValH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

No Wostershire for steak. Also no rolls. Very expensive steak to have those two missing items. Otherwise food was good, the wait staff was fine and the ambience was good.

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GabyM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We received outstanding service and the food was very good! Would recommend

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OlsenM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food, the menu was a bit pricier than used to be. Due to the current pandemic I'm wondering if that is why the menu was reduced. We were happy with our service.

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vipMaxK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

While the social distancing measures inside the restaurant were good, all four of our dinner party were surprised and concerned that none of the servers were wearing masks. While Iowa is not currently requiring masks, with the increasing spread of the virus in our area, we are looking for businesses that are rising above minimum standards.

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3/1/20@7PM- Staff Receives 1,000,000 Stars! Daughter (17) and I met and picked TB Grill as our place to meet. We politely mentioned we to the hostess we have not spoken and/or saw each other in over a year. The staff graciously let us sit in a more private section. The atmosphere, service, respect, and of course food was perfection. The restaurant closed at 9:00 PM, we lost track of time, and I realized it was after 10:00 PM when we happily left. The fact that no one bothered us and let us stay over was heart warming and brings a tear to my eye still.

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on March 5, 2020

Leigh, we are happy to hear that you and your daughter had such a great evening catching up. We appreciate the wonderful feedback!

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SheaS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Its decent. I really think they should have a carving station.

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hello, thank you for submitting your feedback. We appreciate hearing from our guests and I assure you that your review has been shared with our team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated early for a 7 PM reservation.
Great service, very accommodating.
Food was well prepared and good presentation.

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hello, thank you for your positive review! We are so happy to hear your experience met the high expectations we strive to meet. We hope you dine with us again soon.

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MattJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff. Great food. Great environment. Would recommend! Definitely did not disappoint. Was running late for dinner on Valentine’s Day when it was busy, the lady had no problem switching the reservation to later. Can’t speak more highly about this place. Very satisfied!

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on February 18, 2020

Matt, we are so grateful you choose to celebrate Valentine's Day with us. We appreciate that you took the time to post your amazing review!

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AustinM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fast and friendly service. Great atmosphere. We will definitely be back again!

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on February 18, 2020

Rick, thank you for the outstanding review! We take pride in our restaurant and we love to hear that everything has met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again!

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MickM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great. The hostess and waitress were both fantastic. Made us feel welcome and were both very personable. The dinners were delicious. Definitely will be back when in town again.

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on January 28, 2020

That is wonderful to hear that everything was up to expectations. We look forward to seeing you again!

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TeriV
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cliff was an excellent server and the food was fantastic!

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hello, thank you for providing your wonderful feedback. We are so glad Cliff took such great care you while you were dining with us.

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vipMattH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Poor slow service and really disappointing food quality. Two of us had Chicken salads and it was clear that the chicken had been frozen and in some cases barely thawed. Others complained on blandness of their entrees.

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on January 2, 2020

Matt, we are extremely sorry that your meal was not at all up to expectations. I assure you that this review was shared with our culinary team so they are aware. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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RRRR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Our waitress was very friendly. The staff was nice. Our waitress never let us know that made to order omelets were part of the brunch. We overheard after we were done eating, the neighboring table was provided the omelet menu and it was explained by their waiter. Lighting around “hot” brunch area dim. Couldn’t really see the selections when opening the servers. Food was cold- eggs, bacon, sausage, fried chicken, corn. I gave up and ate two servings of corn. We would have liked a made to order Omelet-something hot to eat. We didn’t bother with the rest of the brunch. We had a reservation for 12 set for upcoming after Thanksgiving family gathering and cancelled it. Good thing we tested the brunch ahead of time. Expensive for the quality of food and Disappointing.

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on January 2, 2020

Hello, we are truly sorry that your brunch was not up to our typical standards. Please know that we did bring this up to our culinary team so we can ensure these issues do not happen again.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was mostly good. The roast beef was too lean so a bit dry. The catfish could have been warmer. Otherwise good was good. Service was great thanks to Aaron.

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IowaBud
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Something for everyone on the menu, from the picky 85 year old in our group to the more adventurous 20 somethings. Good wine selection. Good beer selection, though a more limited array on tap. Service was patient and efficient, even warning gramma that her jambalaya selection might be more spicy than she would anticipate.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becky was awesome!

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NicoleM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIBLE SERVICE AND DIRTY!!! We were seated right away and that was about the only good part. Once they sat us the high chair for my daughter still had food from the last kid in it. I had to ask someone to wipe it down. The table was dirty, the appetizer plates had food stuck on them and the rolls they served where hard as rocks. We ordered drinks and appetizers. The waiter was very blunt and you could tell he hated his job. The first appetizer came out and was lukewarm. You could tell it has been sitting in the back for a bit. The onion strings had good flavor but were not very good cold. The cheese curds came out next. They were actually hot and fresh but by this time we were so fed up with the poor service and dirty surroundings that we decided to leave. I did tell the manager what had happened and she did compensate us for the drinks and apps. So it was bad enough she completely took care of everything. So much for my parents surprise 35th wedding anniversary dinner. I would not recommend.

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AngieW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese curds are a must have!! The remainder of the meal was wonderful as well!

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The ThunderBay did a great job accommodating our large family for our August Birthdays. Table was ready and expanded as more joined. Hostess and waitress were fantastic. Food was okay and a little disorganized for large group method. Some of that was our fault. Crime Brûlée was not heated in middle by chef. Not good per family members. Mostly all great.

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vipTeee
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Extremely disappointed in the kitchen and manager. Our server was good but she couldn’t compensate for a kitchen that could not produce two luncheon salads in a reasonable time or a manager who could not manage to apologize for the lapse. We were served a fairly simple meal 40 minutes after we were seated when the house was not more than a third full. One salad was missing an ingredient and the other was dressed when we asked for dressing on the side. Overall, a poor performance.

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GregH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Not enough different fish offerings. I expected more types of fish on the menu,

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vipTheCrumb
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun pit stop off the highway during a long road trip. The salads were fresh and well-portioned: no need to ask for a to-go container (with no way to travel with it). Great conversation with the hostess as we departed —a wonderful person and a fun way to leave with a smile!

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LindaleM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great relaxing meal & wonderful service. Would definitely recommend Thunder Bay Grille.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was very good the only complaint my Wife and I had was our Baked Potatoes were under cooked and a bit cold. I had the mixed Vegetables and I have to say they were Sauteed perfect the Bread that was served with the Sweet Cinnamon Butter seemed more like something for Breakfast or Desert a hot Dinner Roll with just plain Butter would have been better.

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JWDsr
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great steaks, prime rib. Mushroom appetizer was very good.

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vipoftendiner1
Chicago
131 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Everything about our dinner was not good. The calamari was dry and my entrée tasted like a salt shaker. Definitely will not come back here and there was a reason I was very empty on a Friday night.

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skelsey75
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We are frequent flyers of Thunder Bay's brunch, but it wasn't very good this past visit. The food seemed old and over done which could have been due to sitting in the warmers for so long. I think the reasoning was they weren't very busy at all.

Usually we love eating here even though it's slightly expensive, but this last trip wasn't really worth it.

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GeriH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good,the service was good. The server was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily, our server was fantastic! The menu has lots of choices and there is something for everyone! Peach sangria was delicious as were the desserts. My husband ordered the carrot cake and he couldn’t finish it because of the generous portion size. Food was great and prices were reasonable. We will absolutely be back!

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MaryB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Felt for the price the Sunday brunch was lacking and the waitress never came back to refill the drink glasses. Some of the hot food was dried out but the salad and fruit bar was very nice and fresh

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PhillS
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Had dinner at the bar. Good service

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TerriF
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our service was out of this world. The rolls n cinnamon but are to die for. Food was great too. I highly recommend this place.

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Jax5
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food seemed over salted, from soup to entree. Drafty. Service rushed; entree delivered to table while previous courses had just arrived. Draft beer under poured and then a second half glass arrived.
Here ally inattentive and sloppy service.

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CarlS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment my wife and I walked out to the moment we left everything was awesome the service attention to detail the courtesy of our server Haley was very prompt attentive courteous we will definitely come back again

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on May 1, 2019

Carl, thank you for the wonderful recommendation. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place. I would like to see more breakfast items for brunch but I understand that is standing between breakfast and lunch. There was a great selection of food, I guess I was just in more of a breakfast mood. All good was really good. I’m surely going to be back!

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback - we appreciate all guest feedback and work to incorporate that to create the best overall experience possible! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to dine with you again, soon!

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vipjeffreye
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Burnt and old food. Poor service. No paper in restrooms.
Worst restaurant I have been to in last 5 years.

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RogerB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, waitress was awesome and the atmosphere was great, had a great experience.

Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to dining with you again, soon!

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DavidH
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was slower than I like. We finished our appetizer before we ordered our meals. Strange. Appeared to be understaffed for a Tuesday evening. Our server had multiple tables which affected the speed at which he could serve.

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TimC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For what we were charged it was probably the worst meal we have ever had and will not be back.

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