Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport
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.
The food was good,the service was good. The server was very nice
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!
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
Great place. Had dinner at the bar. Good service
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.
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.
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
Carl, thank you for the wonderful recommendation. We look forward to your next visit.
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!
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!
Burnt and old food. Poor service. No paper in restrooms.
Worst restaurant I have been to in last 5 years.
Food was delicious, waitress was awesome and the atmosphere was great, had a great experience.
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!
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.
For what we were charged it was probably the worst meal we have ever had and will not be back.
I have been here many times and every time I go, I am reminded of how amazing it is. Thunder Bay is wonderful for a date night or even a night out with the family, children included. The food is by far the best I have ever had in the Quad Cities area and the value is exceptional. The ambiance and manner of the staff is amazing as well. This is by far my favorite restaurant in the Quad Cities, an absolute must try.
Scott, we appreciate the kind words and the great recommendation. We hope to see you again soon!
I really enjoyed our server and the overall experience at Thunder Bay. It was cold in the restaurant but that was expected due to the cold weather outside.
Georgia, thank you for the great review!
The food tastes very good,salad was nice n cold and food came in timely matter. Waiter was very courteous and attentive. Will definitely go there again.
Cindy, thank you for the great recommendation!
We were quickly seated and waited on. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The lunch menu was extensive and all food was delicious. We love Thunder Bay
Theresa, thank you for the great review!
We were pleased with all aspects of our dining experience, food, service, and pricing were all good. We will be coming back soon really enjoyed it.
Tammy, we appreciate the great review! We look forward to our next visit!
It was great.
Thank you for the great review!
Finally seated 30 minutes after our scheduled reservation, and as we entered the dining room we walked past 6-7 available tables. Pork chop that was supposed to be prepared with a pink center was overcooked and dry, and our companion's Mahi was also overcooked.
Thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We take all guest feedback very seriously and will be addressing these issues with our entire team.
Food was delicious and upscale in flavors and presentation. Staff was very accomodating, especially with my food allergy. We will be going back soon!
Nancy, thank you for the wonderful review! We are looking forward to your next visit!
It had been awhile since I'd been to Thunder Bay, and with the coupon they were offering I decided to try it. Upon arriving I forgot I had a reservation and was told 30 minute wait for 2 people. This is relevant later. We were seated immediately after telling about my res. Sales were good. All the tables around us were empty, made my partner and I wonder why was the wait so long for groups without reservations. Main course was awful. Bland as anything you've had. I pulled a 3.5in long chicken rib from my "boneless" chick pasta. Both of us were stopped by management to which we professed our dissatisfaction for the food. Management was really excellent. Comped the meals we barely touched and asked us to come try it again. Service was great so we still tipped, but I will tell this story any time I get asked to go there. I do have fond memories of their brunch being amazing so I will definitely go for that. Try if you want something new, but food may be hit or miss.
The only negative was our service was really slow. We were there for 2 hours. The food was delicious.
Rebecca, thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your recommendation. We appreciate the feedback you provided. We hope to see you again soon!
This is the best food and staff in the Quad Cities...hands down. I just hate I took so long to visit. I met the chef David at the Putnam and I told him the food and the presentation was outstanding! I am so glad I took his sdvice and made the visit. The manager, the waitress, the hostess, and everything about the experience was top notch! Thank you Thunder Bay from a Southern Girl. You got Cajun right!
Thank you for the amazing review! We look forward to your next visit!
We had a 3-generation table of 6 and we enjoyed conversation and celebration of my sister's birthday. Being there for Sunday Brunch, we each had plenty of choices. Nice atmosphere, busy but not overly so, and our round table in a corner made it seem private. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre and the brunch price of $15 did not include coffee -- which was $3! Prime rib was tough and flavorless, shrimp and catfish were fried and "OK", waffle toppings included "fake" whipped cream, pastries looked good but were dry or bland. I'm sorry to say we won't return.
Ann, I am sorry to hear your recent brunch visit with us did not live up to expectations. We appreciate you providing your feedback. We will be sure to address these issues with our entire staff to use as a training tool.
The food was excellent. However, after waiting over 20 minutes after our reservation, we were seated in a very busy bar. I didn't get my salad before my meal, and when they brought it out after I told them it was forgotten, I got a plate of plain lettuce. I'm regretting not ordering dessert to go because now we have to go back at some point to use the rest of our gift card. I don't blame the wait staff as it was obvious the restaurant was severely understaffed.
Very poor service. Our server quickly set bread on the table and as walking away, said “I’ll be back”. Our appetizer plates were dirty. It took about 30 minutes with ordering and receiving drinks. And about another 30 minutes to get our meal. My up charged ceaser salad was half a core of the lettuce head. I had brought this up to the server and he said, “ well, it just comes out of a bag”. He didn’t care to get me another salad or take the charge off my bill. I had very good and hot salmon with cold orzo mix. Alcohol drinks are very over priced and if I ever do return, I definitely won’t spend my money on it.
We were there for about 30 minutes before we had drinks. When we did get drinks one was spilled. The second drink that was made, an Executive Martini, someone else in our party also ordered and one looked like water, the other was possibly all olive juice. Ordered a bottle of wine, brought the wrong one, the server mentioned it was probably someone else's.
Two people in the party ordered a steak and the server brought them out and asked them to cut into the steak to determine which one belonged to the right person. As a server this is something that should be known.
Wine was not able to be split on multiple bills which seems like something that a restaurant of this caliber should be able to accommodate.
It was New Year's Eve so some leeway was given but overall the experience was pretty bad.
We were able to sit by the fireplace, which was very nice. My wife’s pork porterhouse was a bit dry but tasty. My drunken pork medalians were delicious, as were the meals of our friends. Nice atmosphere. We love coming here for special occasions. Priced to fit any budget.
Although excellent service & very nice atmosphere, the onion soup was extremely salty & asperagus was sad (very high price..very small portion). I was very disappointed.
In spite of this, I had a great time & will probably give Thunder Bay another try.
We were in town for family weekend and decided t try Thunder Bay since we had a group of 16 figured it would be roomy, which we did have plenty of room. Reservations at 7:45 we had 1 waitress which is usually fine in most restaurants but she couldn’t keep up with drink orders. Several adults made a trip to the bar to get their own. By 9pm our food started to come out. If you ordered a steak it was not cooked how you ordered it. One of tbe filets was almost raw it was absolutely disgusting, was suppose to be well done how does that mistake happen?it was sent back and boxed up as it was so late. Now the fun part begins. We ask for our checks only 4 families and that process took 45 mnts just to get the checks then they were still not right. We finally leave at 10:30pm if you have a large party I would not recommend this spot unless you have a lot of patience and time. It would have been nice if the manager stepped in but she just watched this poor girl struggle with everything.
I enjoyed the cedar plank salmon and my partner loved the bison meatloaf. Both were creative and tasty. The space is large and good for groups and also good for couples. Good variety on the menu.