Thunder Bay Grille - Davenport

4.2
32 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

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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GH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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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Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Had dinner at the bar. Good service

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TF
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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J
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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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CS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on May 1, 2019

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

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1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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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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j
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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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DH
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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TC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on February 19, 2019

Scott, we appreciate the kind words and the great recommendation. We hope to see you again soon!

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G
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Responded on February 19, 2019

Georgia, thank you for the great review!

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c
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on February 19, 2019

Cindy, thank you for the great recommendation!

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TP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on February 19, 2019

Theresa, thank you for the great review!

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on February 15, 2019

Tammy, we appreciate the great review! We look forward to our next visit!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great.

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Responded on February 15, 2019

Thank you for the great review!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Responded on February 15, 2019

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.

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NB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and upscale in flavors and presentation. Staff was very accomodating, especially with my food allergy. We will be going back soon!

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Responded on February 15, 2019

Nancy, thank you for the wonderful review! We are looking forward to your next visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

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.

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The only negative was our service was really slow. We were there for 2 hours. The food was delicious.

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Responded on February 15, 2019

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!

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LQ
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Responded on February 15, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! We look forward to your next visit!

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AG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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Responded on February 15, 2019

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.

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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

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.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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P
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

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NL
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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