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Thunder Bay Grille

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N14W24130 Tower Pl, Pewaukee, WI 53188-1169
+1 262-523-4244
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with my wife on a Saturday night about 6. No wait to be seated and our waiter was attentive. Place was pretty quiet which was nice. I had the prime rib and my wife had the roasted chicken. I thought the prime rib was pretty good, but my wife thought the chicken was a bit dry. Will probably... More 

Thank Leonard J
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this place and the food is good. The salad bar offers soup and dessert and it is really pretty good. They also offer bread and butter and that is always nice for a carboholic

Thank Wackytiel
Delafield, Wisconsin
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161 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met a friend for lunch at Thunder Bay Grille, located south of I-94 and Hwy 164 in Pewaukee/Waukesha, Wisconsin. Motif is like a Canadian hunting type lodge. Lot of dark wood and overhead light. I figure this is some type of restaurant chain and because they are located close to "Machine Shed", I had to wonder if the two restaurants... More 

Thank Stu T
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Thunder Bay is a great place to relax for a nice dinner or a cocktail and appetizers at the bar and lounge. They also have an excellent Sunday brunch.

Thank 867f309
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We used this restaurant to host a group of 30 people and the staff set up a special buffet for us in a private room. The food was great and the quantity allowed for second helpings....which most people utilized. The staff is great and they worked well with us every step of the way from planning to serving this great... More 

Thank Denise N
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had a great business lunch in Pewaukee - outside of Waukesha - outside of Milwaukee. Great atmosphere good food. Lots of room. It has to be packed on Fish Fry Fridays. Lots of parking easy access off of I-94. the crab cake with papaya salsa was terrific. Just one but it was big. Perfect!. My client had the fish and... More 

Thank DJP61
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The price of the buffet is very reasonable ($16.95) and the selection is good - the basics: eggs, bacon/sausage, pancakes, waffles, mini muffins, omelets, salad bar, some lunch choices (beef burgundy, a chicken dish, etc.), dessert bar with brownies, mini cakes (the peach cake was very good). Some room for improvement: our table wasn't clean; there was trash and crumbs... More 

Thank moretreks207
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with my daughter here on Friday evening. The place was not busy at all at 19:30 and we were seated right away. Food was good. Steak was prepared as requested and Friday fishfry was delicious. My daughter complimented the ceasar salad. Service was not intrusive but also attentive.

West Bend
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Small plate perfection. Stuffed mushroom caps, seafood fondue, Cajun onion strings, everything was tasty. And it's what makes small plates so good. A little of this a little of that, and many different flavors. The crusty bread that comes with the fondue is freshly baked per order. Huge bar and plenty of room. Every time we go there we are... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We ate here as a family for a special occasion dinner and really enjoyed ourselves. We started with before dinner drinks at the bar, service was very good. After being seated we ordered from the expansive menu-for a family this was key-there are options for everyone (from burgers to steaks to a kids menu). Most entrees came with salads and... More 

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MKSparkman, Guest Relations Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! If you have any additional feedback so that we can make your next visit a 5-star experience, please don't hesitate to email us at ssnipes@hoari.com. We'll see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N14W24130 Tower Pl, Pewaukee, WI 53188-1169
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Pewaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 262-523-4244
The restaurant Thunder Bay Grille's spacious interior seamlessly melds contemporary elements with a warm lodge setting. Natural elements of light and dark woods and soft colored stones are combined with sparkle of glass to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. A casual atmosphere for groups of all kinds from family gatherings to business meetings. About us Rated #1 on TripAdvisor (March 2016) Wine Spectator Award of Excellence (2015) We invite you to come in and enjoy casual dining at its best. Some of the best memories are made from time sharing food and drink. Comfortable soft seating areas are for gathering, relaxing and socializing with family friends or colleagues. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our guests' experience and want each guest to enjoy themselves while dining with us. Menus Our chefs have rolled up their sleeves to create a whole new menu experience. We use local and regional sourcing partners' which results in fresh, exciting menu options. Try our fresh, never frozen fish and seafood or our chicken and pork that are raised naturally to assure the best flavor. Our private events menu is customizable so you get the perfect menu for your event. Private Events: Each event, regardless of size, is tailored to meet our clients' tastes and needs. We welcome your inquiry and will be pleased to answer any questions you might have about our venue. Catering: Thunder Bay Grille can cater to parties of any size and has successfully catered gatherings of all sizes from 10 to 10,000 - give us a call to get the details. Our staff will take care of the details.

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