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Thunder Bay Grille

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$$ - $$$
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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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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the 3rd year in a row that we have taking our extended family to Thunder Bay for Easter Brunch, they can easily handled the larger group with extra large dining rooms, and the Brunch it self is amazing with a huge selection to please everyone.

Thank peter5679
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Logisitics are easy for this part of Pewaukee. Good food (not a fine dining experience but very good). Bar has broad range of options. Easy to recommend.

Thank Mitch W
Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group in town for our niece's wedding and visited Thunder Bay. We were quickly seated in a side room, which was really nice for allowing us to visit. Some of us had the Salad Bar, others ordered off the menu. The Salad Bar was very nice with the Chicken Dijon soup that was very good, albeit... More 

Thank Randy_Debbie_Ohio
Mackinaw il
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and can walk easily from hotel to restaurant. On nice days, have a good outdoor eating area. Food is good and has a nice bar to sit at if you are traveling alone. Good atmosphere for families as well.

Thank Jennifer S
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Had our annual work party here in a back room that I did not know even existed. Food was great, good flavor and served hot to a group of about 40 people. Service was good and responded to requests quickly.

Thank JenVR12
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Restaurant wasn't busy. 2 couples of 4 were ahead of my friend and I at 4:00 on a Sunday afternoon. Got seated promptly, but took 1.5 hours to get a baked potato (which was finally brought by the manager) and soup for my friend and a salad bar for myself. No beverages other than 2 ice waters which were brought... More 

Thank cwiesmu866
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356 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We have been holding meetings here for the last two years. We have 20-30 attending three times per year and have not been disappointed once. They provide a perfect room with a microphone, can turn off the ceiling speakers and assign someone to take care of drink orders. Soft drinks come with the room rental. Service so far has been... More 

Thank Robert H
Muskego, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Besides having a rustic, inviting atmosphere, can you find a better soup and salad bar on Milwaukee's west suburban area?? Absolutely not. In fact anywhere in SE Wisconsin would have a tough time topping this one. Everything is fresh and clean. Great greens, soup, rolls and freshly cut fruit. It is my "go to" in Waukesha County when looking to... More 

Thank REguru
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Décor was nice. (although there were a LOT of half-skulls with antlers. Not sure how many animals had to die to "decorate" this place). Loved the "woodsy, up North" feel with the canoes and Indian type art works though... The tables had some space between them. (Not like some chain restaurants where you sit "back to back" with other diners... More 

Thank cindy_53188
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I visited here on a recent week-end hoping to a nice evening with my husband and teen-aged child. It smelled so good as we walked in: the wood grill smelled great and made me think of a really nice steak. We were pleased when we could be seated immediately without a reservation, but that was the last pleasant experience of... More 

Thank Lori P
MKSparkman, Manager at Thunder Bay Grille, responded to this review

Lori, thank you for your review. I apologize that you were dissatisfied and our food and service was not up to our typical standards. I assure you I have already passed your feedback along to our executive team so it can be addressed with our staff and handled better in the future. I hope that you took the chance to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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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