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Thunder Bay Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Big Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed overnight and had dinner at the Inn on our autumn getaway. We had the corner room with a full bed and a twin bed that had the private bath, a requirement of my husband's. It had this marvelous divan that was very comfortable, I wish we had one!
Dinner was very good, it is a popular dining place. I had the fried perch/cod/whitefish and my husband had the broiled whitefish with lemon cream sauce. Both were excellent.
A continental breakfast was served downstairs the next morning in the common room (full of antiques and a poster of the movie filmed there back in the 1950's "Anatomy of a Murder". The proprietess sat down with us and chatted for quite a while, very interesting.
We would love to come back!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and a brew. Whitefish sandwich, cudighi, fried mushrooms, and cheese curds were ordered for lunch. Each item was amazing, everything is homemade, not prepackaged frozen junk. Wide assortment of local craft beers to choose from. Summer is a great waitress if you have a choice when you come in. When you are done eating take a tour of the inn, visit the gift shop. Just take your time and enjoy the history of the building.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Also called Dukes Grill. We ate at the restaurant, did not stay at the Inn, so disregard any hotel ratings. Trip advisor would not let me enter the review without it. The food was very good (we had the fish fry) and the others in our party all enjoyed their selections. The service seemed to get bogged down a bit since it was crowded (and a bit noisy) but our waitress was exceptionally friendly. Decent choice of beers and some wine and they may have had a full bar (can't remember). The atmosphere was a combination of family restaurant and sports bar. Seemed to be the best dinner option in town and would recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

A step back in time, back to the good and relaxing times. Great food, friendly people and a great place to relax and see the sights of the area. Not your standard hotel room, much better, like the old days. We stayed in the suite and a regular room. Both rooms were well worth it!!! Gretchen the owner makes every effort to see that your trip is a memorable one. This is the perfect place to relax, and forget all the fast pace that you want to get a way from. The restaurant originally was a prop for the movie that was filmed there...so glad they kept it because it ended up being an added bonus. You must try the burgers, whitefish and pizza everything is reasonably priced. Well worth the visit.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stay. We only had lunch.good food and cooked just right. The side room with the bar was built for the movie. There is alot of movie info and pictures. Well worth the visit. Amazing this was used for the film and the actual murder bar is around the corner. What fun.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank John B
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Additional Information about Thunder Bay Inn

Address: Besinger Road, Big Bay, MI 49808
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Big Bay
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Big Bay
Price Range: $68 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Thunder Bay Hotel Big Bay

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