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American, Bar, Pub
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6340 Old Torch Lake Dr, Bellaire, MI, Bellaire, MI 49615-9240
+1 231-377-7777
11:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Although the food and service were fine, they were not good enough to warrant the ridiculous prices. It's not that the individual items were terribly expensive, but there was an up-charge for everything. No free drink refills (we had iced tea), charge for ranch dressing packet, etc.

2 Thank Katie W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

No free refills (on an almost $4 iced tea!), sandwiches don't come with a side unless they are a "basket," not even chips or a pickle, and appetizers are offered with a sauce, which is a hidden extra fee as well. The burger was good for sure, but for all the recommendations I expected better.

2 Thank Claire W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Pretty good food. All the locals said we needed to visit. My 2-year-old loved waving to the boats. Service was good. Only weird thing was the charge for EVERYTHING additional. Fries didn't come with sandwiches except baskets. Apps didn't come with choice of sauces, etc.

2 Thank Audrey D
Geneva, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Stopped at this little place on the way up North. It was clean,and reminded me of old Wisconsin taverns. The bartender was great and recommended their fried pickle appetizers.....delicious! Though it wasn't the summer season yet, I can imagine how crowded it would be. Wish this place were closer to home!

Thank Denise M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The fish tacos transcend the typical: handmade aioli, Asian slaw, entire large filet of fish tumbling out larger than the flour tortilla cooked perfectly--my wife said that this was the best meal of the trip to TC, and we ate well everywhere we went!

Thank James H
downers grove illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Good fish and drinks! Love to sit on patio and enjoy the lake views. Fun and friendly, not just the staff but the patrons too.

Thank lookingtorelax52
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Pull your boat up and grab a burger or drive over. Music, food, everything you could want. Burgers are great and so are the salads. Owner does a great job to make sure your experience is great. This is a summer staple on Torch Lake.

Thank SarahSesaw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Fun. You can drive there, boat there or just swim. After golf, boating, we go there for friendship gatherings, as well as, a bit to eat. Bar food, casual and try their Torch Lake Frozen Lemonade with alcohol or virgin, your pick.

Thank Debbie G
Brighton, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We have been there multiple times by both car and boat. It's one of the few places on the lake that you can get to by boat. It's hard to beat sitting on the deck on a warm sunny day during the summer and watching all the boats out on Torch or passing up and down the river. I suggest... More 

Thank ScottGBrighton_MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

It is ALL about the location!!! It is located RIGHT on the water and is only a few miles from Shanty Creek Resort. You can either sit on the outdoor patio and feel the cool fresh air on your face or sit inside and look out at the water. The fish tacos were fresh and yummy! A must try.

Thank Christhenurse54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6340 Old Torch Lake Dr, Bellaire, MI, Bellaire, MI 49615-9240
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Bellaire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-377-7777

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