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Bear Lake Tavern

) #43 of 177 Restaurants in Muskegon $$ - $$$ American, ,
360 Ruddiman Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445-2786
+1 231-744-1161
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“blt” (19 reviews)
“perch dinner” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
360 Ruddiman Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445-2786
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't usually write a negative review, but this time I think I need to. I'm sure the owner is unaware of the problems with his kitchen staff because he owns another wonderful restaurant in town, which I am going to review next. When we...More

2  Thank Michele F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend of mine recommended this water front restaurant, and said they have a reputation for great perch. So, that's what I got, and it was indeed great! I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. Kind of old cottage feeling, with lots of windows. We...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This restaurant has been remodeled, very unique, shaped in an octagon, with outdoor tables and chairs. Very cozy atmosphere, excellent service, and the food was wonderful. We all had the lake perch, fries, and coleslaw, with free desert for my aunt because it was her...More

Thank Valleygirl5957
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is the best yellow lake perch I have ever had. I used to come here as a kid and loved going back. Small venue but great food and drink.

Thank ericcD9753SS
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Had not been there in about 20 years! Shame on me for that. Had the Ahi and it was excellent. Everyone see had the perch and all liked it very much. Service was great and food came very fast. I will not wait as long...More

Thank 260Paul
Reviewed 4 April 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Thrasher's Bear Lake Tavern on a quiet Sunday night. Our server was very friendly and attentive, and she recommended the sushi-grade tuna. It turned out to be among the best I've had anywhere (and I've dined in every...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I had the perch, my wife had a burger. Nothing to write home about but seemed a bit overpriced to us.

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting from out of town with a big group of friends. I had the fish tacos and asked to have them with grouper instead of tilapia-very good! They have a good selection of craft beer and Bell's, my favorite, on...More

Thank Jay K
Reviewed 28 September 2016

WAY OVER PRICED! A hamburger, perch sandwich,(now you only get 2 pieces of perch not 3) 2 glasses of wine & tip cost $50.00 They should have given us the whole bottle of wine. Server was not helpful in the regard. Never going back!

4  Thank pj_pal
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had to try the Lake Perch and wasn't disappointed! Give this place a try whether by boat or by car!!

Thank David H
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I cannot find a phone number for this place. Every one that pops up is disconnected. Any suggestions?
1 July 2016|
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Response from Robin W | Reviewed this property |
The new name for this restaurant is "Thrashers BLT" and the phone number is 231-766-3729.Address is 360 Ruddiman Drive, Muskegon, MI 49445
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Ruddiman Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445-2786
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Muskegon County  >  Muskegon
  • Phone Number: +1 231-744-1161
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