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Brownie's on the Lake

) #24 of 105 Restaurants in Saint Clair Shores $$ - $$$ American, ,
24214 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1577
+1 586-445-8080
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible12%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
24214 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1577
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The hostess service was horrible. We waited in line inside, only to find out to get an outside table, there is a hostess outside. Since we sat outside they brought our drinks in plastic cups (I hated that.)They even served my sister's wine in a...More

Thank IslandLover2011
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When in Detroit and we have time for a casual dinner with friends, family, or former neighbors, Brownies is always a great choice for a fun evening. After a short wait, our party of 6 got a nice table on the patio. Rene was a...More

Thank Tug1104
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time I have been to Brownies since they changes locations as this has been several different places I have experienced here . It is also somewhat seasonal as the warn weather is best to visit. They have outdoor seating which is...More

Thank Dave A
Barbara U, Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are a seasonal establishment, going from April to October. But this year, we are 100% committed to staying open until the end of 2017.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I went there the food was just OK.. Thought I would give them a second chance.. BAD DECISION... Ordered Nachos and they were nothing to brag about. The shredded cheese was right out of a bag it was cold and not even...More

Thank littledago
Barbara U, Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate the feedback. We pride ourselves in the standards of our service & the quality of our product, we obviously fell short on your visit. We value your comments and take them seriously.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brownies has been a St. Clair Shores institution, even though it has moved up and down the shoreline from time to time. Currently it’s in the old Jack’s Boat location. I lunched here with my mother and girlfriend. There are other restaurants with a more...More

Thank pasiphae
Barbara U, Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We appreciate the feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't been to Brownie's since it replaced Jack's. (I'm a Snowbird so I'm absent about 6 months a year.) So three of us decided to try it out. We got to the restaurant at 11:30 in order to beat the lunch crowds. Two of...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A great place to sit, eat and drink on a nice day and watch the boats go by! The food was really good and service matched. It's a very popular spot and the outdoor are is really pleasant. A great little place for lunch or...More

Thank StephT534
Barbara U, Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

So glad you enjoyed your day. We are so excited about our new and improved outdoor dining. You're correct, it is the best spot on Lake St. Clair see watch all the boat traffic, enjoy dining alfresco & listen to great music on a warm...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Service was good. Small portions of food for the money. Drinks were a bit high but not crazy. Sat outside. View of boats. Kitchen was slow with food and sent out food we didn't order. Lunch for 3 worth 1 round of drinks was $73.More

Thank GiaTruPyt
Barbara U, General Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your recent dining experience. We pride ourselves in the quality of our food and the standards of our service. Obviously we fell short of those expectations on your visit. We appreciate your feedback so that we can address...More

Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had a nice lunch with friends. Our meals were wonderful as was the service. There were no complaints and reorders.

Thank Rose C
Barbara U, General Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy you all enjoyed your visit. As we close for the season on Sunday, October 30th, please remember us in the spring.

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely terrible service, lovely view, high prices, small portions. Sad to see the old name tarnished!

2  Thank Anne J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$34
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
23:00 - 00:00
23:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24214 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1577 (Formerly Jack's Waterfront Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Saint Clair Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 586-445-8080
  • E-mail
Brownies on the Lake is located in the Emerald City Harbor on the Nautical Mile in St. Clair Shores. Having the best view and access to the beautiful Lake St. Clair will certainly have you reeled in, hook, line & sinker! Recently renovated and extended outdoor dining will make you feel like you just stumbled onto a tiki bar in southern Florida.
Enjoy the scenic view of all the boat traffic while dining alfresco with full menu and bar service.
Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at all bars inside and out.
Every Sunday, Bloody Mary Bar from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, build your Bloody Mary with our many choices of garnishes.
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