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Gator Jakes

36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
+1 586-983-3700
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (3 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go to get a huge plate of food at a very reasonable price. Got the Chicken Alfredo and barely put a dent in the plate. All for under ten bucks! Service was ok but our waitress was a little slow. Other than...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hey stop here some friends and some drinks and app. everything was real good .the waitress where very nice there ..

Thank johntavernier
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Went there on a Saturday at six prior to a concert at Freedom Hill; convenient location. Took a booth as you seat yourself - must have picked a spot near the a/c outlet as it was chilly to the point of being cold. Very quick...More

Thank Skydog757
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Well... if you like super loud music, freezing cold temps, and really super slow service then you will like this place. Maybe. The food was fine, but not great. We went at about 5 on a Tuesday - seated ourselves per the sign & waited...More

Thank dalrutz
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We went for lunch and I had the Shrimp Po Boy and hubby had the Corned Beef Reuben. The Shrimp was excellent. I didn't use the spicey majo....way to spicey, so I used cocktail sauce. A large amount of shrimp and cooked to perfection. The...More

Thank Maryann B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good food, usually have a couple craft beers I like to try. Sometimes very busy you have to wait for a table . In the summer they have a nice patio.

Thank ktiseo
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I met a friend here for dinner yesterday. I had chicken fajitas, one wine and one beef for $17. And it was good! My friend had a steak and she like it. Lots of tvs...sports bar. Lots of tables. Friendly place!

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I wanted to find unique restaurants when I travel, this Cajun restaurant was certainly unique outside of Louisiana. The restaurant is a typical sports bar vibe, The Cajun inspired food was the best. I enjoyed the jambalaya with a bowl of gumbo. The service was...More

1  Thank bubba_in_ky
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Good food and the style is pretty cool. Definitely needed better service, waited too long just for a menu. Bartender was occupied most of the time but it wasn't all that busy. Recommend trying it out but request a table with a server.

Thank World_Travels1
Reviewed 2 November 2016

About the only thing worth the money here is the beer. We went on a Friday night and it was ear-splitting. All we could do was laugh, find something on the menu that would not give us heart attacks and kick back. The service was...More

Thank countryval
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sterling Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 586-983-3700
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