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John A Lau Saloon

$$ - $$$American, ,
414 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-2338
+1 989-354-6898
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (16 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
414 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-2338
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Labor day at 6 PM not a whole lot was open so we came here. Food was just OK the place needs a thorough thorough cleaning. Extremely dirty. Floor had garbage all over the place. The only redeeming factor was we were starving and it...More

Thank jocelynd102
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had a nice dinner here on Sunday night. Steaks were excellent, although one was a little overcooked.

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Very quaint and eclectic decor and ambiance. Like a "Cheers" but more historic with soft music of the right genre. Food is fantastic!!!!! Service is fantastic! Prices are quite reasonable for the quality. Christenna was our gal. We are pretty picky and ask a ton...More

Thank jet1guy
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and food. We sat upstairs to accommodate our large group. Food was hot and so good!

Thank BGingerich
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

First time visit, I enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. I was welcomed and taken to my seat, got served a cold micro brew from the state. I ordered the French Onion Soup it took about as long as it normally takes for really good...More

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I really enjoy this restaurant, not just for the ambiance and history, but for the food. I have eaten here for business meetings on several occasions, and always found the food to be delicious, high quality and consistent.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner in a group of 7 adults and 4 children. The oldest child was 8. They did an excellent job of taking care of everyone's needs. I had blackened chicken Alfredo and my wife had the Michigan salad. Both were good. A special note:...More

Thank Snowshoemqt
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

They have great burgers, an excellent Michigan salad, and delicious soup in a bread bowl. If it is winter, it is cozy to sit by the fireplace. In the summer, we enjoy the outdoor patio. I would recommend John Lau for a fun night out.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The fried pickles were great and the sauce was amazing with a hint of lemon. The fish and chips...the fish was very fishy tasting for a white fish and was greasy but the fries were awesome. The Memphis sweet bbq burger tasted like pizza and...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a half mile walk from the marina. I ordered the Captain's Coconut Shrimp and she a half rack of ribs - both dishes were excellent! Service was good, with a server in training following the lead server around. Hadn't been...More

Thank Mike P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Alpena
  • Phone Number: +1 989-354-6898
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