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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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Bentley, Michigan
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Food was good place was packed. They have a dock you can walk out to the water and a small outdoor area to eat and have drinks. Torch lake is so beautiful

1 Thank panteralovr2781
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We had a large party for dinner. Great menu. The food and service was great! I had the (perch) fish tacos and they were perfect!! A very relaxed atmosphere and perfect after a day on the lake!

1 Thank KatieGfromMichigan
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Just made a quick trip for lunch. Went with the "house smoked wings" which were nothing more than frozen unbreaded wings you'd find in Costco, swimming in Frank's Redhot sauce. Staff was friendly and the menu had a good selection. Next time I'll try something else.

1 Thank Richard B
Bay City, Michigan
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195 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The view of Torch Lake is excellent and the location offers a view of boats leaving the lake into the canal to the next lakes in line. The cherry salad was very generous with both dried cherries and pecans. The Cole slaw has a delicious bite to it. The biggest disappointment was the lack of free refills on the soft... More 

1 Thank Stitcherjer
Traverse City, Michigan
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I'm usually skeptical of poor reviews. This place has such a great location and wonderful ambience I just wish the food was better. I can't eat their burgers (well done ... No exceptions) and the fish selections all seem to be frozen now. Half of my French fries were still frozen. The pulled pork is the best bet, although I'm... More 

1 Thank pgreen1210
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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

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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, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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