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Blue Bayou Restaurant

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100 Clearview Drive, Houghton Lake, MI
+1 989-422-4000
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Lansing, Michigan
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We came by boat for lunch on the screened in patio. The staff was friendly and attentive and they, have a good selection of beer on tap. We had a variety of burgers and they were generous proportions, reasonably priced and prepared to order. We will be back again.

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Thank ilovehoop
Warren, Michigan
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We visited the restaurant for lunch and was able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. The service was good and the drinks and food good. I was pleasantly surprised. My last review was less than wonderful. This was definitely a much better experience. We came in by boat and there is plenty of dockage. We will be back

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Thank mamamulk2
Houghton Lake, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

The only good thing was the atmosphere. Service was sloooow. 45 minutes to get our meal. The ice tea tasted like dishwater. The portions were small and the prices were high. Crayons and coloring pages were sitting on the hostess station yet my 2 year old was not offered them, I am surprised and grateful that we did not have... More 

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Houghton Lake
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Greeted by waitress who was very friendly and nice. This was a Friday evening. No pasta dishes were to be served because cooks were preparing for a Saturday wedding. Soups were ordered - French Onion was very watery and not very hot. Lobster bisque was adequate. Potato was creamy with Ham but could have been warmer. Special was 8oz Strip... More 

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Thank papastan
Richmond, Virginia
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337 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

This restaurant has actually changed its name, if I am correct about this being the one next to the Comfort Inn Lakeside. Perhaps it was because it was winter, I only had two other dining partners in the whole restaurant. There were a few more at the bar but that was it. They obviously were not expecting too many folks... More 

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Thank CheshireTurkey
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

Great food & nice atmosphere a beautiful view of Houghton Lake. Ask for Zelma to be your waitress, she makes a great dining experience.

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Thank Prankstermary1
Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

The waitress need some reminding of our order, set ups, and drinks but the food was very good. Nice mix of traditional and indian cuisine.

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Thank mo54town
Harrison, Michigan
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341 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

We loved this place when it first opened, but then they kind of slipped. Haven't been back since.

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Thank loonqueen
grand rapids, michigan
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155 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

There's entertainment wed, fri, sat. Nice screened porch which is important since they have may flies there. Lobster Alfredo and perch were very good. Zelma the bartender was fun...good drinks.

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Thank victoryah
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

I hade spicy Indian chicken dish and it was very good...and very spicy! Hubby had rib eye and he said it was average at best. Service was a it iffy but for Houghton lake it was overall very good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cajun & Creole
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Clearview Drive, Houghton Lake, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Houghton Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 989-422-4000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?