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Big Al's Place

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7807 Mystic Lake Dr, Lake, MI 48632-9749
+1 989-544-3502
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Boyne Falls, Michigan
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Been here for dinner, for fish and steak, and mexican. Food pretty good. Like the atmosphere! Good wait staff too.

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Thank ChrisC07022012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Great and friendly service; bar-type food that was good; average salad bar with good cole slaw and homemade soup

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Thank Kathleen D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

We go to Big Al's alot, always good food. This is a must see if you are visiting and the locals enjoy here as well. Great wait staff! The owners stop in often ensuring all is well.

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Thank amadvise
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and although Big Al's has seen a few management changes the food has always been good. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed, a place to visit if you come with a group or just two people. Wednesday is Senior Day and they have specials, last week we has the steak and it was... More 

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Mt Pleasant
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

This place is a very traditional, locals hangout with old school food. I ordered the fried perch dinner ($14.95) with vegetables as a side. In addition, soup and salad came with the dinner. I enjoyed all aspects of the meal, especially the perch. The service was very good as well with an attentive waitress who didn't check in every other... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Big Al's is definitely worth seeking out....loved the whitefish. The salad bar was better than expected and the service was good too- the waitress was honest about what was homemade and what was less than great. We will go again the next time we are in that part of Michigan.

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Thank pastorjoene
Harrison, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

Movie buffs will love this place not only for the original movie posters and memorbilia but for the delicious food! From hoagies to steaks to fresh fish, it's a great place to visit.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

I nice family run bar/restaurant with a good choice of drinks and the food is really good - the burgers in particular or the poppers are good too

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

This is one of those restaurants that all the locals go to. Hidden on a side street without much else around, Big Al's is worth the stop. We sat at the bar and enjoyed burgers,cold beer/wine and chatted with the waitresses. The food/drinks was much better than we anticipated with generous portions and pours. There was a full menu to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7807 Mystic Lake Dr, Lake, MI 48632-9749
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clare County  >  Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 989-544-3502

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