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Bear Lake Tavern

) #37 of 173 Restaurants in Muskegon $$ - $$$ American, ,
360 Ruddiman Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445-2786
+1 231-744-1161
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“blt” (19 reviews)
“perch dinner” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
360 Ruddiman Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445-2786
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For meat or fish, indoor or outdoor, on the water or not this should be your destination reservations are helpful but not required as the wait passes quickly

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out boating and got hungry, it is nice to be able to dock our boat at the restaurant and grab a bite to eat. We also had our dog with us and were very happy to find out that we could have him...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on a Friday afternoon with kids on our way to camp. Nice place, food was good waitstaff was friendly and attractive. Not many people inside where we were but the patio was packed. The waitress gave the kids food to feed the...More

Thank cktidmore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only waited a few minutes for a table on the Fourth of July Holiday or maybe it was the day before, not sure. Either way, they were very busy when we went but the quickly cleared a table. There was seating available at the...More

3  Thank Allen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a late dinner (9:00 pm) and were excited to find them still open and they let dogs on the patio. I ordered the perch and my husband had the walleye. Both meals were delicious and just the right...More

Thank Reallyjustagame
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told we were sitting outside and then got crammed into a table inside. The waitress forgot our appetizer. 1 hour later we finally got our food. Three of us got the grilled chicken and needed a saw to get thru it. Plus there...More

2  Thank Joyce A
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I don't usually write a negative review, but this time I think I need to. I'm sure the owner is unaware of the problems with his kitchen staff because he owns another wonderful restaurant in town, which I am going to review next. When we...More

4  Thank Michele F
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A friend of mine recommended this water front restaurant, and said they have a reputation for great perch. So, that's what I got, and it was indeed great! I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. Kind of old cottage feeling, with lots of windows. We...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This restaurant has been remodeled, very unique, shaped in an octagon, with outdoor tables and chairs. Very cozy atmosphere, excellent service, and the food was wonderful. We all had the lake perch, fries, and coleslaw, with free desert for my aunt because it was her...More

Thank Valleygirl5957
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is the best yellow lake perch I have ever had. I used to come here as a kid and loved going back. Small venue but great food and drink.

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1 July 2016|
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Response from Robin W | Reviewed this property |
The new name for this restaurant is "Thrashers BLT" and the phone number is 231-766-3729.Address is 360 Ruddiman Drive, Muskegon, MI 49445
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Ruddiman Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445-2786
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Muskegon County  >  Muskegon
  • Phone Number: +1 231-744-1161
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