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Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse

10990 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769-9112
+1 231-539-8588
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (20 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
“walleye” (11 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10990 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769-9112
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Six of us enjoyed dinner there last night and everything we ate was delicious! The mussels were the best we have ever eaten and the bruschetta was amazing. The Boursin cheese added so much. We also tried the seafood chowder. Thick with seafood with a...More

Thank Marcie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat in seafood restaurants across the country and this can stand up to any of them. Off the charts food, wonderful service, nice decor and layout. The clam chowder (with salmon and shrimp) was the best I've ever had. Each dish was perfectly balanced....More

Thank Falcon1981
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DLB is an annual dinner date for my husband and me. This week was no exception. The seafood Douglas and prime rib were excellent. They have a great wine selection too. We are always happy to see our favorite staff member, Sue!

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They've lost a customer of over 25 years. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants but it has gone seriously downhill. Our family has been going to the DLB for years and years the service has always been wonderful. The last time we...More

3  Thank alannaeh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, staff, servivce and atmosphere! Appetizers are very good as well as main courses. Nice view of the Lake with sitting inside, in a screened in area or outside.

Thank PandG2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous laid back lake atmosphere with excellent food, drinks and lake view. Must try the Shrimp Lenny appetizer. Steaks were all perfectly cooked and delicious.

Thank Kristin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so great...food....service ...atmosphere. It is pricey but worth it. This trip my husband had his usual.. rib eye. It's his favorite. I had the planked whitefish and it was excellent.

Thank K6583AMcarols
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

First time eating on the patio. The DLB was top notch as always and the seafood Douglas was very good. Salads were fresh and very tasty. Service was very good also. Only negative is the drinks are average at best. We will be back in...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Our favorite place to meet friends as often as we can. Food, service, location can't be beat. I came with a friend the night that they reopened and everything was super. Reservations are always recommended no matter the season. AND, we have recently discovered, you...More

Thank MichiganTess
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have never had a bad visit to the DLB. The service, View and food are always top notch! It's a little of the beaten path however it is well worth the drive! Sue and her entire waitstaff will go out of their way to...More

1  Thank James C
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Questions & Answers
30 July 2016|
Response from 327mae | Reviewed this property |
No there is not a dress code. Some people arrived by boat and were a little more casual than others. I think you would feel comfortable in any casual clothing.
30 July 2016|
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Response from trueblue121 | Reviewed this property |
No. I saw everything from resort wear to business casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10990 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769-9112
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Pellston
  • Phone Number: +1 231-539-8588
  • E-mail
The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, known to locals as the "DLB", has a rich history of providing great food and service in a rustic log building overlooking Douglas Lake. The two giant fieldstone fireplaces offer the perfect dining ambiance during the winter* and shoulder seasons. Summer guests enjoy live acoustic music at the lakeside patio or dinner on the screened-in dining porch.
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