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Emerson Lake Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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7786 East U.S. 10, Walhalla, MI 49458-0099
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visited many years ago and decided to go back. Different owners. Tries to appear like fine dining with white tablecloths, but is just typical bar food, nothing special. Services was adequate, food, was ok, just not great. We will go back and try again. Used to be a popular, busy place, hardly any cars there ever.

Thank Sand-n-Sun16
Berrien Springs, Michigan
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went for the Friday night fish fry. The food was great and they had a nice salad bar. Great view of lake and the service was excellent. Will be going back again. Prices were reasonable. The restaurant is separate from the bar. Very clean.

Thank EWS33
Spring Lake, Michigan
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173 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stopped in on a Monday night. One car in the parking lot. Not a good sign. We had deep fried fish and chicken wings. Typical bar food.

Thank 2ndAmendment1776
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I stopped in at this place at dinnertime on the Tuesday after Labor Day and was the only diner in the facility. A few locals were at the bar. So I had the whole dining room to myself. Very picturesque setting by a lake. No salad bar in the middle of the week. I had the shrimp salad, which was... More 

Thank fishloverdave
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A bit more upscale than all the other cafes and restaurants nearby. Nice menu selections, both fish and steak, and a good salad bar on weekends. Full bar, and a lovely view of the lake, as well as consistently good service, makes this a favorite stop of mine. My only complaint, is that this used to be a five star... More 

1 Thank MichVagabond
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Great food Great people a nice friendly place, im comming here every blessing and more. the people here make you feel like your home

1 Thank mike o
Sodus, Michigan, United States
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Was told it was a good place to go. For drinks and hanging out in the bar it would be fine. The salad and soup bar were our favorite. We went on Friday and decided on the prime rib special?!?! Not very special. I like medium rare and the waitress even apologized when she served it. She took it back... More 

Thank VacationFam1
Michigan City, Indiana, United States
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Nice place to stop after a long day on the river. Cozy bar with good drinks and a decent menu. Nothing fantastic here, but a good place for a good meal.

Thank Tony H
Livonia, Michigan, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Stopped in the night before my birthday... kind of mentioned it to the waitress... well I was shocked when I ordered my appetizer of muscles and I think they doubled my order, no less than 25 in my bowl...I also ordered the special of evening. all you eat White Fish.. including salad bar... mind you this is really to be... More 

Thank Arnold W
Holland, Michigan
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233 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Ate here many times in the past. Hadn't been in over a year. Heard they had new menu and owners. View on the porch still nice, but service and food not near as good as before.

Thank DutchLace

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7786 East U.S. 10, Walhalla, MI 49458-0099
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Walhalla

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?