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Burroughs Tavern

5311 Brighton Road, Brighton, MI 48116-9726
810.229.9988
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Ranked #32 of 110 Restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Houghton, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Grilled chicken was tough and the waitstaff should better educate themselves on gluten free dining questions. However, the basket of barbecues sauces they offer were delicious and fun to try them all. I also, love outdoor seating!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The service was only surpassed by the food. We had 15 hungry guys so we ordered family style for 17 guys. It was the perfect amount of food. We did choose to start with an order of wings which were amazing. I definitely recommend you come for a visit.

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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

What started off as a pretty shaky visit turned out quite well. We were seated for approximately 7 minutes before any waitstaff came by, but the table seated 6 minutes after us was waited on immediately. We were about to walk out, but a different server came over. Smoked fish appetizer was great. Brisket was good. Pulled pork was quite... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We used to enjoy going here, but it seems the quality of food and cleanliness has dropped in recent months. We have heard the same from numerous neighbors. I feel they need to step it up in an effort to gain back old customers.

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Brighton, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great little historic place with excellent food. BBQ was very good, smoked chicken wing appetizer a must, good beer selection. Service was above average.

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Brighton, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have had three separate sub par meals in the last two months. after the last dinner we are swearing off the Tavern unless it improves the quality of the food. At the first lunch, we had the smoked salmon BLT. It had very little smoke flavor to the salmon and it was pieced together rather than a fillet. The... More

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Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I brought his folks here for dinner on Friday, 4/11. The staff are a wonderful group of people, a lot of them kids just working their summers away at this golf course setting-- our server was very friendly and also knowledgeable about the menu. My mother-in-law and I each had the fish fry (cod with fries and... More

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Howell, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Don't set your expectations to high when going there, the food is just okay and the service stands to be improved. I am glad the new owners saved this restaurant, but its out of the way location does not do itself any favors.

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Howell, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stopped for dinner.. had to wait for hostess.. Then it took 10 for a waiter..he apologized & said they only had 2 waiters working. . He was nice & apologized. He then recommended the perch which was on special so we both ordered it. When it came It was burned on the bottom side & served with skinny over... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Don't waste your time on this horrible food. Our food was cold, and undercooked. The dining area where we ate was not clean and out of date.

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