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1222 East U.S. 23, East Tawas, MI
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food with big city prices

I was hesitant to try a steakhouse that shares a building & kitchen with a Big Boy but the prime rib was very good. A little fatty but lots of flavor. The extensive menu has big city prices for East Tawas. Lobster bisque is very rich and very good. My daughter didn't like the French Onion soup as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Laingsburg, Michigan
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I don't know how long this place has been here but I've never seen it before. We take an extended family camp trip to Tawas every year and this was the first time trying this place. Food was great. A little pricey but worth it. We showed up with a party of 12 late and in PJs and they still... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I was hesitant to try a steakhouse that shares a building & kitchen with a Big Boy but the prime rib was very good. A little fatty but lots of flavor. The extensive menu has big city prices for East Tawas. Lobster bisque is very rich and very good. My daughter didn't like the French Onion soup as much as... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great place to get weekend prime rib, if you're so inclined. Twice now, the problem has not been with my meal, but with my wife's accompanying choice. Once a strip steak and once a filet. Both came out WAY under cooked when ordering 'medium'. The filet came our raw first and then rare on the second chance. On both occasions... More 

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Tawas City, Michigan
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I took my wife here for our anniversary, the food was OK, but they are VERY over priced...worse part though, there is no division between you and the bar, and the "regulars" were having far too much to drink..didnt enjoy ourselves at all, but hey, at least it cost four times what it was worth.

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Au Gres, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent food, good prices, attentive staff, good décor. WE go there every summer several times. My special favorite is their lamb chops which charm even those who don't like lamb. Their steaks, too, are excellent.

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Atlanta, Michigan
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here for a few years now. Lisa is an excellent server. The food is very good. I like their wine list. It clean and warm. We visit in the winter, usually. If you are looking for a nicer restaurant in the Tawases, this is it. A good value for the price.

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Visited Northwoods Steak House several times but held of reviewing until now so that I could give the average of all my experiences there - because there are several bad reviews. I have to say that in more than 5 visits I've had nothing but excellent food and excellent service. It's a bit pricey - but I do feel that... More 

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Au Gres, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Up north for the weekend and decided to give it a try. Chris, our server was excellent, good menu, great ambiance, good wine list, well outfitted bar. The food was excellent, adjustments we asked for well accommodated, and in general a worthwhile dining experience. I recommend it highly.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We came in search of Prime Rib - everyone asked said this was the place. Sadly, we were told no this evening as they only serve on Fri-Sat. They do not open until 4:30pm, and were not fully ready for guests even at that point. But our server was friendly and attentive and they offered many choices, even if this... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited this area last week and visited several restaurants. The service was excellent, the steaks were excellent and the lobster bisque was better than any I've had in years. You get what you pay for at this restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1222 East U.S. 23, East Tawas, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Tawas

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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