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Western Avenue Bar and Grill

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6410 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5101
(231) 334 3362
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So so

Great food but the service in the bar sucked. Bartender sucks. Didn't know how to make an old fashioned. Ask for a glass of water and it offended her.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Tracy S
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Fenton, Michigan
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We sat in the bar area but had a waiter from the dining room serve us. He was MIA for the majority of our time there, and the bartender never acknowledged us to offer another drink or ask if we were doing okay. In fact, she was away from the bar more than she was at the bar. We had... More 

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Thank E G
Lowell, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Cannot say enough about this place; from the decor, to the service, to the food!! It was all so very good! I had the squash bisque. One of my favorite soups, and have probably had in at least a dozen different restaurants...this place was the best I have every had!! I Also had the warm goat salad..yummy, and large portion!... More 

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Thank Lori B
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Sat outside on the patio. Service was excellent! Food and drink super good. Best Moscow Mule I've had. We just had apps --- calamari and hummus. Will be back!!

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Thank JodeScamode
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Great food but the service in the bar sucked. Bartender sucks. Didn't know how to make an old fashioned. Ask for a glass of water and it offended her.

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Thank Tracy S
Port Huron, Michigan, United States
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Only had the Lobster Bisque and it is the worst I ever had. Obviously canned and was lumpy from not being mixed enough. It tasted more like mushroom soup than lobster bisque. Only had powdered iced tea not fresh brewed and it was very noisy. Won't be back.

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We ate here a few years ago and really enjoyed the experience but were a bit disappointed this time. We both had parmesan encrusted whitefish, which was delicious. However, the wild rice was cold. Ok if you are want to stay in town.

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Thank BGElisabeth
Mishawaka, Indiana
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135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The sign on the buildings says "steaks," but there are no steaks on the menu. Settled for the hambuger, but waited 35 to 40 minutes for it! The fries were good (wedges) but the burger was mediocre. Not worth the price and enduring the slow service.

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1 Thank Jim S
st. catharines
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301 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

After sitting down and looking at the menu we politely told the server we would not be staying and left. There was no reason to share our shock at the menu prices as she didn't make them. We knew we were in a tourist town and everything else was more money so we knew this place wouldn't be any different... More 

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North Boston, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This was our first visit, based on the recommendation of our hotel desk clerk, and we were not disappointed. The portions were generous, as were the pours, and the food was absolutely delicious. If you have the opportunity to try their cider-glazed pork shank special, don't pass it up - it is amazing. Altogether, this was an excellent dining experience... More 

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Thank Roger D
Oxford, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We tried to dine here but were treated with no care whatsoever. We called the day before to be told we needed to call the next day in order to see if they could accommodate us I called the day of about an hour before opening only to be to,d to call after opening which I did. When I called... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6410 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5101
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Glen Arbor
  • Phone Number: (231) 334 3362

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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