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Western Avenue Bar and Grill

6410 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5101
(231) 334 3362
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Ranked #9 of 10 restaurants in Glen Arbor
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Reston VA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Hard review to write---a look at menu when making reservations showed (high) prices that suggested fine dining with a gourmet touch, but no gourmet chef seems to have touched our ($30) ribs. They did not seem to have been marinated with any kind of gourmet "rub" and they were definitely cooked in some way that did not involve a grill.... More

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North Vancouver, BC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just went here to try to have lunch. It was about a quarter full. Host guy said he had to ask a server how long? Comes back and says a 15-20 minute wait. The place was half empty. I guess they didn't want our business so we left. I've never had a restaurant do that ever, crazy

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Traverse City, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Under the new owners/management, the food is not what it used to be. Referred to by locals as the "WAG," it no longer offers the quality or choices of food that it did initially. Plan on purchasing bottled beverages as the local well water is very strong tasting. As former regulars, we occasionally stop here only to be reminded of... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had dinner here on a Monday night and it was very nice - good service, good soup and salads. Fairly varied menu. $45 for dinner salad, 2 glasses of wine, including tip. Cute "up north" decor.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I stopped to pick up some lunch to go. I waited over a half hour for my salad and I was in a rush. The wait staff just seemed kind of green and disorganized. But the salad I had with grilled chicken was huge and it was excellent, really really good. It's a shame the service isn't better, other people... More

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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148 reviews 148 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stop in for lunch after a day of sightseeing. It was a great day to sit outside, so that is what we did. My wife and I both had the fried perch entrée. There were five pieces on the plate, along with our choice of side item. While it took awhile for our plates to come out of the kitchen,... More

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stopped by the Western Ave Bar and Grill for lunch, after hiking in Sleeping Bear Dunes Park. We sat outdoors and enjoyed the atmosphere with the umbrella covered tables and multiple trees. I had the cherry grilled chicken wrap, it was delicious. My husband ordered the fish sandwich and thought that it was very good, as well. Our server was... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was our first trip to Glen Arbor/Traverse City. The restaurant looked upscale and had quite a selection of menu choices, even a children's menu. There was outside and inside seating. My family and I waited for a table at the host podium, after several minutes of us waiting there a young man came up to seat us. He had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We decided to come up to Glen Arbor spur of the moment to see the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Had dinner at the Western Ave. grill our first night and ate way too much! We couldn't help it! The food was really good! I definitely recommend the Artichoke dip but order it to share because there is a lot of it!... More

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Portage, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was the second time we've been to Western Avenue Grill and my husband and I really enjoyed sitting on the patio for dinner. We loved habanero wings and the Shrimp Salad. Service was excellent.

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