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Gates Au Sable Lodge

471 Stephan Bridge Road, Grayling, MI 49738
(989) 348-8462
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Ranked #4 of 31 Restaurants in Grayling
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Special setting right on the AuSauble river pancakes and French toast were great and house made pork sausage very good definitely a good place to stop on the way north

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Canton, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

We made reservations for our family of 5, and there was something everyone enjoyed. The menu was very unique and our dinners were delicious. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was very cozy, as if we were eating in someone's home. The view was fantastic as we were right along the Au Sable River. Be sure to... More

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Salmon Arm
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143 reviews 143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Well, knock me over with a feather. This unassuming little restaurant, located inconspicuously next to Stefan's Bridge just east of Grayling, puts out some of the best food we had while vacationing in Michigan. Suggested by locals (how else would you find it?), the atmosphere was delightfully informal and woodsy and our dinners delicious. And we're not just talking burgers... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Limited seating, and menu, but worth the visit for gourmet fish/food. Fly fishing lodging right on the AuSable with their own ORVIS SHOP!!!! Best trout dinner I have had anywhere.

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Swartz Creek, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Gates' for our anniversary. We enjoyed both dinner and breakfast at the restaurant and spent a night in the motel. The entire experience was memorable. Really enjoyed dining near the river. Being an avid fly-fisherman I enjoyed the the sounds and smells of the river from the opening window near our table. The names... More

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My family and I walked in we were asked by the waitress if we had reservations- we did not. Apparently because of the small size they are required. She then began to chastise us in front of the (only) two tables eating. Stating that she would need to check if they could accommodate us, then came back and said we... More

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Top Contributor
283 reviews 283 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was our first time staying at Gates Lodge and eating at the attached restaurant. The dining room is small and quaint with fly fishing themed local art on the walls, But the best view is the huge windows overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Ausable River, one of the best trout streams in North America. As if the... More

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Higgins Lake, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a gem, hidden away in a very unlikely spot. We are locals, and we stumbled upon this restaurant when kayaking. In our area, a gourmet type offering in restaurants is extremely rare, so we were really happy to find a restaurant with the spectacular menu they offer, full of fresh ingredients. In northern Michigan, the Friday night fish... More

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39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Most folks are out on the water for lunch and dinner but Gates has always been known for a great breakfast. It has gotten slightly worse each year. The old favorites everyone knew, like the Wader's Special and Guides Starter are gone. The pancakes are heavy and the hash browns, which should be an easy improvement are just awful. I... More

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Lake City, MI
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place was a pleasant surprise. I haven't been impressed with Grayling fare for years, so I was very happy with the quality of the food here. The fish was great.

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