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Gates Au Sable Lodge

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471 Stephan Bridge Road, Grayling, MI 49738
(989) 348-8462
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top notch up north dining!

Well worth the visit!!!! we had breakfast twice here and dinner once..such quality food for an "up north" spot even the english muffin with breakfast was great..walleye and perch were good..their hashbroewns are great as well

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Macomb, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Went here for Fathers day. In our group of 8 only 1 person was satisfied with their meal and it wasn't my dad. Very expensive, not worth the money. I orders trout and it was bland at best. They bring you about 8 crackers and some jelly before the meal. If you ask for more, you get around 8 more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Well worth the visit!!!! we had breakfast twice here and dinner once..such quality food for an "up north" spot even the english muffin with breakfast was great..walleye and perch were good..their hashbroewns are great as well

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Boyne City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Huge selection, sandwiches, burgers, wraps and salads!! Phenomenal Reuben, fresh house made chips and 1000 dressing. Breakfast is made to carry you throughout the day. You must swing in and watch the river and birds. Tight Lines! Koz

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Tawas City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

After hearing many recommendations and reading favorable reviews, we traveled a little out of the way to enjoy a special meal. We were not disappointed. The amazing meals far exceeded our expectations! This is by far the best dining experience in the Grayling-Mio area and is well worth driving the few rural miles to Stephan's Bridge. This place is located... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Everything on the menu is delicious. The Parmesan encrusted walleye was fantastic! The trout chowder, or trowder as our waitress called it, was a great appetizer. The lodge sits right on the banks of the Au Sable river, with some of the best fishing east of the Rockies.

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Roscommon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

As other reviewers have said, its a bit off the beaten path, and small, but the food is fantastic. In the summer I would certainly call and get a reservation - they seem to fill up fast. I have just stopped in for Lunch before, but I think calling ahead would be best. I have eaten here several times -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The menu may be a bit pricey, but the view of the Mainstream of the Au Sable in the heart of trout fishing's "Holy Waters" is worth every penny. Accommodations motel style are also located on site, as is one of the best fly shops in the north. Don't forget to ask about the "bread hole," a spot along the... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took my mother for Mother's Day. What a wonderful place. I've read of and heard of this place my entire life but I had never been there. We had lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Great food, nice presentation, nice menu. Not the "normal" northern Michigan burger and fry joint. Right on the river, clean and pleasant decor. We will... More 

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Kalamazoo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I spent a few days in the Grayling area to kayak the Au Sable river. We stayed at Borchers Bed and Breakfast (another great find). Cheri, the owner, suggested we try the Gates Restaurant. It was wonderful. The food was good, my husband had the perch dinner and I had chicken Parmesan. It is so out of... More 

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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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Address: 471 Stephan Bridge Road, Grayling, MI 49738
Phone Number: (989) 348-8462
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Crawford County  >  Grayling
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 471 Stephan Bridge Road, Grayling, MI 49738
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Crawford County  >  Grayling
  • Phone Number: (989) 348-8462

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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