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Gates Au Sable Lodge

471 Stephan Bridge Road, Grayling, MI 49738
(989) 348-8462
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Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Grayling
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Finding this restaurant from the highway can be a little confusing, but boy is it worth it! The food was beyond amazing. We had the parmesan encrusted walleye, which was cooked to perfection! Being located on a fishing camp, the venue is very small, so calling ahead for reservations would be a good idea. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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
93 helpful votes 93 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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Senior Contributor
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 reviews 4 reviews
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
287 reviews 287 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Additional Information about Gates Au Sable Lodge

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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