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L.J.'s Kilkare Inn

3942 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Mar 6, 2014
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English first
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

The food here is some of the best in the area. You can't get a better burger anywhere in HL and the wings are the best in northern MI. It is a tad pricey because I get about 6 small wings for $9, and sometimes leave hungry. It's delicious though. The service is great sometimes and terrible at others. There... More

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Clinton, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The food was excellent, prices very reasonable and the service was out of this world. We will definitely return if we visit Houghton Lake again.

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White Lake, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We all went for our last dinner here because of burgers legend, they were good and the waitress was good it was just slammed full of people so it took awhile to get food.

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Milan, Michigan
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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My uncle from Houghton Lake took me here the other night by luring me with the idea of getting an excellent strawberry margarita. I was happy to find that not only were the margaritas tasty, so was the food! I can recommend the grilled chicken sandwich with jack and mushrooms. It's also nice that you can choose from a list... More

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Lakeview, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We have eaten here upon our arrival to Higgins Lake on vacation for the past 2 years. This year we tried the fried shrimp, it was wonderful - maybe beer-battered? The service is always good as well. Kilkare is our first night of vacation tradition.

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

LJs is like going back in time . no improvements in years but they do have excellant hamburgers. It is a friendly atmosphere but service might be a bit slow if there is more than 10 people in the place.

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Woodstock
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74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We went for the all you can eat fish fry for Good Friday. Fish was very fresh. Came with a salad and a side. Place was packed and the wait wasn't too long. Service was good. Portions were great too.

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Roscommon, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stopped in on a Friday night. My husband really liked the pollock special. He thought it was better than cod. The other three dinners our family ordered were pretty average for the area.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We have a place in Higgins Lake and come here because they are willing to accommodate my food allergies. I never ask for anything outrageous. They are always polite & professional. The last couple of times I was there I attempted to order French fries. The waitress was on the ball and asked if I could have them, reminding me... More

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Zeeland, Michigan
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is a great place for food and/or a drink!! Food is homemade and the bartender is always friendly!!! It's always packed on Tip Up Town so be ready to wait a bit for your food, eat early and avoid the dreaded wait!!!

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