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L.J.'s Kilkare Inn

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3942 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI
9893665254
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Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Girls weekend dinner

While planning a trip north with friends, I researched places for dinner on Trip Advisor. This place had good reviews and also said it was on the water, so this is where I directed my friends. The lake part was a bit misleading, as there are a few small buildings between the restaurant and the lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
SheriK2
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DeWitt, Michigan
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DeWitt, Michigan
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174 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

While planning a trip north with friends, I researched places for dinner on Trip Advisor. This place had good reviews and also said it was on the water, so this is where I directed my friends. The lake part was a bit misleading, as there are a few small buildings between the restaurant and the lake but seeing the full... More 

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Thank SheriK2
Waterford, Michigan, United States
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117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I've been here before. Usually with other couples. But, this night was a surprise treat for my wife. We were looking for a nice atmosphere where you could enjoy a conversation. We also wanted an upscale meal. This Restaurant has some of the best burgers in the area. In fact, voted number 1. But this night I was looking forward... More 

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Thank Chuck C
Monroe, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Pretty good food. Great potato soup. Only downfall is the service is VERY slow. Prices are reasonable. Excellent fried mushrooms!

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Thank maryellen1077
Livonia, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

More of a bar and grille type restaurant. The food was fantastic and reasonable prices. I would say that it is more of an adult premise, not a family restaurant. Best French Dip sandwich that I have ever had!

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Thank Coleen B
Owosso
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

If you like deep fried mushrooms this is the place to be! The serving size is substantial and reasonably priced. My husband enjoyed the Ruben sandwich and I ordered the wet burrito. Both entrees were more than we could eat and very tasty! The dining room is bright and inviting. Our waitress was great! All the menu prices were reasonable!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Showed up on a friday night with 4 adults and 4 very young kids. Got us in pretty quick and had good service. Food was really good

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Amazing lake perch dinner. Generous servings. Friendly wait staff. Would definitely go back. Shrimp platter also very good. Interior dark and pub-like, but the food was great! They don't appear to have a lunch menu.

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Thank kren3256
Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch. I had a chef salad which was huge and wonderful along with a delicious cup of soup. My traveling companion had a ruben sandwhich and fries well done which they said was delicious too. If their dinner is anyting like lunch you can't go wrong.

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Thank Brenda S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We love the fried mushrooms with bleu cheese dressing and get it every time. They are not tiny little button mushrooms either and they give you a big portion of them to share. The place is nice size and has a pool table. I like that the bathroom is away from the kitchen and dinning area.

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Thank 3Mommabear
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We sat the bar to eat...we had an appetizer and it was good but when our meal came she didn't bring us clean silverware or clean plates...I was very disappointed and I don't think I'll be back any time soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3942 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Houghton Lake
  • Phone Number: 9893665254

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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