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L.J.'s Kilkare Inn

3942 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI
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Cuisines: Steakhouse
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- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
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156 reviews 156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We recently had supper here. The menu was varied but my husband and both chose the cod dinner. We were pleasantly surprised. The fish wasn't greasy but the green beans and bacon were a bit burned. Too bad because they were really good. The mashed sweet potatoes were like dessert, very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Thought we would shop local on a rainy day and stoped by here. We waited to get drinks, salads were brought out before appetizer and had to get our own silverware after waiting 10 minutes. Our appetizer was brought out lukewarm. We asked for it to be reheated and it was never brought back out. Food was decent. Customers were... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Varied menu, sandwiches, salads, hot entrees. Made it for Happy Hour and we were seated and served drinks quickly. Dinner was hot, plentiful and waitress checked on us several times. Would definitely recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Close to resort we stayed at, fair prices, kid friendly. It was very busy at dinner, but they handled the rush well.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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
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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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