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Douglas Lake Bar and Steak House

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7314 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769
12315398588
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view
Description: The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, known to locals as the...
The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, known to locals as the "DLB", has a rich history of providing great food and service in a rustic log building overlooking Douglas Lake. The two giant fieldstone fireplaces offer the perfect dining ambiance during the winter* and shoulder seasons. Summer guests enjoy live acoustic music at the lakeside patio or dinner on the screened-in dining porch.
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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant is one of those places everyone should go to at least once. It is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Well established they enjoy an excellent reputation for food and service. It is very busy in the peak season and sometimes a wait for a table can be long. Casual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
maggiedo1
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Petoskey, Michigan
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Petoskey, Michigan
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is one of those places everyone should go to at least once. It is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Well established they enjoy an excellent reputation for food and service. It is very busy in the peak season and sometimes a wait for a table can be long. Casual atmosphere with a large area for outside... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This a gem or a restaurant hidden away beside a beautiful little lake (Douglas Lake), 3 miles off Hwy 31 at Pellston, Michigan. We visit this great restaurant 5 or 6 times a year, as a group of golfers or with our wives while away for a weekend. And at least once or twice a year we will drive the... More 

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Thank dmitch2015
Ocqueoc, MI
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234 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is one of the BEST restaurants in the whole northern part of the Mit. All food is excellent. The service too. If you are disappointed get the manager to your table he will make it right. This type of dinning doesn't come cheap. We save DLB for special occasions like dinner.

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Thank AlnSue
Wolverine, Michigan
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Hadn't been to the DLB in 15 years. It was great back then and still is !!~Arrived at 5:30 for the early bird special (half off the second dinner before 6). Great atmosphere is the first thing you notice when you walk thru the door. Sat in the porch area closest to the water. It was cold out so inside... More 

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Thank John R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

After a couple of so-so froo-froo dinners in the Harbor/Petosky area, we were ready for a really good steak. DLB did not disappoint. The signature filet, the "DLB" was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The beans and mashed alongside were outstanding. No additional sauce needed, but the sautéed mushrooms my husband added were fantastic as well. We started with Lenny... More 

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Thank christina F
Petoskey, Michigan
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Excellent food..atmosphere..and staff. Great menu to choose from and our steaks were excellent. Every employee we encountered went out of their way to make us feel at home. Plus...the view is beautiful.

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Midland, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere. If your in the area on a nice summer day/night stop in and eat on the patio. The food was delicious. The staff was awesome. Don't miss this one. Great restaurant.

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Thank Bob H
wixom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came across this hidden rustic restaurant on my birthday while exploring the area. All I can say is "wow" this was the best filet steak I've had in a long time. My husband had the stuffed chicken Marsala and enjoyed it. Service is very good and if you desire a lake view you won't be disappointed.... More 

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Thank jan h
Charlevoix, Michigan
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The food is outstanding. We went with a group and so had many different tastes to please. Everyone loved what they ordered. There is indoor and porch dining in addition to the bar. All areas are great. On the porch you have a lovely view of the lake and in summertime it's fun to see the activity there while you... More 

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Thank wally k
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Absolutely the best restaurant in Northern Michigan! Everything on the menu is delicious! I have been going to the "DLB" for many, many years and have never had a bad meal or experience. My favorite appetizer is the Shrimp Lenny (although you may also get this as an entree too). My favorite entree is the scallops. My husbands favorite entree... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7314 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Pellston
  • Phone Number: 12315398588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, known to locals as the "DLB", has a rich history of providing great food and service in a rustic log building overlooking Douglas Lake. The two giant fieldstone fireplaces offer the perfect dining ambiance during the winter* and shoulder seasons. Summer guests enjoy live acoustic music at the lakeside patio or dinner on the screened-in dining porch.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?