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Douglas Lake Bar and Steak House

7314 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769
(231) 539-8588
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Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Pellston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta, Family Fare
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Service was superb, food was done perfectly. Big city steak in lake front setting. Makes your up north stay complete.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ever since we bought our cabin in northern Michigan we've been meaning to visit the DLB&SH. Finally, this summer the stars and guests aligned and we've been twice, so far. It has a great vibe, lots of folks, lots of conversation, lots of very busy staff (including the owner), and everyone appears to be having a great time. I feel... More

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Michigan, North Dakota
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20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place IS Northern Michigan. If you want to sit out overlooking Douglas Lake, in a wonderful summer setting on a lake with great food the Douglas Lake Bar and Steakhouse is built for you! Don’t let the outside or the location fool you – the food here is excellent as is the service. We ate here on a recent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Even if you are near Petoskey as I was this week, it's a hike to Pellston Airport and then due east off 31 to this steak house. But go! Do it! You feel like you are in a remote spot but then comes the lovely Douglas Lake and suddenly loads of cars. We had no reservation and had to wait... More

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Michigan
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19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When in northern Michigan, take the time to experience the Douglas Lake Bar and Steak House, or "DLB" as the locals refer to it. A complete menu, with steaks featured, along with fish, ribs and a bevy of of choices. Our group enjoyed the filet, cooked and flavored perfectly, along with the baby back ribs, which were fabulous!! Great service,... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We sat on the porch with a beautiful view .... We decided to have the perch fish dinner as it is locally caught . The preparation was lightly fried and the portion was huge . It was scrumptious !

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Springfield
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visit friends in Cheboygan every year and always look forward to going to the DLB. I have had the Seafood Douglas (scallops, shrimp & crab in a parmesan cream sauce over fettuccine) several times and it's always fantastic. The steaks are always great and my wife had a chicken & shrimp in cream sauce over fettuccine special that she... More

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I was looking forward to joining friends for dinner at DLB. The staff was attentive and helpful, but I was a bit disappointed in the food. I opted for the perch which was okay, but not great...in fact one of our party sent hers back. If I have an occasion to return I will stay with the steak option. Also,... More

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Midland, Michigan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Yep, rated it as one of the best meals I've ever had at a restaurant, and it's true. Tucked away in Northern Mi, and it is a delight. We've got a cabin nearby and for whatever reason never stopped in, BIG mistake. If you dine early you get half off one entree, note that they do not serve lunch, and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Cant wait to go back, It's that good. Near the Pellston airport, first or last place to go before you leave NOMI. OMG, I dream of the flavors of the place. Run, don't walk!

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