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36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
(586) 983-3700
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Steaks are great!

I like the steaks and service. I always order steak when I go there. I am never disappointed! The other items on the menu look good too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
tomandjo1936
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Sterling Heights, Michigan USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Bought app and Cobb salad as a takeout $30. Very overpriced. No one in the restaurant those two orders should have been easy. Live close and this always happens. The food was cold and we only live less than a mile. No ranch for mozzarella sticks or chic stripes. No sour cream for tacos. The food was inedible. Don't bother... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I like the steaks and service. I always order steak when I go there. I am never disappointed! The other items on the menu look good too!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It seems like you haven't been to Sterling Heights if you've not been to Gator Jakes. This is a great place to meet after work to unwind, and if you stay a little later the locals start to fill in and the atmosphere gets upbeat and fun.

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Wabash, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

While away on business I wanted to watch the MNF game, so I stumbled on this place. I loved it! Great atmosphere, great service and my food was really good too. I'll likely be in Sterling Heights again and I will definitely go to Gator Jakes again!

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Ottawa, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great place to get a reasonably priced meal and good hefty portions. Great clubhouse...good burgers and fish and chips were tasty as well. Highly recommended.

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South Lyon, Michigan
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212 reviews 212 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I really enjoy going to Gator Jake's for lunch. The food is reasonably priced and the service is usually fast. The nachos and burgers are good and they also have a good selection of sandwiches and other types of bar food. They usually have lunch specials and they are an especially good deal. I keep coming back to Gator Jake's... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We are regulars here and have a good time. The food is pretty good, but the service on the weekends is pretty slow.

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Metro Detroit
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stopped in a week ago when in town for one of the Big 3. Average food and stuck up servers and bartenders. When your phone and purse/smoke is more important the your customers...it is best you stop acting like bartending is a "career". If you are not a regular here...they do not care.

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Warren, Michigan
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125 reviews 125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

lively popular bar with lots of young & pretty servers--we had shannon as our bartender--she has been here for 8 years & adorable--food & drinks were reasonable & good--there are lots of coupons floating around for this place besides--everyone looks like they are having a great time here.....

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Flint, Michigan
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A little too loud but it was Sunday Football. A lot of TVs for watching whatever sporting event you want to watch. I had the Jambalaya and my husband had a pasta dish both were very tasty and ample is portion size. They also had decent bar specials going on too. I would go back again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sterling Heights
  • Phone Number: (586) 983-3700
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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