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Gator Jakes

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36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
(586) 983-3700
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ok place

Hit miss spot for lunch. When food is on it is very good.when not just almost average. Service is usually very decent. Fair prices

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jgo1958
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hit miss spot for lunch. When food is on it is very good.when not just almost average. Service is usually very decent. Fair prices

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Thank Jgo1958
Roseville, Michigan
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We were trying to find somewhere different to eat lunch my mom, my sister and I during our "ladies day out". We stopped here just to see what was on the menu and we loved it. The menu had variety. Nice atmosphere. We loved the "Gator bites "... and the caesar salad...the bomb!!! Waitresses were attentive and friendly. We will... More 

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Thank Sazzy2015
Shelby Township, Michigan
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188 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is on my lunch circuit regular list. I'm allergic to shrimp (sucks, right?) but I chow down on the Crawfish Etoufee! Positively yummy stuff.

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1 Thank Steve T
Clarkston
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly service here with a great blue collar atmosphere. The beers always cold and the waitresses always hot. The pizza is great for bar pizza and the rest of the menu is excellent. Fair prices too.

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Thank Bill F
Detroit, Michigan
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217 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This place is okay. One of my husbands friends loves it here and thats why we come. Ok bar food, seating is average, they have a dj and dance area on some nights

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Thank jessm531
michigan
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went there before heading to the concert at Freedom Hill. Great food! They had some big booths so our how group was able to sit together. We had appetizers & sandwiches and shared food around. Great place to stop before the concert as it is right up the road. Prices were reasonable. Stop by here, you will be glad... More 

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Thank sportmom1966
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We like to go to Gator Jakes to get their steak. It's a great meal with baked potatoes and green beans and a salad. My husband really likes the gumbo there too. We have tried many things on the menu and have not been disappointed. Reasonable prices.

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Thank mfivers724
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere. A little taste of New Orleans. Very good food, excellent specialty drinks. Food is similar to going to one of the chain resturants like Applebee's but with a NOLA sports bar atmosphere. The cost is better then a chain resturant. Really wish I had a place like this in Livonia to hang out at. Good for families,... More 

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Thank hplinka
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Numerous tvs to view sports & if sitting in booth have own to check out. Loud music so hard to converse. Variety of food though miss ribs, great taste whatever consumed.

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Thank Jack M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

I thought it was a great evening out. Great food, good prices, friendly staff, could not fault it :) will be going back again real soon.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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