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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

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  • 7
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 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
I need one of these near home.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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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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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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