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Whitmore Lake Tavern

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9839 Main ST, Whitmore Lake, MI
734-449-5011
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GOOD PIZZA IN WHITMORE LAKE

We usually have pizza & garlic bread sticks. Best pizza in the area. Breadsticks are usually good too. Sometimes over done. Also make sure that you tell them to give you some time between the stick & pizza, otherwise they will arrive almost at the same time. Fish & Chips are also good but a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
aaamichguy
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Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Besides the down-home, low-key, welcoming vibe that this place has, the food is also phenomenal..... Traverse City Chicken salad, the ribs (beats any bbq place I have EVER been to), the filet mignon ...... cheesy bread? Fried pickles? The reuben!!!!! Oh my, I wish I could go bavk now! The menu is huge and I can never get over how... More 

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Thank sandypantssara
Milford, MI, United States
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We stopped here for lunch the other day. Had the lake perch dinners. The fried lake perch were nicely done and tasty, but could have been a bit more crispy. The baked potatoes were a bit too hard to eat all the way thru. The loaded baked potato soup had very large chunks of hard potatoes in it, so not... More 

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Thank cruzboo2
Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We usually have pizza & garlic bread sticks. Best pizza in the area. Breadsticks are usually good too. Sometimes over done. Also make sure that you tell them to give you some time between the stick & pizza, otherwise they will arrive almost at the same time. Fish & Chips are also good but a little Skimpy. Usually very crowded... More 

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2 Thank aaamichguy
Guanajuato, Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A very old but very comfortable place to get a good quick meal with a view of Whitmore Lake. The outside patio is a nice place to sit for the view but can be too hot on a summer afternoon because it is on a deck in the parking lot. Good specials are offered different nights of the weeek.

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1 Thank 2013Dianenovember
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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163 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stumbled on the WL Tavern whilst cruising my way from Ann Arbor toward Bay City on vacuum from Denver. It had all of the things necessary to attract me (See title) so I stopped in. WOW. Lobster Quesadillas? The rest of the menu was also revealing; either they're far too ambitious or they have a creative energy and someone who... More 

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1 Thank Albert A
Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant has a great sports restaurant atmosphere. Very good food at decent prices. The restaurant overlooks Whitmore Lake which you can see from the large patio window year round. The staff is always friendly and the restaurant serves many different types of American dishes, beer, wine, and all different types of mixed drinks. Many families come into this restaurant... More 

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1 Thank EdY271
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Medium priced for most food items. Rather bland taste on most menu items. Small beer selection. Picture window overlooking lake is big draw. Nice waitress's and staff. Hires mostly high school girls from town.

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Thank Jim G
Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A small family-friendly Tavern on the south shore of Whitmore Lake. The owners and staff try very hard to make each customer happy. The food is good, the portions are large and the service is excellent. As a local, I eat there 1-2 times/week with my crazy schedule. Their rib and mini-Filet specials are outstanding and the their signature homemade... More 

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1 Thank Bruce T
Naples, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Probably the dirtiest restaurant I have ever been to. If you can overcome that, the food is great. Was in the restaurant business for 25 years so we should know!

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1 Thank Thomas L
Madison, WI
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The sit-down space overlooks the pretty resort lake. Service was cheerful and efficient. Menu had the lots of hamburger things, which we didn't try. We had polish sausage dinner (which they had the class to call kolbasz,) which was ample and well flavored. I had Jambalaya which was well flavored, abundant, nicely spiced, but not outstanding. Overall, dinner was entirely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9839 Main ST, Whitmore Lake, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Whitmore Lake
  • Phone Number: 734-449-5011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?