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“Bar Food done well” 4 of 5 stars
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Boulevard Lounge
316 S Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI 48640-4500
(989) 832-5387
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Ranked #45 of 122 Restaurants in Midland
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Bar Food done well”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

One of the best burgers in town. If you like club sandwiches, try the Bully Club, one of the best I've ever had. Fries and side dishes unremarkable. Fried fish and home-made soups also very good. Excellent breakfast at excellent value.

But don't expect ambiance. This is an old-fashioned neighborhood bar that serves good food. Michigan's non-smoking rules, mean that it doesn't have the typical bar smell, but it is large bordering on cavernous and other reviews saying it looks like a bingo hall or VFW hall aren't too far off. TV's tuned to sports finish off the place.

Servers always hustle, but there can be too few of them during busy periods. All food is cooked to order, so don't expect fast food, but rarely wait more than 10 minutes or so for our food to be delivered.

It is a community landmark, especially for lunch. I always bring out-of-towners here and very few have ever expressed having less than a wonderful meal.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Omer, MI
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Food is always incredible, fairly priced, ample portions, and the service is friendly. It's about an hour away from my home, but whenever I'm in Midland, I try to stop in.

Visited November 2012
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worste Burger”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I have been there two times now and both times I have been less than impressed. It looks like you are in a VFW hall with fold up tables and cheap plastic chairs. If you want something deep fried then this is the place. If you are looking for anything that has taste then steer clear! Supposedly the best burger in town; mine was dry, overcooked, and had very little flavor.

Visited October 2012
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Winter Garden, Fl
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great food ruined by Horrible service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Visiting Midland from Florida and this place was recommended by family members for their burgers.

The place was only about half full, but we had to wait for EVERYTHING, and when "service" was provided, it was incomplete. Not the type of service I'm accustomed to, and I'm not a snob by any stretch...

The place is reminiscent of a bingo hall converted into a restaurant with lotto and gambling machines on every wall. Parking is tight and limited.

The hamburgers, on the other hand, were very good. The meat was hot and the toppings were cold, like a good burger should be. I would also recommend the battered fries.

Lastly, everything is a la carte. No sides come with the burgers.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sanford, Michigan
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“nice local bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

great burgers and good service for lunch (when we were there). usual bar fare, but better quality than most.

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