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“Recently Rennovated hot spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Stray Dog Bar & Grill

The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
245 N. Whittaker Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
+(1)269-469-2727
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Ranked #2 of 39 restaurants in New Buffalo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Recently Rennovated hot spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The space and location is great. The new decor is much more sophisticated and clean. Very big menu with everything from salads, soups, burgers, tacos. Great kids menu (10 items!) The space is inviting and great for groups, families, you name it. The food was pretty good. Not amazing but decent for lunch. The rooftop bar is pretty cool. Overall a must visit if in town.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Taunton UK
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Best in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My rating is based on comparisons with similiar style restaurants

We visit the area every couple of years from the UK to see friends and thus we looked forward to seeing the rebuilt restaurant after last years fire

Its nicely designed , comfortable and has a large upstairs open deck area

The service was without fault and the food excellent .

If you are going to eat in New Buffalo , then its an excellent choice

Visited September 2013
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“um..not again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Visited The Stray Dog during the first week of September. We waited paitently for an hour between the lunch and dinner crowd for a table only to be seated in the back room amid six large parties of loud families. We went back up to host station and asked kindly if we could switch to one of the open high tops in the bar area and we were told that we would have to "work it out with our server". Couldn't find server...left.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Wander in .. sit.. stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great view, great food, awesome pie!. A gem in New Buffalo, and being from Chicago.. I'd gladly drive there just for the day to shop a bit and then have a great meal at the Stray Dog. So glad that they are open again after the fire. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lisle, Illinois
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lunch after the walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This one of the only restaurants in the area where you have a view of the water - only from the outdoor upper deck.
We have had an annual walk along the beach from Union Pier to New Buffalo on Memorial Day and Labor Day for many years. It's a great way to start and finish the season and we usually end up eating at the Stray Dog. The new upper deck area is much nicer than the old one. Food is consistently good and the service that day was great. There was a wait, so we sat at the bar, but as soon as we ordered an appetizer, our table was ready. Only been there once since they have rebuilt.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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