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“Best restaurant on the Portage chain of lakes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zukey Lake Tavern

Zukey Lake Tavern
5011 Girard Dr, Pinckney, MI 48169-8703
810-231-1441
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Ranked #5 of 24 Restaurants in Pinckney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Pinckney, Michigan
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best restaurant on the Portage chain of lakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We've been going to ZLT for many years, definitely a local favorite, the food has always been good and consistent, burgers are great and excellent turkey burgers too. And, you have to buy a t-shirt, I have seen them worn in many states and even in Cancun.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Whitmore Lake, MI
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Classic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Good food, nice setting on the lake. Upstairs outside bar is laid back and in a nice setting, somewhat overlooking the lake. Food in main restaurant downstairs is always good and prices are decent.

Visited August 2012
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Pinckney, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food is usually good, service is okay, food portions way too large.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Would really appreciate it if this restaurant would give diners the option of ordering a half order of their menu. Full size food portions here are way too large, especially some of their salads.

Visited September 2012
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Jackson, Michigan
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482 reviews 482 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 162 cities Reviews in 162 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“A local standby”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The place is huge and was quite crowed for a Tues evening. It's definately a local hangout, reachable by car or boat. The food was good and the pricing was too. The beer was cold!

Visited August 2012
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Milford, Michigan, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“GREAT PLACE ON A SUMMER DAY!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

You can overlook the Lake while enjoying a meal or an appetizer on the deck or inside. On a sunny summer day, there's nothing quite like being outside and enjoying a beverage and a delicious something to eat. Highly recommend, even though it's a bit of a drive.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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