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Reviewed 1 week ago

We left Arts Bar after a 45 minute wait at our table outside! Thankfully the Western Ave. Grill had openings inside and outside. We loved our meals and service! Thanks Western Ave. Grill for the good experience after the negative experience at Art's.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the restaurant before and had a wonderful, memorable experience. Not so tonight. I got seated at my table and waited 15 minutes to get waited on. I ordered my food and it came very quickly- awesome! However, it didn’t include everything...it supposed to because they ran out so I asked for a vegetable as a sub. My main meal, chicken was fully cooked but ice cold. They must cook ahead and then chill it. I think I got it so fast because they missed heating it up. I didn’t see my waiter for another 15 minutes. I decided to eat my chicken anyway which was good, just cold. I never got the vegetables. When the waiter finally came back he felt bad and offered to remake the meal. I declined that because it was getting late.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022

The pork shop and the white fish were amazing!!!! But the pork chop, really you have to try it. Prices very reasonable and service was very good.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2021

So we wanted lunch and called several other places in Glen Arbor. No one else was interested in taking a large take out order, even after prime lunch hour. Western Ave was not only eager for our order, they were very fast and service was...great. When I arrived for pickup the order was ready and they gave us condiments, and were so nice. The restaurant was pretty busy too, both in and outdoor seating. Salads were very fresh and my pulled port tasty.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

Do not recommend this place. Overpriced touristy trap. The waitress was very rude. The salmon super spicy and the ribs were dry. Not a good experience. Eat somewhere else if you can.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021 via mobile

This time out very happy with our pulled pork sandwich and Margherita Flatbread! Both were tasty and served quickly. Our server was friendly and attentive AND we were able to eat outside on a beautiful day! I didnt give it a 5 bc of the...cost. It was $45 (each meal $15.99), a soda for a couple bucks and $1.05 surcharge for credit card. Still enjoyed it though!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2021

Overpriced, $8 for a kids portion of buttered noodles. Incompetent staff, unwilling to accommodate my wife’s dietary restrictions. Food was average at best. Eat somewhere else!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021

In Glen Arbor on a Sunday not much open as one of the bigger restaurants normally open was not. A number of eating places had a 45 minute wait or longer. We were able to get a bench table outside by street (still part of...grill) for lunch. We had the Cheeseburger and fries at $15.99 and Pork Tacos (2) at $16.99. Food was adequate, but a little overpriced.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021

Thought I was in Boston. The lobster roll was excellent. This is a really nice spot with great food at prices that are in line with the locale. Lobster roll was delicious and the server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021

Stopped by using a recommendation of seeing lots of folks there in the outside seating. It did not disappoint. Service was friendly & quick and although we were partially in the sun, it was lovely sitting outdoors to enjoy our Flatbread & beer.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021 via mobile

Best ribs in town. Great service. Yummy drinks. Always able to accommodate our family of six. We are here twice in our one week visit. Don’t hesitate.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

Nice craft beer selection. Good menu options for lunch. Friendly staff. We were looking for some place while biking the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and this did not disappoint.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021

Another place way overpriced because of location to summer vacationers. Food was ok. Husband had pulled pork sandwich and bag of chips, something like 13-15$. Lunch should not be over 40$.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 20, 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner there! It was delicious. All four of us got the fish specials! The service was excellent!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 12, 2021 via mobile

In fairness my husband and I came to the Western Ave Grill on a weeknight mid-Feb, but it just had an odd feel. It’s set up mostly like a bar, yet the dinner menu is comprised of about only 6 or 7 finer dining options....That would totally be fine with me in a different setting, but it just felt odd. We ordered drinks, two appetizers that weren’t that great and decided not to stay for dinner. I’m wondering if maybe in the summer with more people around the place has a different vibe???More

Date of visit: February 2021
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We were there in October 2015. Food was very good although pricey. Our complaint was the service. It was as if staff enjoyed working together more than actually working. Party atmosphere with little service. Very... More
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Yes, Western Avenue Bar and Grill offers takeout services.

Western Avenue Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5