We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Gates Au Sable Lodge

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
471 Stephan Bridge Road, Grayling, MI 49738
(989) 348-8462
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 45: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic fishing charter and a clean, comfortable room. Great food as well! Nice rooms, a full service fly shop and awesome restaurant! A must stop for the outdoorsman.

Thank Michael S
Grand Rapids
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must go for breakfast during your fishing trip in the Grayling area. Always enjoy the food here. Hard to beat the view of the Holy Waters.

Thank Lance C
Birmingham, Michigan
Level Contributor
178 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make a reservation especially during fly fishing season! Try and get an early reservation as some dishes disappear. We had lake perch and walleye. Both marvelous. Portions are on the big size so you might want to share a main and add extra sides. Dessert was peach bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream. All of it was oh so... More 

Thank msl50birm
Grayling, Michigan
Level Contributor
51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of twelve people for dinner this week at Gates Lodge. How delightful! We were greeted eagerly by the staff, including the chef! There were appetizers on the table waiting for us and our orders were taken quickly. The lodge is on a beautiful stretch of the AuSable River and the restaurant feeds hungry visitors and fishermen.... More 

Thank HappyOnTheRoad2010
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Gates AuSable Lodge has been a trout fisher's staple for decades, popularized by the late, great Rusty Gates as a can't-miss stop. Since Rusty's death, Josh and Katie Greenberg have been more than worthy successors - the place has never been more accessible, less intimidating, more inviting, and more open to even non-fishermen. In the summer, it's not unusual to... More 

Thank boothman2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We went to Gates for my parents anniversary. All 7 of us really enjoyed our meal. The menu had great variety- ranging from burgers to more expensive entrees. I most certainly will be back many times. Looking forward to grabbing a sandwich and eating it on the river. Reservations are required fro dinner because of the limited seating in the... More 

Thank MittenKitten67
Houghton Lake, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We celebrated my mom's birthday here and it was the first time we had dined here. You are able to bring your own wine and they will uncork it for you which is a nice amenity. Our service was wonderful, it was a cute little picturesque dining room. There aren't a lot of table in here so you'll want to... More 

Thank Jazz B
Newport, Michigan
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Had a reservation for dinner here and was so disappointed. The food tastes great but the portion is seriously small. No salad with dinner, no soup, just some crackers with jalopeno jelly. Left so hungry still. My dinner was a chicken dish, it came with three very small pieces of chicken (about the size of my thumb) on about a... More 

Thank stacy y
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This hidden gem sits on the banks of the beautiful AuSable River. The menu is local and all of the food is made from scratch. The food is mouthwatering and the staff is friendly. The restaurant is small so make reservations well in advance. The also do not have a liquor license, but it is BYOB. If you are in... More 

1 Thank Arthur211
Trenton, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

As the pictures show it is a simple place. Nothing wrong with that. However our entrees were no where near what the $$$ would have implied. The view of the river was obscured by the growth and dead branches. The potential was there. Plastic glasses? Really? All the good reviews must be from extended relatives.

Thank Carol T

Travelers who viewed Gates Au Sable Lodge also viewed

Grayling, Crawford County
Grayling, Crawford County
Grayling, Crawford County
Grayling, Crawford County
Grayling, Crawford County

Been to Gates Au Sable Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Stephan Bridge Road, Grayling, MI 49738
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Crawford County  >  Grayling
  • Phone Number: (989) 348-8462

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gates Au Sable Lodge and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Saginaw, Michigan
10 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Gates Au Sable Lodge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?