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Gates Au Sable Lodge

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471 Stephan Bridge Road, Grayling, MI 49738
(989) 348-8462
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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  • 13
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday celebration

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Jamie B
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Roscommon
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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 

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Newport, Michigan
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17 reviews
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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Sometimes, a person gets an unexpected but great meal and that is exactly what happened when I had breakfast at the Au Sable Lodge Restaurant. My wife and I were fly-fishing in the area and decided to have breakfast at the Lodge. I had the blueberry pancakes, which were absolutely the best I have ever had the pleasure to eat.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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 

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1 Thank Arthur211
Trenton, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I was in Grayling on business and didn't know much about the town or the restaurants in it; however, I saw that the Gates Au Sable Lodge was one of the top reviewed places on Trip Advisor. I went there for breakfast one morning and loved it so much that I went again the next morning. In all I have... More 

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1 Thank Michael B
Allen Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I stayed two nights at the lodge and slept wonderfully both nights. The rooms are large and clean, the beds are comfortable and the views looking out over the lake and first hole are very serene in the evening. Quiet time after 10 pm is a plus too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Atmosphere is so relaxing. No liquor but can bring your ow. The food is very good. Especially the white fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Though small, this tiny gem has probably the best food within a 100 radius. Make dinner reservations, well worth the prices. Excellent setting along the banks of the famed Au Sable river.

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1 Thank Troutman15
Macomb, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went here for Fathers day. In our group of 8 only 1 person was satisfied with their meal and it wasn't my dad. Very expensive, not worth the money. I orders trout and it was bland at best. They bring you about 8 crackers and some jelly before the meal. If you ask for more, you get around 8 more... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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