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.

Smokies on the water

Is this your business?
$$ - $$$,
125555 W. River Rd., Grosse Ile, MI 48138
+1 734-672-6470
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
125555 W. River Rd., Grosse Ile, MI 48138
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (22)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and what a delight. Good menu selections with all sorts of variety. Patio seating gives you a view of the river and the bridge. Good service and pleasant location. You get a feel for Detroit’s industrial past and future.

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Good burgers, good pizza, and cold beer with a nice view. I go to Smokies ocassiinally just to sit outside on their patio to eat overlooking the river.

Thank Stan Z
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

In the summer, the flys are all over and ruin a great meal. It was like that last year and hasn’t changed. I will not return.

Thank Paint4me
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Been here twice; First time in summer 2017 and it was decent. Then, we ordered carry out in 2018 and the food was average at best. The atmosphere is good with the scenery of the water and/or gold course. We had two pizzas in our...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our evening last night listening to the live music by Rushlow & Richards. Our food was good, service was good and drinks were good! Chicken tenders with Panko breading were very tasty! Sweet potato fries are also good. Their bread with the sweet butter...More

Thank Jenee O
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently went here for lunch. I had the open face beef sandwich and my wife had a salad. Both meals were very good and wait staff very cordial. Plan to have lunch there again.

Thank DickLenore
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I've been there twice, once to eat and once for drinks. The food is good and moderate priced. The Moscow Mule I had was a little pricey, but it was a pretty stiff one. Nice place to go in nice weather. Outdoor seating.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Smokies is located on the River with a beautiful setting. The restaurant is casual with friendly efficient staff. Prices are reasonable with a kids menu. The food is fresh non processed. The mushroom and beef bites appetizers are to die for. The entrees are delicious...More

Thank mmalloy321
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Love the location on the island; food is always great; they have the best ribs! and friendly efficient service.

Thank Anna B
Reviewed November 4, 2017

worse bar experience by far i believe the bartender was also the manager and its clear she hates her job and in so made us feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. We just bought a slip for next year right out front so while ill see it...More

Thank marie w
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Holiday Inn Express Woodhaven
106 reviews
3.77 miles away
Best Western Woodhaven Inn
188 reviews
3.80 miles away
Baymont by Wyndham Flat Rock
103 reviews
4.88 miles away
Hollywood Motel
2 reviews
5.30 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Round House BBQ
140 reviews
.54 miles away
Lloyd's Bar & Grill
20 reviews
.81 miles away
Kathy's Cafe
16 reviews
.71 miles away
95 reviews
.94 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Elizabeth Park
59 reviews
.96 miles away
Gibraltar Bay Alpaca Farm
17 reviews
2.20 miles away
Riverview Highlands Golf Course
5 reviews
2.65 miles away
Amherstburg Navy Yard National Historic Site
63 reviews
3.79 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Smokies on the water staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125555 W. River Rd., Grosse Ile, MI 48138
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grosse Ile
  • Phone Number: +1 734-672-6470
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