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American, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

I used to come here with my dad fairly often in the 90's, and we haven't found ourselves in the area for a while. As luck would have it, my wife, kid, dad, and I were looking for lunch today and I thought "Hey, we're...not far from Mason's!" The interior is pretty much the same as I remembered it, with a few updates. The skill crane is a golf game now, and the TV's are all large HDTV's. The seating is more comfortable than I remembered, and there are a few new things on the walls. Otherwise, it's how I remember it. Which is to say: a straightforward "working people" bar. The signs on the walls represent a number of now-defunct companies where regulars worked, still-vibrant communities nearby, and local sports pride. It isn't meant to impress anyone. It's in a safe area, with nice people. It isn't a "dive bar" because you expected $10 cans of White Claw. You can, however, expect $10 burgers that are substantial, and include fries. While I carry a torch in my heart for Greene's in Farmington Hills when it comes to burgers, you can't get one that's 1/3 pound with corned beef, cole slaw, and thousand island dressing. I used to opt for the standard Mason Burger years ago, but branched out to the Irish Burger, and hours later, I'm contemplating going back there from Milford for another. At any dopey chain restaurant, the burger alone is going to run $10 or more, and at Mason's, you get a bunch of fries, a container of pickles, fresh-sliced onions... not to mention reasonably-priced drinks. The service was good, the cook made medium burgers when we asked for medium (an impressive feat in itself), tons of TV's showing the Michigan basketball game... I can normally pull out some sort of negative, but there really isn't one.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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K5801TXbrianm, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

Hi Duke-of-Weaseltown, We are so happy to hear that your expectations have been met, once again, many years later! We think it's great that you are keeping the family tradition alive. We hope to see you in the area more often - please come with...More

Reviewed January 17, 2020

The bar is steeped in nostalgia from the good old UAW days. It still smells from the cigarette smoke soaked into the upholstered seats and dark wood. The Burgers are simple and delicious. And don't expect an orange to be served with your Blue Moon....Your lucky they have something other than Miller and Bud.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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K5801TXbrianm, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2020

Thanks for the positive review! We are glad to know that you like our delicious burgers! Keep coming in!

Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Chicken sandwich from a frozen small patty that was tough and beer jumbos and wine are quite expensive especially for a old tavern that had seen it’ s best days. Waitress was helpful and friendly!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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K5801TXbrianm, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your review with us. Our customer's satisfaction is our biggest priority and we are sorry to hear that we disappointed you. We can assure you our Chicken Sandwich is not frozen, as we only prepare them using the...More

Reviewed December 10, 2019

I'd always wondered what this little hole in the wall bar was like. I finally got to experience it with a friend for lunch. We both had the sliders and they were great ! We both agreed that their fries were excellent also. Our bartender...was attentive and our food arrived quickly. I'd like to try their 2/3 lb. burger at some point. I'll be back !More

Date of visit: December 2019
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gerard m, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2019

Thanks for sharing your awesome feedback with us! We are glad to know you finally gave us a visit and to hear you were not disappointed! 😁 It's satisfying to know you enjoyed our delicious Sliders as well as having a good time with our...More

Reviewed November 21, 2019

The Saturday Burger special here is unbeatable... a great burger, perfect fries and a draft for under $8.00. I like the mushroom/swiss while my wife enjoys the bacon cheddar. Each table has a tray of fresh onions, banana peppers, and sliced pickles. Our server was...Olga, and she was so friendly it was like we knew her forever. Great place, great food, great specials and great staff! And no, I am not the owner or associated with the place!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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gerard m, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2019

Hi Donald, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! We are so thrilled to know you and your wife love our amazing Saturday Burger Speical! It's also great you had an awesome time with our friendly employee, Olga. We really appreciate your words as...More

Reviewed July 29, 2019

The salads were great and the meals were amazing. Fast and friendly service!! It's amazing!! Well worth a visit!

Date of visit: July 2019
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gerard m, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Thank You Mallory, Thank you for this stellar feedback. We are happy you had such a great experience, appreciate your endorsement, and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Went to Mason's last night. Loved all the local signs and references that decorate the walls. Burger was really good! I had their regular burger w/lettuce, tomatoe, mayo, and swiss. I had been told by a friend several mos ago that their burgers were one...of the best burgers around town. I'd been looking forward to going ever since, and really enjoyed it. It was a Tuesday night about 8.30 when we finally got there, so it wasn't too busy or too loud. Our server was very friendly. I will DEFINITELY return again!! They have a Monday special: Burger, fries, beer or pop for $8.49, I read on a sign near the side door.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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gerard m, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Hi SKS, Thank you for visiting! We're thrilled that you got to try one of our tasty burgers, and loved it! We appreciate all of your kind words and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed March 27, 2019

Sat at the Bar and watched the cook never clean the grill. Waitresses counted money them grabbed spatula to flip and cook food while cook was away. never washing her hands. Onions slices and pickles are left out all day on shareable trays with no...refrigeration. Burger was good but will not go there again due to unclean and unhealthy practices.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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gerard m, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2019

Hello Downtown, We’re disappointed to hear your comments. Our goal is to take the best care of our guests and provide them with delicious food. Our grill is cleaned numerous times through out the day, our waitstaff does cook for about an hour each day,...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This bar/grill is a great spot to catch up with friends or watch a game! The atmosphere is casual and relaxed! The food is very good, from burgers to Reuben and a classic grilled cheese! The food prices are reasonable and worth every penny! The...restaurant is eclectic, with pictures, photos and sports memorabilia from Detroit and Various venues. Definitely a great place to go if you are in Livonia!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Brian M, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Hi Phyliss, Thank you for your great comments and recommendations. We're thrilled to hear how tasty our food is, and how fun our atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Consistently reliable. A beer, a burger and some fries. I am happy.....neighborhood bar, friendly attitude.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Brian M, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Hi Sapphire, Thank you for your great comments. It's terrific to hear that you can always grab a tasty burger, fries, and beer with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed February 6, 2018

Just started going here recently and can't get enough! The burgers are so good and the onion rings are awesome. Love the old time local bar atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Brian M, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Hi Karen, It's great to hear that our burgers and onion rings are so addictive for you! We're glad to hear all of your great comments.

Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This place is chock full of dive bar charm. Wonderfully stereotypical staff, dimly lit, with a modest but good selection of cold beers. Delicious greasy bar burgers and generous portions of fries and onion rings. ...What else could I ask for on National Burger Day?

Date of visit: September 2017
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Brian M, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Hi Chris, We're happy that you love our burgers, fries, and onion rings. It's great that you enjoy the charm of Mason's!

Reviewed September 30, 2017

It was a nice quick lunch and drink stop. Lots of fun friendly people and decent pub type food. The prices were good.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Brian M, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Hi Bernardo, Thanks for stopping in with us for lunch. We're glad that you enjoyed our freindly staff and tasty dishes.

Reviewed September 19, 2017

Been going there for a very long time (I watched the Watergate hearings back in 1973 there as a freshly minted 18 yr old drinker ). It is always great stop for a burger and beer(s )or other bar food and sandwiches. Was concerned when...the original owners sold awhile back. But new owners are continuing the traditions like the condiment tray and decor. I have never had a substandard burger there and the onion rings are excellent. My burger last night was perfectly prepared. If you are really hungry try the double shift burger (2/3 lb) on an onion roll. Large beer selection, they even have the new Stroh's Bohemian Beer on tap right now. There is no kids menu, but once my kids were 13 or older I felt very comfortable taking them there to eat. Experienced servers make everyone feel at home and comfortable. The only thing I miss that used to be in there is the Twin Pines Dairy, Milky the Clown clock that used to be on the wall.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Brian M, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

We're thrilled that you have been dining with Mason's so long! We truly appreciate hearing that we have kept the traditions alive here at Mason's. We know that our burgers and onion rings are a staple, and would never mess with perfection! We hope to...More

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Nice place to go to with friends for lunch or just a beer relax and talk. Never had a bad experience there. Their burgers are the best thing on the menu and the price is right. Friendly service and good atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Brian M, Owner at Mason's Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Hi Kedata, It's great to hear that Mason's is a great place to visit for lunch. Thank you for your great comments. We're happy to hear how much you like our burgers and service.

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
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