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Poole's Tavern

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157 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1619
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Lecanto, Florida
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry I can't say much about anything other than the burgers since I don't order from the ample # of choices on the menu. I go for the burgers and have never been disappointed. Service is good but it gets busy. It's a popular spot so if you're in a hurry for dinner, that's problematic. Downtown Northville is a very... More 

Thank Micro S
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Pooles as it was too hot to cook. They have an outdoor seating area as well as inside across from the bar. It has TV's and full bar, but we came for the nachos, hummus and vege appetizer -'d burgers and fries/onion rings. They are very delicious! I recommend Pooles when looking for a quick bite to eat.... More 

Thank Anita B
Northville, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The perch special tasted like cardboard. Packaged Frozen Fishsticks had more flavor and the coleslaw was watery and bland. This is the second strike for this restaurant and there won't be a third.

Thank lcpawlowski
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My husband and I were there in the afternoon. We walked through inside so the waitresses would know that we were going to sit at the patio. Well...they saw and welcomed us alright but then 10 minutes later, nobody came to take our orders so we decided they didn't need our business. On the way out, instead of walking out... More 

Thank liniyun
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Poole’s Tavern is a fun bar in downtown Northville, Michigan. They have both inside seating and during the summer months they offer GREAT outdoor PATIO seating! Their menu is quite varied from a very nice salmon sandwich with a Real piece of Salmon NOT a frozen salmon burger, also served with wasabi mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce on Ciabatta bread . One... More 

Thank lary1047
Plymouth, Michigan
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243 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

My wife and I had dinner here recently and we were both very disappointed in the food. I had a salmon sandwich on ciabatta bread which was really inferior. The salmon was dry and did not taste fresh and the bread was stale. My wife had the appetizer size order of baby back ribs; neither the ribs nor the sauce... More 

1 Thank Gorton54
Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

great service and food. fun atmosphere. watch different sporting events on multiple TVs. play kino and WIN while you eat. The waitress kept the drinks coming without having to flag her down. GREAT service

Thank Don C
Novi, Michigan
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

As my title suggests, this tavern is a local hangout for many people in the area, with a small staff who make an effort to get to know customers. What makes Poole's attractive is the bustling atmosphere, the extremely friendly and efficient service, and most of all, the delicious food. The burgers and the ribs are standouts, but great salads... More 

Thank cstivale
Northville, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We love the outdoor patio in the summer! Best in town!! We order a beer and a couple of appetizers and enjoy the music on Friday Evenings. Food and service has never let us down.

Thank NorthvilleFamily
Marine City, Michigan
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I have to eat a gluten free diet. I eat lots of salad with chicken breast or fish. A very nice surprise to eat a wonderful salad that tasted good even though I can not eat dressing.

Thank rosalie s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Northville
  • Phone Number: 248-349-1715

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?