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Douglas Lake Bar and Steak House

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7314 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had another great meal at DLB. I again had the Seafood DLB which is a pasta with shrimp and scallops in a parmesan cream sauce. I started with a truly great wedge with blue cheese, bacon, tomato, and caramelized onions. Others in our party had the sautéed lake perch, the ribs and the chicken marsala - all beautifully served... More 

Thank Great_diner
Spartanburg, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot on Douglas Lake. Really great higher-end menu. The service can be terrible, but it is hard to find help up in the Northern woods of Michigan. People come here from 40 miles away..... and that is a testament to its quality and reputation.

Thank Caroline R
Hudsonville, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we walked in and said it was our first time there, they responded with: do you have a reservation. We were seated and had a really nice waitress. My adult kids and I felt like second class in our shirts and shirts. The menu dinners were $20-$30 but we were fine with that because we were looking for a... More 

Thank westcoastmichigan
Wilmette, Illinois
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very hard to find a good restaurant in Northern Michigan. There I've said it--sorry, but it's true. The exception is the Douglas Lake Bar, up the hill from Pellston airport off Riggsville Road. We've been going to this place since I started coming up here in 1988, and it has always been very good. A bit pricey, but... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and service. We had reservations at 6 but the table wasn't ready, so we grabbed a couple of drinks at the bar and headed outside to sit by the lake. Very beautiful setting. My wife had the ribeye and I had the filet. We each liked the ribeye better. Filet comes with a lot of pepper and... More 

Thank RaleighNCTraveller
Angola, Indiana
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Turn east at Pellston Airport, drive to the end of the road and when you see the packed parking lot, you have arrived. Had reservations for Sunday night at 7pm. Arrived 1/2 hour early and the place was packed. We had a drink at the bar until our requested outside table was available. The 4 selections we had were Whitefish... More 

Thank B K
Cheboygan, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We've never had a bad meal at DLB. This time our birthday celebrators enjoyed Parmesan encrusted walleye, bistro steak, and seafood Douglas. All were simply delicious, A warm fire provided a cozy atmosphere on a chilly evening.

Thank riverrover1
Petoskey, Michigan
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

This restaurant is one of those places everyone should go to at least once. It is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Well established they enjoy an excellent reputation for food and service. It is very busy in the peak season and sometimes a wait for a table can be long. Casual atmosphere with a large area for outside... More 

Thank maggiedo1
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This a gem or a restaurant hidden away beside a beautiful little lake (Douglas Lake), 3 miles off Hwy 31 at Pellston, Michigan. We visit this great restaurant 5 or 6 times a year, as a group of golfers or with our wives while away for a weekend. And at least once or twice a year we will drive the... More 

Thank dmitch2015
Ocqueoc, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is one of the BEST restaurants in the whole northern part of the Mit. All food is excellent. The service too. If you are disappointed get the manager to your table he will make it right. This type of dinning doesn't come cheap. We save DLB for special occasions like dinner.

Thank AlnSue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7314 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Pellston
  • Phone Number: 12315398588
The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, known to locals as the "DLB", has a rich history of providing great food and service in a rustic log building overlooking Douglas Lake. The two giant fieldstone fireplaces offer the perfect dining ambiance during the winter* and shoulder seasons. Summer guests enjoy live acoustic music at the lakeside patio or dinner on the screened-in dining porch.

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