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Brownie's on the Lake

American, Bar, Pub
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24214 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1577 (Formerly Jack's Waterfront Restaurant)
(586) 445-8080
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Brighton, Michigan
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Met some 10 friends at this restaurant and had a great experience. The management, the staff and the food and drink were outstanding!

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1 Thank Pappyq4
Wheaton, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, excellent drinks, outdoor seating and live music. Lots of fun. The rack of ribs was generous portion fall off the bone. The bbq pork sandwich killer and the Burger perfect.

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1 Thank Jim M
Barbara U, General Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Jim! Glad you enjoyed your experience. More 

Leeds
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to step off a boat trip into good restaurant Lovely staff were v helpful - good menu choices Recommended If not arriving by boat you get to still enjoy harbour views!

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Thank alisonpriceLeeds
Barbara U, General Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this review

Allison, thank you! Glad you enjoyed yourself! More 

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location. View of boats, canals and lake. Friendly service and knowledgeable waiter. Expected the perch dinner to be great but was disappointed. The lemon butter sauce heavy and EXTREMELY salty (and that's coming from a saltaholic).

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Thank bfmscs
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has great burgers and also some of the best calamari in southeast Michigan. The setting is harbor-side. Dine inside or outside.

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Thank leoneden
Clarkston, Michigan
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Brownies for the first time. Expected a great view and wasn't disappointed. Also, expected a fair to good meal and was disappointed. My wife had the perch dinner. The perch was piled on top of mashed potatoes. The potatoes were cold and the whole meal was very salty. I had the Brownie's fish and chips a signature dish... More 

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Thank Pat O
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot beat the location or fun factor, but the food is very expensive and hit or miss. And there are extremely few vegetarian options besides build your own pizza, which gets old. Go for the clam chowder, fish tacos. Skip the onion rings (or are they onion donuts?) and Caesar salad. In fact, just go for drinks. I will... More 

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Thank Einmichigan
Oakland, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved the atmosphere at Brownie's. There was a nice variety of food to choose from and really enjoyed watching the boats go by. I was with a group of girlfriends for lunch. We went at an off time so we had a table inside overlooking waterfront. I would go back just for the scenery.

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Thank vaek1
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

If you have not been to Brownies on the Lake you are missing the boat! We love to sit on the tikki bar patio sipping one of their famous rum runners! And my trip there is never complete without a bowl of their delicious clam chowder. The staff is also very friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this great place!

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Thank Teresa S
galilagorgeous
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Unless you would not mind being embarrassed by over an hour wait for pizza and burgers plus a manager that admitted that she does not know why the wait was too long, do NOT bring anyone here. Not worth paying twenty dollars to valet for...

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Thank galilagorgeous
Barbara U, General Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your dining experience was not a pleasurable one. We pride ourselves in our service & quality of our product, and obviously fell short of those expectations on your visit. We appreciate your feed back and are working to improve our shortcomings. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24214 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1577 (Formerly Jack's Waterfront Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Saint Clair Shores
  • Phone Number: (586) 445-8080

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