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Gator Jakes

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
(586) 983-3700
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Very much a local sports bar and grill. Friendly service and good food. I had the jambalaya. Very good with a bit of a spicy kick. Plenty of games and tv monitors so you won't miss any games.

Thank dlight3344
Warren, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Great food amazing service! Always open till 2 am. Cajun style restaurant/bar. Southwest chicken pasta is a 10/10

Thank lforsterrr
Detroit, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

I was solo, but there were families all around. The food is good bar food, hard to find. The staff were very friendly. I had a very good time with friendly customers and friendly staff. I will return when in the area again

Thank Amy C
Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

Gator Jakes is my go-to place for burgers and a beer. I would call it a "high class" bar and grill. It's clean and family friendly. You won't feel out of place bringing your kids here. The food is great and the prices are reasonable. The patio in the summer is great.

Thank Margaret A
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Hit miss spot for lunch. When food is on it is very good.when not just almost average. Service is usually very decent. Fair prices

Thank Jgo1958
Roseville, Michigan
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We were trying to find somewhere different to eat lunch my mom, my sister and I during our "ladies day out". We stopped here just to see what was on the menu and we loved it. The menu had variety. Nice atmosphere. We loved the "Gator bites "... and the caesar salad...the bomb!!! Waitresses were attentive and friendly. We will... More 

Thank Sazzy2015
Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is on my lunch circuit regular list. I'm allergic to shrimp (sucks, right?) but I chow down on the Crawfish Etoufee! Positively yummy stuff.

1 Thank Steve T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly service here with a great blue collar atmosphere. The beers always cold and the waitresses always hot. The pizza is great for bar pizza and the rest of the menu is excellent. Fair prices too.

Thank Bill F
Macomb, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

This place is okay. One of my husbands friends loves it here and thats why we come. Ok bar food, seating is average, they have a dj and dance area on some nights

Thank jessm531
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went there before heading to the concert at Freedom Hill. Great food! They had some big booths so our how group was able to sit together. We had appetizers & sandwiches and shared food around. Great place to stop before the concert as it is right up the road. Prices were reasonable. Stop by here, you will be glad... More 

Thank sportmom1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sterling Heights
  • Phone Number: (586) 983-3700

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