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Gator Jakes

American, Bar
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36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
(586) 983-3700
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Detroit, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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

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Thank Amy C
Troy, Michigan
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Margaret A
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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

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Thank Jgo1958
Roseville, Michigan
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Sazzy2015
Shelby Township, Michigan
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189 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Clarkston
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137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Bill F
Macomb, Michigan
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303 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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

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Thank jessm531
michigan
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank sportmom1966
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We like to go to Gator Jakes to get their steak. It's a great meal with baked potatoes and green beans and a salad. My husband really likes the gumbo there too. We have tried many things on the menu and have not been disappointed. Reasonable prices.

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Thank mfivers724
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere. A little taste of New Orleans. Very good food, excellent specialty drinks. Food is similar to going to one of the chain resturants like Applebee's but with a NOLA sports bar atmosphere. The cost is better then a chain resturant. Really wish I had a place like this in Livonia to hang out at. Good for families,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?