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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called and made a reservation, and we were put in the back room- which was ok because they don’t really have any sound absorption so at least we could hear each other talk. The service was not great - multiple servers walked by our...dirty plates a few times including our own server. Food took a very long time to come out, but was very hot. My salad and my salmon was delicious but my husbands fish and chips- the batter crust on the fish was very thick and heavy. Then the server asked us if we wanted dessert and we declined, she cleared our plates and the disappeared for 15 minutes. I had to ask one of the hosts for our bill and then our server came with it. Maybe they were short staffed 🤷🏼‍♀️it certainly seemed like it but I don’t know that I would go back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed July 6, 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Our group had the Meatloaf Tower, Chicken and Waffles and the Meatless Wonder. Every dish was amazing. We live 3 hours away and will definitely return for this restaurant alone!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed December 30, 2022

We have been here many times and they never disappoint! The servers are warm and friendly The food is always good and they make arraignments for allergies! I would recommend this place to anyone!!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 14, 2022

Tavern 109 in Williamston was an outstanding venue for a Sunday afternoon bridal shower. We had nearly 30 guests who ordered off the menu. Our server Patty was attentive, accurate, patient, kind and cheerful. Manager Denise was outstanding to work with for details and follow...up. From setup to beverages to food to farewells, we had a terrific experience at Tavern 109 and recommend highly.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

We had a wonderful meal in Williamston at Tavern 109. I must admit that i didn't often think of Williamston when we go out to eat but our experience last evening changed all that! Excellent, well-prepared meals, nice setting and onderful service. We will go...back! And regularly.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

Everything was outstanding! The feature of the day mushroom chicken was tasty. Everyone loved the pear pizza was different and amazing. The bourbon bread pudding was a great ending to the meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022 via mobile

We stopped in on a Friday evening and sat at the bar. The restaurant was filling up fast, however we were able to get wonderful, attentive service from the bartender. My husband got the Gorgonzola pizza and Hoovered it down. I greatly enjoyed the carrot...ginger bisque with was very tasty, followed by the grain salad. My only suggestion would be to possibly take down the lettuce portion. The topping are so wonderful, but they end up drowning in the leaves. The beet and goat cheese pairing is always a winner for me. Thank you, we'll be back!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 26, 2022

Service was good. Food was good. Atmosphere was good. All in all, a pleasant dining experience. My spouse did ask for a pretzel bun with their burger which was not honored, but that was the only misstep. I had the 109 Shepherd Pot Pie which...was served in a unique way. The traditional filling was not in the "pie." A pastry was placed on the "filling."More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2021

Ordered the Risotto and the Cheese Mushroom pizza - I rate it a 3 overall but was borderline 2. This was carry out so no rating on the on-site questions. Perhaps the poor preparation is because it was carryout? Next to zero mushrooms on the...pizza (maybe one piece per slice - Really?!) and so few veggies in the risotto.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 5, 2021 via mobile

We’ve been here a dozen times or so over the years because my husband likes the food. The building is beautiful but I get so tired of how long it takes for everything here. We were lucky to get the last table before there was...a waitlist for dinner. Our waitress might have been overstretched, I’m not sure, but it seems pretty consistent for Tavern 109 that the waitstaff only occasionally check on you and never offer to refill drinks, you have to flag them down and ask for them to be refilled directly. The staff just doesn’t seem to care if you’re happy or not. The table next to us ordered 10 minutes or more after us but got their food 15-20 minutes before us. Maybe our waitress had delayed in putting in our order or maybe our ordered had a mistake that was fixed in the kitchen and delayed it? I don’t know but it’s pretty disappointing when you are hungry and thirsty and no one cares to check on you. By the time we got our food we ate within ten minutes or so and were ready to go. My husband loved his meal and mine was ok, but nothing special. We waited another ten minutes or so with our card out and ready. We didn’t even see the bill when she took my card and ran it. Overall, we were there for an hour and a half. Honestly, I could live without ever going back. To me, a $50 meal should be a better experience than what we got.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 24, 2021 via mobile

We were a party of 7 tonight. When we sat down were were immediately scolded by a lady wearing a black n 95 mask (hair pulled back) who told us we couldn't sit so close to the table directly next to us. This table next...to us was our FAMILY for God sakes. She said that their liquor license could be jeopardized if we were seated so close together. First of all your liquor license has nothing to do with seating. COVID IS OVER PEOPLE. Our bill was over $200 tonight. Think about that.....our $200 payed several wages tonight. We chose to come to this establishment like we have in the past. The food is great here but this lady ruined it in the first 30 seconds that we were there. Who wants to have some sweaty lady from the kitchen scold them about sitting too close to our own d a m n family. Are you kidding me?? If I wasn't a gentleman I'd have stood up and unleashed on this lady and put her in her liberal place. But I chose to slam you on Yelp, Google and TripAdvisor because you deserve it. And by the way THE MASK MANDATE IS OVER SO TAKE IT OFF because you look ridiculous pulling it down and yelling at the cooks LIKE YOU WERE.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 12, 2021 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. They followed all the Covid protocols. I got the pear pizza and my husband got the original Mac and cheese. Both were delicious! It took a long time for us to get our food. But it was definitely worth the...wait! We will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 31, 2020

This restaurant is located along a portion of Grand River Avenue that has characteristics of an old-fashioned main street. There was a very ho-hum greeting. The salad was received quickly, but the waitperson forgot to ask how the Filet Mignon was to be prepared. This...major omission was caught quickly, with the steak being cooked to order and received in an average amount of time. However, beverages were not offered until well into the meal. A manager was advised about the experience…the individual had a blasé and subdued reaction.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

First time a charm. Busy place for Saturday lunch, families, parties, singles and couples. Server was busy but took all the time we needed, answered our questions and never looked in a hurry. Burgers were very moist, yet charred, cooked to order. Fries were crispy,...not a common feature dining out anymore but welcomed. Nice selection of brews on tap.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020

We live in Lansing and find it to be a food desert with mostly chain restaurants. We were excited to try Tavern 109 after seeing the menu and the reviews. I don't see us making an effort to go back. The menu was appealing and...the place is cute, but the staff wasn't friendly and the food was just ok. We had a salad with grilled salmon, acceptable but nothing special and the mac and cheese- which was dry and the cheeses used gave it a weird flavor (more of a mornay sauce).More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes, Tavern 109 offers takeout services.

Tavern 109 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5