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“Beautiful outdoor seating!”
Review of Lakeside Charlie's

Lakeside Charlie's
Ranked #8 of 66 Restaurants in Cadillac
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful outdoor seating!”
Reviewed August 29, 2011

We stopped in recently because we noticed the beautiful back deck and the number of cars in the lot. We were in around brunch time, and both our breakfast and lunch foods were delicious. My turkey club sandwich was one of the best I've had. The waitress was extremely personable but not in an awkward or forced way. A very nice experience, would definitely go again!

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English first
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awful from beginning to end!!!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2011

This place was a joke!! We drove 45 minutes to get here and it was most definitely the worst service we have ever had at any restaurant. We waited 1 hour and 15 minutes for our food. We had to wait a half an hour for the bread let alone a glass of water. When we finally got it it was ice cold!! We came here with my parents and all of our food was cold and dry. Waitress was very unpleasant and really did not have a clue. When we asked to see the manager, the hostess came over and her first reply to our complaint was that she "fit us in" and we should understand there would be a wait. She offered my husband an order of prime rib because it would have been another "30 minutes to get another piece of salmon". The prime rib was terrible and my husband Didn't even eat that. I can understand being busy. But, when you see everyone else around you that was seated 30minutes after you already done with their meal we were really disappointed. The fact that this "manager" or whatever she was tried to turn it on us like she "fit us in" and we should be happy about terrible food and service really was the last straw. Never will we eat here again!! Go somewhere else!!!

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“Awesome!!!!”
Reviewed July 4, 2011

Welcomed us in at a quarter to 10, cooked my steak to perfection and the clam chowder was delicious! Will definitely return!

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Thank sabrecop
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Detroit, Michigan
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“hearty fare -- worth it for their homemade ginger ale”
Reviewed January 4, 2011

this is a meat and potatoes type restaurant, in an area of Michigan with a lot of outdoor activities (skiing, snowmobiling, fishing). Ribs, steak, burgers are very good, staff is great. Definitely ask for their homemade ginger ale, if you like it strong.

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leroy
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Watch out for Specials!! Rip off!! Bad Food High Prices!!”
Reviewed October 17, 2010

Lakeside Charles used to be a great place to eat. No longer. Higher prices, lesser quality food. Treated downstate family members this month to dinner at Lakeside Charles. All 4 of us were extremely disappointed in the quality of food and the high prices. Advertised special is not a special at all. Very expensive! Lakeside Charlies is going downhill. I'd skip this restaurant and eat elsewhere. Cost per person for lunch is anywhere from $6 to $9.00. Dinner is up to $24.00. Dinner prices not worth it.

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