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“I must have come at a bad time for the bartender”

Draught House and Mary's Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, French
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Michigan City, Indiana
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“I must have come at a bad time for the bartender”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Service at the outside bar could best be described as rude. Several of us arrived at an untended bar, she finally showed up. Served the first patron. Then another server arrived. There was some conversation amonst them, then the bartender left. Left customers like me waiting to be served. The other server completely ignored us. I do not understand. We all finally wandered off.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Just Ok”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Not many resturants with a view of the lake on the Island. We went here twice once for lunch and ate outside - very limited menu, ok staff, ok food, good view. We also went for dinner one night as we stayed on the lsland 2 nights. We went about 8:00 for dinner on a Monday night - the staff were rude, they wanted to go home and close up. Our food was fine but my sister ordered a glass of wine they never brought her and they never gave us bread. After we were through we rememebered that when we have eaten here in the past they gave us bread with dinner. We asked our waitress and she said yes they usually give bread but had already cleaned that up and were getting ready to close so it was never offered.

  • Visited August 2013
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Michigan
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“This should have been a better experience. All the elements for success for their”
Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

The waitress who served as hostess when we entered was curt, abrupt, just not what you would hope for while on vacation. We asked and were seated on the outdoor deck with a nice view but lacking in any style. Our waiter seemed totally uninterested in serving us, tossed items on the table, was hard to find and frequently yawning. He did however make a special order pizza request which the kitchen staff delivered beautifully. The food was good, service and atmosphere weak. Ultimately the food alone did not make up for the experience and think it unlikely we will return

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank FamilyTravellerMI
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent meal!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Fresh food, decent prices (for the Island), and friendly service. Grilled food at lunch was great as was the whitefish at dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank QStat
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“Skip it.”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Service was poor and slow. Waiter got half of our order wrong and the other half of the order sat under the warming lights until it was cold. Waiter was i attentive and food was ok. We sat outside originally until we found out the menu was significantly different. Inside the restaurant was very smokey.

  • Visited August 2013
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