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“Bent Over Backwards to Accomodate Large Group”
Review of Gilbert's Lodge

Gilbert's Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 2, 2012

I've been to Gilbert's several times and was never overly impressed until this last time. 13 of us showed up with no reservations on a Sunday evening and were immediately accomadated. We had 8 children with us (ages ranged from 1 to 16). It was a lot for any establishment to handle, but our waitresses were extremely gracious about the whole thing. We were isolated from other diners (which made perfect sense) and were also very close to the bathrooms (which was helpful). Everything came quickly and correctly and the one of us who had issues with the food was immediately given another entree free of charge. The waitresses were also very nice to the children. Two of the younger ones ended up dancing around a bit once they finished their meals and no one batted an eye. The hockey game on tv kept the teenage boys' attention. The food was good and filling and all the kids ate. All in all, what could have been a disaster in another restaurant turned into a pleasant evening.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is a pretty decent place, and it is locally owned. We try and visit Gilbert's instead of the national chain restaurants. Decor is nice, with ample seating. Value is pretty good, and there is usually a coupon to be found in the Entertainment book each year.

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Reviewed November 29, 2010

Gilbert's is a great place if you're looking for a burger and a beer. Whether you're watching a game, or have a birthday to celebrate (they have a party room of the main restaurant that's great for a group gathering), this is a good spot. Try the shepard's pie. They have a great patio for summer dining. Frankly, as a non-smoker, Gilbert's is an enjoyable place to go now that Michigan has gone smoke-free. I find the service to always be good.

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Reviewed August 16, 2009

Gilbert's has some fabulous pizza!!! and a great lunch menu. Burgers and fries are good, salads are good--I've never had a bad meal there. The ambiance is nice--love the train going around the track near the ceiling. Service has always been superb.

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Reviewed February 21, 2009

I have been to Gilbert's many times. It seems to always be busy, and maybe that is why the waitstaff seems to always be a little harried and inattentive. When asking for another drink, I always feel like I am inconveniencing the staff--which is not how a customer shoudl feel!
The menu is your basic bar menu--sandwiches and lots of fried stuff, and the atmosphere is fine as far as local bars go.

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