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Alden Bar & Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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9149 Helena Road, Alden, MI 49612
+1 231-331-6214
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Clinton Township, Michigan
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We came here for a snack one evening. We had soup and mac and cheese wedges. Both were decent, although the wedges were probably frozen. Service was okay but could have been friendlier.

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Thank pseudoengin
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It is a nice small town bar - restaurant. It is clean and staff are friendly-attentive. Large selection of beer/liquor/wine. The pizza was very very good.

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Thank Jon B
Trenton, Michigan
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch mid-week, crowd about half full. Used to enjoy this place but it's going in the wrong direction. Burgers and sandwiches have always been decent bar fare, but less than impressed on last visit and the service was disinterested at best. Our waitress looked like she'd rather be anywhere than taking our order. Still giving it 3... More 

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Thank TraverseCityDiner
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Came here with the family while enjoying Torch Lake and saw this was #2 on Alden. Had no trouble getting seated but the wait for food was very long. I think some people would have left if there were other options. Had a burger and wraps and the food was jus ok. Nothing special here just a good location.

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Rutland, Vermont
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stopped in at Alden Bar & Grille during a heavy rainstorm and were pleasantly surprised by the atmospher, the buffet that was underway, as well as the quality of the food. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. We shall return.

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Thank VermontStrong
Brillion, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were staying nearby in Bellaire and saw this place as we drove through. Big brunch sign. We came back and it was great. Made to order omletts and full buffett with chicken and meatloaf. Excelllent bacon as well. Really worth a stop.

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Thank gsx2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We have eaten at this restaurant for the past 3 years when we are vacationing in the area. The food and service have always been top notch; until today. It took 12 minutes for 1 of the servers to head to our table to take our drink order; there were only 3 other tables with customers. She only arrived to... More 

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Thank Nick H
Whitehouse, Ohio
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I wasn't the lucky one, had to stay with the boat with my Golden Retriever. My wife with 4 grandchildren, our daughter and husband along with her in-laws from Lima, Peru had lunch here. They were all very happy with their food and service. My wife brought down my lunch while all of the others eating at this place.

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Thank Vermontsteve
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Got the California Chicken Wrap, would not recommend. Bacon was cold and possibly leftover from breakfast, chicken was fried chicken fingers. Family member ordered pizza and it looked delicious, so I may have just ordered the wrong menu item.

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Thank joyfultraveler87
TC
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211 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This place is not a bad little restaurant at all. I will agree with an earlier post that the service does need some help with just being a bit more polite, happy, and friendly. Not many smiles from the wait staff or from the bar tender, who seemed to be the owner or perhaps the manager. The food is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9149 Helena Road, Alden, MI 49612
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Alden
  • Phone Number: +1 231-331-6214

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?