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The Lakes Bar & Grille

2528 Union Lake Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382-3552
+1 248-366-3311
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (9 reviews)
“perch” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
2528 Union Lake Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382-3552
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for lunch and I loved my rib dinner. Two of the guys had asparagus soup and it was delicious. The fish & chips were outstanding. The fourth entree was the Michigan salad and it was yummy, too. Would definitely return to try...More

Thank MimiandPapa2862
Hank L, Owner at The Lakes Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. The entire staff at The Lakes Bar & Grille strives to provide the best in food quality and service. As you say "yummy" says it all. Again, thank you for dining with us.

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Small place, but great things come in small packages. Did lunch and the burger was terrific. My wife had the Patty Melt which was a special...excellent. Have also been there for dinner recently, the ribs, perch and fish and chips were loved by our foursome....More

Thank mjmphickey
Hank L, Owner at The Lakes Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for you comments and five star rating. The Lakes Bar & Grille strives to bring the best of food, drinks and service to each and every great customer like you.......thank you.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Who would have thought (this place you can easily miss driving by) has a very nice interior décor, a vibrant crowd and really good food. Served hot, by our attentive server ( on a busy Saturday )....she did a fabulous job. There were six of...More

Thank JamesF806
Hank L, Owner at The Lakes Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you, Jim. The entire staff of the Lakes Bar & Grille is honored to have made your evening a fantastic experience, just as your review has made us feel fantastic that we succeeded in our efforts.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Went with "the Girls" a few weeks ago and even though they feature many special fish entrees, I opted for the ribs. I certainly have no bone to pick with my selection because they fell off the bone and had just the right amount of...More

Thank Marlene F
Hank L, Owner at The Lakes Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Your ending line sums it up....as the owner I thank you for the review. The entire staff at Lakes Bar & Grille strives to exceed every customer's expectation as to quality, service and value. As for your dilemma .... the ribs are as you noted;...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Went here because we couldn't get a table down the street at a restaurant on the lake. We were a little hesitant about going in as it is in a strip mall. BUT, we were definitely not disappointed. The food is quite good as well...More

Thank Jim N
Hank L, Owner at The Lakes Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you, Jim, for your comments. While we don't have the great lake view....we do pride ourselves on providing our customers with the very best in food quality and service. With the lake season ending and the lake turning to ice....we bring our best in...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

What can I say about my wifes favorite restaurant. Consistently, good food, good service, good value. Look in your weekly news flyer for a discount coupon.

Thank DinDetroit
Hank L, Owner at The Lakes Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for your review. You mention "good" qualities but missed one.........."good customers" that are even better; i.e. "great customers" like you. Again than you for your comments

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Have been here many times. Always have had great food but especially love their pasta dishes. Nice bar and sometimes entertainment.

Thank hlight2017
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

First visit, 4 of us for dinner. Nice, clean little place with great food. The ribs and stuffed burger were excellent and the sautéed perch was spot on. Lots of other good things to try on the next visit as well. Great pour on the...More

Thank mjmphickey
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It's been a minute but my luv and I just ate here this past weekend. We both got steak just different cuts. My drink was super strong and his beer was crisp. Service was great, oh yeah I'm kinda a PIA when it comes to...More

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I dine here quite regularly. The food is always great. Haven't had a bad dish in all of our visits. They have a great beer and wine list. Highly recommended.

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15 August 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
You can NOT pull your boat up to Lakes Bar and Grille. There also is not a small beach next to the lot. "Lakes" is at the corner of Union Lake Rd. and Willow and in a strip mall. If you want to eat on the lake, in this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2528 Union Lake Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48382-3552
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Commerce Township
  • Phone Number: +1 248-366-3311
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The Lakes Bar & Grille is the perfect destination for lunch and dinner, whether a casual lunch, an intimate dinner for two or a large group celebration.
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