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L.J.'s Kilkare Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3942 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI
+1 989-366-5254
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the pase several days my wife had been preparing our dinners and I have cleaned up afterwards. Tonight it was time for a break from that routine. And, it was time for some comfort food. We both choose Kilkare Inn. While driving the 14 miles from our home to the Kilkare Inn I was thinking of my favorite dishes.... More 

Thank Chuck C
Lapeer, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We came to Houghton Lake for vacation and ate here one of the nights and the sevice was slow and the burgers were of very poor quality....Hot wings are pretty good but the blue cheese was not...and our celery was brown and rubbery

Thank Ben S
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

There were 9 of us for dinner, and everyone enjoyed their meal. A friend got the steak and rib combo. It looked delightful! He said it was very good! It was so good we went back for another dinner in the same week. I got chicken strips. It is the only thing on their menu that I wouldn't recommend. Chicken... More 

Thank Prankstermary1
State College, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Kilkare's for dinner and had so much fun with our waitress Atalie (spelling?) that we came away from the evening meal smiling. The whole atmosphere was congenial and fun. It was clear that the locals loved this place. The food was as good as the service and inexpensive. My Lake Perch dinner was perfect and everyone were... More 

Thank RMB634
Michigan, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a bite to eat on the way to Higgins lake. Service was a little slow; wait staff not very motivated to serve us. Noticed a waitress visiting with what appeared to be a local. Food was good but nothing so good that would make me want to go back. I had the club sandwich which was good.... More 

Thank SpencerX2
Houghton Lake, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a for a quick dinner. Seated quickly, pleasant server, very tasty food. Reasonably priced. Will visit again.

Thank mud42
Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

fried mushrooms OMG big and tasty. food was all very good, handles large groups, bar atmosphere. friendly staff

Thank lorifred
Webberville, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Brian from lagoon resort helped us find good food thanks Brian . Great food amazing atmosphere the owner is right there working helping out making sure your visit is all you want it to be

Thank mommabeavs
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great burgers, excellant potato soup. Reasonable prices. We'll definitely return next time we're out this way.

Thank Jeanne L
midland, mi
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367 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Friday night stopped in with the family. Parking lot was full so we did a creative parks big job and went in. It was packed, but waited under 10 mins for a table. We all got the perch dinner and were pleased with it. Generous portions and done to perfection. Side salad was good, green beans good, fries good. Heard... More 

Thank roger3116

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3942 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Houghton Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 989-366-5254

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