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Bear Lake Tavern


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American, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Filet mignon $21.0
Top sirloin $18.0
Chicken breast $15.0
Steak Frites
A European tradition right here in North Muskegon. Sautéed filet mignon medallians or top sirloin, red wine mushroom sauce, french fries and choice of house salad or soup. You may substitute chicken breast
Yellow Belly Perch
A tradition of the tavern since 1929. Lightly breaded and golden fried perch, french fries, lemon, tartar and coleslaw
Steak & Shrimp
4 oz top sirloin with grilled gulf shrimp, steamed vegetables and yellow rice
Perch & Steak Frites
4 0z Top sirloin, 3 pieces yellow belly perch, mashed potatoes with stroganoff gravy, fresh steamed vegetables
Entrees are served uncooked and then seared by our guest on a 700 degree lava rock. All stone entrees are served with fresh steamed vegetables and yellow rice. You may substitute fries, baked potato or house salad. Choices:
Blackened Atlantic Salmon
served with ponzu, teriyaki and wasabi, toasted sesame
Sushi Grade Tuna
served with ponzu sauce, wasabi, toasted sesame
Tenderloin Filet Mignon
Top Sirloin
with creamed horseradish and stroganoff sauces
Double Lobed Chicken Breast
creamed horseradish, stroganoff and teriyaki sauces
Laui Pork Tenderloin
served with apple chutney, pineapple, and teriyaki sauce
Sea to Table Gulf Shrimp
served with horseradish, teriyaki, and cocktail sauce
Fresh Guacamole Bowl
fresh avocado, red onion, Serrano chilies, tomatoes, black beans, corn, fresh cilantro and tortilla chips
Fried Green Tomatoes
sautéed in olive oil, lightly breaded
house tortilla chips, seasoned beef, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream
Grandma's Popcorn
freshly popped corn, parmesan cheese, crispy bacon, parsley
1 lb. for $10.0
2 lb. for $19.0
sweet onion BBQ, teriyaki, hot, hot & tangy, celery, bleu cheese dressing
1/2 lb. for $8.0
1 lb. for $14.0
​ Boneless Wings
hand tossed and lightly breaded, celery, bleu cheese dressing
Pick 2: $10 - soup choices: bean with ham soup, vegetable steak barley soup, or clam chowder. salad choices: wedge, house, strawberry walnut, caprese or fruit. Half sandwich and frittata choices: chicken sandwich, BLT sandwich, baked frittata or fried green tomatoes
Fish Tacos
blackened mild tilapia sautéed in virgin olive oil, shredded cabbage, cheese, lime tarter sauce, mango salsa, yellow rice, fresh cilantro, grilled corn tortillas
Pic Nic Platter
2 meatballs, fresh potato salad, oven baked beans, deviled eggs all made daily
Chicken Pesto Sandwich
grilled chicken breast, dressed with mozzarella cheese, spinach, thinly sliced tomatoes, spread with fresh basil and lemon aioli
Steak Frites Sandwich
sliced filet mignon, caramelized onions, mayo, fresh mushrooms, mozzarella, grilled French roll
Yellow Belly Perch Sandwich
tartar sauce, shredded lettuce, coleslaw, chips
Half Pound B.L.T.
applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, chips
The Tavern Burger Since 1929
Certified Angus Beef ground chuck, applewood bacon, smoked ham, cheddar cheese, French fries or sub double lobe chicken breast
Serves 2 for $10.0
Serves 4 for $15.0
Fresh Fruits and Cheese Plates
fresh fruits, variety of cheeses, roasted almonds and artisan crackers
Baked Frittata
baked fluffy whipped eggs, spinach, ham, applewood bacon chips, cheddar cheese, green pepper and fresh fruit
Grouper Sandwich
Florida Grouper pan fried, toasted bun,shredded lettuce, tartar sauce, coleslaw, and chips
Cup $4.0
Bowl $6.0
Vegetable Beef Barley
Sirloin steak, hearty vegetables, barley
Cup $4.0
Bowl $6.0
Navy Bean with Ham
Cup $5.0
Bowl $7.0
New England Clam Chowder
Steak Frites Salad
mixed greens, sliced Filet Mignon, caramelized onions, sautéed fresh mushrooms and choice of dressing
Iceberg lettuce, Applewood bacon, red onion, cherry tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles, toasted pecans, creamy bleu cheese dressing
House Salad
Iceberg and mixed greens, onion, cherry tomatoes, croutons
Strawberry Salad
spinach, candied walnuts, sliced strawberries, red onion, bleu cheese crumbles, mandarin oranges, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette
Rachael Ray's Seared Ahi Tuna Salad
ahi tuna, five spice powder, steak seasoning, mixed greens, sliced radishes and cucumbers, wasabi, rice vinegar, soy sauce, virgin olive oil, fresh ground black pepper
Tomato Caprese Salad
vine ripened cherry tomatoes halved, red onion, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, salt and pepper, olive oil, balsamic glaze
Fruit Cup
always fresh cut fruits; grapes, honey dew, strawberries and apples
Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Warm gourmet fudge brownie with vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce, caramel and whipped cream
White Chocolate Cheesecake
From the Cheesecake Factory in Chicago to our tavern. White chocolate cheesecake with an oreo crust and raspberry puree
BLT Sundae
Three scoops of vanilla bean ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, caramel, strawberries and whipped cream
Key West Key Lime Pie
Key lime pie served in a graham cracker crust topped with whipped cream
Steamed Vegetables
Cottage Cheese
French Fries
Mashed Potatoes
Baked Beans
Fruit In Place of Salad
Yellow Rice
Potato Salad or Soup
Baked Potato
line caught fish sauteed in virgin olive oil and mild seasonings
Mahi Mahi
mango salsa, yellowrice, fresh steamed vegetables
Black and Bleu Halibut
bleu cheese crumbles, mashed potatoes with stroganoff gravy, fresh steamed vegetables
Great Lakes Whitefish
blackened, paired with tartar sauce, lemon, crushed almonds, mashed potatoes and stroganoff gravy, fresh steamed vegetables
mango salsa, yellow rice, fresh steamed vegetables
Atlantic Salmon
blackened, mashed potatoes with stroganoff gravy, fresh steamed vegetables
Baby Walleye
8oz fried golden like our perch or sauteed without breading, French fries, coleslaw, lemon and tartar
Sushi grade Ahi Tuna
toasted sesame, paired with wasabi, teryaki, and ponzu sauce, yellow rice, fresh steamed vegetables
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place went from one of the best restaurants in area, to one of the worst under different management, and finally back to one of the best (under newest management). This may be shown in the range of reviews. We had grouper sandwiches there and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Carl S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small place and extremely crowded the night we were there, which made for a very loud venue. But menu is varied and given in sizable portions. We has soup, salads and perch. All were happy with meals.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank duncan12424
Reviewed 11 January 2019

I was very leary about stopping in here for lunch after the change in ownership. I was surprised to find a very friendly atmosphere and quality food. I had a burger and the fried green tomatoes. Both were very good. I can not wait to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CHowUDoin
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Multiple fresh fish options. Had walleye which was good. My wife enjoyed the whitefish. The boneless wings were really good

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Martin P
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The BLT (as know by locals) is a very unique bar and grill with a large selection of sandwiches and a full bar.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A very good place to eat. It was crowed but we manage to get a table outside. I had the perch and it was super.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Eddie M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

After Blue Lake Sunday, stopped at BLT for perch dinner. Seated immediately and ordered 2 for $8 margaritas which arrived quickly. Perch dinners also arrived soon and did not disappoint! Good service, attentive and friendly, good food. Certainly will be back.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jadr43
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The Bear Lake Tavern is a Muskegon institution. I had not been here in over 50 years when we went for dinner. There is outdoor seating and a bar area along with tables. My husband had the Steak Frites done with chicken. I had the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MSUmindy
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We were kayaking around Muskegon Lake and Bear Lake, and we decided to stop here for a quick lunch. It was easy to dock our kayak right at their docks. It was pretty busy, but we were able to find two seats at the bar....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mwietro
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Service is terrible and management does not care if something goes wrong. We ended up being at this restaurant for 2 hours trying to get drinks correct and orders placed. Took 10 minutes for the waitress to arrive. Ordered a round of drinks and the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tammy D
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1 July 2016|
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Response from RobinW340 | Reviewed this property |
The new name for this restaurant is "Thrashers BLT" and the phone number is 231-766-3729.Address is 360 Ruddiman Drive, Muskegon, MI 49445
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