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Bear Lake Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
360 Ruddiman Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445-2786
+1 231-766-7932
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“blt” (23 reviews)
“fish tacos” (6 reviews)
“perch” (17 reviews)
9:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
360 Ruddiman Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445-2786
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bear Lake Tavern or BLT has been around for years and years. Recently it changed ownership and was spruced up some. The name is now Thrasher's Bear Lake Tavern. Lots of fish options on the menu. Two of us had the white fish. The...More

Thank nicolediane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who has the best grouper sandwich$13 outside Florida... maybe best ever...lightly pan fried and Lake Perch dinner $17...best ever, creamy Cole slaw...yummy... Margaritas 2 for $8 great great atmosphere and I will come again again again again, Summer was awesome, service quick...various tap options include...More

Thank RetireeOTR
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Firstly the bartender told me she was going to save my second drink in the well as I didn't want to hold onto two drinks as we waited for our table. Secondly, when the waitress came to our table the couple meeting us got their...More

Thank Dawn K
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Moving back into the area and not been to the BLT in 20 years. Found the staff and food was great. My daughter had the half pound BLT and I took a bite. She and I both loved it. My wife had the fish taco...More

Thank BigIndeed
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We stopped here with friends during a bike ride. The popcorn appetizer with bacon, cheese and parsley was tasty. My fish tacos were good and my husband enjoyed his steak fritte sandwich. Service was very good. They now have a deck on the water where...More

Thank Becky053
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This was a local watering hole for decades. Recently bought by "Thrasher" and "the thrill is gone". Gone are the taco salad, the BLT burger is mehhh. We had the yellow bellied perch, typically a safe bet. While hot it was pretty good, but when...More

1  Thank Welshman42256
Reviewed 8 August 2017

New owner has updated, refreshed an old watering hole. Food is good, service good, many bar offerings. Neighborhood atmosphere.

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I ordered wings - usually if you are going to get 9 wings at least 3 or 4 will be drumettes. The plate came with only 1 drumette and the rest were the less desirable flat wing. I asked politely if I could get a...More

1  Thank Robin R
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Had to have what they are noted for since 1929, The Tavern Burger. I was told it is the best west Michigan has to offer. It might be that but Nicks in Lemont Illinois has that honor according to me. This burger though was very...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 11 July 2017

For meat or fish, indoor or outdoor, on the water or not this should be your destination reservations are helpful but not required as the wait passes quickly

2  Thank David K
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1 July 2016|
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Response from Robin W | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Ruddiman Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445-2786
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Muskegon County  >  Muskegon
  • Phone Number: +1 231-766-7932
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