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The Stray Dog Bar & Grill

245 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1170
+1 269-469-2727
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
245 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1170
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and food! Highly recommended! We sat in the bar after a day at the beach. The air conditioning was a welcoming plus!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family of four enjoyed outstanding, attentive service for Zach our waiter. Wife and youngest son loved the meat on the Reuben sandwich, the wings were done perfect with great buffalo sauce. Older son loved the juicy bbq burger. Lively environment and you can tell...More

Thank DSquared1967
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here our first night and it was a great choice! The food was good, the wait staff was attentive and the weather beautiful!

Thank Beachbuckeyes
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ate lunch and dinner here our family rated this #2 behind Casey's, great sliders great drinks, great rooftop drinks

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 6 days ago

True waterfront dining in Michigan is non-existent, but you can see parts of the harbor and the sunset from the roof-top dining area at Stray Dog. The roof-top is, thankfully, 'over 21 only' which cuts down significantly on the wait time and chaos. It is...More

Thank Tammie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My only issue with the Stray Dog is the parking and their popularity. If they weren't so good, we wouldn't have to wait in line every time! But, it's worth it. I love their beer flights, and the fact that they'll let you get a...More

Thank bcortelyou
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always had great service and good food. The Lakeside Salad was amazing. My husband had the Cobb Burger which was topped with avocado, bacon, blue cheese, red onion, ranch dressing, tomato & lettuce. He said best burger he has had in a long...More

Thank abpruett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Server went on break. Her team noticed before we did. Never missed a beat. Our burger and turkey burger were hot and prepared as ordered. Landmark for this area. If you want to dine, arrive early to get a table. If you're late, the...More

Thank Samiamiu
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were passing through New Buffalo for the afternoon and wanted good food and an outdoor seating area to enjoy the pristinely beautiful day. After reading reviews of several local restaurants, we decided The Stray Dog was the place to try. We were not disappointed!...More

Thank LindaLinda67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the casual upstairs deck atmosphere- but service was very slow for our group of 10. Enjoyed a lunch with our group a couple of days later, and service was much quicker inside. Food was all high-quality, nice selections- highly recommended!

Thank girigamba
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Arleen H
1 November 2016|
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Response from TomWilKal | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but hours are a little shorter in the off season.
30 August 2016|
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Response from GiaTruPyt | Reviewed this property |
No, first come first serve
17 April 2016|
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Response from Marilyn M | Reviewed this property |
Call Stray Dog. You will need to do that anyway to reserve seating for a group.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1170
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-2727
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