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Gator Jakes

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
+1 586-983-3700
Today
11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Leitchfield, Kentucky
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to find unique restaurants when I travel, this Cajun restaurant was certainly unique outside of Louisiana. The restaurant is a typical sports bar vibe, The Cajun inspired food was the best. I enjoyed the jambalaya with a bowl of gumbo. The service was attentive as I sat at the bar, watching the sports on the big televisions. I... More 

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Melbourne. Australia
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Good food and the style is pretty cool. Definitely needed better service, waited too long just for a menu. Bartender was occupied most of the time but it wasn't all that busy. Recommend trying it out but request a table with a server.

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Thank World_Travels1
SWOntario
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

About the only thing worth the money here is the beer. We went on a Friday night and it was ear-splitting. All we could do was laugh, find something on the menu that would not give us heart attacks and kick back. The service was friendly and a saving grace.

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Thank countryval
Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Very much a local sports bar and grill. Friendly service and good food. I had the jambalaya. Very good with a bit of a spicy kick. Plenty of games and tv monitors so you won't miss any games.

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Thank dlight3344
Warren, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great food amazing service! Always open till 2 am. Cajun style restaurant/bar. Southwest chicken pasta is a 10/10

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1 Thank lforsterrr
Detroit, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I was solo, but there were families all around. The food is good bar food, hard to find. The staff were very friendly. I had a very good time with friendly customers and friendly staff. I will return when in the area again

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Thank Amy C
Troy, Michigan
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Gator Jakes is my go-to place for burgers and a beer. I would call it a "high class" bar and grill. It's clean and family friendly. You won't feel out of place bringing your kids here. The food is great and the prices are reasonable. The patio in the summer is great.

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Thank Margaret A
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Hit miss spot for lunch. When food is on it is very good.when not just almost average. Service is usually very decent. Fair prices

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Thank Jgo1958
Roseville, Michigan
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We were trying to find somewhere different to eat lunch my mom, my sister and I during our "ladies day out". We stopped here just to see what was on the menu and we loved it. The menu had variety. Nice atmosphere. We loved the "Gator bites "... and the caesar salad...the bomb!!! Waitresses were attentive and friendly. We will... More 

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Thank Sazzy2015
Shelby Township, Michigan
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191 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is on my lunch circuit regular list. I'm allergic to shrimp (sucks, right?) but I chow down on the Crawfish Etoufee! Positively yummy stuff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sterling Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 586-983-3700

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