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Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse

10990 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769-9112
+1 231-539-8588
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“shrimp” (23 reviews)
“steak” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
10990 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769-9112
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent dinner while being entertained by Mike Mr. Michigan Ridley. They ran out of prime rib but the sashimi, ribeye and hot fudge sundae filled the void admirably. Well worth the drive to get there.

Thank KDK60
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We had a very good dinner at DLB. The walleye dinner and hamburger were very tasty. It is a busy place and I recommend making a reservation. Definitely worth a trip for a good meal.

Thank Robert D
ShrimpLenny, Manager at Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks Robert we're glad you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is yet-again a place where I really wish Trip Advisor would offer up half-star options. But I digress. First the good about the DL Bar and Steakhouse. The food is quite well-made (we split the eggroll appetizer, and each had their signature Steak Diane)....More

1  Thank MongoSchwartz
ShrimpLenny, Manager at Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

I'm sorry you had an issue with your server and glad you enjoyed your meal. We have a full staff meeting on Thursday and I will certainly read them your review and do hope you'll consider returning for another meal.

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We ate here many years ago and loved the food. We recently went back again. We loved the wedge salad. However the planked whitefish was disappointing. It was served traditionally on a plank with the dutchess potatoes. It was a good size filet, but it...More

Thank thespy60
ShrimpLenny, Manager at Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

It's a shame that you were disappointed with your meal as we typically get rave reviews for our fish. We hope you will give us another chance someday.

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Being an East Coaster we seldom find walleye available. Douglas Lake had it and prepared it perfectly. Just the right size fillet and with a perfect texture. My wife and friends had the planked whitefish which they also enjoyed. The hostess gave us a seat...More

Thank VaTechDad
ShrimpLenny, Manager at Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thanks for the great review. As you know Walleye is a Michigan/Ohio delicacy and the Whitefish is truly an up-north fish. We pride ourselves on the fact that the chef is very adept at their preparations. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I can always count on this place to have delicious food good service and a calm relaxing view of Douglas lake. I love this place and in the land of fudge and fast Meals it’s a welcome retreat

Thank Funtimes522
ShrimpLenny, Manager at Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you. You are correct, a meal is meant to be enjoyed and relaxed, we're glad you feel that way about us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This is a very great place to eat. We ate outside. There was a nice breeze coming off the lake which we had a great view of. I had a 16 oz Ribeye which was cooked to perfection. I usually don’t like steak ate a...More

Thank Ronald N
ShrimpLenny, Manager at Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thanks Ronald, as the reigning "Best Steakhouse" in the Northwest "best of" voting we have a reputation to protect. So glad we lived up to your desired quality.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

We planned a drive on a beautiful summer day with friends ending here for dinner. We did not expect the stunning setting on Douglas Lake! What a beautiful place that has been here for years, and we had great service from nice people, great food,...More

Thank Kim K
ShrimpLenny, Manager at Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks Kim, we can only take credit for a small portion of your overall experience and are pleased you had such a wonderful evening.

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Twenty years later and it’s still my favorite place to dine. The atmosphere is relaxing, the servers are professional, and the food is excellent. I was surprised to find limited seating available at 5:30 on a Wednesday. I guess that means the word is getting...More

Thank dglslkmomma
ShrimpLenny, Manager at Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you very much. It's good to know that our hard work is appreciated. Yes, good news travels fast, and it has been a very good summer so far.

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We've been customers of the Douglas Lake Bar for many years. Made a reservation for 4 at 5PM and noted that we might only be 2. When we arrived at 4:50 we advised that we we're only going to be 2. The place was empty...More

Thank studdog
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Questions & Answers
30 July 2016|
Response from 327mae | Reviewed this property |
No there is not a dress code. Some people arrived by boat and were a little more casual than others. I think you would feel comfortable in any casual clothing.
30 July 2016|
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Response from trueblue121 | Reviewed this property |
No. I saw everything from resort wear to business casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10990 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769-9112
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Pellston
  • Phone Number: +1 231-539-8588
  • E-mail
The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, known to locals as the "DLB", has a rich history of providing great food and service in a rustic log building overlooking Douglas Lake. The two giant fieldstone fireplaces offer the perfect dining ambiance during the winter* and shoulder seasons. Summer guests enjoy live acoustic music at the lakeside patio or dinner on the screened-in dining porch.
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