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). We sat outside and the view is pretty--not stunning or beautiful, but more of a classic upnorth vibe adjacent to a small marina and private docks. It can be a good deal, as well, as entrees ordered before 6PM have a "buy one, get one at 50% off) option. Still, even with that, it's not cheap, and with the prices charged one should also have higher service expectations.
And it is there that our experience at the restaurant fell short. We were greeted--curtly--by our server who failed to mentioned that there was a dinner special (we later discovered one was offered by overhearing another server at another table). Later, after our appetizer, she failed to replenish our forks when the salad arrived adding an awkward moment while we tried to get her attention. She failed to refill our wine glasses. It was almost as if she was waiting for the summer season on Douglas Lake to end--we felt like one more set of out-of-towners, clamboring into Pellston for dinner.
So, while the food is good, and the setting is pretty, we find no reason to make the effort to come back to Pellston for another meal.
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