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Grille 44

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12951 Pleasanton Hwy, Bear Lake, MI 49614-9315
+1 231-864-4000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bear Lake, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place to go in Bear Lake for a casual atmosphere with tasty, reasonably priced meals. Only negative--can be noisy, depending upon crowd size, because of the wall coverings.

Thank nimrod49
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Stopped in for dinner today. Have eaten here numerous times because we have a cottage nearby. Ordered the 44 Salad which I've had often. When it arrived did not have sliced eggs on it which I love. Usually has two or more. Asked waitress she said it didn't come with eggs. But after looking at the menu she noticed that... More 

Thank Lemense57
3xgbkevinb, Owner at Grille 44, responded to this review

I apologize for the confusion, this must have been Saturday April 8th, yes the 44 salad always comes with one hard boiled egg, due to the fact we use fresh eggs instead of food service pre-boiled eggs we do run into this problem periodically, Saturday being one of those days, but with that being said it is no excuse and... More 

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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for awhile, stopped in for dinner tonight. We both had the blackened perch special, was absolutely superb! The grilled veggies were also great, ate all of them. Also came with risotto, I'm not a big rice fan but it was good. Only minor complaint would be the salad, mostly iceberg, but ok. Very large selection of draft... More 

Thank Jim B
3xgbkevinb, Owner at Grille 44, responded to this review

Thank you Jim for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it very much. More 

Bear Lake, Michigan
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

They have approx. 22 beers on tap including a few hard ciders. The selections change often and are reasonably priced.

Thank JSedL
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129 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Fairly new, clean, local, and friendly. Delicious menu choices. Has a local bar feel and when wether permits, they have a very large covered outdoor eating area to accommodate summer visitors. Located on the north end of Bear Lake on US 31 with a large parking area to accommodate larger vehicles. Good family atmosphere.

Thank Judy C
Holland, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Staying in the Crystal Mountain area for the weekend and wanted a good meal after a long day skiing. Grill 44 met our expectations.....we left full and happy. Our server Tammy was awesome, our food ( the cowboy burger, pulled pork sandwich, and prime rib) was all very good. The restaurant was very clean and cute. We'll be back when... More 

Thank sjdekk
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I'm probably pickier than most. This place has decent food most of the time and the service is pretty good. I mean, it's nothing to write home about, but it's better than many. The large salads are good. We've enjoyed the Friday fish fry.

Thank JasperSage
Bangor, Maine
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346 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This may be an average eatery by our standards, but it's a Very Good road house. About a mile north of the "center" of small Bear Lake, Grille 44 does a good job with burgers, steak, fish and chips, fries, and choices of local and national beer. Lots of sports on the TV monitors. Lots of families and groups, lots... More 

Thank twoinmaine
Bear Lake, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Always friendly...knowledgeable about the menu...great country atmosphere....and the food is delicious!!

Thank lauraroger
Manistee, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went to Grille 44 on a Friday around 8pm for the first time. There were a total of 18 people eating in the bar with five waitstaff, so not busy! After waiting 15 minutes, we had to go to the bar and get out own drinks (paying separately) and still weren't checked on 20 minutes after we finished dinner.... More 

1 Thank calla1ae
3xgbkevinb, Owner at Grille 44, responded to this review

I believe i was able to track down your waitress by video, it appears you were at table 36 near the emergency exit in the rear corner of the restaurant on September 9th, i apologize for this happening, there is no excuse for that bad of service on any night, let alone on a slow night. the appropriate action will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Steakhouse, Pizza, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12951 Pleasanton Hwy, Bear Lake, MI 49614-9315
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Manistee County  >  Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 231-864-4000
Rustic decorated family restaurant with full menu, outdoor seating in the summer. 8 large screen TV's for sporting events, 6 Michigan Keno screens, 3 digital draft beer screens. 23 beers on tap in the summer, 18 minimum in the winter. Authentic Broasted chicken 7 day a week, real draft root beer from Sprecher's.

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