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“Sort of like paying $30 for a McDonald's hamburger”
Review of The Stone Lodge

The Stone Lodge
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Port Sanilac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$22
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 March 2014

It's been a long time since I felt this financially violated at a restaurant. For instance, if you want the salad I had, I can save you a ton of money by giving you the recipe for home: take half of a small can of canned crab meat, mix with small amount of mayo, dump onto a plate of iceberg lettuce, chop up a few (very few) slices of cucumber and tomato - and don't get too fancy here, just chop it up on your cutting board - and dump it in. Voila! A $12.00 seafood salad.

My husband's prime rib was equally unimpressive. It was flattened and chargrilled like a steak, which is certainly not how one typically handles a good cut of prime rib. Nor was he much consoled by a heaping tablespoon's worth of mashed potatoes and another tablespoon's worth of chopped broccoli and bacon.

By far the best part of the meal was the gluten free, dairy free, black bean brownie. Extremely small serving for the price, of course, but at least it was delicious.

Decor is mainly what you would expect from seeing the outside: lots of wood and flagstone, a couple of fireplaces tucked into the walls, and a good smattering of deer heads on the walls. Unexpected were the Christmas trees and Christmas garland throughout on March 1st. To be fair, there were also several strands of shimmering green clovers wound into some of the Christmas paraphernalia and the waitresses were wearing Mardi Gras beads. Could not find the Valentine's Day hearts, but I'm sure that they were there somewhere.

This place only gets a second star because of cleanliness, very well maintained bathrooms, and friendly staff.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We were up in the area for Valentine's weekend and wanted to come back here for dinner. We made sure that we had a reservation this time.

We arrived about 15 minutes early so we expected to wait for our table. While we were waiting the barmaid came and asked us if we needed anything to drink and took our order. Another staff member came along a few minutes later to ensure we were being taken care of. Before the barmaid could make the Valentine's special for my wife, they had a table ready for us.

The food was great (Salmon and walleye) and more than enough. We both took home our leftovers.

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Thank Steve V
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Got the surf turf and earth, steak was good, service was good. Had sauteed frog legs as appetizer with a vodka martini, reasonable prices. Service was very good. No wait, we went on a saturday night. Overall great place. Lot of gluten free options, which was important to us!

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Thank fegpa63
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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

We have been going here for years and it just keeps getting better. Have not had a bad meal here yet. The fish and chips are a favorite. Ask for sweet potatoe fries

Thank Irisgracie
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

There is a lovely restaurant in Port Sanilac called the Stone Lodge. It is just 10 minutes north of Lexington, MI and the drive makes for a really nice day away. It is an extremely cozy atmosphere done in warm wood tones and has a real northern Michigan flair. My husband and I have gone there several times and always had such a nice meal. I recently had their mushroom soup and had to send rave reviews to the Chef, best I ever had. We usually order off the sandwich side of the menu and find the food to be very good, very reasonable prices and always had a server with a smile and kind word. Enjoyed wine from the Traverse City and other Michigan wineries. We keep going back and definately say it is worth the drive.

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Thank DianeLynn1957
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