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Alden Bar & Grille

€€ - €€€American, ,
9149 Helena Road, Alden, MI 49612
+1 231-331-6214
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“burgers” (8 reviews)
“cod” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
9149 Helena Road, Alden, MI 49612
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Alden Bar has for many years been a "Must Go" place to eat, drink and be merry but several years ago they did a major renovation, cleaned the place up to a nearly sterile atmosphere, did away with Live Bands on weekends, got rid...More

Thank Adam Phillip B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you're looking for good hamburgers, burritos, Pizza etc.This is the place to go. Torch Lake boaters, cottagers and tourists to the area all stop here. We've met people who order their pizzas and dinner while out on their boats on Torch Lake. They tie...More

Thank Stategt
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I stopped there for a quick bite and a drink one Saturday on my way to Shanty Creek Resort. I had a craving for some wings. First bite you can tell it was a frozen pre-cooked wing. It had that unmistakable taste that only comes...More

Thank henry j
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We stopped here to grab a bite to eat after a day of boating on the lake. Our group had salads and burgers. Our waitress was new and friendly and the salads and burgers were good.

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The service was really good when we visited, with our waitress taking good care of us. They have a nice selection of beers and the menu is you classic pub/bar menu of pizza and sandwiches. There are lots of bar games inside and video claw...More

Thank The_GR_Blade
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and drinks. Food was just bad. Beer was cold and that was great but wouldn't eat here again.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I ate there last night and ordered pizza. It was mediocre at best. My family and I eat there frequently when we're in Alden because of the convenience. The menu is nothing to write home about and service is hot and cold. We had a...More

Thank sandyknitwit
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a fun, casual bar/grill and it is located near beautiful Torch Lake. The food is good and is reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and fast. Indoor/outdoor seating. I recommend this for a quick lunch with the whole family.

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Alden is a marvelous little town on the southeast shore of beautiful Torch Lake. When we first stopped in here 20 years ago on vacation, the bar looked like something out of Northern Exposure—dark, knotty-pine walls, old maps and posters on the wall, an old-school...More

Thank biblioverken
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Our waitress seemed put out by anything we asked for or about (a glass for my hard cider, a question about one of the other ciders). My sister and I ordered simple meals...a salad for her and a cold wrap for me. After waiting at...More

Thank CMMWis
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Adam Phillip B
5 October 2017|
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Response from Adam Phillip B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Teri D., Not sure if you wanted a response. The Trip Advisor sent me a message saying you did. However, in short, I have lived in this area my entire life and began going to the Dockside and the Alden Bar when I was... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9149 Helena Road, Alden, MI 49612
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Alden
  • Phone Number: +1 231-331-6214
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