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Gates Au Sable Lodge

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471 S Stephan Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI 49738-9594
+1 989-348-8462
08:00 - 19:00
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Riverview, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Josh and staff do an excellent job here, and the food is fantastic! Great place to stay, great place to eat and great fly fishing service. It feels like coming home every time I walk into the place.

Thank WKS1978
Ft Worth Tx
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a very small, cozy spot with a beautiful view of the AuSable. Food is very good. Trout Hemingway was delicious and perch was also. Reservations are a must but it is a really fun experience. Cost was around 50 for the two of us. The service was friendly and the hot chocolate cake was the best for dessert.

Thank Nancy P
Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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215 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was staying at the Lodge and decided to dine at their restaurant. Tiny place - you need reservations for dinner. For a place this small they have a pretty extensive menu that includes several salads, fine appetizers, burgers, fish, poultry, steaks, and sandwiches. Lots of dessert offerings, too. I had a small salad - fresh and tasty, followed by... More 

Thank Jim M
Fishers, Indiana
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We've made it a point to visit GASL at least once a month. Both the lunches and dinners offer the usual and the unique. All expertly prepared. They don't have a bar but will allow wine for a small corkage fee. Appetizers are a must, salads excellent and entrees very filling. Truly outstanding cuisine. Reservations a must for dinner. Very... More 

Thank IndyRon
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Fun escape. Quiet lodge along babbling AuSable River. Perch and walleye are excellent. Bring your own wine and enjoy with a very small corkage fee.

Thank rtwatson
Grayling, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

had a wonderful dinner at gates lodge, food and service were top notch! I recommend the hot chocolate cake for dessert or any time day or night.

Thank Pat E
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Mackinac Island for dinner after a friend highly recommended it recommended that. Unfortunately when we called earlier that day we were unable to get reservations, but decided to stop and see the area anyway and perhaps get a sandwich from the walk up window. So glad we did! They were about an hour... More 

1 Thank OhioJackie
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were driving through town on our way back from vacation and stopped in for lunch - this place is fantastic! Could not believe the variety on the menu. The smoked trout chowder was the best chowder we've ever had, and they had over 50 sandwiches to choose from. The Reuben had cheese grilled onto the outside, really crispy and... More 

Thank Oscarbola
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I used Gates Lodge for a 4 hour guided fly fishing trip on the Au Sable. Jordan was just what I needed. I am 63 with some casting experience but limited local knowledge. He really knows his stuff and was patient and friendly. Great conversation and we caught some fish. Highly recommend Jordan. Al Sabin

Thank SharIllinois
Bloomington, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Stayed here and ate here many times. Specials every day are very good. The menu is somewhat limited, but everything is excellent.

Thank glcaddis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 S Stephan Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI 49738-9594
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Crawford County  >  Grayling
  • Phone Number: +1 989-348-8462

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Saginaw, Michigan
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?