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24223 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1521
+1 586-773-3840
11:00 - 23:00
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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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Rockwood, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time we take a trip out to St. Clair Shores, Waves is always at the top of our list for eats. Great food and drinks! The Banana Bay chicken is the best. My husband loves the Mahi Mahi. Everything we ever has was great and staff has always been more than accommodating and friendly! We take all our friends... More 

Thank Renee K
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waves used to be a regular stop for our family. Good fare (especially seafood), including interesting appetizers, all at a reasonable price. Now, who knows why, they've gone Hawaiian with truly horrible decor and greetings of 'Aloha!' ... and every other cliche, possibly even pizza with pineapple. Yikes! Aloha also means goodbye.

1 Thank William F
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Nothing very remarkable-many regulars hog the bar seats-probably because the bartenders are pretty awesome-especially the new wave tattooed guy-he is a rock star!

Thank TCfallcolors
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Don't waste your time going here. The food is not good. The waitress was helpful, but service is very slow. The decor, plastic palm trees and birds of paradise, are tired and dusty!

Thank panakk
Boston, MA
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474 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here with a large group of about 12. We had a nice little side room. The decor of the restaurant is all in a tropical theme and beachy...super cute. I had the coconut crusted chicken, which was outstanding, topped with bananas and a really yummy sauce on the side. The mashed sweet potatoes were also good. Some of the... More 

1 Thank Hotelsnobb
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Overpriced and noisy. We were given a coupon to come back and order a minimum and get free drink. But the free drinks would cost the same as the minimum. I like to stick with water and lemon and lime.

Thank dethemessenger
Level Contributor
41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Food not very good here! A complete waste of money here, modest pricing low quality food, service is also marginal.

Thank Anne J
Brighton, Michigan
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had dinner with some friends and enjoyed the wait staff and the food served. I highly recommend this establishment.

Thank Pappyq4
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We have gone here quite a few times. I recommend the Chicken Bibb salad or the Mermaid pasta. They are a little pricier but worth it.

Thank Amanda C
Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great atmosphere, across the street from Lake St. Clair. Extensive menu. Great seafood dishes and also great burgers. The menu offers variety for any person and a nice kids menu.

Thank Ckernen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Seafood, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 24223 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1521
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Saint Clair Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 586-773-3840
A Nautical Mile Treasure & Established Vacation Spot Since 1997. Featuring some of the Island's favorite dishedin a warm island setting. We hope you enjoy your islandexperience at Waves.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?