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Michael's on the Lake


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact


Wild Mushroom Ravioli
Wild mushroom stuffed ravioli tossed in a light cream sauce w/ fresh caramelized onions & mushrooms
Crab Dip
A creamy mixture of parmesan cheese, cream cheese, artichokes & lots of fresh dungeness crab served w/ toasted baguettes
California Sushi Tacos
Fresh dungeness crab, avocado, cucumber, & sushi rice served in crunchy wonton tacos
Chicken Verde Sliders
Tender slow cooked chicken on two fresh baked brioche buns w/ green chilies & chipotle coleslaw. Served w/ bistro chips
Mozzarella Sticks
Hand breaded mozzarella cheese, seasoned & served w/ warm marinara sauce
Fajita Chicken Nachos
House made corn tortilla chips, pulled fajita chicken, fresh salsa, sour cream, sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, monterey jack cheese, cheddar cheese, diced avocado, & refried black beans, finished w/ a jalapeno cheese sauce
Fresh calamari lightly breaded & fried, served w/ a citrus aioli sauce & jalapeño infusion
Deep Fried Zucchini
Fresh zucchini, hand cut & dipped in our own parmesan breading served w/ tzatzki sauce
Prime Rib Quesadillas
Tender chunks of slow-roasted prime rib, green & red peppers, red onions all smothered w/ smoked gouda, goat & cheddar cheeses, topped w/ a chipotle aioli
Salad $+2.99
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries so good you may never go back to the original! Served w/ chipotle ranch & white pepper aioli
Salad $+2.99
Nepeperonata w/ Ricotta Crostini
Red & green bell peppers, red onion, garlic & tomatoes stewed down w/ sherry vinegar, sugar & oregano then roasted until just browned. Chilled & served w/ ricotta crostinis.
Salad $+2.99
Blackened Tuna Tacos
Blackened rare tuna w/ a south american coleslaw, drizzled w/ baja sauce served in fresh flour tortillas w/ chipotle aioli on the side
Salad $+2.99
Caramalized Pear & Onion Flat Bread
Fresh sliced pear, caramelized red onion, gorgonzola & gouda cheese all baked on crispy flatbread & drizzled w/ balsamic reduction
Salad $+2.99
Crab Cakes
Fresh dungeness crab cakes served w/ a citrus caper aioli
Salad $+2.99
Caesar Salad
Fresh crisp romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, croutons & topped off w/ the best caesar dressing around
Salad $+2.99
Blt Wedge Salad
A wedge‏ of crisp iceberg lettuce topped w/ diced tomatoes, crisp bacon pieces, creamy bleu cheese dressing & crumbled bleu cheese
Salad $+2.99
Candied Walnut Pear Salad
Fresh field greens, candied walnuts, pears, red & yellow peppers, tomato & bleu cheese w/ a citrus vinaigrette
Salad $+2.99
Caprese Salad
Fresh vine ripe sliced roma tomatoes, layered w/ fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, red onion slices & blue cheese crumbles sprinkled w/ a black walnut balsamic vinaigrette
Salad $+2.99
House Salad
Fresh crisp greens & seasonal fresh vegetables served w/ your choice of any of michael’s signature dressings
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Chinese Chicken Salad
Fresh crisp greens, Chinese rice noodles, tender chicken, toasted sesame seeds & almonds, & fresh diced tomatoes all tossed in Michael’s signature ginger dressing
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Warm Spinach Salad
Fresh chopped spinach topped w/ sliced radish, sautéed mushrooms, grape tomatoes, hard boiled egg, crisp bacon & a hot bacon vinaigrette
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Seared Tuna & Mango Salad
Fresh greens, radishes, cucumbers, diced tomato & onions all gently mixed w/ citrus vinaigrette dressing & topped w/ a seared rare ahi tuna filet & mango salsa
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Hot Chicken Salad
Warm deep fried chicken, fresh greens, nuts, sweet corn, chinese rice noodles, & tomato, all tossed in michael’s own ranch dressing
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Seafood Caesar Salad
Bay shrimp, sweet dungeness crab, & prawns lightly sautéed on top of our perfect caesar salad. $14.99 substitute chicken
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Chicken Fajita Salad
Fajita seasoned chicken mixed w/ fresh greens, crisp tortilla chips, red onions, radish, black beans, corn & diced avocados, diced tomato w/ chipotle ranch dressing
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Avocado Chicken Apple Salad
Fresh baked chicken, apples, celery, red onion, roasted pecans, cilantro, mint, jalapeno peppers, & fresh avocado all tossed in a lemon infusion served on a bed of greens
All Michael’s burgers & sandwiches are served w/ fries
Salad $2.99
Soup $1.99
Patty Melt
1/2lb hamburger patty paired w/ sweet caramelized onions, our house made 1000 island, marble rye & both cheddar & swiss cheese
Salad $2.99
Soup $1.99
Classic Cheddar Bacon Burger
Old fashion burger w/ smoked bacon, tillamook cheddar cheese, fresh crisp lettuce, tomato, onion & roasted garlic aioli sauce
Beer Battered Fish & Chips
Hand dipped cod filets in our own tempura beer batter, served w/ fries, fresh coleslaw & tartar sauce
Steak & Fries
Angus 8‏ oz sirloin w/ demi-glace, fries, coleslaw & garlic bread
Health Minded Grilled Chicken
Lightly pounded 6 ounce chicken breast charbroiled & topped w/ a tomato & arugula salad w/ balsamic & parmesan. Garnished w/ steamed white rice & grilled asparagus ~under 600 calories~
Shrimp Platter
Piles of‏ our hand breaded deep fried shrimp, served w/ fries & tarter sauce
Tender slow cooked ribs served half rack style w/ sweet & smoky bbq, house made creamy coleslaw & fries
Fall Gnocchi
House made gnocchi (potato pasta) tossed w/ poppy seed crusted butternut squash, roasted kale, pomegranate seeds, fresh shallot & maple mustard dressing
Fettuccini Alfredo
This is a signature dish at michael’s. We toss fresh sautéed chicken & fettuccini noodles in our special alfredo sauce w/ lots of parmesan cheese & top it w/ balsamic tomatoes
Lobster & Ravioli
Our delicious 5 cheese ravioli tossed in a light lemon dill cream sauce loaded w/ shrimp, lobster & parmesan cheese
Filet of Salmon
Fresh atlantic salmon pan roasted & served w/ wild mushroom & bacon risotto, sea-sonal vegetables & maple beurre blanc
Seared Scallops
4 jumbo sea scallops lightly seared to medium well, served over tender asparagus risotto topped w/ micro green salad & a simple lemon vinaigrette
Halibut Parmesan
Fresh halibut crusted w/ panko & parmesan cheese, served on a bed of linguini w/ tomato, mushrooms & a sun dried tomato pesto cream sauce
Tamarind Glazed Pacific Cod
Grilled pacific cod brushed w/ a tamarind glaze & served w/ habanero-orange salsa & crispy asparagus risotto cakes
Coconut Prawns
Colossal prawns hand rolled in sweet coconut & lightly fried, served w/ a tropical marmalade, ginger rice & fresh seasonal vegetables
Grilled Bbq Chicken
Two bone-in chicken breasts brushed w/ our sweet bbq sauce & served w/ a yukon gold potato & jalapeno hash w/ shallots & asparagus tips
Dungeness Crab Stuffed Chicken
Fresh breast of chicken stuffed w/ dungeness crab & jack cheese topped w/ béarnaise sauce, & served w/ parmesan mashed potatoes
Homemade Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding
Served warm w/ a whiskey butter sauce & vanilla bean ice cream
Crème Brulee Trio
Vanilla, chocolate & pumpkin
Mile High Mud Pie
Made w/ mocha chip ice cream, layered w/ Oreo cookies & fudge
New York Style Cheese Cake
Rich moist‏ cheese cake topped w/ fresh strawberries
Half Baked Cookie
Three “half baked” chocolate chip cookies topped w/ vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce & rich caramel
Ballatore Grand
Spumante, california
Mountain Dome
“Brut”, washington
Veuve Clicquot
Yellow label champagne, france
$5.00 20.00
Sutter Home
White zinfandel, California
$5.50 22.00
White zinfandel,‏ California
$6.00 23.00
Seven Hills
Riesling, oregon
$5.50 22.00
Chateau Ste Michelle
Riesling, washington
$5.50 22.00
Columbia Winery
Cellar masters riesling
$6.75 27.00
Chenin blanc,‏ moses lake, washington
Glass (6oz) $7.50
Bottle $30.00
Pinot noir, moses lake, Washington
Glass (6oz) $13.00
Bottle $52.00
Willamette Valley
Pinot noir, Oregon
Glass (6oz) $8.75
Bottle $35.00
Syrah, washington
Glass (6oz) $7.00
Bottle $28.00
Saviah the Jack
Syrah, washington‏
Glass (6oz) $11.50
Bottle $45.00
Owen Roe
Ex umbris syrah, Washington
Glass (6oz) $6.75
Bottle $27.00
Purple Star
Syrah, washington
Glass (6oz) $8.50
Bottle $34.00
7 Deadly Zin’s
Red zinfandel, california
Glass (6oz) $8.25
Bottle $33.00
Blackboard red, washington
Glass (6oz) $9.50
Bottle $38.00
Gilbert Cellars
Allobroges, washington
Glass (6oz) $10.00
Bottle $40.00
Port, Italy
Glass (6oz) $5.00
Bottle $N/a
Redwood Creek
Merlot, california
Glass (6oz) $7.25
Bottle $29.00
Jones of Wa
Merlot, washington
Glass (6oz) $9.00
Bottle $36.00
Lost River
Merlot, washington
Glass (6oz) $N/a
Bottle $67.00
Merlot, washington
Glass (6oz) $6.25
Bottle $25.00
14 Hands
Cabernet sauvignon, washington
Glass (6oz) $7.25
Bottle $29.00
Jones of Wa
Cabernet sauvignon, washington
Glass (6oz) $11.50
Bottle $46.00
Goose Ridge
Cabernet sauvignon, washington
Glass (6oz) $12.00
Bottle $48.00
Cabernet sauvignon, washington
Glass (6oz) $25.00
Bottle $33.00
Dry Falls Big Rack
Red blend, moses lake, wa8
Glass (6oz) $7.00
Bottle $28.00
Tagaris Boardoe
Red blend, washington
New face, same place! We are still the Michael's on the Lake that everyone has grown to love. Come and enjoy your favorite items and see our new exterior in the process.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
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All reviews steak salad fish and chips prime rib calamari cheesecake fine dining place to eat nice restaurant small town outside seating menu items prices are reasonable michaels deck appetizers desert
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here numerous times and never had a meal that was not exceptional. The price is a bit high for the Moses lake area, but the quality is good and you have to pay for quality. My wife especially loves their salmon, I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 2016fltrurider
Lindsey F, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for letting us know! Have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Moses Lake doesn’t have a lot of good dining options and Michael’s on the Lake enjoys an unfair advantage as a result. They can be “average,” but still be better than 99% of the competition. The atmosphere is nice, front of the house is warm...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank drewd649
Lindsey F, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We would like to speak with you a little more about your recent experience with us. At your earliest convenience, please call Brian at 509-765-1611 so we can get some more information from you. Have a wonderful day and we...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

I had the chicken sandwich, which had good flavor but was a little difficult to eat on the toast. I think a bun would be better. The fries were delicious. The fish and chips were average, would not order again. The atmosphere is great and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JmW716
Lindsey F, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thank you for letting us know about your experience! We greatly appreciate the feedback. Have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 29 December 2018

Dinner on a Thursday. Prompt seating. Helpful staff. Had Calamari and Pork sliders as appetizers. Quite good. Wife and mother in-laws steaks were very nicely medium rare. Sides were tasty. I had Prosciutto wrapped Halibut. A little over done. Made it somewhat dry. Tomato sauce...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christopher S
Lindsey F, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thank you for letting us know about your visit. Have a great day and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 December 2018

Michael’s is one of the best restaurants in Moses Lake. It offers a wide variety of menu items that are all extremely tasty. Clean and efficient.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jcsings1955
Lindsey F, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Thank you for letting us know! Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant in search of a great steak and good service. Both exceeded my expectations. I ordered the New York steak. After a little mistake I ended up with a wonderfully prepared plate. A prime rib steak. Mistakes happen but I'm more than...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Aaron J
Lindsey F, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

We are sorry to hear there was a mishap with your meal the other night. We are very pleased to hear the staff handled this situation appropriately. Have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Michael’s doesn’t disappoint. We’ve been enjoying meals at Michael’s for over a decade. Their food is yummy. Portions are very generous. Wait staff is pleasant. Prices are reasonable. We highly recommend and will continue to frequent this restaurant located on beautiful Moses Lake.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Lindsey F, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for the kind words!! :) Have a great day and we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Always very good; went there at least 1-2 times every 2 wks; service and atmosphere great; menu has a little sonething for every palate ...

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Linda K M
Lindsey F, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you. Have a great week.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Enjoyed a good steak and a nice glass of Washington red recommended by the friendly server out on the beautiful deck. The happy hour menu looked very tempting

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch at the recommendation of family. We ordered the nachos which were very interesting as they were done with freshly cooked potato chips instead of corn chips. They were good just different. We also ordered and split the Cuban sandwich and was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stang55
Lindsey F, Public Relations Manager at Michael's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for giving us a try. We are sorry to hear about your sandwich but appreciate the feedback so we can fix this. Have a wonderful day.

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