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Art's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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6487 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5101
+1 231-334-3754
07:00 - 00:00
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Southeast, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best thing about being alone for a weekend is eating at Art's three days in a row. Their perch sandwich is like no other. I love good, whole, real food. And I like watching other people love their food too. It's always busy with happy eaters and if you go to Glen Arbor, you have to eat at Art's.

Thank Heather W
Leelanau County, Michigan
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This place is packed to the gills in the summertime, so (being locals) we tend to darken the door only in the off-season when we're likely to be able to get a table without a long wait. The waitstaff is always friendly and attentive, though not necessarily talkative. The food here is great pub grub -- nothing fancy. There's some... More 

Thank Jason M
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Great food-tater tots and smelt were fantastic! Solid beer and wine selections and cocktails. Popcorn was great but apparently they won't make any more after 9pm. Fun place overall but rude owner/manager great wait staff pretty price for bar food. Bring your cash no cards accepted.

Thank Barry P
Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Art's with no expectations whatsoever, not having any recommendations or having read reviews. It was a few days after Christmas and hardly anyone seemed to be in town. We went in Art's and it was packed with people - a very good sign. They informed us right up front that they do not accept credit so I... More 

Thank pinkfroggy9
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Went there on a Sunday afternoon after climbing the Sleeping Bear Dunes. It was a super cute local spot. Went with the whole family they all got burgers and sandwiches but after trying my clam chowder they all ended up getting one, seriously that good! Caution they only take cash so make sure to hit up an atm before hand.

Thank Nathaly S
Roanoke, United States
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269 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a late breakfast. Promptly seated in a booth that was cleared for us. Service was pleasant and friendly. Coffee nice and hot. I had the Western Omelet with sourdough toast. Wife had egg sandwich on an English muffin. All was great. Tavern is where the locals eat. Will return. Great decor and ambiance. Fun place.

Thank ejm99
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Start to finish, just was bad. Not one employee ever even smiled, not one. They don't accept c.c./debit cards. Stated on menu even that Americans have too much credit card debt for the reason, no, you don't do my thinking, and you appear cheap. Debit cards do not cause debt. $26.00 for a hamburger and fish sandwich!, not even a... More 

Thank Karen P
Traverse City, MI
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stopped here for a bite to eat while out color touring. A lot of others had the same idea, they were very busy, however we did not have to wait long for a table. It's a place where locals gather and tourists feel welcome as well. Sports Bar / Restaurant, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. We started with a... More 

Thank GetAway007
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great little tavern in the heart of Glen Arbor. We ate there on the last weekend of the season on a lovely sunny day and it was packed. Unfortunately that meant loud, approaching 85 dBA (loud enough that we needed to raise our voices to converse across the table) which did detract from our enjoyment. However the mushroom swiss burger... More 

Thank elliottq
Dearborn, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this place! Smaller and there was a wait but it was worth it. We give props to the cook! The wait between the time we ordered and got our food wasn't bad at all especially for how busy they were. Tons of beer on tap and had a full bar. We went on a Sunday (early afternoon) and... More 

Thank Dakota W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6487 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5101
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Glen Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 231-334-3754

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?