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Gates Au Sable Lodge

471 S Stephan Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI 49738-9594
+1 989-348-8462
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
471 S Stephan Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI 49738-9594
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My husband& I try to get here as much as possible. We adore this place! Right on a first class river. You can open the window in your room & fall asleep listening to the water. This is a "no frills" kind of place, but...More

Thank theartistici
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Too many years have passed since our last visit to Gates and we look forward to coming back. The staff is always very helpful and courteous and the food is very good. There are spots outside to eat and enjoy the river when the weather...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Gates caters to the angler (fly fishermen and women). Their rooms are older but clean and dog friendly. We traveled with my mother-in-law, black lab, my husband and I. We towed our drift boat and there is plenty of parking for guests. My husband and...More

Thank mcheim2005
Reviewed 6 September 2017

What a wonderful & cozy location right on the AuSable. We go there for our birthday celebrations every summer. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and Chef Matt makes some awesome dishes. The menu is made entirely in house and from scratch. Treat yourself!

Thank r P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I always make sure I stop for breakfast when in the area. I have not made it for dinner yet as I am always fishing in the evening>

Thank Lance C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We have been coming to Grayling for years and have never tried eating at Gates AuSable Lodge until recently. We are very glad we did, because the food is very good, wait staff is quick and friendly, and the outside seating is very nice and...More

Thank JRWalker
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for the first time on a Friday for lunch. At first I was wondering if people could find the place with only minimal signage. I needn't worry. The Lodge lot was near full, restaurant only had a table or two. The lunch...More

Thank Lesnpaulette
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat in town. Many diverse, delicious options available for lunch. The new outside seating is a luxury as you can sit along the river side of the AuSable. Although this is a bit out of town, Gates is worth...More

Thank Jake H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is a combo of fly shop, restaurant & lodge. Rooms are basic motel style with full bath, dressing area, and bedroom/sitting area with TV, small table & chairs in front of a large picture window over-looking a lovely stream. They provide excellent fishing guides...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The food and the hospitality were fantastic at this off-the-beaten path restaurant. Their trout chowder was so yummy and while I've heard dessert is fantastic, I didn't have any room left for the hot chocolate cake. We showed up without reservations so they very kindly...More

Thank Penny W
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Questions & Answers
Bernadine S
21 October 2016|
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Response from SharIllinois | Reviewed this property |
Go with a reservation. By far one of the best places to dine (not just Eat). Remember to bring your own bottle of wine.
1 September 2015|
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Response from bogkim | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast abd lunch are fine but dinner we did make reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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