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L.J.'s Kilkare Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3942 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI
+1 989-366-5254
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Roseville, Michigan
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is another one of our favorite places in Houghton Lake. We are partial to the wing deal, although the burgers are very good too.

Thank joepak
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ask the staff at the Beachfront Hotel and they gave us many options, and the lady at the desk said if we wanted a down home feeling go to this restaurant go to Kilkare's. They were extremely accurate. The portions were unbelievable. and very tasty.

Thank snowman101750
Waterford, Michigan, United States
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174 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

For the pase several days my wife had been preparing our dinners and I have cleaned up afterwards. Tonight it was time for a break from that routine. And, it was time for some comfort food. We both choose Kilkare Inn. While driving the 14 miles from our home to the Kilkare Inn I was thinking of my favorite dishes.... More 

Thank Chuck C
Lapeer, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We came to Houghton Lake for vacation and ate here one of the nights and the sevice was slow and the burgers were of very poor quality....Hot wings are pretty good but the blue cheese was not...and our celery was brown and rubbery

Thank Ben S
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

There were 9 of us for dinner, and everyone enjoyed their meal. A friend got the steak and rib combo. It looked delightful! He said it was very good! It was so good we went back for another dinner in the same week. I got chicken strips. It is the only thing on their menu that I wouldn't recommend. Chicken... More 

Thank Prankstermary1
State College, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Kilkare's for dinner and had so much fun with our waitress Atalie (spelling?) that we came away from the evening meal smiling. The whole atmosphere was congenial and fun. It was clear that the locals loved this place. The food was as good as the service and inexpensive. My Lake Perch dinner was perfect and everyone were... More 

Thank RMB634
Michigan, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a bite to eat on the way to Higgins lake. Service was a little slow; wait staff not very motivated to serve us. Noticed a waitress visiting with what appeared to be a local. Food was good but nothing so good that would make me want to go back. I had the club sandwich which was good.... More 

Thank SpencerX2
Houghton Lake, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a for a quick dinner. Seated quickly, pleasant server, very tasty food. Reasonably priced. Will visit again.

Thank mud42
Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

fried mushrooms OMG big and tasty. food was all very good, handles large groups, bar atmosphere. friendly staff

Thank lorifred
Webberville, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Brian from lagoon resort helped us find good food thanks Brian . Great food amazing atmosphere the owner is right there working helping out making sure your visit is all you want it to be

Thank mommabeavs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3942 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Houghton Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 989-366-5254

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