We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Douglas Lake Bar and Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
10990 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769-9112
+1 231-539-8588
Website
Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 138: English reviews
Little Rock
Level Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Usually eat one or more times every summer. The food is always excellent and if you have good timing and get great weather, eating on the patio / screened in porch, provides fantastic ambience and scenery. Nice wine list and staple menu items include the DLB fillet or planked whitefish. I just spoke with them on the phone earlier this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Regajohn
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Best, most consistently good food anywhere Up North. Wonderful wait staff, excellent service and the view isn't too shabby, either. My "go to choice" everytime I have company or first time visitors to the north country!!

Helpful?
Thank Diane R
Rolling Prairie, Indiana
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent steaks,friendly knowledgable staff,relaxed atmosphere ...this place hits all the right notes. If you are on vacation Up North and want fine dining without crazy prices..this is your spot.

Helpful?
Thank trueblue121
Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's hard to say enough about the "DLB". My wife and I have dined here for years, through 3 owners and the most recent owner does not disappoint. The DLB has great, consistent support from the Douglas Lake residents (of which we once numbered ourselves) plus a large area wide following. The food is consistently good and the service is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tom S
Charlevoix, Michigan
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Eight of us made the 30 mile trek to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was a summer Sunday evening so there was live entertainment on the patio (Charlie Reagee.). DLB does a fine steak au poivre dinner but other entrees are great as well. I can't recall too many dinners that i have willingly sat 3 hours for! Service was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pam G
Clinton Township, Michigan
Level Contributor
126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We have been to DLB at high season, if then, we would go on weekdays. This past weekend after Labor Day we went back to DLB. The salmon was probably the best I have ever had, greatly paired with risotto and al dente green beans. Large portion of risotto, could not finish it all. But the salmon, again the best.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan G
Mattawan, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Found out about this gem and decided to try it. It was extraordinary! Food was phenomenal. The waitress and staff were exceptional. We had a lovely little table on the patio in the corner overlooking Douglas Lake. Beautiful. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be back next year.

Helpful?
Thank TimandMarti
Sanford, Michigan
Level Contributor
221 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered white fish on a plank with potatoes and I must say I was excited to have this northern Michigan favorite again. Was disappointed that it was so bland, had to cover it with the accompanying sauce to get some flavor. Caesar salad was very good. Husband had blackened salmon and he loved his fish. We did score a table... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joan42469
Beaumont, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We found this hidden gem while on a month long road trip. We were sent here by the desk clerk at the local hotel "if cost is no issue". The place looks like a road house bar from the outside. Inside it is immediately apparent that it's a fine dining establishment. We were seated in the rear dining room overlooking... More 

Helpful?
Thank osborne49
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A restaurant with lots of history and an old school establishment. Everything you could want from excellent steaks to local lake fish. All prepared very uniquely! Make sure to try the "Shrimp Lenny's "!

Helpful?
Thank Rob M

Travellers who viewed Douglas Lake Bar and Steak House also viewed

Pellston, Emmet County
Pellston, Emmet County
 
Cross Village, Emmet County
Pellston, Emmet County
 

Been to Douglas Lake Bar and Steak House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10990 Douglas Lake Road, Pellston, MI 49769-9112
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Pellston
  • Phone Number: +1 231-539-8588
Description
The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse, known to locals as the "DLB", has a rich history of providing great food and service in a rustic log building overlooking Douglas Lake. The two giant fieldstone fireplaces offer the perfect dining ambiance during the winter* and shoulder seasons. Summer guests enjoy live acoustic music at the lakeside patio or dinner on the screened-in dining porch.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Douglas Lake Bar and Steak House and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Middle East
4 months ago
Middle East
4 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Douglas Lake Bar and Steak House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?