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Brownie's on the Lake

24214 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1577
+1 586-445-8080
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
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“brownie” (18 reviews)
“caesar salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24214 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1577
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was good. Small portions of food for the money. Drinks were a bit high but not crazy. Sat outside. View of boats. Kitchen was slow with food and sent out food we didn't order. Lunch for 3 worth 1 round of drinks was $73.More

Thank GiaTruPyt
Barbara U, General Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your recent dining experience. We pride ourselves in the quality of our food and the standards of our service. Obviously we fell short of those expectations on your visit. We appreciate your feedback so that we can address...More

Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had a nice lunch with friends. Our meals were wonderful as was the service. There were no complaints and reorders.

Thank Rose C
Barbara U, General Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy you all enjoyed your visit. As we close for the season on Sunday, October 30th, please remember us in the spring.

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely terrible service, lovely view, high prices, small portions. Sad to see the old name tarnished!

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The outdoor patio at this place is off the hook. Live music, plenty of space and a great view of the water...you may have to stand all night tho. The hostesses seat you based on their personal preference not where you are on the list....More

1  Thank zannadog
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had seven ladies for lunch. Service was good. Food was good. We were not rushed and would return. Great view.

Thank linda1869
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We waited 1 hour and 20 minutes. Still did not get food! A waiter informed us of 3 items NOT to order because the dishes were sent back by several customers. We were so looking forward to a delicious order of twin lobster tails and...More

Thank Laura B
Barbara U, General Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your dining experience. We pride ourselves in the quality of our product and the standards of our service, and we obviously fell short on your visit.

Reviewed 3 September 2016

You can't get much better than a restaurant on the water (Lake St. Clair), eating seafood and drinking.

Thank kdvani1
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Met some 10 friends at this restaurant and had a great experience. The management, the staff and the food and drink were outstanding!

Thank Pappyq4
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, excellent drinks, outdoor seating and live music. Lots of fun. The rack of ribs was generous portion fall off the bone. The bbq pork sandwich killer and the Burger perfect.

Thank Jim M
Barbara U, General Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Jim! Glad you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great to step off a boat trip into good restaurant Lovely staff were v helpful - good menu choices Recommended If not arriving by boat you get to still enjoy harbour views!

Thank alisonpriceLeeds
Barbara U, General Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this review

Allison, thank you! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

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amy h
I would like to know how many times ate you gonna reopen with a different name but keep the same menu and same prices. Gordon Ramsey came to Jack's and gave you everything you needed on a silver platter and taught you what it would take to make your business a success and you've closed doors and reopened under a different name how many times now? When are you gonna take Ramsey's advise and turn your business into what Ramsey has?? How many times do you walk a blind man to a room before he knows it like the back of his hand? Maybe reading this will wake you up? I hope that you base your everyday mission on striving to reach the point that Ramsey showed you and turn your lakefront business into a success!! Good Luck! !
14 December 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
23:00 - 00:00
23:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24214 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1577 (Formerly Jack's Waterfront Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Saint Clair Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 586-445-8080
  • E-mail
Brownies on the Lake is located in the Emerald City Harbor on the Nautical Mile in St. Clair Shores. Having the best view and access to the beautiful Lake St. Clair will certainly have you reeled in, hook, line & sinker! Recently renovated and extended outdoor dining will make you feel like you just stumbled onto a tiki bar in southern Florida.
Enjoy the scenic view of all the boat traffic while dining alfresco with full menu and bar service.
Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at all bars inside and out.
Every Sunday, Bloody Mary Bar from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, build your Bloody Mary with our many choices of garnishes.