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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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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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“brownie” (24 reviews)
“full slab” (2 reviews)
“whitefish” (5 reviews)
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
$$ - $$$
24214 Jefferson Ave, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1577
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Enjoyed our visit to Brownies on their opening day 2018. We've heard some great music here and they have some excellent bands lined up for the future so we will certainly return. Some major renovations have also been done over the winter months. That said,...More

Thank Thomas P
Barbara U, Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you for the compliment. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. You are correct, it's still a little cold to be out on a boat, unless your a fishermen. Don't let the weather stop you, we have some great specials we...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

They have Great food. Good prices and you can watch the boats coming in and out. Docking for boaters wanting to eat there. Nice and attentive waitress

1  Thank Tammy W
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Been here few times . Impressed by level of service and the food . Eastsider all my life so I have seen different restaurants here .. Jacks etc . The food quality is so so improved from the last few names on the place ....More

Thank Robert M
Barbara U, Manager at Brownie's on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate the positive feed back. We pride ourselves in the quality of our product & the standards of our service. Thank you for noticing.

Reviewed 2 December 2017

This is a nice restaurant located with a view of the lake St Clair. It has a full bar and good variety of seafood and other American food choices. The server was nice and food quality was real good, even though something could be said...More

Thank msr345
Reviewed 1 December 2017

this place used to be 'jacks' about 6 years ago, minus the big boat in front sticking out of the building--seemed funny walking in here but the place is still cool--Julie was our nice bartender--food was good--Thursday night if you order a full slab of...More

Thank al-diana
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Great evening, Ben was our awesome server... I had whitefish, hubby had perch.. both delicious! Please visit!

Thank lvgal61
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Was here for a fundraising event. Staff served our group (the restaurant was open to other patrons) with really good food and plenty of it. Didn't know this place was one of Joe Vicari's - no wonder the food was so good! It's a bit...More

Thank Alicia B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We like the atmosphere at Brownies but aren't always eager to order from their food menu. Everything on the menu is so expansive. The prices are 5 star restaurant like but the place is very casual. If we are going to spend over $100 on...More

Thank erika l
Reviewed 21 September 2017

If the view wasn't as nice, I'd give it a 2 Prices a little high. Food came out cold. Getting it heated up took long enough that the rest of the table was finished eating. 3 of 4 liked their food.

Thank Newbiedo
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I love Brownies. Their shrimp is amazing and it's right on the water. The outside tiki bar is always packed and you can watch all the boats coming in and out of the marinas.

Thank Sharon V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$34
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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! Our seasonal 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. Our menu includes 1# of Peel & Eat Shrimp, which is prepared daily, Tenderloin Beef Tips w/Portobella Mushrooms and signature entree's such as our famous Lobster Mac & Cheese, Cedar Planked Whitefish & Great Lakes Pan-Fried Perch. Let's not forget our "Brownies" Burger, sure to please your taste buds. Nightly entertainment, both inside and out. Monthly "themed" events. Happy Hour, the best on the Nautical Mile.
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