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Gator Jakes

36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
+1 586-983-3700
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“jambalaya” (3 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We went for lunch and I had the Shrimp Po Boy and hubby had the Corned Beef Reuben. The Shrimp was excellent. I didn't use the spicey majo....way to spicey, so I used cocktail sauce. A large amount of shrimp and cooked to perfection. The...More

Thank Maryann B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good food, usually have a couple craft beers I like to try. Sometimes very busy you have to wait for a table . In the summer they have a nice patio.

Thank ktiseo
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I met a friend here for dinner yesterday. I had chicken fajitas, one wine and one beef for $17. And it was good! My friend had a steak and she like it. Lots of tvs...sports bar. Lots of tables. Friendly place!

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I wanted to find unique restaurants when I travel, this Cajun restaurant was certainly unique outside of Louisiana. The restaurant is a typical sports bar vibe, The Cajun inspired food was the best. I enjoyed the jambalaya with a bowl of gumbo. The service was...More

1  Thank bubba_in_ky
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Good food and the style is pretty cool. Definitely needed better service, waited too long just for a menu. Bartender was occupied most of the time but it wasn't all that busy. Recommend trying it out but request a table with a server.

Thank World_Travels1
Reviewed 2 November 2016

About the only thing worth the money here is the beer. We went on a Friday night and it was ear-splitting. All we could do was laugh, find something on the menu that would not give us heart attacks and kick back. The service was...More

Thank countryval
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Very much a local sports bar and grill. Friendly service and good food. I had the jambalaya. Very good with a bit of a spicy kick. Plenty of games and tv monitors so you won't miss any games.

Thank dlight3344
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great food amazing service! Always open till 2 am. Cajun style restaurant/bar. Southwest chicken pasta is a 10/10

1  Thank lforsterrr
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I was solo, but there were families all around. The food is good bar food, hard to find. The staff were very friendly. I had a very good time with friendly customers and friendly staff. I will return when in the area again

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Gator Jakes is my go-to place for burgers and a beer. I would call it a "high class" bar and grill. It's clean and family friendly. You won't feel out of place bringing your kids here. The food is great and the prices are reasonable....More

1  Thank Margaret A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36863 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2771
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sterling Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 586-983-3700
  • E-mail