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Gates Au Sable Lodge

) #4 of 28 Restaurants in Grayling ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
471 S Stephan Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI 49738-9594
+1 989-348-8462
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish stories” (2 reviews)
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471 S Stephan Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI 49738-9594
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Reviews (62)
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for the first time on a Friday for lunch. At first I was wondering if people could find the place with only minimal signage. I needn't worry. The Lodge lot was near full, restaurant only had a table or two. The lunch...More

Thank Lesnpaulette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat in town. Many diverse, delicious options available for lunch. The new outside seating is a luxury as you can sit along the river side of the AuSable. Although this is a bit out of town, Gates is worth...More

Thank Jake H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a combo of fly shop, restaurant & lodge. Rooms are basic motel style with full bath, dressing area, and bedroom/sitting area with TV, small table & chairs in front of a large picture window over-looking a lovely stream. They provide excellent fishing guides...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the hospitality were fantastic at this off-the-beaten path restaurant. Their trout chowder was so yummy and while I've heard dessert is fantastic, I didn't have any room left for the hot chocolate cake. We showed up without reservations so they very kindly...More

Thank Penny W
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Gates Lodge Restaurant is one of the biggest surprises I have found in Grayling. The food and service here is as good as any five star restaurant you will ever go to. It is a small dining room with maybe 10 tables and you need...More

Thank shansen1100
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Josh and staff do an excellent job here, and the food is fantastic! Great place to stay, great place to eat and great fly fishing service. It feels like coming home every time I walk into the place.

Thank WKS1978
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a very small, cozy spot with a beautiful view of the AuSable. Food is very good. Trout Hemingway was delicious and perch was also. Reservations are a must but it is a really fun experience. Cost was around 50 for the two of...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was staying at the Lodge and decided to dine at their restaurant. Tiny place - you need reservations for dinner. For a place this small they have a pretty extensive menu that includes several salads, fine appetizers, burgers, fish, poultry, steaks, and sandwiches. Lots...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We've made it a point to visit GASL at least once a month. Both the lunches and dinners offer the usual and the unique. All expertly prepared. They don't have a bar but will allow wine for a small corkage fee. Appetizers are a must,...More

Thank Ron E
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Fun escape. Quiet lodge along babbling AuSable River. Perch and walleye are excellent. Bring your own wine and enjoy with a very small corkage fee.

Thank rtwatson
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Bernadine S
Dinner menu
21 October 2016|
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Response from SharIllinois | Reviewed this property |
Go with a reservation. By far one of the best places to dine (not just Eat). Remember to bring your own bottle of wine.
Lunch or dinner menu. Are reservations necessary?
1 September 2015|
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Response from bogkim | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast abd lunch are fine but dinner we did make reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 S Stephan Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI 49738-9594
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Crawford County  >  Grayling
  • Phone Number: +1 989-348-8462
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