The owner is like the man behind the curtain in the wizard of Oz. The staff comes off as friendly but, very fake. They'll do about anything for a tip. Oakland county sheriffs dept. bird dogs the bar. Consumer beware! I too was once a barowner. I should know. Stay away from this Dive bar.
Just had dinner on Saturday night, the place was full but my husband and I went to the bar! We were offered drinks very quickly by a lovely girl named Deanna i think! The owner greeted us apologized for the lack of available tables. We decided to stay at the bar. I ordered the butternut squash chicken which was fantastic and my husband ordered the spicy Mac and cheese!, which he loved. We had heard mixed reviews but we had a great night. Half of the staff smiled at us or said something!! We will be back...can't wait to try some other things on the menu!!
We sit at the bar when Deanna and Kary are working- hands down they are the best bartenders! Never a full moment! The food is delicious! We love it there!
I, too, have suspected for some time that bad reviews of good restaurants are posted by competitors. Tonight was the first time we've been there since it's become the Lakes Grille, and we had an excellent dining experience. Experienced, attentive & cheerful wait staff; great food, service and selection; nice ambiance and decent prices. We're not easy to impress, but we enjoyed this dinner from start to finish... and I guarantee we'll be back. Clarkston, MI seems to have become a hotbed of great cuisine... and the Lakes Grille is another welcome addition.
Have been here about 10 times since moving to the clarston area. Food has been very good, staff has been very friendly and accomodating. Inside and patio bars are both fun and inviteing. Clientel seems fun as well, business to casual.
Took the entire family to Lakes Grile (6 adults and 4 kids)! Vast improvement over Red Knapps. The service was good, although the food could have come out a bit faster due to having the kids there (but not bad). The menu selection and specials were really good. prices seems to range between $9-$40. Everyone had something different ranging from soup and salad, sandwiches, wraps, chicken and pasta. All enjoyed. The kids chicken fingers were also delicious real chicken tenders. yes there were al-a-cart items but something for everyone. Keep in mind that the quality of food seems way better than red knapps menu so that does reflect the price. Its a better restaurant! Although we didn't sit at the bar this time, i will deffinately go back as the bar area did look inviting.It's great to have another nice restaurant in town as an option that is not a chain, greasy spoon, or coney (which are good when you want that)