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4th Tavern Lake House, Waterford Township, MI

4th Tavern Lake House

4.6
4.6
251 Reviews
$30 and under
American
4th Tavern Lake House offers American fare in Waterford Township, Michigan.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (248) 622-4210
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Catering
    Call for details
  • Private party facilities
    Call for details. We can customize any event from 10-100 people.
  • Neighborhood
    Keego Harbor
  • Cross street
    Cooley Lk Rd & Elizabeth Lk Rd
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 251 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Good for groups

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for scenic views

  • Detroit

    Good for groups

  • Detroit

    Neighborhood gem

  • Detroit

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Detroit

    Great for scenic views

251 Reviews
  1. JeanD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Seated on patio and had to ask to move inside where it was warmer. Thought the food was very good and good value. Main issue was noise level. Had to shout to be heard. My husband can measure decibels on phone. He measured 80 dB, a level that can damage hearing.

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  2. MattM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant takes reservations, which is great. We had a very nice, efficient waitress. The atmosphere is nice however, the noise level was pretty high and made it difficult to hold a conversation at times. The food came in large portions and was very good. We will definitely return to this restaurant to check out more of the menu.

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  3. Bigfan

    Detroit

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to meet a friend for lunch. Quiet and no pressure to hurry out. Thank you!

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  4. DianeB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat at 4th Tavern. We brought our friends with us and they enjoyed it too.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the experience and the chef at the brunch bar was exceptional

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  6. AKDAIN

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone in our party loved their meal! We will definitely be returning!

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  7. ReneeG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good was so so. It was way better the first time I went. Not sure if I’d go back

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  8. RobertS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu choices. All foods are excellently prepared, and tastes very fresh and unique. Portion sizes are very good. Service personnel are outstanding.

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  9. SherryM

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prime rib special was fabulous and reasonably priced!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Prime Rib dinner and Sirloin Steak dinner were amazing. Service was good. Food came out quickly.

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  11. JillianH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place to enjoy a nice dinner and drinks with a view.

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  12. StaceyB

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Thee menu has a very big selection. I will be back

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The nachos might be one of the best values on the menu. Enormous amount of food and super delicious. The cherry salmon was also amazing . They should bottle that sauce and sell it!

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  14. NancyH

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. Noise level and acoustics were a little loud (seated in outdoor section) but not deafening

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  15. AlynT

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good fine, attentive server. Restaurant is always busy but appreciate ability to make reservations is very helpful. Grateful that they are open late to accommodate later diners.

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  16. arshavir

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are frequent fliers so we just love 4th ave. Good, service, parking, the best. Kudos to the “bus” guy. Don’t let this one go.

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  17. Softa

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly atmosphere and good food. Taylor listened carefully and made helpful suggestions for meal choices. Lovely evening

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good ste here many times never a bad meal. Only request is work on better parking

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  19. arshavir

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regulars at this restaurant with good reason. The food is consistently good, service outstanding, close to home. This time we were served by Sarah and she was terrific and did everything right. It really is a pleasure to come here.

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  20. NancyS

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We consistently receive excellent food and service at 4th Tavern. It has become our favorite restaurant!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been wanting to try this place for some time now. The parking lot is always full, so we decided to go a little earlier than normal to get a spot. Now we understand why it's always so busy. GREAT service and food. The Happy Hour prices are great and there is something for everyone on the menu. Hubby got the ROC and cleaned his plates. I had a reuben and sweet potato fries - sooo good! Chicken satay for the appetizer - the flavors were amazing. Especially loved the Thai Peanut sauce. YUM! Will be back.

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  22. arshavir

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't remember the name of the server but she was great. Food, also excellent. This has become one of our favorite places to eat.

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  23. John

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Our waitress was exceptional. We enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere very much. We will be back.

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  24. EddieH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Our waiter Mr. Wit….outstanding!

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  25. judyd

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was the BEST! She made our evening a night to remember!

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  26. CraigS

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent selection and the pricing was reasonable.

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  27. AddyK

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good meal. We enjoyed the restaurant and they have a very nice menu w a bar. Great Friday night out.

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  28. Dadnerd

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food always delicious. Love the Michigan Cherry BBQ salmon.

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  29. Alicia

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    There were about 6 people there and it still took FOREVER to get our food. It took even longer for our drinks. There were employees taking down a buffet and the cookware kept on falling out of their hands and crashing to the floor which gave me a headache. Worst dining experience I’ve had in a very long time.

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  30. DuaneB

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4th Tavern is a local gem where can always count on getting great food and service.

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  31. Professor

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has a great menu and quality dishes. The aroma from the steaks sizzling on a stone and cooking right before the consumer made us wish we had ordered their dinner. Our steaks were juicy and cooked to perfection, the asparagus was firm and the garlic mashed potatoes were delicious! It was homecoming for a local school- so cool to watch young people trying to consume a 14 ounce steak sizzling on the 'rok'! Service was good but it seemed our server may have been a rookie, we had to ask if they had dessert. This is a traditional American restaurant with a lake house backdrop- wonderful!!

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  32. Dadnerd

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely patio lake view. Food excellent. God service. Prices reasonable.

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  33. Dadnerd

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely patio with great lake view. Excellent food. friendly service.

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  34. SherryM

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food and drinks were spectacular, and Hannah provided great service. Also, it's on the lake - doesn't get any better than that!

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  35. AndrewM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were pleasantly surprised with this place. The food was excellent. The drinks were creative and delicious. We were amazed they had sushi and it didn't disappoint. Just wish we didn't live so far away.

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  36. MarciB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for an early dinner. The hostess took us to our table. There were a few tables filled with customers. The servers were busy attending to these tables. we sat and waited for someone to acknowledge us, bring us water, give us menus.... Other people were being seated and attended to and then we went to the bar station and asked for waters. The server said where are you seated. We said at the only table that has no food or water at outside. After a few, a server came and said the server who is in this area, must be on break. So she will take our order. Which seemed weird to us because tables all around us were busy with bustling servers. We wondered why only one table would have a different server. Just seemed odd. She took our order which comes with soup. The order came. No soup. We asked the server, she said, "oh do you still want it." we replied yes. and she was belligerent and said "well I'll get it" But, it seemed an inappropriate response. The food was very good. The service all around us seemed to be flowing and seem to be attending to all the patrons. We just got stuck at a weird table with an annoying server. Again the food was good. Our experience left us with an "eh" reaction.

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  37. Dadnerd

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice view of lake from patio. Michigan Cherry BBQ salmon was great!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ribeye steak was wonderful our waitress was terrific Beautiful view of the lake

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  39. arshavir

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staffing seemed to be the issue. Also, you need some "traffic control" at your entrance. Had a reservation but had to wait apx 25 min to be seated. Line was out-the-door. People opting not to wait. You may have lost some customers. Usually wait time not an issue but most parties 4+ people. We will be back, though.

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  40. MarkG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I pass by this restaurant a lot and the parking lot is always full, probably due to its proximity near lake residents and it seems like a quick lake stop-off. I had booked a table outside on the lake deck for the bottom of the hour but we ended up 15 mins early. I was told it would be at least 40 minutes to seat the two of us. What? Hungry, we sat down in the half-empty inside dining area. Overall the food was so so. My wife had shrimp scampi, which was OK. My steak fajitas were bland as heck. Service was suspect at best. I asked for a Manhatten and the waitress wanted to know if I wanted a 16 or 24 ounce? She thought a Manhatten was a beer. I ordered a black Manhatten and there was really nothing to it. 3 ounces in a small glass with a cherry at the bottom. My wife asked for an Aperol Spritz, which, unbelievably the waitress had never heard of and wasn't sure they could make one. It finally came without an orange slice and I went to the bartender to get one and he handed me a slice with his hands. Ugh. I got the fajitas on two plates, including the hot plate and the rice/cheese/beans/lettuce and tomatoes plate. I had to find my waitress to actually get a plate to eat on and she said "oh I guess that (hot) plate is a little hot to eat off of. My wife ordered a salad with her meal and never got it, so I asked the waitress where it was and she blamed another server for not bringing it. She did give me another one "for free" but came after the entree. I won't be back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

4th Tavern Lake House is rated 4.6 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for 4th Tavern Lake House

4710 Cooley Lake Rd, Waterford Township, MI 48327-2809

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cooley Lk Rd & Elizabeth Lk Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Keego Harbor
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (248) 622-4210
  • Catering
    Call for details
  • Private party facilities
    Call for details. We can customize any event from 10-100 people.
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