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Alex's Taproom Bistro, Clarkston, MI
Alex's Taproom Bistro, Clarkston, MI
Alex's Taproom Bistro, Clarkston, MI
Alex's Taproom Bistro, Clarkston, MI
Alex's Taproom Bistro, Clarkston, MI

Alex's Taproom Bistro

4.1
4.1
112 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
We serve Mediterranean and American cuisine. We have 101 rotating tap handles with craft beers and sodas. We have 4 bowling lanes, a virtual golf room, and virtual reality games. We also have an amazing patio that is used all year round. Whether you are looking to go out to dinner on a regular day or have a special event, this is the place for you. We serve the best brunch around on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. ALL GAMING RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY CALLING THE RESTAURANT. NO ONLINE GAMING RESERVATIONS WILL BE HONORED.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (248) 297-5520
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We are known for our catering. We can cater any event for you. https://alexsclarkston.com/offsite-catering-menu
  • Private party facilities
    We have a banquet hall that seats up to 150 guests. It is absolutely stunning! We provide a first class experience to all of our guests. https://alexsclarkston.com/the-banquet-at-alexs
  • Neighborhood
    Clarkston
  • Cross street
    White lake and Andersonville road on the top floor of Alex's Gourmet Market
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Lively

  • Detroit

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Detroit

    Lively

112 Reviews
  1. PNK1

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were originally disappointed that there were no specials and had more bar food on the menu than in the past. However, the food was excellent. Still would like the exoticness and diversity of their specials. .

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Prices have gotten high for what you get. Beer and drink prices not reasonable.

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  3. MCTC

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch food was a little disappointing. However, the Mediterranean Nachos are so very delicious!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I made a reservation for 6 people, got there and they were too full to seat us in the dining room. We got stuck in the back by the bowling alley. My husband and I went a bit early to have a drink a head of our reservation, the bar wasn’t cleaned and I had to ask to have it wiped down. Dishes, Napkins, silverware on the bar… on top of it there was a 1.5/2 year old running around clearly belonging to someone on staff.

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  5. Diner01

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Will come back. Love thw outside porch

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  6. Stacy

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great, however, our service was not. We had a reservation for 5 people and immediately upon arriving the waitress began complaining to us that they were over booked and she had to fit a group of 21 so she didn’t know where she would seat us. When we arrived the restaurant was empty and there were multiple empty tables but she continued to tell us multiple times how she didn’t know where we should go because she was too busy. She was then our server and made us feel uncomfortable the entire time. Solely based on this server we will not be back.

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  7. Shodgins

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was seasoned too much and over cooked compared to last time.

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  8. NancyS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! Really liked the mediterranean appetizer

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  9. AmyW

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was very slow. We were seated for 20 min and no once came to wait on us, finally we tracked someone down. The waitress was very kind and said she didn't know we were here or who was supposed to wait on us, and kindly took care of us. I felt like the food was overpriced and the menu was kind of odd. The food was just okay. We were seated on the "enclosed for winter" patio, there were a lot of heaters for the size and it was like a sauna.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was fantastic!! A little on the pricier side, but the food was worth it. They have about 94 beer taps so that is very impressive. The music was hit or miss… more of a young pop sound sometimes I would say. We were right under the speaker so kind of loud. We were sitting on the open patio by the fireplace and that was really nice. Great ambiance. We will definitely go there again.

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  11. BarryO

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Shwarma nachos are killer as is salmon. Deep fried twinkies were also better than any Fall fair.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an amazing experience. Quick and friendly service. Amazing food and substitutions. We will definitely be back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So many unexpected pleasantries. I found this place on Facebook and the food is what caught my attention. However upon arriving there is a gas station, a beautiful market with a large variety of unique wines, speciality cheeses and meat, flowers, etc. Then upstairs is the restaurant/ bar; it was surprisingly quiet on a Saturday afternoon considering the college games were on. The food was good and fast. Over 90 taps available. There is a bowling alley there as well and we played an hour worth of games. Overall it was a great experience and fun and I will return soon.

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  14. TTTTT

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I have never given a poor rating to any place but due to the very poor service given by one waitress in particular we will not be returning. Behavior like that from an adult is unacceptable and we felt like we were inconveniencing her for an error she chose not to clarify. She also only checked on us once while the other two waitresses serving the other tables around us were pleasant and constantly checking up on their tables. Everyone else from the people who seated us to greeting us was pleasant. But this one waitress completely ruined this experience for us. She needs to change her attitude before deciding to pursue a career in the service industry as we’ve never received such poor treatment despite us being polite and patient.

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  15. Mike

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Opening the patio windows on a cool rainy Wednesday lunchtime made little sense to us. Otherwise we enjoyed the visit.

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  16. JoyceH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex’s Taproom Bistro was a surprise find that we will continue to enjoy on our date nights. The Mediterranean nachos were something completely new to us, fresh ingredients bursting with flavor! We will definitely be back for more. We enjoyed flight of mimosa’s before dinner, so beautiful in presentation and fun! The champagne berry salad with shawarma was flavorful, as were the kabobs. Staff were all pleasant and contributed in making our night out wonderful.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice outdoor seating area. Great service. The margarita flight is awesome!

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  18. DanT

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were very weak. Returned a drink because it was not what I order, but was still charge for it - not good! Fatoudsh (sp- sorry) salad was bland, need more seasoning. Chicken wings were meaty. would recommend the sauce on the side. The daily special of 4 shrimp with sauce was just so -so. Too much coating. The sauce dips were average. The atmosphere was nice outside. Unfortunately, will probably not return for the quality,, pricing and drinks. Wishing you the best.................

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  19. ReneeS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was absolutely incredible there were 5 of us and we ordered a variety of brunch items and everyone at the table was extremely happy! Service was excellent - make sure you go check out the market below - wow!!! Overall a really cool place for brunch would definitely go again!!

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  20. VitoR

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great but food was average at best. In addition, make sure you read the fine print when you make a reservation you have to call for bowling. It is not automatically included in the 1 1/2 hour timeslot they give you to rent.

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  21. SimonL

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Took my girlfriend to a gas station for dinner. Never thought I would ever say that.

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  22. yorkiemom

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was awful! Service was good. Even the drinks were not good!

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  23. Samantha

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only complaint is that the margarita flights we had no idea what flavors or what was in them and neither did the waiter. Other than that. Excellent.

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  24. Jack

    Detroit

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took the family and we loved it! Food was delicious and service was great! The Mediterranean nachos were a big hit, as were the burgers, salad and wings. Kids menu has plenty of options and the drink menu was loaded with lots of great varieties from beer to cocktails and more, great spot!

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  25. TrishH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quality of food and drinks was better than most. The menu has something for everyone, even vegetarians like us! Our server was attentive, friendly, and found out answers to our questions that she wasn’t sure of, which is appreciated. Our only complaint was we went for a Sunday dinner and the bar music was blasting music that would be better after say 8:30. We love music, but this was what we considered club music rather than upbeat dinner music since the bar area was empty and the restaurant was full of families and gatherings for dinner. We will definitely go back though - the zouk sauce is worth listening to bad music!

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  26. Coraota

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for Father’s Day brunch. Was blown away by the quality of food! My entire family cleaned all their plates. The breakfast potatoes are like crack!

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  27. JoAnnT

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Mediterranean Nachos, Fried fish, gluten free chicken tenders were all delicious

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  28. ToddS

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for dinner because of all the positive things I’ve been told from friends that have been there for brunch. Might give brunch a chance but never again for dinner.

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  29. TheresaL

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was very understaffed - the poor bartender was doing everything- Brendon (I think that was his name) was very apologetic but the poor young man was working his tail off - bartending, serving & cleaning tables. The food was good, but came out in stages. Atmosphere is really nice. But the wait was excessive. Hopefully they can hire more staff soon.

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  30. WRANGLER

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Despite reserving a table inside we were seated in the covered patio where it was quite chilly despite the overhead heating lamps due to the inability to turn off the overhead fans. Food took a long time to to get to the table. It appeared our server was responsible for around 15 tables.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Went for dinner on Mothers Day. Lots of families there and they had the nasty club music at full volume. I know it’s a bar and grill but adjust for the crowd. The kitchen was slow but our food was really good when it arrived. Need more service training-my wine glass had lipstick on it, a quick check would have avoided that. Very little interaction, no attempts to share advice on best menu items or any of that.

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  32. Mboz

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We like Alex’s. We have been several times and get Carryout often. On our most recent visit though the music was VERY loud….like club level loud. Made it difficult to talk and seemed inappropriate for a 3 pm dinner on Mothers Day.

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  33. SW23

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been to brunch 3 times at Alex's and have enjoyed each time!! The food and drinks are DELICIOUS! Can't wait to try dinner.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, service was good. Only complaint was food took a while and the dishes weren’t very warm.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent! We had a party of six for brunch on Mother’s Day could not be happier with our experience at Alex’s Taproom!!

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  36. OldBBPlayer

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The mason jar margarita special was huge, although the taco special was a bit small. Needed at least 3 or 4 for dinner. Nice seating on the porch. Waitress was very helpful an attentive.

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  37. chermetriaR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed, will come back soon, the food was really good.

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  38. jazzy

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived early on a Friday night and were able to get a booth in the bar. The weather was not good for patio but the patio looks very nice. Waitress was very attentive. The cocktails were not super and the one wine I tried was the Alex brand and did not like it at all. Dinner was good. I ordered the Fish and Chips and it was one big piece of fish in an ale batter. A bit too much batter for me but the fish itself was very good.

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  39. PatriciaH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were both wonderful. The biggest complaint was the loud music playing; with the high ceilings the acoustics aren’t good making it difficult to carry on a conversation with a table of people.

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  40. PaulM

    Detroit

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    A group of us went here to celebrate a couple of Birthdays. The table was set in a covered outdoor area with heaters that did not keep you warm. Cold and loud. The service was very slow and she spent most of her time talking at the bar. They were out of the first three beers ordered, which is not good for a tap room! We ordered nachos and bang bang shrimp, both were very good. The fish and chips were very good, the Salmon was good, and the Greek salad is served with no greens the true Middle Eastern style. We waited a very long time for the bill, again she was just talking at the bar. Then we waited while she tried to split the bill, we told her who was with who at the beginning, she made this hard on herself. I will go back for the food, but if I get the same server I will move sections.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Alex's Taproom Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 297-5520.

Alex's Taproom Bistro is rated 4.1 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alex's Taproom Bistro

4707 White Lake Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346-2554

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    White lake and Andersonville road on the top floor of Alex's Gourmet Market
  • Neighborhood
    Clarkston
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (248) 297-5520
  • Catering
    We are known for our catering. We can cater any event for you. https://alexsclarkston.com/offsite-catering-menu
  • Private party facilities
    We have a banquet hall that seats up to 150 guests. It is absolutely stunning! We provide a first class experience to all of our guests. https://alexsclarkston.com/the-banquet-at-alexs
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