Michael's Tavern & Steakhouse
4653 S. Straits Highway, Indian River, MI, 49749.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Always a pleasure to dine here. Amazing staff and food outstanding. So glad to have this fine dining experience in Indian River.
Good food good atmosphere good service
One of my go-to places. Have to recommend the cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, and mushroom apps. My fave is medium-rare salmon on top of a caesar salad.
Outstanding drinks and food was spectacular. Glad to see the wine list has improved as well. This is one of the top restaurants in northern Michigan and doesn’t disappoint. Great service as well. Happy to support them and see it busy after all these shutdowns.
Appetizers we had were the cauliflower and Brussel sprouts- both were absolutely delicious! Each of us had different meals and everyone was very pleased with their meals. I don’t think you can go wrong with any choice.
Bar staff was friendly, cheerful, and attentive. Food was prepared to perfection, as usual. Owners made themselves available for a brief conversation. NICE!
Presentation and Taste of food was superb! Walleye, Salmon and the Polenta...delicious..
Sushi night is always fun but their menu is outstanding regardless of what you decide to order. Michael is a very talented chef and we always enjoy the personalized attention
We were in Traverse City and nothing sounded good except Michael's - so I was able to make reservations online and it worked out great - sat at the bar which we prefer. Saw some friends and have a very enjoyable meal. As always Cheryl and Virginia were specular. Thank you!
Excellent meal & very comfortable to dine.
We came to try this new restaurant for my birthday. The service was exceptional, the atmosphere was beautiful, and the food was absolutely outstanding! I cannot express that enough it was the total package and one of the best experiences I have had up here in northern Michigan! If I could give this 5000 stars I would!!!
Great experience!! The cocktails were excellent, the service was great, the ambiance was wonderful and the food was top notch. So glad this place exists! Definitely would go back!!
Food was great. Service was great. Quite pricy especially considering everything is a la carte. We will be back but for special occasions only due to price.
Great food, great bar service and conversation. One of our favorites!!
Great food, service and ambiance. Would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
Must stop place in Indian River - make this a destination
Live in the area and first time visiting Michael's. Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. Service was probable the highest followed by food.
Food was amazing! Service was incredible, and we look forward to our next visit!
Wednesday sushi night! Spicy tuna was excellent! We had two different steaks at our table. Possibly the best steak around. The prices are a little stiff but the food is amazing. Our go to place for special events and showing off when company comes to town.
Great atmosphere and friendly service. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be going back.
Phenomenal food, service and ambiance.
Out of the vegetarian tagliatelle, but the chef prepared a awesome zucchini noodle dish!
The food and service was excellent. The wife and I will be back
Great food, service exceptional... Always feel welcome by owner and staff. They are doing a great job given current Covid restrictions... Feel very safe! Wish them nothing but the best (we are and will continue to be regulars!)!
Excellent steak! Juicy and flavorful. Cooked to perfection.
Michael’s is a real hidden gem of the north. From the moment we walked in to the moment we rolled out the door, our experience was superb. Only thing I was missing was a broader selection of old world red wines, but that’s a personal quirk - the wine list was otherwise spectacular. I would recommend Michael’s to anyone looking for a top-notch dining experience in Northern MI.
Dining at Michael’s never disappoints. So lucky to have a restaurant of this caliber in our town. ❤️
Celebrated Valentine's Day at Michael's with friends. The special course choices were varied and thoughtful. We all enjoyed the presentation and the food. Diane is a very good server.
Simply outstanding food and service... All four courses of our meal was fantastic and paired with a wonderful bottle of red wine.
We did the Valentine's 120$ 4 course meal for two. The portions were very scant. My shrimp cocktail consisted of two shrimp. Husband's crab cake was the size of a silver dollar. Salad, excellent, Lobster bisque excellent. My salmon was advertised with candied sweet potato julienne strips. They were the size of embroidery thread and maybe 5 on the plate. BUT the salmon was the best I have ever tasted. Husbands steak was fantastic but lobster had a bitter aftertaste, not sure why. Portions were small. I expected to take home extras as we are both light eaters but there were none. We were seated in a high traffic area next to the kitchen doors and in the pathway between the. bar and dining room. I would not locate a table in that spot but perhaps with COVID they have had to make unusual seating paths. Our server was just awesome and the bus staff was quick to remove used dishes. Water and drinks were attended to promptly. It was loud as we were next to the kitchen and a large group of 6 was seated directly behind us. But, overall, it was a pleasant enough evening and we would def go back. But will not do a preplanned menu again. Will stick with a custom order. We appreciate that this has been a horrible year and thank the staff and owners of Michaels for hanging in there!!!!
Excellent menu, food and service. Highly recommend.
Steak was prepared spot on.
Wait staff did an excellent job with social distance seating and were very attentive.
We had a wonderful dining experience with friends, and our server Kristen was fabulous! Highly recommend!
Great food, very friendly service.
Food was very good. We loved the Brussels sprouts. Keep in mind that wine pours are a bit on the light side so you might want to consider a bottle. We had a great table in the corner in the tavern area. We don’t eat out a lot but will go there again.
We enjoyed our dinner at Michael's, celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary. The food was perfectly prepared and professionally served by Emma. We love dining here, it makes a night out very special.
My husband and I have eaten at Michael’s a number of times since it opened. Our waitress this time was Diane. She was great. Previous waitresses were great. Food has always been outstanding. They let us enjoy relaxing before ordering.
The food and service lead to an enjoyable evening !!! Yum
Everything was excellent!!! You are our favorite restaurant!!!
Michael's Tavern & Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 238-2137.
Michael's Tavern & Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.