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Michael's Tavern & Steakhouse, Indian River, MI

Michael's Tavern & Steakhouse

4.9
4.9
560 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
We have thoughtfully renovated a historic 1938 log building to a beautiful rustic chic atmosphere. Executive Chef Michael will take great care to provide our Guests a dining experience like no other. Our menu will offer a selection of ala cart steaks, seafood, salads, and shareables. We also offer an array of craft cocktails, beer, and an extensive wine selection. Michael and Maggie Wilp share a passion for quality food and service, careful attention to details, and are determined to treat every person that walks through the door as a welcome Guest.
4653 S. Straits Highway, Indian River, MI, 49749.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 238-2137

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Wilp

  • Neighborhood

    Petoskey

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 560 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Innovative

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for groups

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan

    Innovative

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for groups

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. CC

    CurtC

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here often, the tavern menu keeps it affordable for more visits in between splurges with the same awesome service and ambiance.
  2. GA

    GingerA

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael's never disappoints! The short rib was fantastic as was the filet. Highly recommend!
  3. KO

    KellyannO

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always our experience at Michael’s was outstanding. The food was fabulous, our service was top notch! You never disappoint! 😊
  4. L

    Lori

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful environment. staff is incredible and happy, and the food is fresh, creatuve, and high quality. We love it!
  5. U

    Upnorth

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best from Maggie and Michael with a tremendous staff too!!!! Bob M
  6. KF

    KarlaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Wonderful dining experience. Great food and great service.
  7. RT

    RobertT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very attentive and kind. We were celebrating both my birthday, and my wife’s, as they are only 4 days apart. Michael’s gave us BOTH free desserts, which was greatly appreciated. This is a great place for a date night, and the atmosphere is equally conducive for jeans and a cap as it is for business dress. Would highly recommend.
  8. LJ

    LynelleJ

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great diner!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish the food and service was top notch. One of the most flavorful tenderloins I have ever had. 72 hours short ribs. Seriously how is that done? But killer. Had no room for the donuts but had to find a way and great finish.
  10. CB

    CBauer

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best wings around!
  11. R

    Rosemarie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great addition to the Indian River dining scene!
  12. DJ

    DeniseJ

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All 3 of us were very happy with our dinners. Drinks could be a little stronger.
  13. DR

    DianeR

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service, the owners and staff are always outstanding. Noise level was moderate only because we sat in the bar section and there was an entertainer (he was good), but a bit loud in the area.
  14. KM

    KMSGrandRapids

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, my steak was perfect and my wife had the scallops and she loved them!
  15. p

    pooljewel

    Tulsa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eric did a great job. And, Virginia and miles were so sweet to come say hi!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing menu with a great atmosphere that sets them apart from any other northern Michigan steakhouse.
  18. LA

    LindaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food exceptional! The service was great! We really enjoyed the whole experience!
  19. PT

    PamT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and it’s now a favorite. Amazing food, super friendly staff without being intrusive and great environment meaning spaced out tables so you aren’t sitting right on top of other diners.
  20. KO

    KellyannO

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food & service was nothing short of amazing. We sat at the bar and enjoyed celebrating our 1st anniversary at Michael’s.. we have never been disappointed.
  21. TZ

    TaylorZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing steak, sides and service. Highly recommend.
  22. AM

    AndyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening. Probably the best dinner I have had all summer up North. Filet was cooked perfectly and the ribs were off the chart. It was also impressive to see the donations the team is making to two families having financial difficulties. Not too often do you see businesses take care of their own employees. Bravo
  23. CS

    ColinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner at Michael’s! We had the summer rolls, scallops, filet and mashed potatoes. Everything was perfect.
  24. RS

    RandyS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff/bartenders were very knowledgeable about menu and preparation of food. All staff very friendly. Great food and service. Highly recommend.
  25. BA

    BobA

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and cuisine….this is an outstanding restaurant!
  26. SL

    ShelbyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being locals to Petoskey/Harbor Springs, my friends and I always find ourselves struggling to choose a restaurant every time we go out. There just isn't anything that great in our area and it's become a bit of bummer. We decided to try Michael's for my colleague's birthday dinner and it was amazing. I ordered the 6oz filet with only their house made seasoning (you can choose different add ons) and it was amazing. Well seasoned and perfectly cooked. I also ordered the truffle fries which I could live off of and I like to think of myself as a little bit of a truffle fry connoisseur. I used to eat them every day.. and I just might start that up again. Both my friends ordered the whitefish which they said was delicious (I plan to try that next time). We ended with dessert, the creme brulee had a lovely smokey flavor that reminded me of Northern Michigan and the tiramisu cheesecake was so light and amazing. Everything was just so delicious and presented beautifully. And the staff was so friendly and attentive. Michael's is now the go-to spot for my friends and me.
  27. JM

    JohnM

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful venue, excellent service & great food. Back again soon!!
  28. DD

    DanaD

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is amazing, so friendly and helpful! Atmosphere is perfect! The food is exceptional!
  29. NN

    NaNaJan

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 couples traveling from Florida, Kentucky and Indiana. We chose this restaurant due to its close proximity to Cross in the Woods. Our waitress was great. The guys in our group love to joke w people and she was able to keep up w them. A real plus in our books when a server has a great personality. We had quite a few questions about options and she was able to answer all of them despite being a new employee. The food was great although it was a little bit higher in price than we thought it deserved. We ate inside and we were impressed w the cleanliness of the restaurant and the restrooms. If back in the area we would dine at Michael’s again.
  30. JL

    JimL

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, great food and atmosphere. It is our go to place
  31. DE

    DeborahE

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday, food was excellent
  32. DL

    DawnL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations books days before, we arrived on time and ordered our food that came over a hour later. The waitress said sorry for the delay they have a large party and that's why our food took so long. Manager also came over to apologize about the delay. I told her if this was the kind of service it was gonna be they should of never took our reservation and when they called to confirm again my reservation they should of told me about a larger party and I could of decided if I was fine with or I would just reschedule my dinner for another day. The food was definitely not worth the wait
  33. MP

    MarkP

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is outstanding. Best Steakhouse in Northern Michigan.
  34. MH

    MikeH

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Michael’s has only gotten better over the years. A great chef with some incredible ideas regarding food and presentation. The staff is exceptional. They love what they do and it shows. The log cabin building is warm and inviting. The environment is clean and tidy. Looking forward to my next visit.
  35. c

    cassiec

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely experience and our steaks were perfect.
  36. MD

    MichiganDiner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Once again, outstanding! We were dreaming about the Brussels Sprouts as an appetizer and it did not disappoint. Our guest with us commented on both Brendan, our server and the lasting deliciousness of the meal. Thanks for keeping quality and cost in check. What a fantastic evening. Next time, the patio!
  37. PG

    PattiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service! Virginia is the best.
  38. JL

    JimL

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Will become regular guests.
  39. DK

    DrKix

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great.
  40. JM

    JohnM

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Michael's to celebrate my brother's birthday. On arrival, had our table waiting for us. We had very prompt and excellent service throughout our visit. The food - baby back ribs, walleye & under the pines chicken were excellent. The house cabernet sauvignon was delightful and the table was treated to a complimentary desert in celebration of the "birthday boy". We had a most pleasant evening and are looking forward to our next visit before the summer ends.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Michael's Tavern & Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 238-2137.

Michael's Tavern & Steakhouse is rated 4.9 stars by 560 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


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Michael's Tavern & Steakhouse

4653 S Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9301

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Petoskey

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Wilp

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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