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Michael's Tavern & Steakhouse, Indian River, MI

Michael's Tavern & Steakhouse

4.8
4.8
772 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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 772 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 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

    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

    Good for groups

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

772 Reviews
  1. Thedude

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. Best steak I have had in a long time.

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  2. AileenC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael's never disappoints. The food and service are second to none. Our waiter, Miles, was friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter was unbelievable. In a very bad way. I like everyone, but this guy was rude and demeaning. For example he said the broccoli was awesome but we didn’t see it on the menu. He said not to be “something “ but turn it over. I said that is the tavern side and then I got a look. I asked which of the steak sauces were mostly butter and if the blue cheese crust was any good. He said you like blue cheese? i ordered and hated it. He also said when I asked if there was one mostly butter and he said “butter” like duh! He recommended mash potatoes when i said i was thinking of loaded potato. Went with his advice and they were terrible. I told him just take them back instead of immediately asking of he could get me something else he looked at me for a minute first. I have NEVER had this type of service at an Open Table restaurant.

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  4. Theatergoer

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    friendly staff Mandy was great Bread, broccoli, whitefish, all outstanding Highly recommend

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  5. GretchenP

    Northern MI

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dining experience- food, service and setting. Special celebration for husband’s birthday. Michael’s took great care of us.

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  6. MichaelJ

    Northern MI

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service as well as each course from great steak, sides and desert. Drink and wine menu will cover everybodies pallet!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and attention received were exactly as expected- perfect as always

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  8. JasonK

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael’s is a new found treasure for us! Love it!

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  9. Schbob

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Virginia our server was outstanding as was our food. I had the tavern burger and my husband had the b-b-q ribs which were delicious. A nice dining experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Great service and very friendly. Food was fantastic.

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  11. JeannetteR

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent steaks! Can't wait to come back for the Ribeye! Well worth the drive from Goodhart!

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  12. Schbob

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Value for the money was just OK.

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  13. KarynnA

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was really soft spoken Dining room was really loud Bread was a little to crisp

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  14. JeffC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Been to Michael’s several times for dinner meetings and family dinners over the years. List visit, food was just average but the service was not up to the standards that you would expect from a dining establishment like Michael’s. Not worth the money spent.

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  15. MikeA

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a comfortable up-north atmosphere. Outstanding service.

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  16. DonG

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment, delicious food, and decent service. We always enjoy dining at Michael’s.

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  17. KateG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We are lucky to have this restaurant in Indian River. Michael's delivers a great experience every time.

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  18. AJRWAS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice rustic feel topped off with some of the best food you can ask for

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  19. JimL

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, as usual. We love it. We’ll be back

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  20. JenniferM

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been there twice and ordered a filet. Both times I have ordered it medium. It came out raw and I mean raw in the center. The first time I sent it back it came back decent. The next visit on valentines day it happened again. I sent it back and they . Brought it back out totally dried out on outside and still raw inside. It was so bad the blood came thru on the blue cheese topping. I was completely disgusted. This really saddens me. I drove 5 hours to have a special valentines date with my husband and that’s the dinner we ended up having. Please let the cook know that maybe butterflying it should be how it’s cooked. We waited a lot of money on that meal.

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  21. AmiN

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! The crème brûlée was perfect! Our server was attentive and took great care of us.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 in all categories! Northern Michigan needs more great spots like Michael’s!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal and our server Susie was marvelous. Pork chop was wonderful. Half salad options are a smart dining attraction. Eileen, a most welcoming hostess, is part of an exceptional staff. Our second time here and now our local favorite.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is awesome… a bit pricy but a great night out for dinner… great wait staff ( our last server was Virginia)

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  25. MarkE

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, food and service was fantastic! Our server, Mandy was the best!

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  26. JoanneK

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Randy is always terrific and the meal was great too. Thank you

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  27. LynC

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michaels has yummy food and a warm up-north cabin-y feel but with a more modern vibe. Kudos for a diverse menu, with several price points and drink menu with a twist (Try the Limoncello Lemon Drop.) The value stars took a hit bc adding a protein to your salad or pasta can be double the price, but that’s not really a complaint, just an observation. Will be back soon!

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  28. laxman

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food every time. Sat at the Bar this time, Mark the bartender was fantastic, great friendly service. Love this place!

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  29. fflyer

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Virginia was fantastic and meal and wine were memorable. Thank you.

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  30. GloryaJ

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Virg was our server - she’s always pleasant and efficient. Great food and atmosphere.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing went for my parents 53 rd anniversary dinner and loved it such good food. Love this place.

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  32. KateF

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love this place so much. Just being an extra sweater if you’re not seated in the fireplace room.

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  33. JBH7

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for my wife's birthday. The service was excellent (thanx, Virginia!). The steaks were expertly prepared, properly cooked, tender and tasty. Prices were reasonable for this quality of food. The desserts were OK, but not great in flavor. The ambiance of Michael's is classic northern Michigan, warm and very comfortable. Parking was easy. Every staffer we interacted with was polite and friendly. This is definitely on our "repeat" list!

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  34. MJC23

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service! There isn't a bad seat in the house.

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  35. marthae

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual! One of our favorite places to go for a steak dinner, well actually Michael's is the only place to go for great steak dinner ☺️ Nice job Michael, Maggie and all of their fantastic staff..

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  36. MichaelP

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we're in Northern MI, we happily make the drive to Michael's to have their NY Strip. It is by far one of the best we've had anywhere! It's a terrific restaurant, managed well, with excellent servers.

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  37. jilln

    Phoenix

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated the eve of New Years Eve! Fantastic!! Service wonderful !! Thank you!!

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  38. DeniseW

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good choice! Food and service were great.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing restaurant! such good food and worth every penny. i would highly recommend this restaurant!

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  40. JillA

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food selection, service and atmosphere!

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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 4.8 stars by 772 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


Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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