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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
A very comfortable, friendly dinning establishment where the food and staff are wonderful.
Excellent everything!! Highly recommend a visit.
Excellent food & service
My husband thought it was the best steak he has had in a very long time!
Bravo Michael’s! As promised, it’s farm-to-table, and what a great establishment! The entire experience was memorable. From the cozy ambiance to the mulled wine poached pear, excellent wine and cocktail choices, and satisfying entrees, we left comfortably full and very happy.
We shared the Wagyu Ribeye and it was the best steak I’ve ever eaten. Perfectly charred and seasoned on the outside and tender on the inside. The log cabin decor fits the area perfectly. Highly recommend!
Good food and very attentive service. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we wanted something a bit up scale and our dinner did not disappoint us. We liked the atmosphere of the restaurant, which was a nice warm up north feel. We’ll be back next time we’re in the area.
Best steak I've ever had! I would highly recommend this place for all steak lovers!
It was wonderful. We were socially distanced from other diners. The service was wonderful. The food was even better. We really enjoyed our night out
Always delicious food and great service. Highly recommend and fits in perfectly with Northern Michigan!
My wife and I were very pleased with our dinner and service. We will be back again.
Outstanding. Equal to name brand steakhouses like Morton’s and Capital Grille.
this is our second time eating here. we live locally. food was very good, however at 7:15 they had already run out of their nightly special and three other items on the menu were not available. to begin with, the menu was small. service was only passable but in fairness to the server, she never stopped moving. they did not have enough staff to cover the floor.
We love Michael's - every thing from the the staff, food, drinks atmosphere were phenomenal!!! Virginia and Sheryl were awesome as usual. And it is always great to see Michael, Maggie, Greg and Tina. Thank you for everything that you do.. :)
Always a great experience with delicious food!
We sat on the patio which was fantastic on a warm evening. From our greeting, to the dinner specials and right through to our final "good night & thank you" ..... everything and everyone was absolutely wonderful! We will HIGHLY recommend Michael's to our friends and family. A "gem" in Indian River.
Outstanding STEAK alert! Had the $98 28 oz Wagyu steak (medium rare) and split with my wife. Wife is not a steak eater and usually only gets any red meat at Michael's. It was fantastic. The wedge salad, sweet potato and wild mushrooms were the balance of the meal. All were great. We ate outside and it was first night they used the new outdoor heaters. Great space for dining 3 seasons. Drinks are stiff. This is a hidden gem and would be a competitive restaurant in any big metro market.
Michael's is a must try designation if you're in the Burt Lake/Mullet Lake/Petosky/Harbor Springs areas. WORTH A DRIVE.
Fantastic dinner! We were very pleased with everything!
Michael’s is a great place that truly never misses the mark. Everything from their burger to the most expensive steak is amazing. I have to come every time I am in Indian River.
All good, seafood specials always remarkable
We had friends visiting and everyone loved their meals. Rave reviews from one who had the fillet with blue cheese and said it was one of the best steaks he ever had! Michaels never disappoints. They are dedicated to excellent service,food and beverages. Highly recommend.
Michael’s is the best thing to happen to Indian River. Everything about this place is beyond great, from the GREAT food, SUPER Staff, FANTASTIC owners and a BEAUTIFUL atmosphere. I give Michael’s me very HIGEST rating !!
Great food and ambiance. It’s a must for steak and seafood lovers
We had yet another excellent dinner! We waited a few extra days so we could celebrate our Anniversary at your restaurant! We have never been disappointed in the many times we have eaten there!!!
Great meal and exceptional service. Outstanding experience!
The owner was so friendly… Very good up north feel with amazing food!
Outstanding as always! Finally got to take my mom & she said it was the best ribeye EVER!
Michael’s never disappoints! The food is always fantastic and the service is great. We’ve eaten here many times and all our meals have been amazing!
Had ribs and salmon for entrees. Ribs good salmon a bit overcooked for the price. Should probably stick to their specialty....steaks. Service was excellent although had trouble with reservation confirmation.
We ate outside and with the live music and being two tables away it was very loud. Being back further would have been better or they volume needed to be turned down. The server we had was friendly and attentive. Did a great job. We had the crab cakes, Brussel sprout special and the Caprese salad. All were very good. Mixed drinks were tasty. For dinners we have the filet, scallops special and the 1/2 rack of ribs. Steak was excellent and priced at a fair value. The rib flavor was good but a little on the dry side. Could have been more moist. The scallop special with the cauliflower risotto had great flavor. Scallops could have been bigger. For 3 sea scallops there were on the small side and for that I would say a little pricey.
In the end it was a nice dinner out and dinning experience. We will definitely go back. Glad to see that the place was busy.
Steaks are excellent and the shareable sides are a great idea. The outside patio is fun but often sold out, request ahead. The wine selection is really good, nice mix of choices and prices and the craft cocktails aregreat. The locally made dark Chocolate bourbon ice cream is so delicious! Our third visit and we will be back again
The food was delicious and brought to the table hot and fresh. Our waitress was obviously experienced and had good suggestions.
Loved everything about this place. Food was excellent, staff friendly and good at what they do, atmosphere perfect for an upscale steakhouse.
The food was amazing!! Rarely do I get a steak brought to the table that’s too hot to eat. Service was perfect and I love the interior. Elegant cabin feel!!!
We are pleased to know that the Indian River/Mullett Lake area has a restaurant with a creative but limited menu. We recall pleasant times when it was River Rock and Brown Trout before that. Michael's takes it to a new level. We will be coming back often (if we can get a table.)
There were 6 of us & we all enjoyed our different entrees! The only small issue is that the peaches underneath the sea bass were cold & made fish cold. Would of been nice to have them at room temperature. Everything else with this entree was excellent.
Michael's is our favorite place for a high quality meal and top quality service. They have a great menu with broad choices to satisfy our extended family's different preferences.
First time experiencing Michael’s and we had a fabulous time! We sat at the bar (next time we may try to snag an outdoor table) and the food, service, wine were great. Looking forward to visiting again!
The best food within 50 miles. This outdoes any dining establishment in Harbor Springs and Petoskey. Our service (Eric) was impeccable. My third visit and it keeps getting better.
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 217 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.