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Amazing Burger - Torch Lake Cafe, Central Lake, MI

Torch Lake Cafe

4.2
4.2
76 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Torch Lake Cafe currently offers seating on a first come first serve basis.

Torch Lake Cafe is a delicious whole hearty, family friendly restaurant. In the Winter Season we have amazing nightly specials and live music Wednesday-Saturday Evening. Featuring Leanna Collins, Ivan Greilich, Lee Malone, Mother Brothers, Jon Archambault, Joe Willson, True Falsetto, and every third Sunday of the month we feature a Jazz Band from 2-5.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (231) 599-1111
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Scott Steger
  • Catering
    We’re honored to be a part of your celebrations. Our catering and events team will curate a menu especially for your occasion, from small, intimate occasions to large weddings, cocktail parties and corporate events. We’ll work closely with you to design the right food and service options, from passed hors d’oeuvres and small plates to buffets and seated occasions. We are proud to work with premiere local event venues to bring the Torch Lake Cafe experience to you.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re enjoying our indoor and outdoor event spaces and private rooms, or we’re bringing our fresh, local flavor to you, our seasoned and professional event team will help you define every aspect of your occasion. Select from our private event room for up to 50-75 guests, our indoor and outdoor space is spacious and vibrant and we would love to accommodate you. If you are planning an intimate wedding or a large celebration, we’ll bring your vision to life in our warm and inviting restaurant. Your guests will feel welcome and at home in our casually elegant atmosphere, inspired by the beautiful natural landscape of Torch Lake. Our skilled, in-house team will help tailor every detail of your ceremony and reception in our indoor and outdoor event spaces, or cater our market-fresh menu at your desired reception location.
  • Neighborhood
    Charlevoix
  • Cross street
    M88
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

76 Reviews
  1. barbarar

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They weren’t open!! Gave me a reservation when they were closed!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Food was superb and service to match large group on the porch and everyone absolutely loved it!

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  3. RonS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a great experience. Dasa our server was excellent and the rest of the staff was also great. Food was scrumptious.

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  4. JamesW

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Got there at 6:50 for a 7:00 reservation for our anniversary, as noted on our open table reservation. Ordered drinks and food by 7:00. No bread or crackers on the table. After about 10 minutes our waiter came back to tell me they were sold out of my order. I reviewed the menu again, and when I made my choice they were once again sold out! Sold out of 2 of maybe 8 entrees at 7 pm. Picked my third choice. Now, we waited until about 7:50 before our food arrived, and when it came it was barely warm. We told the waiter at this point we were too hungry to send it back. To his credit when he brought the bill he told us he had mentioned it to his manager and they did adjust our bill. No mention of our anniversary by anyone. Too bad, the menu looked good but slow, cold food, poor service and sold out of 2 entrees at 7 pm means we probably won’t go back.

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  5. PaulD

    Phoenix

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice selection of food and apps...Wine list is surprisingly drinkable.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Requested a table outside. Showed up prior to our reservation. Hostess told us It would be a wait still. We reserved an outdoor table and i wrote It was my moms 60th birthday dinner. Hostess checked back and told us it would be 10 more mins 20 min later she goes to seat us INSIDE. We mentioned we reserved outside and she said “oh i know, it’s too hot outside so we’re going to seat you inside now” which we did NOT want. It was much hotter inside than outside. (Was 72 out and multiple ppl were sitting outside when we got there) Food was excellent but we were all put off right away to her knowing the entire time we requested outside and speaking to us multiple times and not telling us until she’s already on her way to the table inside that she is completely not fulfilling our reservation request. No one ever mentioned my mother’s birthdays and hostess was completely rude to be honest so why did we bother making the reservation for outdoors and the special occasion when she clearly doesn’t care. I’ve worked as a server and hostess for years and this hostess was one of the rudest I’ve encountered. Food was excellent and our server was great. However, hostesses are first face anyone sees when entering hour establishment and we almost left after we were seated because of how she handled this. Don’t allow people to make reservations and Special requests when you’re hostess can’t pass that info on or even apologize for not being able to even fulfill ur reservation request. If she would have told us right away we’d be unable to sit outside instead of waiting 20 min past our reservation to tell us this entire thing could have been avoided.

    2 people found this helpful

  7. Shannon

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not have asked for a better night! Excellent food and service -and live music was perfect!

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  8. Chillaxing

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So happy to sit down at a restaurant again. They did a nice job preserving safety, wait staff all masked and tables removed to space patrons out further. Both indoor and outdoor seating were available. Food was delicious! Missed the live music and dancing which are typically part of the fun at TLC, but grateful that they re-opened.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Memorial Day

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  10. EricB

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value for food and drinks were great. My wife and I were there for Anniversary and had great experience. The Live music made our night!

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FAQs

Torch Lake Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 599-1111.

Torch Lake Cafe is rated 4.2 stars by 76 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


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Torch Lake Cafe

4990 US Highway 31, Central Lake, MI 49622

Additional information

  • Cross street
    M88
  • Neighborhood
    Charlevoix
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Scott Steger
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (231) 599-1111
  • Catering
    We’re honored to be a part of your celebrations. Our catering and events team will curate a menu especially for your occasion, from small, intimate occasions to large weddings, cocktail parties and corporate events. We’ll work closely with you to design the right food and service options, from passed hors d’oeuvres and small plates to buffets and seated occasions. We are proud to work with premiere local event venues to bring the Torch Lake Cafe experience to you.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re enjoying our indoor and outdoor event spaces and private rooms, or we’re bringing our fresh, local flavor to you, our seasoned and professional event team will help you define every aspect of your occasion. Select from our private event room for up to 50-75 guests, our indoor and outdoor space is spacious and vibrant and we would love to accommodate you. If you are planning an intimate wedding or a large celebration, we’ll bring your vision to life in our warm and inviting restaurant. Your guests will feel welcome and at home in our casually elegant atmosphere, inspired by the beautiful natural landscape of Torch Lake. Our skilled, in-house team will help tailor every detail of your ceremony and reception in our indoor and outdoor event spaces, or cater our market-fresh menu at your desired reception location.
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