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4th Tavern Lake House, Waterford Township, MI

4th Tavern Lake House

4.4
4.4
63 Reviews
$30 and under
American
4th Tavern Lake House offers American fare in Waterford Township, Michigan.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 622-4210

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Call for details

  • Private party facilities

    Call for details

  • Neighborhood

    Keego Harbor

  • Cross street

    Cooley Lk Rd & Elizabeth Lk Rd

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Outdoor Dining

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Detroit

    Outdoor Dining

  • Detroit

    Scenic View

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  1. LJ

    LynetteJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always good, consistent food. The staff is friendly and accommodating. It does sometimes get very loud. The bar area could use some atmosphere, maybe some pendant lighting and TV's in the middle.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful outdoor seating. Great food
  3. KA

    KarenA

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Unfortunately my dinner arrived 15-20 minutes after my table mates and was just warm
  4. C

    Chriss

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great ambience albeit noisy. The menu and choices were exceptional. Will go back!
  5. s

    sherryg

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the open patio on the lake. Perfect for a nice summer day. Great $4.50 margarita for Tuesday Happy hour. Overall the food was good with good value for the price. One caution, the quinoa kale salad was awful and tasted like the kale had been washed in fishy water or something. Will not try that again though it has been good at the sister restaurant , 5th Tavern.
  6. AF

    AF123

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ate outside, felt very comfortable. Server was very attentive. Dinner was great, for adults, teens and young kids. Lots of options. They were flexible with dietary changes. I felt the restaurant was clean. Kids enjoyed playing on the lawn out back- kept them entertained while waiting for food. Overall, great value, and experience!!
  7. HF

    HazelF

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    All table seat positions outside do not face the water so a bit of a bummer. Food service good but hard to track down a wait staff person. Such a big place they do not come around enough to see if you need anything. They seemed short handed as all restaurants these days.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Very nice outdoor seating. Good service. Ordered the Lake Superior Whitefish Blackened. This is first time I received a “blackened” order that was just sauteed. The fish was brown, mushy and no crust on the outside. I asked the server if this was right and she said yes. Will not order again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Big improvement over previous venue “Village Place”. Fresh food choices. More fish options. Great French Onion soup. Menu needs some better verbiage on what sides come with each entree. Good value. Nice ambiance.
  11. JD

    JoeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only complaint I have, and it might sound weird, the service was to quick. We ordered dinner which included a bread basket and salads. We were brought out the salads and bread. Before I could stick a fork into it our salads our dinners came. There was barely enough space on the table for everything. We ordered at 7:35 and was finished by 8:08. The waiter who I thought was great needed to control the service. Other than that it was great. My wife and I will be going back.
  12. L

    Livey

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4th Tavern is a great place. The outside covered seating was very nice with a view of the lake. The food was excellent and the menu had a good variety. Drinks were also great. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service. Sat outside on the covered patio, just beautiful!! Food was excellent, with large portions.
  14. M

    Maillady

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s been a great place to meet friends and the food is very delicious! The service is good when I have been many times, our waiter this time Tommy was good but not very personable! Never smiled, maybe just having a bad day. The parking lot is very congested but we survived. Overall it was a great experience and definitely be back!
  15. SG

    SueG

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Four of us dining with different tastes and there was something for everyone! And everything tasted good! My only question is whether or not they offer desserts as I don't recall seeing them on the menu, and our server never asked or offered before bringing us our check. We were celebrating a birthday, which had been noted on our reservation, and that was never acknowledged . . .
  16. CF

    CathyF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We came at 2:30 and it was perfect for us. We kept our table for over 2 hours for conversation and no one rushed us out. The food and service were great, and we'll be back!
  17. DJ

    DanaJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, this place was on point. Everyone enjoyed their dinners, drinks were substantial, and the waitress was excellent.
  18. h

    harrietts

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall, we had a good dining experience. We sat on the deck closest to the railing. The sun was coming in really strong. My suggestion would be to get an awning since everyone that faced the lake had to wear sunglasses the entire time.
  19. RB

    RalphB

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting out on the patio on a beautiful summer day was great. The service was good and the food well prepared. Nice view of the small lake at the property’s edge.
  20. d

    daver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Food is good but it is not fine dining. Chicken Satay appetizer was tough. Tenderloin salad was cold, not warm. Salt is regular salt and not sea salt. The restaurant is far too noisy, both inside and on the patio under the canopy. Cannot have a good conversation in either place. Also, loud music on the patio is not relaxing.
  21. EJ

    EllenJ

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The venu and menu are awsome. The service friendly and doing their best. The food presentation was very good but the food not as awsome.
  22. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience overall! Only complaint: the reservation stipulated a BUSINESS CASUAL dress code. I complied, but no one else was following it. I felt over-dressed and uncomfortable because of the outdoor temperature. Otherwise, a wonderful experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I made a reservation for indoor seating 2 weeks in advance. When we arrived 5 minutes prior to our reservation time, one hostess was in the phone with door dash (she never even looked up) and the other was MIA. We waited until the other hostess walked back over. She and the other hostess spent about 5 minutes conversing about door dash while people waited to be greeted. I gave her my name, and she started walking us toward the dining room. She headed to the patio door. I stopped her and told her that we reserved indoor seating. She turned and looked at the dining room and said that it would probably be a 30-40 minute wait because she just sat a number of walk-in groups. I thought the point of Open Table was to reserve seating. We ended up taking the table on the patio because it was covered. It was so hot and so loud. My husband and I were with our 80 year old parents, so this was not ideal. The saving grace was our server John, who was amazing. He got our food out very quickly and was very nice. He could tell our senior citizen parents were uncomfortable. The food was good, but we probably won’t be back due to the reservation mess-up. When I reserve a table 2 weeks in advance with my senior citizen parents in mind, that arrangement should be available. I don’t mind waiting 15-20 min, but being told that we would have to wait over 30 minutes due to walk-ins being sat before us was disappointing.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had a reservation so we were seated right away. Order was placed fairly quickly. One of my guests order was wrong when they brought the meals. They corrected it, and the meals were enjoyable. It took them a long time to get us silverware. We already had our food, but had to wait almost 10 min for utensils to eat it with. I had to go ask another wait staff to help me get some.
  25. MG

    MarciaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to the 4th Tavern, and it is becoming one of our top favorite restaurants! The food was fabulous! My husband's ribeye was cooked to perfection and so tender. I had the 4th Tavern chopped salad with chicken, and it was enough for dinner yesterday and I split the leftovers with my hubby tonight. We were seated out on the patio near the water with a very nice breeze. We highly recommend this place.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Just a bit loud. But a great happy hour!!!
  27. AM

    AmyM

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great family get together on the patio.
  28. DH

    DaveH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised by just how nice the covered canopy is and how close the lake is to the patio area. Nachos are humongous-we split between the 4 of us and had to rethink if we had enough room for a dinner also. Try for yourself. Only tell people you like about 4 Tavern Lakehouse!
  29. KC

    KathyC

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice dinner, parking was problematic.
  30. Y

    Yooper

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service . Quite loud outside on the patio .
  31. S

    Suzie

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice spot. Salads were fine. Service was good. We would go back again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Did get a table outside as per reservation request.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was great. We were there for a Birthday, food was not as good as 5th Tavern so maybe they need to send the cooks over to train them better! A good suggestion.. We love the location and will try it again because of that, but if the food doesn’t improve it’s too expensive for the area. Please step up your game!!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There were 6 of us girlfriends at our monthly luncheon. Each of us had a different salad and each of us loved our meal. The presentations were appealing and the chicken in the Thai salad was outstanding. We will go there again. Soon I hope.
  35. KK

    KristinaK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely setting on the water and the food and service were great!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Nice to sit outside and look at the lake.
  37. KB

    KathyB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    This restaurant was listed on Open Table as one of the best outside eating experiences. Made a reservation but still waited about a half hour to be seated. Food was horrible. I ordered the Lobster Grilled cheese. Cheese no even melted and nothing that looked like lobster on it. Husband ordered perch. Batter falling off only thing I liked were the fries. Service ok We did not fault our waitress for the food.
  38. OS

    Open4Sue

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We wanted to eat outside and this place is perfect, right on the lake. It was Memorial Day weekend and very crowded, and they were short staffed, but the manager was so sweet, helped out with everything, got us our drinks and apologized for the wait. We didn’t mind, we had really good calamari and wedge salads and just enjoyed the lively atmosphere and the beautiful view. We will be back to try Sunday brunch. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
  39. PK

    PaulK

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This was the second time we were hoping to have the whitefish and they were out. Hope they arrange to have more supply.
  40. H

    Hairball

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved being able to view the lake and service and food was excellent

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

4th Tavern Lake House is rated 4.4 stars by 63 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 12 times today
Google Map for 4th Tavern Lake House

4710 Cooley Lake Rd, Waterford Township, MI 48327-2809

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cooley Lk Rd & Elizabeth Lk Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Keego Harbor

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 622-4210

  • Catering

    Call for details

  • Private party facilities

    Call for details

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