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Luxury Dining
On The Lake

By Allison Jacobs
Photography by Jerry Zolynsky

After being cooped up inside all winter, it is a wonderful feeling to finally enjoy the little things - walking outside sans coat, heading downtown for a Tigers game and not to mention, fine dining with a dockside view.

While northern Michigan is a mecca for lakeside eateries, Michiganders don't necessarily have to travel a great distance.  Lake St. Clair is just a quick drive away, and small-scale beauties
 
such as Union Lake are closer than you think.  These three-winning restaurant options offer that vacation feel with out the hassle of packing your bags pouring sand out of your shoes.

An old bathhouse sounds like an odd place for a restaurant, but St. Clair Shores native Mike LeFevre was determined to transform this unlikely spot into a restaurant back in 2011.

"I saw the building and I thought. I'm going to make this an East Coast Key West burger bar"

Soon after Mike's On The Water opened, locals started flocking in not just for the casual atmosphere and family-friendly eats, but also for a taste of their irresistible seafood.  Mike's has earned a well-deserved reputation for its lobster rolls-they've sold a jaw-dropping 13,000 over the past three years.

Maurice Webb is an experienced executive chef and the fact Behind These fabulous lobster rolls. He also is known for his succulent BBQ ribs, fresh Lake Perch and a stuffed burger that comes using with American or blue cheese. In addition to dishing out delicious eats, Mike's offers easy access for boats and a stunning view of Lake Sinclair. It is no surprise that the Macomb Daily recently voted the restaurant number one outside deck in Macomb County.

Mike stays open from the spring until mid-November during the summer Kama you will find guests waiting in line to snag a spot on the deck. Although Mike's already has a huge flowing, LeFevre aim is to make his year every better than the last. With a newly expanded kitchen who knows how many lobster rolls he will sell this season.
 
 
 
 

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