Mike LeFevre Returns
to the Nautical Mile
Mike LeFevre's newest
restaurant, Mike's on the Water, is scheduled to
open next week.
ready to welcome the newest member of the
Nautical Mile family as Mike's on the Water
Restaurant, Bar and Grill is set to open in the
Located in Michigan Harbor, Mike's on the Water
is your place for food, fun and friends. Sole
proprietor Mike LeFevre has brought a 70s-style
clapboard burger bar to the waterfront, with a
simple menu, full bar, and cozy atmosphere.
"It'll take time to figure out what we'll be
known for, but I think that fun and casual
dining will be at the forefront of monikers,"
The atmosphere is like LeFevre-light but
electric, cozy and not pretentious. With dark,
stained floors, an interior bar that seats 22
and a combination of booths and high tops, the
inside is funky, casual and airy.
The covered exterior bar seats 24, has tables
along the huge dock, and offers a great view of
the water. With seating for 150, diners will
also notice the "ring buoy" theme throughout.
The menu is demure and simple but colossal in
taste. The menu will feature 18 items all under
$14, and every day there will be a chalkboard
toting daily specials of everything from a fresh
catch to Oysters Rockefeller to mom's cooking.
"Baskets of burgers, buckets of beers... that's
what we're doing here at Mike's," said LeFevre.
"We're a chill spot."
Menu items include burgers, mini-fish burgers
(fried filets on grilled mini buns with sweet
pickles and tartar sauce), fried bologna
sandwiches, and the featured fish, shrimp or
Michigan fish served with fries, coleslaw and
corn on the cob.
Mike's on the Water's libation selection will be
nothing but stellar. There will have a full bar
with all the usual accouterments priced on the
inexpensive side, including $2 draft beers and
The wine selection will showcase wines of the
water, all which are named after water related
Come entertainment hours, Mike's on the Water
will have a one or two-man band that play Jimmy
There is ample parking for those traveling by
car, and many boat slips will be available both
individually and for rafting off other boats.
Unique to Mike's on the Water will be floating
docks especially for personal water craft.
Mike's on the Water is located at 24530
Jefferson in the Michigan Harbor and open
seasonally from now until November. Give them a
ring at (586) 872-2630 or visit the website at