From the wooded highlands overlooking Black Lake, the Bluffs on Black Lake restaurant and campground invite locals and visitors to enjoy the food, view and beautiful outdoor setting at this historic location. Come relax in our log cabin atmosphere, and enjoy a restaurant that provides fast, friendly service.

Craig Coe acquired the Bluffs in early March 2013, and he invites you to visit this little oasis on the lake. It’s a great break from the ride or the perfect lunch stop when fishing on Black Lake.

A Historic and Cozy Setting
The facility began as a boy’s camp back in 1929. The original wooden tavern floor has been preserved. Rustic furniture, tongue ­& ­groove pine walls, a copper-­topped bar adorned with barn tin, and the original stone fireplace combine to create a warm and inviting ambiance. The new dining room is carpeted. The view overlooking Black Lake from the newly restored deck, with towering pines coming through the floor, is hard to beat. See more photos. 


Delicious Food and Michigan Craft Beers
The Bluffs on Black Lake is seven days a week, year round. We provide great food and a beautiful view of Black Lake from our 1,200 sq. foot deck.

Everything on the menu is made from scratch, down the to mayonnaise and salad dressings. The bar burgers are hand-pattied. A custom smoker seasons ribs, brisket and pulled pork. Also on the menu: fresh seafood, hand-­cut steaks and pizza. Fresh seasonal vegetables and barbecue­-pit baked beans are standard side dishes. Michigan craft beers are on tap – along with the standard selections. 

A Rustic Campground
The Bluffs on Black Lake also has a campground with 19 rustic and 19 electric sites located directly across from the popular Black Mountain Recreational Area.

The recreational area sees plenty of winter activity from cross­-country skiers and snowmobilers, as well as dirt bikers in the warmer months. The cross­-country ski trail groomer comes to the restaurant’s front door.

About the Owners
Craig brings more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant business and the delicious food is proof of his expertise. He began working in restaurants at the age of 16 and eventually earned a culinary degree from Schoolcraft College in Livonia. For six years, he worked as a marketing representative for Sysco Foods. Now he’s using those years of culinary experience at his own restaurant, the Bluffs on Black Lake.

Visit the Bluffs on Black Lake anytime. As Craig says: “The food is delicious, there’s Michigan beer on tap, and you can’t beat the view.”