From the wooded highlands overlooking Black Lake, the Bluffs on the 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.

We invite 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 the 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 to the 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 the 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.

The Bluffs Has New Owners
Stop by and meet us, and take advantage of Customer Appreciation Day.

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