Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of casual Southwest fare and drinks at Gator Jake’s Bar Grill Patio in Sterling Heights.
Serving a menu of authentic Southern Cajun eats and classic chow, Gator Jake’s helps patrons stuff their grumbling breadbaskets. Opening acts such as Orleans onions ($3.99) and the Mardi Gras supreme nachos ($8.99) kick off feasts before main events such as Cajun chicken pasta ($9.99) or the classic jambalaya ($11.99). Industrious indulgers can partake in a Hurricane burger ($5.99) or a full slab of Bayou baby-back ribs smothered in Jake’s signature barbecue sauce ($16.99).
With signature drinks such as the Gatorita and 24 varieties of beer on tap, Gator Jake’s thwarts thirst with Southern hospitality. Sated guests can play darts, pool, or Texas Hold 'Em, or hit the jukebox and take to the dance floor. The eatery's 30 big-screen TVs pick up the signals of an array of earthly sporting events and the occasional bicenturial intergalactic shuffleboard championship.
- My husband had the opportunity to taste left overs the first time, and we all loved it so much, now I am ordering one of their specials dishes to take back to Flushing, MI. It must be worth it special delivery for special food. – LaDedramaria, Citysearch
- gator jakes was a great place to have dinner in a casual upbeat atmosphere. they offer a ton of cheap draft beers and the drinks are reasonably priced. they have a wall of tv's and tons of other things to keep you occupied – logan22, Yahoo! Local
Strings of colored lights twinkle from the rafters of Gator Jake's, where walls of retro neon signs lend the dining room a vivacious vibe. The menu brings creole and southwestern perspectives to the table, providing etouffees, jambalaya, and barbecue chicken monterey to complement a glass of Beringer wine, a specialty cocktail, or one of the 32 beers on tap featuring local craft brews. Wall-mounted flat-screen televisions broadcast major sporting events as the sounds of clacking pool balls, whirring darts, and songs from the jukebox and a DJ fill the air. Open until 2 a.m., Gator Jake's—which took third place in the 2011 Detroit A-List's race for Best Sports Bar—welcomes patrons to stay for a late-night birthday party or celebrate the opening of a foreign stock exchange far, far away.