Lake Tavern was built on the north shore of Zukey Lake right after the
end of Prohibition by the Girard brothers (Maggie and Baldy). Owners
of the first motorized boat on the lake, the Girard brothers would travel
down the chain of lakes, picking up customers for the tavern. Not only
did the Girard brothers build the tavern, but they built most of the
houses on the north shore of the lake and the road the tavern is on,
later named Girard Drive.
original name of Zukey Lake Tavern remained the same through various
owners until 1977, when it was sold and changed to “The Wharf”.
In 1980, the current owners, Charles Plante and Rick Glazer purchased
the bar and returned the name to Zukey Lake Tavern. The tavern remains
on Girard Drive in Hamburg Township. The original bar area remains intact,
with an addition being added in 1993 and then again in 2005. The tavern
now seats over 400 people. It also has an upstairs “Tiki Bar”
that seats 250 more people with a great view of Zukey Lake.
Today, Zukey Lake
Tavern is the only full service restaurant on the Huron River “Chain
of Lakes”. Our friendly atmosphere and great food make it a must
stop whether you’re on your boat or in your car.
known for our delicious steaks, pizza, ribs, burgers, and fresh salads,
we have added Executive Chef Mike D’Antoni to our staff so our
customers can also enjoy fresh seafood, pastas, homemade desserts and
more. We offer a Kids' Menu and the atmosphere is kid-friendly. Come
in and enjoy your favorite sporting event on one of our many big screen
TV’s. We offer entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights in
our downstairs main restaurant and during the colder months, enjoy our
large circular fireplace. During the warm months, relax and enjoy a
freshly grilled meal or pizza at the “Tiki Bar” on our upstairs
deck overlooking beautiful Zukey Lake.
Glazer, Jeff Plante, & Nick Plante
2006 Zukey Lake Tavern