In The Mood For Finger Licking BBQ?

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Proud Winners of the 2022 Tourism of Excellence Award!

The Deck is located at The Ovals on Pere Marquette beach. We’re so close to the water you won’t be dry by the time you get here. But it’s cool. You’re always welcome to take a load off and enjoy some of our slow-smoked barbecue or a cold beer. Do summer right this year, get down to the beach and relax at The Deck.

Summer in Muskegon is one of a kind. So we made Muskegon’s only beach-front restaurant one of a kind as well. At The Deck, you can enjoy a great view, a great atmosphere and great food. You need to wear a shirt and shoes (apparently that’s the law), but other than that, come as you please. You don’t have to dress up for us. As long as you like finger-licking barbecue, kicking your feet up after a hard day (or not) and having a good time, then you’re welcome here.

Proud Winners of the 2022 Tourism of Excellence Award!

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This is a full service area. You must check in at the host stand to be seated. You’ll have a server for full service drinks and dinner with an amazing view of Lake Michigan from our deck! [please understand to ensure all our patrons are able to enjoy the main deck we have a 90 minute seating limit & your full party must be present to be seated in this area. 


This area is seat yourself and serve yourself, no need to see our host! You will not have a primary server at your table! Please go up to the bar to order your drinks and if you are interested in food we have a takeout window to order from then we will contact you when your order is ready for you to pick up! Below Deck you can put your feet in the sand and listen to live music with a more relaxed experience!

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reservations, parking & more

Reservations & Wait List

The Deck does not take reservations but we have lots of seating and we encourage you to still visit!  Please understand to ensure all our patrons are able to enjoy The Deck we have a 90 minute seating limit on our main deck & your full party must be present to be seated.  Please read below to understand how our venue is set up to better plan your visit!

The Deck is located at Pere Marquette public beach which is a ticketed pay to park location.  The Deck is not responsible for street parking or the kiosks, therefore can not give discounts, refunds, change or parking passes.  The kiosk accepts credit cards only.  Any questions or concerns about parking please contact The City of Muskegon.

Wheelchair Accessibility

We have three ramps for access to our main deck and a ramp to our Below Deck area as well.
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Places to Stay

HillTop Cottage

Pere Marquette Park 1 mi

The Pidge Inn

Pere Marquette Park 0.5 mi

Hampton Inn

Pere Marquette Park 7.7 mi

Shoreline Inn

Pere Marquette Park 4.2 mi