New owner Jeremy Syrocki with partners Chris Laura and Francis Brooks completely remodeled the restaurant, which now features a pizza oven.
After coming under new ownership, Lloyd’s Bar and Grill’s frequent diners will be happy to note that everything they loved about the Grosse Ile staple has remained the same with some additional changes they won’t be able to get enough of.
For over 30 years, Lloyd’s was owned and run by Steve Doulos and became well-loved by islanders for generations. From its casual bar atmosphere to traditional pub fare, Lloyds is something of an institution on the island, a place everyone knows and can be relied on to satisfy.
When Doulos decided to sell the bus-iness, Jeremy Syrocki, along with partners Chris Laura and Francis Brooks, saw a great opportunity, purchasing Lloyd’s in early 2020. Jeremy, who owns two other restaurants Downriver, including Truago in Trenton and Major Biddle’s in Wyandotte, says that his plan for Lloyd’s is very much “restaurant first, bar second.” By this, the Grosse Ile resident says he wants Lloyd’s to be a place for families to come after sports games and school events, as well as for patrons to enjoy watching a game on any of the four big-screen TVs.
Following a complete remodel, the eatery now enjoys a brand new interior and features a pizza oven in the restaurant’s center. This allows for a wider range of food choices, including fresh pizza and other Italian options alongside current favorites such as burgers and Cuingan’s shrimp. With the bar being included in the remodel, customers can enjoy various draft beers, wines, and specialty cocktails. Syrocki also introduced online ordering to Lloyd’s website, ensuring that customers can conveniently order without having to pick up a phone.
Upon the announcement of this transition in ownership, many patrons took to social media to express their pleasure. “I think people are just excited for a change, and we’re just happy to be a part of it,” says Syrocki. One of the best parts to be sure is that this location will continue to be a place where folks can gather and enjoy a meal together.
Looking forward, Syrocki adds that he hopes to update the outdoor patio soon with décor and half enclosure that will make the space more enjoyable. As COVID restrictions ease, Lloyds will also feature specials, live sports, themed days, and other entertainment.
Lloyd’s Bar and Grill is located at 8961 Macomb St. on Grosse Ile. Hours are 3 p.m. till 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon till 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more info, call 734-675-3117 or visit lloydsgi.com