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Mussel Beach Drive-In

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3540 State Park Drive, Bay City, MI
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Dining options: Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: (989)686-0575

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old Time Favorite

We love this place because it is near the State Park Recreational Area and right off the Rail Trail. We often bike here for ice cream, breakfast and lunch. Everything is homemade, so it takes a while but the service is friendly and the ice cream is great. They also have the best coney dogs in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
jerdc
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michigan
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this place because it is near the State Park Recreational Area and right off the Rail Trail. We often bike here for ice cream, breakfast and lunch. Everything is homemade, so it takes a while but the service is friendly and the ice cream is great. They also have the best coney dogs in the Tri Cities.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Any meal there is good. Breakfast is a great deal. Lunch/dinner is good. This is a neighborhood ice cream shop turned into a restaurant. My friend only eats the bison burger because it is so good.

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Thank cjsbrown
Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

When they were looking for the best burger in Michigan they won a top choice, and locally they won best of Bay City! Great food and great location as well as atmosphere, prices are more than fair.

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Thank LJB049
Midland, Michigan
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204 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had read that the Coney dogs here had won #3rd place in Michigan. Had to give it a try! Cute, very clean restaurant. After I ordered my Coney and famous onion rings, I asked about the name and do they serve mussels? No mussels, and that was the name of former owner. Even though it says, Drive-in, there is... More 

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Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Waited at the take out order counter for over 20 mins. Plenty of wait staff and kitchen staff looked at us stand there as they speed by but not one waited on us. We walked out after 25 mins. Don't know if they need more staff or that's just how it is here but don't plan on coming back. I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Usually quite busy and it's a small place. Owner is very nice and friendly. Food is mostly homemade and very tasty.

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Thank gailb444
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Old fashioned service by the owner himself. Awesome fried mushrooms. Onion rings looked great too. For a diner experience it was great.

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Thank Yvonne P
Bay City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a great place for the family to go get ice cream. The state park and a putt-putt golf facility are right next door. The inside is small but lots of seating outside to enjoy the great weather.

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Thank Melody R
Linwood, Mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Been eating here since childhood, and now I bring my kids here. Great food, but even better ice cream.

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Thank Joshua P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

I live very close to Mussell Beach, so I come here fairly often. EXCELLENT food, especially the Philly cheesesteak and onion rings! Fries are great, too! I know the family that owns MB and they are wonderful people. Service has been somewhat inconsistent in the past (usually slow), but the food often makes up for the wait time. They are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3540 State Park Drive, Bay City, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

(989)686-0575

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