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501 S Eton St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6823
(248) 566-3566
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place for local breakfast

We have been going here for about 25 years, many times after hockey games years ago when the kids played at the rink next door. It is a great place to meet friends and get a very good value for your money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2014
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We tried The Whistle Stop because one of my coworkers mentioned they were serving up some memorable breakfasts. The tip was a good one and we've now been to The Whistle Stop a number of times on Sunday mornings. It's best to arrive early. The pancakes are delicious. Better than the Original Pancake House? The cook at The Whistle Stop... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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118 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We have been going here for about 25 years, many times after hockey games years ago when the kids played at the rink next door. It is a great place to meet friends and get a very good value for your money.

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Troy, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

I have been frequenting Whistle Stop for many years and it's as good now as when I started going more than 15 years ago. It's a great place for lunch during the week (and a little more crowded for breakfast on the weekends). They offer breakfast all day long. Watch for their French toast special with strawberries - promise you... More 

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Birmingham, MI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

It's not really fair to judge a diner by its past owners, but Whistle Stop has gone through a succession of owners over the past 40 years and some were truly excellent...then there are the rest of the pack. Right now this is a pedestrian diner replete with canned corned beef hash, recycled hash browns for potato pancakes and sour... More 

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Birm
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Went here for breakfast and found a typical little diner. Nothing special or outstanding but not bad at all either. Service was very quick and friendly. I got an omelet and the wife got eggs benedict. Both were good but nothing to write home about. Portions were huge, particularly the omelet. My wife's hash browns came out cold but mine... More 

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Farmington Hills, Mi.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

If you are looking for White Linen dining, this is NOT the place. It is, like I said, all but a Hole in the Wall Diner type restaurant. Informal, plain Diner type setting....GOOD Food and Pleasant Service, and Not expensive (as you can imagine). A cup of Chicken noodle soup was delicious. Don't know about Dinner hours, if any??? Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My family has been going to the Whistle Stop for over 30 years. Although it has changed owners throughout the decades the quality of food remains the same. Mainly serving breakfast and lunch this small restaurant offers a variety of choices. Whistle Stop offers the standard omelet and pancakes, but also some different choices such as stuffed french toast, potato... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This place was once great. I don't know what happened, but some of the spiffiness has melted away. Nobody lines up at the counter to buy their pies anymore, and the restaurant isn't worth the trouble to get there anymore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

Live out of state and come to Whistle Stop for breakfast whenever in town. Good weekday breakfast prices. Traditional breakfast menu. Always quick and food tastes good.

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royal oak, MI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I went to the Whistle Stop this morning for breakfast. This will be my last visit. The food was okay, nothing special, but the service was awful. No refills on the coffee, never checked on me. HOWEVER, another customer who appeared to be a "regular" got fantastic service and my waitress told him in excruciating detail about her recent trip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 S Eton St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6823
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: (248) 566-3566
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?