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Whistle Stop

501 S Eton St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6823
(248) 566-3566
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Ranked #46 of 88 Restaurants in Birmingham
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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English first
Birmingham, MI
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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.
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, MI
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Every town has a few spots where the locals routinely go for breakfast. Birmingham has several - and one of our favorites is Whistle Stop. If you want brunch / upscale, try Townhouse or Toast or some of the other town favorites. But if you want a modest priced, hearty, delicious breakfast, try Whistle Stop. The line can get long... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

I have been going to whistle stop for 20 years for breakfast and like the food but over the past 5 years or so have gone less because I think some of the waitresses have an attitude. Too much competition out there not to treat every customer right.

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Birmingham, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011 via mobile

Love going here for weekend breakfast. I would reccomend their chicken noodle soup and burgers. breakfast asking.

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