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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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  • 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
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Visiting family in Birmingham, my husband wanted to bring us here as he remembered going for brunch as a small boy 45 years ago. Great food at very good prices, served with a smile. We found the food very good, and the service was attentive but not intrusive. Everything served fresh and hot, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Sarasota, FL
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A fun little cafe with a great menu. From eggs to French toast you are going to find your favorite breakfast choice. The potatoes were crispy, just how we like them.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visiting family in Birmingham, my husband wanted to bring us here as he remembered going for brunch as a small boy 45 years ago. Great food at very good prices, served with a smile. We found the food very good, and the service was attentive but not intrusive. Everything served fresh and hot, and plenty of refills on drinks. I... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have only had breakfast here, but what's not to like? The menu has many selections, the service is prompt, the food tastes good, and the value is fair. My wife has also enjoyed a couple of lunches she has had at Whistle Stop.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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Wilton Manors, Florida
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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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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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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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