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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
Good choice for breakfast

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
jongable
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Birmingham, Michigan
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Birmingham, Michigan
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239 reviews 239 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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117 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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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Wilton Manors, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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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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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Additional Information about Whistle Stop

Address: 501 S Eton St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6823
Phone Number: (248) 566-3566
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
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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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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