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Cafe Sante

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Italian, French, Belgian, European
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1 Water St, Ste 100, Boyne City, MI 49712-1811
231-582-8800
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in area

My husband and I enjoyed Cafe Sante twice while visiting this area of Michigan recently. After eating there the first time, we made sure to go back at least one more time before we left. We ate out on the patio which was lovely. That night it was still sunny, but cool. The fire out on the patio... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Jackie061810
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed Cafe Sante twice while visiting this area of Michigan recently. After eating there the first time, we made sure to go back at least one more time before we left. We ate out on the patio which was lovely. That night it was still sunny, but cool. The fire out on the patio kept us... More 

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Rockford, United States
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped in with friends to share a few small plate items and have a pre-shopping beverage. The country pate was very good. The view of the lake is fantastic. After we left my buddy and I fished at the mouth of the Boyne River, just across the lawn from the cafe, while our wives shopped. I managed to land... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always delicious food and amazing cocktails in a European-esque setting on the shores of gorgeous Lake Charlevoux. What more could you want? Can't wait to dine there this weekend!

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Boyne City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a place you must eat at while stopping in Boyne City! The food is extremely good. The soups are my favorite thing to get. Meals are priced slightly high, but it is all worth it!

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Estero, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cafe Sante is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Boyne City, but also in the region. People from all over Northern Michigan drive here to experience its chic bistro atmosphere...it is perhaps most famous for its mussels, which it services five ways and be sure to add the frites! During the off season, Cafe Sante offers all-you-can-eat mussels for a slightly... More 

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Orchard Lake, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We love Cafe Sante. Always good food, from breakfast to dinner, this place does it right. Pleasant, comfortable interior, with a nice bar that serves many craft beers and a european pour of wine. (If you don't know what that is, then head for Cafe Sante). Last week I enjoyed smoked beef hash with a basted egg for breakfast, it... More 

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Unsatisfied with the food/price ratio at the local resort we were staying at (you know the one I’m talking about) – we hopped over into Boyne City and hit up Café Sante for breakfast one morning. This place was amazing. Delicious coffee (and as a half Brazilian/half Cajun, I’m picky), quick and friendly service (our waitress Taylor was bubbly and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Several people had raved about Café Sante so we gave it a try. We went for dinner. The wine list was full of completely unrecognizable wines. The waiter was no help selecting one and was kind of arrogant about the French wines. My wife had a chardonnay and I had a cabernet. They were both ok but nothing fantastic. That... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were a group of cyclists who came and enjoyed this restaurant prior to riding the Michigan Mountain Mayhem. The food was terrific!!!

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Boyne City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went to a different restaurant in town that recently opened, they had an hour and a half wait on a Friday night at 8 o'clock with half dozen open tables... So we walked down the street to Sante, our old favorite. they accommodated us right away. we had a phenomenal dinner as always, staff, bar, management- everyone is friendly and... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Sante

Address: 1 Water St, Ste 100, Boyne City, MI 49712-1811
Phone Number: 231-582-8800
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Boyne City
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: Italian, French, Belgian, European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Water St, Ste 100, Boyne City, MI 49712-1811
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Charlevoix County  >  Boyne City
  • Phone Number: 231-582-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Belgian, European

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