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Blue Heron Cafe

304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871
231-775-5461
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Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Cadillac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Description: The Blue Heron serves an excellent breakfast and lunch in large proportions; they are not open for dinner. Food is always fresh and unique. Daily lunches include a choice of 2 homemade soups w/complimentary homemade sourdough bread and a variety of sandwiches on homemade sourdough bread or wraps. Salads are always freshly made and filled with fruit, vegetables, and/or meat with tasty dressings. Two baker's display cases are filled each morning with fresh cookies, fried cakes, muffins, bagels, pies, cakes, and a large variety of sweet rolls, baked on site. Customers congregate there for coffee and a choice of doughnut or cookie. Their breakfasts are hearty and delicious. The owner is the cook, and it is a treat to find such a high quality restaurant in this small tourist town.
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English first
Marquette, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I stopped for lunch based on Blue Heron being the #1 Trip Advisor restaurant in Cadillac. It is worthy of the distinction. I had the lunch special of soup (beet puree) grilled cheese, a small salad and a cookie. Everything was above average. I highly recommend this place.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The carrot purée is incredible as well as the chicken pesto sandwhich. The fresh bread is great! Oat bran muffin was delicous. Nothing was less than perfect.

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Coggon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for lunch. I had a huge cinnamon roll that was wonderful. My husband had a pot roast sandwhich and potato shop which he said were very good. The staff was so cheerful and friendly!

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Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Love this little gem in downtown Cadillac. Found it last week for lunch, had the quinoa salad and it was delicious. Everything is homemade and their baked goods are to die for. Highly recommend.

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Alma, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband and I were doing a fall color tour and planned to end in Cadillac at lunchtime at the Blue Heron Cafe, given its #1 rating on TripAdvisor. Our hike in Manistee National Forest took a bit longer than we anticipated, and we realized that we wouldn't arrive at the restaurant until just after 3 PM when lunch service... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Relieved that we wouldn't have to eat at a chain restaurant, we stopped here for breakfast. The place was hopping. The items on the menu sounded delicious, but both the chorizo scrambler and the smoked salmon scrambler were a disappointment. The chorizo scrambler was not bad, just boring. The smoked salmon scrambler tasted fishy and off. The coffee was a... More 

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Michigan
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We recently hired Brian, owner/chef, to cater a wedding rehearsal dinner at an out of town location. Bride was vegan, groom vegetarian. At our request it was served "family style" with a showy flaming banana foster for dessert. Chefs Andrew and Brian knocked the socks off of the guests present. Everything was so delicious and pretty (yes, pretty!) that even... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a great breakfast with roasted vegetables in a omelette very unique excellent flavor great bakery as well highly recommend if you're going to Cadillac to stop here for breakfast or lunch enjoy

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Michigan
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We always try to make our plans so we can stop at the Blue Heron. They use fresh ingredients in the most amazing way. Great combos with eggs, and in salads, and on sandwiches. Staff is so friendly and fun and accommodating in every way. Baked goods are fabulous. House made chorizo, goat cheese, dressings and mayos are all wonderful.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Although the city of Cadillac is lacking in charm, this restaurant is a great stop if you are traveling to Northern Michigan and want to have a quick tasty meal. The menu choices are unique and there are several sandwiches and salads to choose from. On the day we dined, they had a beet sandwich, which was delicious. There is... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Heron Cafe

Address: 304 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1871
Phone Number: 231-775-5461
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cadillac
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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