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All 59 Cadillac Restaurants

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
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I feel so sorry for this town to have this bakery as the only one in town. I got donuts with coffee. Coffee was ok. Donuts, not sure what they were, but way too much chocolate and dough was way too flaky for a donut. I even tasted the donut the next day, and it tasted the same, so how... More 

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Tustin, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

In my opinion, there is no competition in Cadillac for Blue Heron Cafe. If you want a breakfast or lunch that is just a notch above the typical, this is your place. Get there early if you want some of the more popular products.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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322 reviews 322 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast at Blue Heron EARLY this morning. I eat there each time I visit clients in Cadillac. The room was warm, the coffee HOT, and the morning bakery smells were HEAVENLY! The service at Blue Heron is attentive, but not smothering. I HIGHLY recommend the Blue Heron.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great menu, always excellent food. Really good soups. The owner puts food together that sparkles. Buy an extra loaf of round sourdough bread before you leave.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

This is by far my favorite place to get lunch. I have always loved this place from my very first visit and now every time my mom and I head into town to show we eat here. My favorite is the chicken pesto sandwich and whatever soup they have that day. I usually buy a loaf of bread and some... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 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
75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 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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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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