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Stivers Restaurant

11 S Fletcher Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118-9617
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Ranked #19 of 31 Restaurants in Chelsea
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- Aug 30, 2014
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English first
Jackson, Michigan
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393 reviews 393 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is an old truck stop that's been there forever. We hadn't been years and it really hasn't changed - many "good ole boys" still hangout in the bar. Drinks were cheap and stiff. Only had a munchie - deep fried potato skins - really good and large serving. The east side is the restaurant side, bar on west. If... More

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12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Wow did these reviews let me down. I was frightened the whole time I ate, of the people and the food. Maybe the people who gave this place good reviews have never been outside of Chelsea MI. But if you like fresh food relatively, or a clean restaurant, then keep on driving. Should have walked out but was desperate. Someone... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went here for Sunday mid afternoon and had seafood platter, it was $10.50. Menu says oysters but they substituted smelt. This is a truck stop restaurant, with no trucks. Nothing wrong with truck stops if the food is good. The chairs are ripped, salad bar was ok but nothing remotely special and restrooms are just plain scary. We probably should... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is definitely a local favorite. Everyone knew everyone. We stopped in on a whim for breakfast while travelling. Excellent service. Food was above average downhome cooking. I had country fried steak for the first time & it was very good. Right off I-94 convenient location.

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Saline, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stopped at Stiver's on our way home from Chelsea. The food was hot & tasty. The salad bar is small but has a good selection & is fresh. I had the smelt dinner. It was very good. The restaurant is not fancy, just very casual dining. Good service & good food. We will stop & eat there again.

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Panama City
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104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had breakfast here two times about a week apart. We really enjoyed it. Prices were good and good portions served. Staff was very friendly.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Drinks good, food ok. If you are drinking, foul mouth servers in bar. You watch what you say because owners are very busy listening to what you say to others in bar and pick and choose who they like in there establishment. Then they wonder why there aren't any customers. L's are accepted , they think women bring in customers,.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

NOW IT JUST SMELLS LIKE ON.......SORRY BAD JOKE...I go there for breakfast all the time.....the rest is typical truckstop except that it is not a truck stop but a local water hole....years ago I used to water there a lot. It is on the Ann Arbor side of Chelsea just on the South side of I-94....friendly place.....no danger here for... More

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Chelsea, MI
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great breakfasts but other food was okay, strong drinks which are said to "Stiverize" you, unique crowd of people,

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Chelsea, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We've lived not far from Stivers for many years, but hadn't been there for a long time. We rediscovered it a few months ago, and it has become our new favorite spot for a casual, inexpensive meal anytime. The burgers are great, the beer-battered shrimp (when they have it) is homemade, very lightly battered and delicious, their soups and sandwiches... More

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