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135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
231-264-8819
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast Value

We stopped in on a Sunday morning and the place was hopping and lucky we only had to wait 5 minutes for a table inside. There was seating available outside. I young girl brought us water and coffee fairly quick. Another woman brought us the menus and we had to flag her down when we were ready... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped in on a Sunday morning and the place was hopping and lucky we only had to wait 5 minutes for a table inside. There was seating available outside. I young girl brought us water and coffee fairly quick. Another woman brought us the menus and we had to flag her down when we were ready to order. I... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I actually came to this restaurant by mistake while searching for the Harbor Cafe. I thought I ate at the Harbor Cafe until the next day when I realized I sat down outside the wrong restaurant. I must have needed some coffee!! Everything worked out fine though. The food was very good and in large quantities. My basic egg plate... More 

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Stopped on a fairly busy Sunday morning. It took awhile for someone to come over to our table to even bring menus. It seemed as if servers were taking turns with tables rather than taking a section, which doesn't usually work well and results in people waiting unnecessarily. The server who came was very nice and apologized for the wait.... More 

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Traverse City,MI
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The last time I was at this restaurant was about 5 years ago but I never reviewed it. The place was empty but the service was good. Ordered a chicken tender basket. I was blown away by the amount of food I received. The fries were thin, crispy and very tasty. The chicken tenders were also very good. Golden and... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Good BBQ chicken and ribs on Wednesday nights. Breakfast standard. Breakfast is nothing special. Stop serving breakfast at 1030 where others serve later.

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stopped here for lunch 6/19 on our trip through Michigan. My husband had a cup of tomato spinach soup which was delicious--with a grilled cheese. I had a BLT which I also thought was very good. I ordered it without mayo and without a pickle on the plate (cause I dislike both) and it came the way I asked for... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for the first time at this last Wednesday night's Family Night. We sat outdoors, so the decor of the restaurant was not of interest to us. They were grilling baby back ribs out front, and they were the best I've had in some time ( and I myself great ribs, and I order them out a fair... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We should have ran when the waitress brought a plastic water stained yellow water filled carafe to the table. This place definitely needs some cleaning and updating! We're not picky people but simple cleanliness goes a long way. Food was just ok..hamburgers had no flavor. Fries were good....but nothing impressed us to ever come back! Should have gotten pizza from... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We go here after our morning golf game almost every time...usually good food, service, and reasonably priced. It's convenient, easy park (or walk from our place there), and friendly staff. It's a great local place!

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Love eating in little "Up North Places". It wasn't a motif to write home about and no fancy garnished plates, but good home cooking if you ordered sandwiches or burgers. Kids menu was pretty much Gordon't food service stuff. Disappointed that they were out of chili on a Friday at 12:30pm. Losing revenue all weekend. Must be good though! Had... More 

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  • Address: 135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Elk Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231-264-8819

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