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135 River St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
231-264-8819
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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
gypsylady002a
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Box Elder, South Dakota
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Elk Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I love the Farmer's Omnlet It is delicious with lots of mushrooms, potatoes tomatoes and cheese. I eat half and save the other for the next day's breakfast.

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Thank tscalkins64
DeWitt
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very clean, friendly atmosphere, can eat in or outside. Great breakfast and very friendly server, Ali. You won't leave hungry.

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Thank Janey L
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Years back when the restaurant first opened up, it was THE place to go for a meal. The past few years, it's a little tired, although the staff is still friendly. The food is average fare, nothing spectacular, and the prices are acceptable for what you get.

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Thank David W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is clean and bright and blah. The 3 of us ordered a Cuban, a Cherry Chicken Wrap, and a BBQ Pulled Pork with sweet potato fries. The cuban was declared tp be bland, but spruced up with some lemon and pepper. Additionally the turkey on it was tough. The wrap was stated to be very good. The BBQ... More 

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Thank Chris H
Box Elder, South Dakota
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177 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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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Thank gypsylady002a
Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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44 reviews
31 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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Thank David A
Menasha, Wisconsin
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Thank Samantha484
Traverse City,MI
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank jbeaugrand
Michigan
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank michigandaisy85
New England
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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