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Empire Village Inn

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11601 South Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630
231 326 5101
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great tasting pizza

While on vacation in Empire, we brought the family out to eat for pizza. 2 - 16" pizzas loaded with toppings and soft drinks (free refills) for our party of 6 cost $66+ tip. Pizza was excellent (and filling) and service was the best we have had anywhere in quite some time. A word about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

While on vacation in Empire, we brought the family out to eat for pizza. 2 - 16" pizzas loaded with toppings and soft drinks (free refills) for our party of 6 cost $66+ tip. Pizza was excellent (and filling) and service was the best we have had anywhere in quite some time. A word about the prices - we had... More 

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Kanab, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Their "Thing" pizza is unreal. And the Cheeseburgers ae the best I've ever eaten. Super food at a homey atmosphere. Just the ticket.!!!

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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a group of hungry kids to feed- which led us here for pizza. We ordered a variety of pizzas and had no complaints from the kids. The wait time for our order was longer than promised, but other than that- no complaints!

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went for pizza. Menu surprised me being more broad than expected. But their signature pizzas sounded wonderful. Got $18 small for two of us... The Mediterranean. Great!

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Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for telling people about us and our menu. Pizza is what we are known for, but we also have a nice selection of Sandwiches, Salads and appetizers. In addition to our regular menu, Jeremy, the manager, is always whipping up new specials. Please visit us again. More 

Romulus, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I always eat supper at the Village Inn when in the area. The staff is friendly and they have wide choice of good food at reasonable prices.

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Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for telling people in the Trip Advisor community about The Empire Village Inn. We like having repeat, satisfied customers. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are up here. More 

Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

OMG, all I wanted was a quick salad, and the order was taken quickly. But it set the kitchen staff to scramble to see if anyone present knew how to make the cherry vinaigrette salad dressing that goes on the featured (and relatively pricey) Michigan Salad. Three employees scurried around, one suggested how it might be made, and another went... More 

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Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry about your negative experience at Village Inn. Though there really is no excuse, in a way of explanation I'd like to say that We hire quite a few young students for the busy summer months (for many, this is their first job). We are making sure that, in the future, we will always have a veteran... More 

Oakley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

From the outside the Empire Village Inn isn't impressive but it's actually a professionally run pub masquerading as a small town sandwich shop. During a busy lunch service we found our server to be quick and friendly and there were a couple of local craft brews on tap. I had New Holland Palooza - made with locally grown hops (we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We ordered a deluxe pizza, nachos, and spicy buffalo wings to go. The pizza was hot but tasted average. The wings were pretty good but definitely spicy. They forgot the dipping sauce for the wings. The nachos were just okay- the meat was cold and there wasn't much of it, mostly cold melted cheese and a pile of lettuce. $12... More 

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Grayling, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went here to get a pizza which was very good. Fast service and friendly help and just a nice feel inside good sized menu wit a large variety of options

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Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Empire Village Inn. We are glad you enjoyed both our food and service. Please come back and visit us again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Food was filling. Price was right. Service fast. 5 stars for that. Its a mom n pop on the middle of Empire, dark inside, decor os dated. But quaint amd satisfying. Would eat here again.

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Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed visit to our admittedly "up-north" little restaurant. Thank you for your review, we look forward to chance to serve you again. More 

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Additional Information about Empire Village Inn

Address: 11601 South Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630
Phone Number: 231 326 5101
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11601 South Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: 231 326 5101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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