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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good pizza, decent price with coupon

The pizza is delicious and well put together. They occasionally have coupons which are awesome and make the prices very reasonable. Thanks for the coupons! As long as we have coupons we will stop in and order pizza.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Moran, Wyoming
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Moran, Wyoming
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The pizza is delicious and well put together. They occasionally have coupons which are awesome and make the prices very reasonable. Thanks for the coupons! As long as we have coupons we will stop in and order pizza.

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

Thank you for taking advantage of our coupons. There will be more coupons in your mailbox somewhere near the beginning of March. More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific service, nice atmosphere, and the best BLT sandwich I've ever had. Yummy sweet potato fries and cole slaw as sides.

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

Yes those BLT's are tasty, aren't they! Thanks for spreading the word. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Glen Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Awesome wings and pizza. This is such a fun place to grab a beer with friends and watch a game on their big screen TV. The food is outstanding and it is a great place for everyone!

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

Thank you for telling the folks in the TripAdvisor community about food and fun to be had at the Empire Village Inn. We love it when our Glen Arbor friends come for a visit.....look forward to seeing you again, real soon. More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I visited the Village Inn on October 9, 2015. It wasn't my first visit and hopefully not my last. In fact, I have been visiting several times a year for 17 years. This visit was typical of all the rest. The pizza was fantastic and the beer was ice cold. I have tried many of the items on the menu... More 

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

Thank you so much for you very generous review of our restaurant. Glad to hear you are a repeat visitor to our area and that the VI is a regular part of your Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore experience. I'll pass the word on to our "mother, daughter" waitress team that they're a hit, they'll be pleased. Once again, thank... More 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great sandwiches and Breakfast.... Friendly staff and fast service! I had an olive burger that was really good... Their club sandwiches were HUGE! Not far from the Maple Lane Resort...

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Thank Atticangel1
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. More 

Swartz Creek, Michigan
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

This wasn't our first visit to this restaurant and next time we're in the area will stop one more time, good pizza and friendly help.

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

We love the repeat customers....glad you like our pie. Thank you for telling the TripAdvisor community about the Empire Village Inn pizza. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. More 

Coal Valley, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the Hawaiian pizza which was amazing! The waitress was very nice but took forever to get our check and afterwards had my card for 15 minutes before she brought it back while standing up at the bar and chatting with the bartender. It wasn't even that busy.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at The Empire Village Inn. We are happy you enjoyed the food but are sorry about your poor service. We have spoken to the staff about this incident and are confident it won't happen again. We hope you visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore again and when you do we hope you visit... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

There are not too many places to eat in Empire, so this was about it. The pizza we ordered was good.

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Thank U3802EOgailp
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for telling the TA community about our pizza. Please visit us again the next time you are in our area. More 

Millington, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Traveling with my family and needed to stop for dinner but not much was open. this doesn't look like much from the outside and thought for sure it would be just like any other diner. Wrong!!! Fabulous pizza. Lots of other things on the menu but we have gone back three times for the pizza. Very friendly wait staff. Even... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very generous review of the VI's Pizza....it is good, isn't it! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. More 

Holland, Michigan
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Ordered take-out twice while staying down the road. Pizza was good, very greasy though. They forgot the dressing on our salad the second order. And gave us the wrong side with the kids meal. Food hit the spot after a long day hiking and sight-seeing, but it's nothing spectacular and a little overpriced, but it's to be expected in a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review The Empire Village Inn. Sorry about the mix ups on your order....the end of the season, everyone gets a little frazzled. We have lowered our prices since this summer and we run great nightly specials throughout the fall and winter. Hope to see you again. More 

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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: Pizza, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?