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Empire Village Inn

11601 South Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630
231 326 5101
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Ranked #3 of 7 restaurants in Empire
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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Addison, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped here after Sleeping Bear Dunes on way back to hotel. Food was good, waitress very nice and informative about area, little pricey but generous portions.

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

Thank you for making Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and The Empire Village Inn part of your vacation. We are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant experience in our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again. More

West Coast, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate Dinner here and watched the Tigers game. Very nice service and great food menu. Not very busy. It also has a Ice Cream/Deli next door.

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

So you have found our other two businesses in Empire. Thank you for sharing your experience at the Empire Village Inn. We look forward to serving you again. More

Grand Blanc, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food is great! Good chili and pizza. I was charged $4.50 for a very tiny side of bad coselaw. They put my name in as " no name" and didn't tell me when my food was ready. Me and my bf were really insulted: (

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

Thank you for your input about the Village Inn. We are constantly striving to improve our business & we find feedback like yours very valuable. I surmise from your review that you had a bad experience with ordering takeout because "no name" was on your order. On in-house orders the servers name and table number are recorded. The staff member... More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped in to order a pizza to go last weekend, the service was good and fast. The pizza was very delicious after a few hikes!

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Empire Village Inn. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time here and I would come back again. Ordered the Italian Stromboli and a small pizza. Food was great and the bartender was friendly. Some of their prices were a little high, but not ridiculous. They have a decent beer selection with Bell's on tap. The place doesn't look appealing from the outside, but the inside... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stopped here for lunch after making the drive from downstate. They have a large TV in view of the booths and tables, so we were able to watch the Michigan State game without having to sit at the bar. (Nothing was wrong with the bar; it was just mostly locals in for a drink.) The pizza was greasy and... More

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Beijing, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The waitress was super busy as there wasn't an empty table, but she was on the ball. Service was great, as was the pizza, calzones and burgers. Great food after the Sleeping Bear Dunes hike.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We found the food to be very plentiful for us hungry travelers, We ordered salads, and meat balls, it was just perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

The food is just average. We ordered the smelt (I love anything fried), that was ok. Pizza was ok too, kids liked it. Service was kind of fast considering they need to bake the pizza. Lovely wait staff. Since there's are not many choices of places to ear in the area, I wouldn't rule out coming here again.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Decent Pizza and good prices, its the closest to the Lakeshore inn and that's why we got it, Loved the sausage on the pizza, but at bit too much cheese for me. Overall Good though

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