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3257 W Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake, MI
(989) 366-8721
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun atmosphere - owner is really funny and very nice.

My family has been patronizing this establishment for years. The owner loves my family and always (jokingly) picks on my dad, Jerry. The food was good and the service good, despite the crowd of people.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Lynn R
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My family has been patronizing this establishment for years. The owner loves my family and always (jokingly) picks on my dad, Jerry. The food was good and the service good, despite the crowd of people.

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Thank Lynn R
Owosso
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One of our favorite breakfast stops while in Houghton Lake area. Family owned and operated. Jerry cooks and Bill waits tables. Bill is always entertaining! The food is very good and a very good value.

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Thank Margaret B
Dearborn
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very popular, especially for breakfast. Easily accessible with handi-capped patrons, although not specifically set up for them. Usually has a short line-up.

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Thank David E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Food is okay, waiter/owner is super annoying, haven't been there in 5 years.. Garrett's, Little boots, Shakers all better service.

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Thank Bruce H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have been going to Powell's for over 30 years. Always good food and very friendly there. Bill and Patty Randall are the owners. They have also become good friends. A great place for locals and to bring family.

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Thank 553karenw
Northern Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very inexpensive, fast, and good. Get the breakfast, burgers (Skip the pickles, they cut up spears for the top), and specials. Skip most dinner selections.

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Thank JoshuaKFraser
Northville, Michigan
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243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

The guy waiting on us must enjoy trying to annoy people. He went out of his way to see who he could rile up. Finally he took our order. We were the only ones in the place and still the breakfast took at least 15 minutes to come out. The six of us were not in a hurry so that... More 

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1 Thank BHartMich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Dad and I went here for breakfast. Sign says Wi-Fi, I asked for the password, owner ignored me. He brought our coffee, I asked for the password again, owner ignored me again until we ordered food. Then he comes by with a password. Staring that kids play games then are not ready to order. We are not kids. Last time... More 

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3 Thank Lakeshadow1
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We look forward to going to Powell's every year. The food is fantastic so waiting a few extra minutes is worth it. Great people, great food, lots of fun.

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1 Thank Diane R
Wyandotte, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you like old log cabins, you will love Powell's. Family owned and run. Very clean. Normal size portions. They are not open later into the evening. Good food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3257 W Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Houghton Lake
  • Phone Number: (989) 366-8721

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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