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3257 W Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake, MI
(989) 366-8721
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Classic diner food, great atmosphere.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
JoshuaKFraser
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Northern Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Northville, Michigan
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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 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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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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Wyandotte, Michigan
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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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Lady Lake, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This place was recommended by a neighbor. We were a little hesitant but we needed WiFi! How funny. This quaint place was built in the 20s and the building and WiFi was like an oxymoron. The service and the food was exceptional. We had lunch one visit, hot beef sandwich. Yummo! Next visit was breakfast. I almost looked in the... More 

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Prudenville, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This place is the worst up here. If you have a couple hrs to kill waiting for some service. Then this is your place. We sat 20 mins waiting for someone to acknowledge we were there. They kept walking on by looking forward trying ignore us. We eventualy got up and left. PATHETIC

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Saginaw, Mi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We arrived and sat for 10 minutes until the waiter came over to us. He handed us oh menus and asked "would you like something to drink". As I started to talk he walked away. About 5 minutes later he came back to take our order. We then waited 40 minutes for our food. Our waiter which we believe to... More 

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

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  • 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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