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327 East Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI
(231) 436-5578
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Ranked #15 of 48 Restaurants in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Marietta, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited Mackinaw City on vacation from Ohio in August 2014. In looking for a nice place for breakfast, we read the reviews and stumbled upon Pancake Chef. It was a good choice. It was around 10;00AM when we arrived and we were seated immediately and offered juice from a tray of assorted juice and milk. At... More

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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were very pleased with this restaurant, staff was friendly, dining area very clean and neat. Buffet was well supplied and food was tasty. A great place to eat

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MI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Waited 30 minutes for a table, lots were empty, but we never got seated. Gave up. Host was apologetic but it appeared the cook rules the roost and forbid the host to seat anyone that was not ordering the buffet option. The cook said the kitchen was "too backed up" despite the fact that there were only 4 tables seated... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Our hotel had an awful breakfast, so we went looking for someplace to eat. We came across Pancake Chef. From the moment we got there, there were smiles and politeness. We just sat down and Ed was there with a tray of various kinds of filled juice glasses. He told us about everything available and we opted for the buffet... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It took a while to be seated, then even longer till we saw our waitress. By the time she came we knew what we wanted and put our food orders in with the drinks. It took a long time for our food to come but it was very good once we got it. No complaints about the meal at all.

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Sarnia, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great food, and great service by ED. He is a valued employee and I hope you know what a great employee you have in your restaurant.

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Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Whenever we are in Mackinaw City we eat at Pancake Chef. Their breakfasts are wonderful and they have a great breakfast buffet and also an evening buffet at times. Just plain old Mom & Pop cooking & atmosphere. American owned and run for decades. We recommend it!!!

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Black Diamond, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We assumed a breakfast place would be open early on a Saturday morning but were disappointed when this one did not open until after 8:30 AM which would delay our departure for the Island.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had breakfast here both days I was in Mackinaw. The food was excellent as was the service. They have Bloody Mary's and Mimosas which I found interesting for a "mom and pop" looking restaurant. They had a breakfast bar that looked good. We ordered off the menu. The prices are very reasonable. Will definite be back.

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Cumberland, Wisconsin
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147 reviews 147 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Searched on TA for a breakfast spot and Pancake Chef came up. Had a great meal, friendly service and very clean place. Worth the stop!

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Additional Information about Pancake Chef

Address: 327 East Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI
Phone Number: (231) 436-5578
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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