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Pancake Chef

327 East Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI
(231) 436-5578
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Ranked #10 of 46 restaurants in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Canton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A large busy restaurant with a big menu. Delicious breakfasts with many things to eat. Coffee immediately. Also tasty lunches and dinners. Very family friendly. Casual.

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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I very much enjoy the buffet here for breakfast, and it last a long time well into the afternoon so you don't feel so rushed to get there. The inside is a little outdated but all in all a great breakfast choice.

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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

On Friday, 27 snowmobilers walked across the street into the Pancake Chef Restaurant wearing all of our cold weather gear, we were welcomed and seated quickly. Our waitress Angie not only helped us with our orders selections she made our visit to this restaurant a lot of fun. It isn't easy for a restaurant to respond when a group like... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The buffet will keep you going all day. You may only have to stop for 'fudge!' Great food and Great service. You will recomend it to others.

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Sarnia, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a great place for breakfast if that is what you are looking for! Ignore the decore......could ruin your breakfast. The service is always great and the food is always great as well. You can't go wrong with this place

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detroit
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Small town, local place with delicious food. This restaurant is on the list of places we must get to when on our trip over to Mackinac Island. It is usually off season, so the crowds are down. I adore the pancakes and order off menu to get the combo I want. This time I got pancakes as part of a... More

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Allenton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stopped for lunch before heading home. This was very good with a buffet for breakfast/lunch. Our granddaughter enjoyed going here.

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frankenmuth, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If your love pancakes this is the place to go in Mackinaw! They have a variety of pancakes to choose from among a few other selections! The ONLY thing about this place is they are outdated with the furniture and I wish they would buy new tables and chairs. For bigger people you won't be comfortable in the chairs. We... More

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Scottsdale
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It has been at least 30 years since I first visited the Pancake Chef, and it still was like I remembered. Same family owns this place, and the breakfast is still great. I had the blue berry pancakes, very good. Located directly on the main street, across from the ferry to Mackinac Island. Easy access, and plenty of parking out... More

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Buffalo, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Wound up going there twice - once before we went over to Mackinac Island, once after we got back. Food - especially the pancakes - were great! We thought it a little pricey for breakfast, but then saw the quality and quantity of food and considered it a good value, especially in this tourist destination. Mary, our waitress both times,... More

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