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327 East Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI
(231) 436-5578
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Ranked #14 of 47 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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English first
Roscommon, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of the very few places left in Mackinaw City that is owned and operated by a family, rather than big business or corporate. The staff is SO nice and the food is wonderful! Don't go anywhere else!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were in Mackinaw City overnight before heading to Wilderness State Park and wanted to avoid the crummy hotel free breakfast. So we walked downtown and were the first customers of the morning here. Ed greeted us and provided excellent service. The food was good standard fare, well prepared and tasty. I had to knock it down one star for... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great breakfast joint! Family diner feel. The staff are more than sweet! The food is great and you can usually be in and out quickly. Right near shopping.

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Marietta, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
11 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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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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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