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Pancake Chef

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327 East Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI
(231) 436-5578
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 52
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good breakfast

we had a good breakfast buffet and a nice service. plenty of items on a buffet and your coffee cup was always filled. i think my son ordered hot chocolate and that was a little pricier than average? Plenty of sitting room

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
amarh725
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Spooner, Wisconsin
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Spooner, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

we had a good breakfast buffet and a nice service. plenty of items on a buffet and your coffee cup was always filled. i think my son ordered hot chocolate and that was a little pricier than average? Plenty of sitting room

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've eaten here 3 times. All 3 times we had breakfast foods. It's decently priced and good food. Friendly staff. Good place to go with family/children. The morning before we left we went here for the breakfast buffet and it was great. Lots of choices and it all tasted good. Perfect for filling up before a long day ahead.

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had an overnight in Mackinaw City and stopped at the Pancake Chef before heading out in the morning. Great traditional breakfast options and service. Even the plain pancakes are yummy. You can't go wrong stopping here.

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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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 327 East Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: (231) 436-5578

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?