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Pancake Chef

327 East Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI
(231) 436-5578
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Ranked #14 of 46 restaurants in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Eastpointe
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Clean restaurant, nice staff, good welcoming setting, and food taste was great! Not many ways you could go wrong with pancakes. We ordered apple filled pancakes and buttermilk ones. skimpy on the cheese topping on my husband's omelette other than that thumbs up!

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Highland Lake County, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

They has amazing service! They treated my family so nicely & I would definitely return...Had the eggs benedict and its the best I ever had...

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Wyoming, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to mackinaw several times but the two days ago is the first time I ate here. My son and I had the breakfast buffet and it was DELICIOUS!!!!! They have everything you would want for breakfast and their scrambles eggs were the very best I have ever had. The waiter was extremely nice and friendly and I... More

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Livonia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Buffet offers everything you could want in a great breakfast! Eggs (which were good! usually, I don't like buffet eggs.) Fruit salad, Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage, bacon, potatoes, biscuits, sausage gravy (yummm!). Pumpkin pancakes are amazing! Great service. Great price. Great atmosphere.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had an amazing breakfast! My husband hand the mackinaw pastie, AMAZING! Also tried all different kinds of there pancakes, but peanut butter was the best! Would go back every year. FYI though it is on the pricer side. A family of four is around $50 bucks! But worth it. What I loved the most was the owner came by... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I stopped in with my sister for lunch and they were very friendly and accommodating. Best fish and chips I've had in a LONG time!!

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Wauseon, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We travel through Mackinaw City every 4th of July weekend and we have to stop here for lunch.. My nephew and husband love the burritos. This past time I had the perch sandwich and it was very good. It's a nice place for families. Not too pricey. I've never had the salad bar but they have a very large one... More

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Grapeland, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had read reviews that this was a good place and had good pancakes. We went for my son's 10th birthday. When asked ages of kids for menus, we said he was 10 that day. Not realizing, I guess they made note of that. Toward the end of the meal, a cake was brought out and they sang Happy Birthday... More

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Pentwater
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've been going to Mackinaw City for years and every time I go the Pancake Chef is a MUST GO! They have an excellent staff, breakfast buffet, and even gluten free pancakes. That's all delicious I'm sure but I've never had any of it. My mom loves the Gluten Free Pancakes. Every single time I go I order the Stuffed... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My mom & I went here for the breakfast buffet and dinner buffet. We were pleased with both. They had a nice variety of options. Nice that they had a salad bar and fresh fruit for some healthier options. My faves are the soups! I would definitely go back! I believe that kids buffets were 75 cents times how old... More

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