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Pancake Chef

327 East Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI
(231) 436-5578
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Ranked #13 of 46 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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East Sussex UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We got a really delicious meal here, and particularly enjoyed the extensive salad bar as we'd been suffering from a lack of greens being on a road trip. What made this place though was the great staff, in particular George whose exuberant charm as he welcomed us immediately put us at our ease. Don't be put off by the name-... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Wow! We never would of thought walking into this place it would be such an amazing experience. The waitress we had was the best (Debra) she drew pictures on my daughters cup twice! Noticed my 4 year old was getting fussy so she brought her a box of cereal and fruit while we waited. The food was amazing too!! Great... More

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Fairfax, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I went here recently for dinner while in Mackinaw Island. We were a group of 35. They were ready for us and everything was perfect. We had the buffet and I found the food to be delicious. We were told they were known for their pot roast and I must say it was really good. I also found the pot... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very good food, had to wait 20 minutes after the bridge walk. (40,000 people walked the makinaw bridge that morning). Food was worth the wait. And I'm not a breakfast person.

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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306 reviews 306 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had dinner at Pancake Chef while visiting Mackinaw City with my family few years ago. We thought the food was decent. It's a family diner. Service was okay. During my recent visit to Mackinaw, with my husband this time, we were taking a walk, passed this place by, I decided to go inside to look at the menu to... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Traveling with my adult son has become a bit of a challenge in recent years as he has developed a gluten sensitivity. The Pancake Chef in Mackinaw City has some of the finest gluten free pancakes we've ever tasted. The owners were considerate and careful, making it a pleasant experience.

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Wyandotte, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is out of this world. Also this restaurant serves breakfast all day! Most restaurants in this area only serve breakfast till 11:00 am on the weekends.(not sure about the weekdays) The breakfast pastie and sausage gravy was awesome. The Apple pancakes are also very tasty. If your looking for good restaurant try this place. Also ask about the... More

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Pancake Chef doesn't look like much from the busy street of Mackinac, but when you get inside, there's quite a bit of room. It's nice and quiet and relaxing from the busy street that it's on. They specialize mostly in breakfasts but have a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner. All their pancakes are delicious of course, but... More

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College Grove, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

You have to add this one to your itinerary! Great food, was there for dinner buffet. Everything was fresh cooked and was seasoned nicely. The whole staff was amazing, best customer service we had our whole trip.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Love the breakfast buffet. Large selection of food and drinks. Everyone is so friendly. Prices were good.

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