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810 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Large Buffets, Family Friendly

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average food

This was the first place we ate on our vacation. I found that the food tasted like it was out of a can with absolutely no seasoning whatsoever. I did like the fish and strawberry dessert, but the vegetables left much to be desired. I guess if you are on a diet of no salt, then this is the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Lisa W
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Mayfield, Kentucky, United States
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Mayfield, Kentucky, United States
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This was the first place we ate on our vacation. I found that the food tasted like it was out of a can with absolutely no seasoning whatsoever. I did like the fish and strawberry dessert, but the vegetables left much to be desired. I guess if you are on a diet of no salt, then this is the place... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We ordered lunch items, a pasty for me and a whitefish sandwich for my wife, as we recall. Nothing memorable in these, but heck, I can't imagine even this decent pasty as haute cuisine. We also viewed the buffet, but found it considerably overpriced and rather limited. It won't be mistaken for an Old Country Buffet or a Golden Corral,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Food was really good and the prices are comparable. The staff is always very friendly! We go there for breakfast and dinner every year and will continue to do so!!

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Rockford, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Loved their food, Food tasted home made. Service was very good. Everyone greeted you with a smile and a Good Morning.

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Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you only have an hour to eat breakfast, do not eat here. When we arrived, there were only 5 tables, 3 of them had there food. 1 hour later there were 7 tables, and we were all waiting for food. The waitress acted as if our every request was an inconvenience for her, and complained every time she came... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped at this restaurant because it was close to the ferry line we were planning on taking across to the Island. The service was good, but the food was downright awful. I got a french dip sandwich that was incredibly dry, stringy and very bland. I could not choke down even half of my snadwich.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were the only ones in the restaurant at the time and they only came to our table 2 times and they were not very professional laughing joking around like little kids etc. Food was good though and cooked just right.

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Oak Park, Michigan
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This seems like a restaurant that doesn't really cater to a younger crowd. When we were there it was almost empty. The drinks were good (margarita and daiquiri) but the pizza we had left a lot to be desired. The crust seemed to be underdone and while I didn't notice it my boyfriend pointed it out as why he didn't... More 

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Echo Bay
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There wasn't anyone there for lunch. We went in and ordered the french dip. It was fantastic. A huge sandwich and the au jus was very tasty. The meat was piled very high, almost couldn't get your mouth around it but I succeeded lol.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Prices have gone up, menu selection is smaller, and the staff is smaller as well. We have found a new favorite in Mackinaw and will not be going back

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Additional Information about The Embers

Address: 810 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 810 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Large Buffets, Family Friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?