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The Embers

810 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI
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Ranked #38 of 46 Restaurants in Mackinaw City
Cuisines: American
Description: Large Buffets, Family Friendly
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Description: Large Buffets, Family Friendly
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English first
Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food was great and reasonably priced. Lounge was cozy. Staff was very friendly and assisted very well in area information.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

They made us awesome Bloody Maries!!! Then I had my 2 over hard eggs and great bacon. Wife had pancakes & bacon. We're full. Very friendly people. Maria was the best waitress!!! This was NOT overpriced!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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136 reviews 136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have been going to Embers for many years now and we are always happy with the quality of their food and their family friendly service.

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Iola, Wisconsin, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The buffet was great.I liked the BBQ Ribs. We were the first ones there when they opened. I would wait for more people next time as the first food was a little cold.

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