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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
Mackinaw Trip

Had breakfast here today--had french toast made with actual french bread! It was OK but I thought it could have been soaked in the egg mixture a little more to soak into the thick french bread. My friend had an egg white omelet and it looked very good. It was made with actual egg whites, not the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Owosso, Michigan
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Milford, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The place was not even 1/2 full - maybe 1/3 full. They had 4 waitresses 3 of whom seemed to do nothing but carry water around the place without giving it anyone. We were told that they were very busy when we first sat down (?!?!?!?!). We waited 15 - 20 minutes with no one stopping by at all. So... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My family and I ate breakfast on a Sunday at the Embers. It took almost 40 minutes for our food to come out. The place was not that busy to warrant the food taking that long. The food was okay when it came out and it was a good portion size. Not sure I would recommend this place to others.

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Owosso, Michigan
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had breakfast here today--had french toast made with actual french bread! It was OK but I thought it could have been soaked in the egg mixture a little more to soak into the thick french bread. My friend had an egg white omelet and it looked very good. It was made with actual egg whites, not the boxed kind. Service... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While the service was very good, the quality of the food and the overall value were poor. Very pricey for what I felt to be mediocre food at best.

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Mayfield, Kentucky, United States
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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59 reviews
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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33 reviews
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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?