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Shirley's Cafe

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528 South Williams Street, Mancelona, MI 49659
(231) 587-1210
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: We believe that real food, prepared with love & fresh ingredients is the...
We believe that real food, prepared with love & fresh ingredients is the key to good health & a successful restaurant. Our goal is to provide a clean, comfortable environment for our valued guests. We believe that our guests deserve to be treated with respect, and get a great meal at a fair price. We hope to see you soon.
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  • 26
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Annual Girls Golf Weekend

We love Shirley's. So kind and wonderful are the staff. The bread is warm, fresh, and delicious. Every stop, every time is a great experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Adie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We love Shirley's. So kind and wonderful are the staff. The bread is warm, fresh, and delicious. Every stop, every time is a great experience.

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Boyne City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Friday evening's all you can eat cod is a great deal. The house salad is one of the best and the price is quite reasonable.

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Almont, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Second try...waited a couple of years to try it again, as our first experience was not so great. This time, they still have a very young group cooking and serving....service was slow and there was like two other tables. Lots of people hovering around the bar area, but couldn't get a refill or my check when I wanted it. Like... More 

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Saline, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were making the trip between traverse city and boyne and needed some food. I love to hit up local places but you never know what you'll get. Well this place was fabulous! Best blueberry pancakes ever. Omelette chock full of meat. Hash browns fried in crack. Nice thick toast. More expensive than I would've thought but worth every penny.... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Read reviews and decided to give Shirley's a try for breakfast on our way to Traverse City. 9:00 a.m. few customers, dirty table not cleared yet. Inquired on the turkey sausage to see if it was local, wait staff didn't know but checked on. Asked if corned beef hash was house made and it is not. Hubby settled on the... More 

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Ames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stopping at Shirley's is always part of the plan when heading north. I've had a variety of breakfast features and all are excellent. I especially like the homemade breads that Shirley's is know for. I have not had the homemade pie, but may sneak it in as a breakfast treat. Shirley's has a down home decor and friendly waitresses. You... More 

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Allen Park, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Shirley is truly a hands on owner. She and her staff consistently offer excellent food and service. I've eaten here many times and each time is special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We love stopping here for the best pancakes in the area! They are really large and super delicious! We have only been here for breakfast numerous times so I'm not sure about the rest of their food but I can only imagine it's pretty good.

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Kalkaska, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

They open early and are known for their awesome breakfasts. Just a small little place in a small little town, but good food for a reasonable price which is always a plus.

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visit my cousin a couple times a year and we always eat one meal at Shirley's. I never had the pancakes until yesterday. They are so delicious I can't even describe them. Shirley happened to be there that day and she pointed to a photo and said the recipe was her Grandmother's who served that recipe at a restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 528 South Williams Street, Mancelona, MI 49659
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Mancelona
  • Phone Number: (231) 587-1210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: American

Description

We believe that real food, prepared with love & fresh ingredients is the key to good health & a successful restaurant. Our goal is to provide a clean, comfortable environment for our valued guests. We believe that our guests deserve to be treated with respect, and get a great meal at a fair price. We hope to see you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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