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Shirley's Cafe

528 South Williams Street, Mancelona, MI 49659
(231) 587-1210
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Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Mancelona
Price range: $4 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: 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.
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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.
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English first
Madison Heights, Michigan
1 review
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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Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Shirley's Cafe is a real find. Second year in a row we stopped on our Labor Day bike ride. The energy in this place is incredible. The food is really good. We love you Shirley.

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Reading, MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ate here on a Sunday morning. Good breakfast buffet with limited items. Husband ordered from the menu and was pleased with his selection. Good food at reasonable prices.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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281 reviews 281 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We've been to Shirley's for both breakfast and lunch and have never had a bad, or even, average meal. The food is all fresh and the homemade breads are fantastic. Service is always very prompt and all the servers super friendly. Shirley usually makes the rounds and thanks guests personally for stopping into her place. She's so sweet! We particularly... More

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Au Train, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a quick breakfast, the breakfast buffet was by far the best I've ever had. Lots of choices and the food was fantastic. Didn't have room for the cinnamon rolls, but our server boxed some up for us. They were the best cinnamon rolls I've ever eaten!!

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Clarkston, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had breakfast here with a group of friends, ordered the "build your own" omelet. Meat choices were: sausage, bacon, ham, turkey... I ordered a turkey & mushrooms omelet. What this place doesn't tell you is "turkey" real is turkey breakfast sausage. Unfortunately, I have a negative reaction (IBS) to something in breakfast sausage, I can't eat it. When I pointed... More

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Reading, MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were traveling between Grayling and Petoskey and discovered Shirley's. My husband ordered the smelt dinner and I had the Sunday breakfast buffet. Good selection of down home type foods. Very tasty, too. My husband said the smelt were delicious. Good home cooking!

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Clinton Twp., Mi.
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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Friendly servers, especially Allana. Service was quick. Portion size is huge. Shirley's Cajun soup was quite tasty and very filling. The cod sandwich was one of the best. Local flavor abound. Check out the jukebox. Great tuneage awaits for a quarter.

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great Breakfast, and The Best Home Made Pie's in Northern Michigan!!! All bake goods are home made daily. Don't miss this little Gem on your way through!!!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Bottom line: good food, good AND friendly service. A bit chilly. Don't sit too close to the front window.

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