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528 South Williams Street, Mancelona, MI 49659
(231) 587-1210
Today
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast Around

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ames
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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 61 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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MICHIGAN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

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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Additional Information about Shirley's Cafe

Address: 528 South Williams Street, Mancelona, MI 49659
Phone Number: (231) 587-1210
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Mancelona
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
Cuisine: American

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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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