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Shirley's Cafe

528 South Williams Street, Mancelona, MI 49659
(231) 587-1210
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Ranked #1 of 11 restaurants in Mancelona
Price range: $4 - $12
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
Au Train, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
51 helpful votes 51 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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Bellaire, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place is great! There are a lot of good places to eat in Northwest Michigan. But hands down our family favorite is Shirley’s; there are 2 locations the one we go to the most is in Mancelona on 131. On the way up to our place in Bellaire one of the first things our kids ask is “When are... More

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Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We were on a day long bike ride and stopped in at Shirley's by chance. Great food amd great service for a diner. The owner, Shirley, made the rounds to greet everyone. She keeps the place lively.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

First visit - not the last! Tasty sandwiches, crisp chips and fresh brewed ice tea. We had a very friendly waitress who assured me they could make my "special order" sandwich.

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windsor ontario canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Waitresses were very friendly, and obliging. Food was excellent, but took quite a while to get to the table. Sufficient portions. Will go back again, but in the winter, because it was very hot in there (early July). Prices ok.

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