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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: We believe that real food, prepared with love & fresh ingredients is...
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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Excellent food for breakfast or lunch

I finally got to have lunch here after eating many tasty breakfasts. I had the Ruben which was meaty and very good , my dear wife had the fresh roasted turkey sandwich with bacon, she loved it . I won't leave a breakfast review but have never had a bad one and have even gotten to meet Shirley who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Johnshadows1
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Alden, Michigan
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is good but the hours are limited. The beer battered cod is excellent. The chicken is broasted but you would swear it was fried.

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Thank RazzyBaby2
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I finally got to have lunch here after eating many tasty breakfasts. I had the Ruben which was meaty and very good , my dear wife had the fresh roasted turkey sandwich with bacon, she loved it . I won't leave a breakfast review but have never had a bad one and have even gotten to meet Shirley who stopped... More 

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Thank Johnshadows1
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Adie M
Boyne City, Michigan
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Thank Bryan M
Almont, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Patty M
Saline, Michigan
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Buttstone
Alpena, Michigan
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3 reviews
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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Thank 73grannyb
Ames
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Beth B
Allen Park, Michigan
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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Thank William J
MICHIGAN
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Thank ABSPORTSFAN

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?