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Clydes Drive In

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201 Chippewa Ave, Manistique, MI 49854
+1 906-341-6021
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Clyde's is a drive-in located in Manistique, MI on Chippewa Ave. Clyde's...
Clyde's is a drive-in located in Manistique, MI on Chippewa Ave. Clyde's was built in Sault Ste Marie in 1949 by Mr. Clyde VanDusen. In the early 90's Clyde's in Manistique has been owned & operated by Cliff & Gail Blose Bring Back the great old fashion taste of quality at Clyde's Drive In, home of the FAMOUS Big C Burger. Clyde's has been serving great burgers, fries and more for over 50 years! You can dine in or stay in your car and a carhop will come and take your order! Phone orders WELCOME! The Manistique Clyde's Drive in is open ALL YEAR LONG! We now accept CREDIT CARDS! Our burgers were voted the "2011 Best Burgers In the U.P", by a Fox 11 News Poll! Thanks to all who VOTED!
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Pasties"

We were told you must have a pasty when in Upper Peninsula as it is the speciality! Hadn't seen any reviews but saw sign at Clyde's. Very mushy crust with a bland mixture of meat, potatoes, carrots and onions. For our first pasty, we will give it a good overall but not fantastic. It was filling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were told you must have a pasty when in Upper Peninsula as it is the speciality! Hadn't seen any reviews but saw sign at Clyde's. Very mushy crust with a bland mixture of meat, potatoes, carrots and onions. For our first pasty, we will give it a good overall but not fantastic. It was filling and large! Noticed that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Asked a few locals about places to eat. All said Clydes. So we went. Ordered the Big C. Loved it!!! Nice staff.. Wonderful little place. Will stop there again. Oh. It's a half pound burger with a 1/4 pound burger on top. They should give you a shirt if you can put down 2 of those tasty burgers... Just my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I'd been told by many up north travelers that this is the best burger. Waited years to try it, well worth the wait, so glad I finally did! After some confusion about which location to visit, I listened to the locals in Manistique who all told me this was the spot still owned by Clyde's family. The staff was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is the second time we stopped on our way through Manistique and it was fantastic! The "Big C" burger is delicious, The best burger I have ever had! This is a MUST STOP for sure! The staff is very friendly and the service is great too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I ordered a Big C based on the waitress' suggestion. Wow there was no way I could eat all of that, fortunately my kids were hungry after their grilled cheeses, we shared and everyone left full. Amazing to have a real drive through experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We made our annual pilgrimage to Clyde's drive-in at the beginning of August. We had a nice chat with the waitress, and I ordered an Oliveburger with cheese and cheese curds. I had never had cheese curds before (I know I know), which are deep fried chunks of cheese. They were pretty good! This is my first time having the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We've been to all 3 Clyde's Drive Institute now. I'm generally impressed by the friendliness of the staff and prompt, correctly filled orders. Not the case here. Even though there were only a couple of other customers, our server got my husband's burger completely wrong, but then overcharged us. While I heartily recommend the Sault St Marie or St Ignace... More 

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Clydes49854, Manager at Clydes Drive In, responded to this review

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with our help, but to defend them, we have new waitresses and mistakes happen. Hope you will give us another try, we take pride in our business and hope you will be back again.. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

You cannot miss this local attraction! Everyone has to try a Big C at some point in their life. You can watch them make your incredible burger right in front of your eyes. The fries are great too. Very friendly staff who will visit with you while you are eating at the counter. You can do pick up or eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We stopped here while touring the upper peninsula of michigan The high rating on tripadvisor is warranted. Friendly folks and great burgers ! I had the bison burger with cheese and bacon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My family has been stopping here for as long as I can remember! I live in Wisconsin so I am not a local, but everytime I come in they ask how the family is, how my kids are, ect. Always feel very welcome!!! Plus the food is always great!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Chippewa Ave, Manistique, MI 49854
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Manistique
  • Phone Number: +1 906-341-6021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Clyde's is a drive-in located in Manistique, MI on Chippewa Ave. Clyde's was built in Sault Ste Marie in 1949 by Mr. Clyde VanDusen. In the early 90's Clyde's in Manistique has been owned & operated by Cliff & Gail Blose Bring Back the great old fashion taste of quality at Clyde's Drive In, home of the FAMOUS Big C Burger. Clyde's has been serving great burgers, fries and more for over 50 years! You can dine in or stay in your car and a carhop will come and take your order! Phone orders WELCOME! The Manistique Clyde's Drive in is open ALL YEAR LONG! We now accept CREDIT CARDS! Our burgers were voted the "2011 Best Burgers In the U.P", by a Fox 11 News Poll! Thanks to all who VOTED!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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