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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Car service

We had heard this was the place for burgers in Manistique and we weren't disappointed. It was tucked away on the border of an industrial area. I didn't think any places still had car-side service so I was surprised to see a waitress come out to take our order, that was cool. The cheeseburger was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We had heard this was the place for burgers in Manistique and we weren't disappointed. It was tucked away on the border of an industrial area. I didn't think any places still had car-side service so I was surprised to see a waitress come out to take our order, that was cool. The cheeseburger was excellent and the cheese curds... More 

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Frankfort, Michigan
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We walked in and there was about 5 or so other customers. The waitress was very curt and took our order. We ordered three burgers, french fries, and one bbq. Our food was served in a coffee filter and our drinks were in styrofoam. No one asked if we needed anything and the bbq was falling apart that a fork... More 

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Thank Amy J
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Been coming here since I was little! Now I get to stop with MY kids! They love it just as much as I did when I was little and still do! Great food! Super friendly staff!!!

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Thank Brenda A
Lansing, Michigan
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I came here 15 years ago with my parents on vacation and loved it. Took my wife here recently for the first time and she loved it too! They are a little priced $10.75 for burger, fries and pop, and its CASH ONLY, but its an amazing 3/4 pound burger so you get what you pay for!

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Thank Eric S
Clydes49854, Manager at Clydes Drive In, responded to this review

You must have the wrong Clyde's. We have accepted credit cards for 5 years now. I'm glad you had a pleasurable experience dining at one of the restaurants. More 

Port Sanilac, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Spouse grew up in Mstq, so I've heard about Clyde Burgers forever. Every time we are in town it is a MUST. Fries w/ gravy hot crisp. Sitting at the counter with locals is always fun. Best Burger I've ever eaten, every time we are there. Dinner for two with burger, fries for $12 including tip can't be beat. We... More 

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Thank Jim T
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288 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank RJourn
Howell, Michigan
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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1 Thank scott h
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Jackie L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank Keri S
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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