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Sands Restaurant

8448 W Hazel Rd, Mears, MI 49436-9679
231-873-5257
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Ranked #8 of 11 restaurants in Mears
Cuisines: American
Description: Located close to Silver Lake Dunes
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Description: Located close to Silver Lake Dunes
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English first
East Lansing, Michigan, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We showed up at noon for lunch and they weren't serving it because there was a rush on the breakfast buffet. When I didn't order because I didn't want breakfast the server didn't even offer an apologize or an option. We also to remind the server to bring out several parts of or order and the OJ my husband ordered... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great service, great ribs! Tender, falling off the bone, Fred Flintstone brontosaurus size ribs! I would go here again.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We came here on our way home from Silver Lake. The service was great and the food was okay. The menu is small and didn't really have much to choose from. The place needs updated and their was a wait for the bathroom the whole time we were there. We wished we would have went somewhere else.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ate here a couple of years ago and was not impressed. They must have new cooks because the food was very good. Convenient location and a nice menu selection.

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Flat Rock, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

During our Motorcycle Trip this past weekend we stopped here for lunch. The lunch fare was ok. A little higher priced than most. The Restaurant interior was very warm and it had a lot of personal touches. Very nice location

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Saint Clair, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I don't like to write poor reviews of places in small towns..but sometimes you just cannot find a positive. Silver Lake is a beautiful area...but boy is it lacking in any sort of culinary experience. Now, I am not saying I need a Chicago level meal in a tiny town in northern Michigan, but have some self respect for gosh... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

First of all I must say thanks for being open. We arrived in the Silver Lake area on a Thursday afternoon the first weekend in June. You would have thought it was still winter by the amount of businesses open at that time. Thanks to the Sands we were able to have a wonderful dinner. The broasted chicken was awesome.... More

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The food was better than average here, reminded me of home cooked meals. I had the ribs which were tasty and meaty. My husband had the broasted chicken which he also enjoyed.

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Ocala, Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Take the time to drive a few miles west off US 31 in this area of Michigan to enjoy a great meal(s) at Sands. Not only is the food great you'll get to see one great view of Silver Lake and the sand dunes that separate it from Lake Michigan. Jeff and his crew really know how to fry their... More

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Ludington, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Best place in town for a good breakfast buffet! Good food, friendly staff, and a good location. Food is nothing spectacular, but perfect for a weekend away from home.

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