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Sands Restaurant

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8448 W Hazel Rd, Mears, MI 49436-9679
231-873-5257
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Located close to Silver Lake Dunes

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good place for lunch near the Silver Lake Dunes

While visiting the Michigan Dunes my family stopped here for a bite. Like many other restaurants in the area-- food portions were large, flavor was standard, décor was minimal, and service was friendly. We had standard fare- burgers, fries, chicken strips, fish and chips. All were good-- kid... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Lake Odessa, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We ate at this restaurant for a late lunch & breakfast also. We were happy with the food, service & price of everything we ate here. I would definantly come here again if I was in the area.

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MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

While visiting the Michigan Dunes my family stopped here for a bite. Like many other restaurants in the area-- food portions were large, flavor was standard, décor was minimal, and service was friendly. We had standard fare- burgers, fries, chicken strips, fish and chips. All were good-- kid friendly meals. Good for breakfast and lunch-- would not go out of... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went there for breakfast. Typical small town greasy spoon. Local wait staff is red neckish, but in a nice way. Food was average for up north Michigan small town breakfast joint. I ordered the Corned beef hash with two over easy eggs on top. Hash was cooked to my taste, eggs were over cooked a bit with not much of... More 

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Independence, Ohio
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food was good overall, but it was also rather expensive. In addition, the server at the take-out window was not knowledgeable about the food that could be purchased there.

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Oxford, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Plenty of waitstaff for such a small establishment. Food was average, salad bar was basic, but the soup was good and tasted homemade.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Its close to dunes and our hotel. We all had something different . Fish which was good.. ribs were very good.. pizza was ok. And burrito was good also.. wait staff is very nice home town restaurant. .

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We ate dinner here after a long day at the Dunes. Food was good but there aren't a lot of sit down restaraunt options in the area so we decided to take a chance. We had the Stromboli, pretty standard and we were full when we left. We'd go back again.

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Amsterdam, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fast service! excellent breakfast .... Right on the main area of silver lake. Michigan blueberry pancakes excellent. Very nice server. Cakes & desserts looked really good in the case.

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Novi, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Good salad bar and a full menu of options for the entire family. We ate there for dinner one night. One of the few sit down places with wait staff in the area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

mediocre food at best, typical menu you won't go hungry but this place is not a destination for dining

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8448 W Hazel Rd, Mears, MI 49436-9679
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Oceana County  >  Mears
  • Phone Number: 231-873-5257

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Located close to Silver Lake Dunes
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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