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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: Dinner
Description: Located close to Silver Lake Dunes

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  • 13
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  • 29
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  • 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
Down home

The Sands is not the best restaurant in the world, nor is the service particularly fast, but it has been around for a long time and is the best choice in Mears/Silver Lake if you want something with a local flavor. Menu is typical; I always get the steak and cheese sub; it's super yummy. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Phicampiii
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Southeast Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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

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Southeast Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Sands is not the best restaurant in the world, nor is the service particularly fast, but it has been around for a long time and is the best choice in Mears/Silver Lake if you want something with a local flavor. Menu is typical; I always get the steak and cheese sub; it's super yummy. The spaghetti is very delicious... More 

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West Palm Beach, FL
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My family and I went here for breakfast as it was close to the hotel we were staying at. The food was good, but wasn't anything special. This is a good place for breakfast. The waitress was very funny and we enjoyed dining in her presence.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife & I went for an early morning walk while our son slept and we had heard how great this place was so we thought we'd check it out. We were not disappointed! The service was very prompt and friendly, the food was so good and the atmosphere was filled with history from the area. We made the mistake... More 

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Slinger, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food was above average as far as taste and quantity is concerned but not anything I would go back for. Service was rather slow though. Also, if you have a group of 6, be prepared to be squished into a booth that should probably only hold 4. However, that would probably make for long waits. We were seated shortly... More 

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Davison, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The restaurant was clean and the staff was friendly. The food was average. I ate the special, meat loaf and mashed potatoes. The wife had a club sandwich and the kids ate pb&j. The price was slightly higher than the quality of the meals. You wouldn't be missing out by choosing another place to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Food was excellent and service was fast. We will be back again. We had the chicken hamburger salad mushrooms and spaghetti

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St. Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our first meal during our stay in Mears was at the Sands. The food was very good...walleye perch and bbq ribs with trimmings. There were good selections for children as well...they enjoyed their pasta dishes. The desserts are not to be missed...especially the dream sickle cake which tasted exactly like the ice cream bar. The side dishes served with the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Prices were not bad, food was good, portions were fair. The wait staff was friendly, and for an average restaurant in this area, it was one of the better restaurants. I will return upon my next visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stopped into this family restaurant and while it was clean the service was very average as was the food. I would skip this one.

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Additional Information about Sands Restaurant

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?