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Sands Restaurant

8448 W Hazel Rd, Mears, MI 49436-9679
231-873-5257
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Ranked #7 of 11 Restaurants in Mears
Cuisines: American
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Description: Located close to Silver Lake Dunes

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Out In The Country
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Only had breakfast here. Service was quick and friendly and efficient. A lot of breakfast choices. Located in the center of activity in town. Would eat here again.

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Plymouth, MI
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was just not very good in general. The restaurant was not very clean. It looked run down and as if the management had given up. We went there after being referred by someone working at Mac Wood's Dune Rides. We were hoping for a good local restaurant but were greatly disappointed. The service was good, but everything else... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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145 reviews 145 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We ate hear twice during our stay in town. Once for dinner and once for lunch. The food is home cooked and very good. The portions are large and the prices are very reasonable. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. They have a soup and salad bar, although not huge, but it has all you need and it is... More

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Belle River, Ontario, CAN
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant was conveniently located right next door to our hotel, so we decided to check it out. The decor needs updating, but the food was decent. I especially liked the waffle fries as they were seasoned perfectly and very crispy. We also both enjoyed the salad bar on 2 occasions. The salad bar seemed to have fresh items and... More

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St. Ignace
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited this restaurant on Monday, July 28th. We stayed at the Dunes Waterfront Resort and decided on this restaurant because of its convenient location. When we arrived, our first impression was needs updating, dingy, and uncomfortable. We figured this is a Mom & Pop type place and decided to look past these minor details. Our service was good but... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I'm not the type of person to write a review about anything. Good or bad. Any bad experience I have I just take it as a learning experience and know where not to go back to. My wife and I met two of our friends for a relaxing 2 day mini vacation. We arrived a bit late so ended up... More

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Fremont, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We eat there every August, Chicken is amazing. Ribs are tremendous, Kids loved the Stromboli. Always do the Dunes then supper at the Sands. We will be there again this august.

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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

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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