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Sands Restaurant

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8448 W Hazel Rd, Mears, MI 49436-9679
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Located close to Silver Lake Dunes

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Ok food, ok service

Honestly nothing special about this place. Standard family type restaurant with a dated looking menu and average food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Mia M
Port Huron, Michigan
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Port Huron, Michigan
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Honestly nothing special about this place. Standard family type restaurant with a dated looking menu and average food.

Thank Mia M
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My family and I ate here for dinner. It was really good food and the staff took really good care of us. The prices were very reasonable. Plus, if you sit at the window you can watch all the vehicles go by from the Dunes.

Thank Kathy S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Thr food was mediocre at best and we sat next to the wait station and could hear the ENTIRE conversation..the waitress kept forgetting things..the food was overpriced

Thank Melissa P
Milford, MI, United States
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had the best baked mostaccioli here that we've ever had anywhere. The meatless sauce (for vegetarians) is also excellent. Apparently, they make their own sauces. On another visit we had their gluten free pizzas. Another delicious entrée. Nice thin crust and excellent flavor. Their cheesy broccoli soup was very good, and their large selection of deserts are wonderful; especially... More 

Thank cruzboo2
Novi, Michigan
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

The Sands restaurant is within walking distance of a couple of hotels in silver lake. Decent food and pricing. Reliable!

Thank Jen851
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Great food slow service waited long time for food... Waitress forgot to put orders in and food was not brought out together

Thank Tina G
Lake Odessa, Michigan
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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.

Thank Judy_Jackson1955
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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 

Thank alnus
Monroe, Michigan
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Troy G
Independence, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank KAM0483

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Located close to Silver Lake Dunes
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?