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8448 W Hazel Rd, Mears, MI 49436-9679
231-873-5257
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7:30 am - 8:00 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
Description: Located close to Silver Lake Dunes

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Pricey

The food here was not bad but I felt it was overpriced it was nothing special I would not go back. The waitress was very nice and did a good job

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
Steve R
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Pocahontas, Illinois
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pocahontas, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The food here was not bad but I felt it was overpriced it was nothing special I would not go back. The waitress was very nice and did a good job

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Out In The Country
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146 reviews 146 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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