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“Great Breakfast Buffet” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alden Bar & Grille

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Alden Bar & Grille
9149 Helena Road, Alden, MI 49612
231 331 6214
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Alden
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Worthington, Oh
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Never been here until this summer and enjoyed a hometown friendly staff, an awsome omlet cook, you pick the ingrediants and they make it fresh for you as you watch. A great breakfast spread, all you can eat!

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Rude, mean, unfriendly and worst staff I have experienced! DO NOT ENTER!! Newly renovated building, hopefully attitude will foll”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

We had a great day attending a wedding at the depot park across the street earlier in the day. We headed to the Alden Bar around 10 on a Sunday night and walked into an empty bar with plenty of employees. They didn't greet us or show any hospitality at all. Instead we were treated like a burden and had to keep reminding staff of our orders and break up conversations that the staff was having amongst themselves to get any food or drinks. As the evening progressed the staff turned mean and even elbowed a young lady and said "stay out of my way, I'm trying to work here". I have been coming to the AB for over 15 years and have seen the service and food go down hill fast over the last year or so. It seems they have no competition and have a corner on the market. Owners are never there and they just rely on random people coming off the lake. Soon people will remember the last experience they had at the AB and will go hungry before walking in the doors!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Worst restaurant experience ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I feel bad for anyone vacationing in Alden because this hole in the wall is the only place to eat in town. When we entered the restaurant not a single employee acknowledged us. No smiles, no nods, NOTHING. The place was only half full when we arrived. Once we sat down we waited about five minutes before the bartender left the bar and walked over to hand us menus. Keep in mind there were three other waitresses working (in a half full restaurant) and none of them came over to us when we sat down. After we received the menus about another ten minutes rolled by after which we finally got water. In the meantime, the rest of diner began to fill up. The kicker was when a family that sat down next to us and a waitress immediately came over and took their order after we had been sitting there for nearly twenty minutes with no service. We got up and walked out. I guess you have to know someone there to get service.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Hit and Misss”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Some days the food is good, some days it's terrible. Same with the service. We've had to wait as long as 45 minutes for burgers when there were only 3 other tables with patrons. Prices are consistent with other bars in the area but it's hard to pinpoint the food quality because of the inconsistency. Perhaps breakfast is the strong suit, but who can mess up bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast?
Waya down the list for places to get a burger in the area, and there are quite a few.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“False Advertising”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

They had a huge sign advertising White Fish Fry on Friday. They didn't have white fish and substitued pan fried, more like poached, perch which was bland and tough. We weren't the only ones having a disappointing meal. We overheard the table next to us saying they would not be back. The staff is pleasant and friendly, too bad the kitchen can't produce a good meal.

Visited July 2012
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