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“Best cherry pie in USA” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Cherry Hut

The Cherry Hut
211 N. Michigan Ave, Beulah, MI 49617
231-882-4431
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Beulah
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Beulah, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best cherry pie in USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Cherry Hut is a throwback -- to the time of good food, simply served in a typical diner, and great service. This is not a haute cuisine restaurant, so don't expect anything fancy, but they do have something even the most picky eater in your family will like. The Hut has been open since 1922, and their cherry pie recipe has not changed in that time. It was designated as the best cherry pie in America by Life Magazine, and they didn't lie. The food is typical diner fare - hearty, well prepared, and simple family food. They roast their own turkey; no mystery meat here! You will love the chicken pot pie or the turkey plate dinner. Their vegetable soup is made with real turkey broth from today's roast turkeys. Their cherry chicken salad plate is terrific, and all made from scratch with nice chunks of chicken; local dried cherries add just the right touch. If you like to go where the locals eat, this is it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Beulah, Michigan
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
“Better Than Average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Barbara & I stopped in for lunch at this local 'must' destination. The restaurant is clean, the staff is friendly & we sat at one of their booths. We had sandwiches for lunch. Most of the items have cherries in them because this region grows the most cherries in the great USA. Chicken salad with cherries? A bit different. We find the Cherry Hut's prices a bit expensive for this area… but this is a seasonal operation so they have to make their money from April to September. The food was above average. But their cherry pies! You MUST take home one of their cherry pies. A tad on the expensive side but worth every bite.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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115 reviews 115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“I've loved the Cherry Hut for years and years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Granny used to take me back when. A cheerful little building with lots of seating, popular during summer months. Everything is cherries: cherry salad, cherry in sandwiches, cherry muffins, not to mention cherry pie. You can buy cherry souvenirs and I do mail order with them near Christmas. Cherries make healthful gifts. (dried, chocolate covered, in jams...)
Not everyone in my family is an enthusiast as I am. I also like the small town café-ness of it. Please visit the Cherry Hut!

Visited August 2013
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Davison, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Because of a TV program”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

One night after dinner we turned the TV to PBS to watch Under the Radar (UTR) Michigan who was focusing on the Leelanau area. One of their stops for dining was The Cherry Hut in Beulah. Little did we know then that a few weeks after we were able to travel to that area and stop in to the restaurant. The Cherry Hut was just as UTR described. The meals were delicious and the wait staff was pleasant. Our experience will bring us back...and so will the Cherry pie. The cashier told us that in the short six months that their open they sell over 35,000 cherry pies!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Algonquin,Il
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Not what I was expecting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

They were 2 days from closing for the season and we wanted a quick dinner close to the motel. I thought their prices were too high for what they served. The turkey sandwich I had was very dry. Soup was obviously from a can which was disappointing since homemade vegetable soup is so easy to make. Was hoping for more of a home style cooked meal.

Visited October 2013
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