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“If you like cherries. . .” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cherry Republic

Cherry Republic
6026, Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI
18002066949
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Glen Arbor
Type: Food & Drink
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Waterloo, Illinois
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“If you like cherries. . .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is cherry heaven in Northern Michigan just a stone's throw from Sleeping Bear Dunes N.P. To paraphrase the shrimp scene in Forrest Gump, there's cherry cookies, cherry soda, cherry pie, cherry ice cream, cherry chili. . . You get the idea. I first visited this Northern Michigan landmark about ten years ago when it was relatively new. It has expanded tremendously since then - a TESTAMENT TO ONE GUY'S VISION FOR WHAT THE HUMBLE CHERRY CAN BE.
Over those ten year's it appears to have become a major tourist destination but its quality and the friendliness of its staff has not suffered. And the products I tried (and there were many) are all very good. Not a clinker in the mix. Worth the trip to Northern Michigan for cherry soup, cherry pasta, cherry wine, cherry scones, cherry syrup. . .

Visited October 2013
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Key West, Florida
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“Cherries, Cherries, Cherries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

A great place to stop and taste the Cherries!!The staff is experienced and make the visit enjoyable! Cherry salsa is the best!

Visited September 2013
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“Great food and fun atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Had lunch there with the family - we ate outside. The ordering was a bit complicated but once we had it sorted out the food came very quickly and was delicious. Very friendly staff. Everything is cherry-themed - the meatloaf is not to be missed and the pulled pork sandwich was great as well. The shop is worth a visit, and the kids loved the funny signs everywhere.

Visited August 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Don't miss this fun cherry retail store and cafe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Cherry Republic is a charming retail store selling everything with cherries in it (cherry jam,cherry salsa, cherry barbecue, etc.)The retail store lets you taste everything!

Another building houses an excellent winery, again wines with cherries in them. They also have their own sodas that are their own. Taste testing is a must.

Finally, they have a excellent cafe with great food. Try the cherry chicken salad or the outstanding home made ice cream. Don't miss this great retail establishment. It's a must if you're in Glen Arbor!

Visited September 2013
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“Love Cherries? Don't miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

They have cherry everything. They let you sample most products. We haven't eaten at their restaurant. We did purchase a cherry pie to take home. It was well worth it. You can't bake a pie for what they charge when you figure your time. Make sure to purchase their products at their store and not somewhere else. It will be fresher there. It is well worth the trip.

Visited August 2013
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