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“Fun stop and atmosphere; took an hour to get our food” 3 of 5 stars
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Big Boy
31270 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071-4648
(248) 588-6600
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Cuisines: American, Bakery, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Peoria, Illinois
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“Fun stop and atmosphere; took an hour to get our food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

We wanted to stop for dinner, somewhere quick but not fast food. We have 3 little kids and we needed time out of the car (during a 9 hour drive). We saw Big Boy and immediately wanted to stop there...it was kitschy and looked fun. I took a picture of my kids outside with the large "big boy" statue. Inside, we loved the 1940s feel and look. The waitresses were very nice and accommodating. Our one complaint would be that it took an hour to get our food. We didnt order anything out of the ordinary ....burgers. and fries. Our waitress was very nice and apologetic. I think there was an issue with the cook. Our meals were priced about average. We would stop there again.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hazel Park, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Loud screaming kids”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Not sure what the promo was but if you like sitting next to many booths full of screaming kids while eating very over priced fast food at a snails pace than this is your place.

Visited February 2012
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Michigan
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“Average Big Boy Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

This is a typical Big Boy restaurant. If you like the Big Boy chain of restaurants, (which I do), you will not be disappointed. The food is consistently good, the service good as well. Nothing to write home about, but that's true for most chain restaurants. Still, if you are in need of a slim jim or a slice of strawberry pie, this is your place.

Visited November 2011
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Detroit
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“Cleanest Restaurant Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2008

New Big Boy built in a retro style with hip stainless walls and lighting. My family was treated well and service was fast. Stuck with the classics: Big Boy hamburger, Slim Jim, Onion Rings and Shakes. It was Fantastic! We had Strawberry Pie and their Hot Fudge Brownie Ice Cream for dessert. Awsome. This place is well run and spotless. We will be back!

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“Local family restaurant...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

Local family restaurant that was franchised and very popular in the Detroit/SE Michigan region. They are usually quite full. Reasonable prices, good food. Nice hamburgers. Good coffee shop style place.

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