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“A good dinner overall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Soe' Cafe - CLOSED

Soe' Cafe
12868 Red Arrow Hwy, Sawyer, MI 49125-9173
269-426-4878
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A good dinner overall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I dined at Soe this past Sunday, and would consider the experience overall...a favorable one. The restaurant was clean, and the staff was nice, but a few notes.

1. It is understandable that Brunch is served until 4pm , but when it is 15 till, and there is barely anyone in the restaurant...consider working with the kitchen to make a judgement call on serving a few lunch items early. In our case they made us wait until 4pm ...on the nose. Plus we noted that we wanted lunch when seated, but received the brunch menu.

2. The Check presenters are "cute" but not functional for your servers...always choose functional for your staff and guests

3. Consider offering more entree options (1-2) for vegetarians and gluetan free options..especially for the great appetizers that come with bread. Granted, I know this extra cost, and something where you cannot accommodate everyone...but at least consider it

Other than that...not bad at all. And to clarify, our server was good, but the service would have been better overall if #1 would have been the difference maker

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester Hills
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Soe's is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I like the fact that their food is local and everything is made of scratch. I like the different blend of flavors of their menu (local ingredients) The fish and chips was a favorite of my family. If your not sure just try it, I believe its one of Michigans hidden secrets.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sawyer
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Soe' Cafe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

They use many locally sourced ingredients. Dining areas are spacious, and there is reasonable privacy between tables. Food is good, but perhaps a little overpriced for the serving sizes.

Visited April 2013
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Palos Heights, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“noisy spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The hard surfaces make this a pretty noisy spot, by 6:30pm they were out of several selections. The chicken dish was bland, meatloaf is good

Visited May 2013
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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good local food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We had hamburgers, cheese, aoli, onions. Very tasty. Quite a wine menu. We did not have any since we are on a road trip, on our way to Chicago. Another person with us had meat loaf. Presentation was awsome. Generous portions.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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