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Big Boy Restaurant

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400 S Ripley Blvd, Alpena, MI 49707-4008
(989) 354-4131
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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East Tawas, Michigan
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here many times for lunch breakfast dinner , and always had great service and good food . Nice and clean and fast service .

Thank Happy Kampers B
Alpena, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I like eating out and when you go to Big Boy you have a card they punch with each visit which after 10 punches gives you $4 off your entry..

Thank Barbara G
Ossineke, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

A very nice relaxed place, it is a bit dated but it's clean restrooms are very clean. Staff is very friendly food was very good, coffee was also very good ( I'm extremely picky when it comes to my coffee)

Thank Cindy C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The tow of us had breakfast at the Big Boy. Good breakfast, always like the multigrain pancakes, but get two, they are big. Fair prices. No complaints.

Thank Bob H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I haven't been to a Big Boy in years. Since they are still in Michigan, decided to give them a try. I stopped here for breakfast twice. The ambience is very old school diner like, but it's subtle and not overblown. The food was the difference however. 2nd time there I had one of the best omelettes I have ever... More 

Thank Paul D
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Never again. This place is gross...and really, all big boys are. We need PERKINS! The fries they brought out to me were hard as rocks and COLD, even though I had requested Fresh fries. The salad bar was OK, limited options. I just wanted fresh veggies and really didn't have much selection. I can't believe the grease that comes off... More 

Thank LuvDisneyMeow
Temecula, California
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372 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I too grew up eating as a child @ Bob's ....all my experiences have always been good! The memories as a kid eating their chicken dinners & strawberry pies was the epitome of Americana greatness. Management: Please address the food quality at this location. It's not average it's horrible :/ The chili was bad...tasted like chili powder paste...not bueno! The... More 

1 Thank billionsandnocure
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

I grew up a big fan of this Restaurant chain, but I have found myself vowing to "never eat there again" the last 3 times we have visited. Put simply the food quality is just not good. We ordered breakfast for dinner during our last visit, and it was bad the meats were almost impossible to eat.

2 Thank Dave S
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Have gone to Big Boy on Ripley for over 20 yrs and the food is made right or you can ask them to fix it. Which I've always gotten some great meals. Once you have arrived don't leave without buying one of the famous BIG LUDS BURGERS a very hardy meal that shouts out (THIS IS A BURGER)!! Also if... More 

Thank Cal L
Chesterfield, Michigan
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421 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

There is one other Big Boy in town on Ripley. The food was good along with very nice service people. went there for breakfast.

Thank PhoenisSunDog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S Ripley Blvd, Alpena, MI 49707-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Alpena
  • Phone Number: (989) 354-4131

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?