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Mussel Beach Drive-In

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3540 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706-1157
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Bentley, Michigan
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stop here from time to time for ice cream. They have a large selection and they have about 10 picnic tables outside to enjoy your ice cream. Staff is always friendly. They also have an indoor tiny restaurant with about 10 tables. Have burgers and homemade fries and a bunch of other stuff. I think it's a great place

Thank panteralovr2781
Kent City, Michigan
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126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a whim for dinner on a day trip to frankenmuth / bay city area they had to shut down kitchen 2 hrs early cause the kitchen was 30 min behind we were lucky to get there before it happened we got a double bacon cheese burger n fries and a steak in sub they were ok

Thank lheethuis
Bay City, Michigan
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ice cream is the best. Great selection for hard dip and soft serve options. Prices are moderate. Cash only.

Thank Melissa E
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came here to grab ice cream quick after we went to the beach. Great service and so many options to choose from! We need to come back and try the food sometime because I heard the burgers are delicious!

Thank Laura H
Bay City
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were feeling hot and decided to stop by for Ice Cream. They have great choices and make other things besides ice cream. But the out side is dirty and not very friendly and there is no shade.

Thank Cynthia C
Bay City, Michigan
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I tried coming to Mussel Beach twice. Once was on a Saturday. They were pretty busy because it was nice out which is very understandable. I waited about 5 min to place my to go order of 4 coneys and an order of cheese sticks. I was told it would be a 45 min wait. Even if it was home... More 

Thank aruba11344
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Food is always hot and fresh made to order from fresh ingredients hand cut fries hand battered onion rings fresh not frozen burgers and the best ice cream in town!!

Thank Matthew L
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is just a small little restaurant and ice cream shop. The food is delicious, the ice cream is great and the service is exceptional. My husband and I each chose an entre but wanted to split it with each other. The cook had no problem serving us each half of the entre. How great is that??? The only down... More 

Thank Rosemary S
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to order takeout. Was ignored for 10 minutes. 5 order put in ahead of mine, then told it would be a half hour wait. The waitress was the rudest I've ever encountered. I don't care how good their food is, she left a bad taste in my mouth. Awful!

Thank hemlockmommy
Hell, Michigan
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663 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Stopped here after hiking at Bay City Recreation Area and the place was fairly busy for a Tuesday around 4 PM. the waiter was a member of the family that owns the restaurant and the service was prompt and attentive. The coney dogs I ordered were delicious and the French fries were fresh and hot. They serve Ashbys ice cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3540 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706-1157
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: 9896860575

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?