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Whistle Stop

American, Cafe, Diner
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501 S Eton St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6823
+1 248-566-3566
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the veggie skillet with avocado and goat cheese and my husband had the breakfast burrito. I had a bite of his and both were amazing!

Thank Meagan W
Royal Oak, Michigan
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189 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Open for breakfast & lunch only. They have simple diner food but still offer a few luxury adds on such as feta, avocados and goat cheese. Good omlette, skillet, sandwich and salad options. Nice kids menu. Wait staff is very curtious and service is quick. We were in an out for lunch in 35 minutes!

Thank EricaDH
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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554 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here and always love the special of eggs, crisp bacon, toast and O'Brien potatoes. It is always the same and very delicious. Great service, good coffee, and great food!

Thank Nancy O
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299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

The Whistle Stop, open for breakfast and lunch, has a surprisingly large offering on their menu. Although they no longer had my favorite sandwich called a Denver. I opted for a Maurice salad, made famous by the old JL Hudson department store. Unfortunately, they don't make it the correct way and it turned out to be a bit disappointing. Prices... More 

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

Fast service and great food. The coffee at the Whistle Stop is really good too. They offer a traditional American breakfast and do it very well. The prices are reasonable and you will be happy you stopped in. You will leave happy and satisfied.

Thank Jeff B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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554 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

This place has been here for years and does not disappoint in the service and the food here. I go for both lunch and breakfast. The soups are homemade and split pea is the best. Lots of carrots and potatoes in the soup. Their hot turkey sandwich is delicious. If you like Maurice salad - it is the best. Try... More 

Thank Nancy O
Sarasota, FL
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

A fun little cafe with a great menu. From eggs to French toast you are going to find your favorite breakfast choice. The potatoes were crispy, just how we like them.

1 Thank alibird
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visiting family in Birmingham, my husband wanted to bring us here as he remembered going for brunch as a small boy 45 years ago. Great food at very good prices, served with a smile. We found the food very good, and the service was attentive but not intrusive. Everything served fresh and hot, and plenty of refills on drinks. I... More 

Thank Carts123
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have only had breakfast here, but what's not to like? The menu has many selections, the service is prompt, the food tastes good, and the value is fair. My wife has also enjoyed a couple of lunches she has had at Whistle Stop.

Thank jongable
Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015

We tried The Whistle Stop because one of my coworkers mentioned they were serving up some memorable breakfasts. The tip was a good one and we've now been to The Whistle Stop a number of times on Sunday mornings. It's best to arrive early. The pancakes are delicious. Better than the Original Pancake House? The cook at The Whistle Stop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 S Eton St, Birmingham, MI 48009-6823
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-566-3566

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