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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate outside at a small table on a beautiful morning in August. They were busy and we had a wait. They took our cell number and texted once a table was available. About 30 minutes. We wandered some great shops nearby. Food and service was...great! I know they're known for smoked meats but we ate Eggs Benedict and omelets. Definitely will stop here again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally left, in hunger and dedperation. Server utterly indifferent. Our friends who live here said that if they had known that we intended to go there, they would have advised against it.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022

This is a true scratch restaurant and the quality of the food reflect that extra effort. Restaurant is clean the staff is cheerful and excellent. Everything I have eaten there has been excellent but my favorites are smoked BBQ pulled pork sandwich, drunken french toast,...eggs Benedict and smoked apple wood smoked chicken salad on a crosiant .More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022 via mobile

We went because of the reviews & we love good bbq but we were disappointed. The menu says the bagels are made in-house but they are not. Our server told us the only baked goods made onsite were the Challah bread and the banana bread....We appreciated the honesty. We ordered an black unsweetened iced tea and a water. The tea was not freshly brewed, tasted flavored & sweet. Our server apologized and took it off the bill and brought a water instead. We ordered a half order of the brisket hash with an over easy egg and eggs benedict, extra toasted English muffins with fresh fruit. The hash was good but under seasoned, it needed salt & pepper. The egg was more hard then over easy. The eggs benedict's eggs were overcooked. The hollandaise needed salt & pepper and the English muffin was under toasted. The fruit was not freshly cut. It was either from the day before or bought pre cut up. It was mushy and we did not eat it. The service was inattentive. The way the restaurant is set up is like two separate dining rooms and the other room that has the counter & baked goods so the servers don't easily see their tables. When one server walks in the dining room, they don't communicate to the other servers if their tables are done or need something. One table was waiting 20 minutes to order while their server was putting away clean coffee mugs. Meanwhile another table was seated, received drinks and ordered before the other server remembered their table. The wait may be shorter for tables if the servers were more attentive to their tables' needs. While we will visit Charlevoix again, we won't be back to Smoke on the Water.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022 via mobile

We were in town for a wedding and went out for breakfast. There were 8 in our party and two of our 8 came in late. We were seated and the service was great. The food was also very good.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

Amazing breakfast, best corned beef hash ever. Staff was very effectivet and friendly. Right down in the middle of town. Get there early as there was a substantial wait.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

My wife and I stopped here for lunch while driving from Mackinaw City to Traverse City. This is right off of US-31, south of Round Lake Channel. It's a smallish local BBQ and breakfast joint. I had a great brisket dip sandwich. My wife had...a super smoked Reuben. This is the kind of great local place you are happy to chance on when you're driving through on a road trip. I'd definitely go back. Yummy.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

My husband had the all american breakfast- pretty straight forward but the Challah bread toast was fantastic with homemade jam. I had the lemon sour cream pancake, perfect amount of lemon. Great service and good coffee!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food and service! Tiffany was our server and she was so knowledgeable, friendly, and personable! The food was perfect!!!! I had the Brie sandwich and my husband had the burger and it did not disappoint. The patio is dog friendly as well. I highly...recommend this placeMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2021 via mobile

We drove up to Charlevoix for brunch on a Monday. We waited for over 40 minutes for our food to arrive. My partners meal was greasy & his eggs were under cooked. My meal was amazing! Wait staff was mediocre.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2021 via mobile

Small but mighty - stopped here for a late lunch but decided to go with the breakfast smoked brisket hash (available all day). Very well executed with crispy hash browns/ onions and plenty of nicely smoked brisket. I’ll be in town for a couple of...days….I think I’ll have to come back to try some of their other dishes.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

The lemon pancakes are out of this world and I am not an lemon person. Didn’t care for the drunken French toast - it was dry.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021

My teenage daughter and I stopped in here for brunch on a Sunday. I had read a lot of recommendations for this place, so I had high expectations. We were very let down. We both had the french toast. It was nothing above average. Tasted...more like burnt to me. But I did eat it. The service was less than average for sure. It appeared no one wanted to be there or wanted us there. Would not go back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

Very small serving for $10, had goat cheese omelet and it came with one slice of toast. Omelet was suppose to be 3 eggs? looked more like one. Perhaps I should have gone with a different selection. However the French toast was like $15. Would...patronize again if I had to, Otherwise a huge pass.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021

Ordered the hash browns the 1st time I ate there and they were so greasy and heavily drowned in oil they weren't edible. Zero flavor and not cooked all the way through. Never put in a review, wanted to give a second chance. This time...I ordered the SOW skillet and again it was so greasy and heavy that I felt sick about a 1/4 way through the dish. Very few veggies and a heavy blob of cheese on top made for a rather gross meal. Again the potatoes were not cooked, flavorless and disgustingly greasy. Also the hostess asked if my son was in the bathroom when she didn't see him seated at the table. Honestly the most un-hostess like question I've ever been asked. Why would someone ask me that? There wasn't anyone waiting to use the bathroom either. So I said is this your polite way of saying get up and leave? Oh no, no she replied defensively. But I got up anyway even though there were open tables and no one waiting to be seated. Not sure if hostess is the owner but because she asked that question, and the lack of quality of the food we will not return. People next to us sat for 20 minutes, long after they were finished eating, while several people waited to be seated. And their son kept running into me. Hostess never asked them any inept questions. Very unprofessional. Overall a horrible experience to start our day and won't be giving them a third chance. Far too pricey for what you get. Bad food and ill-chosen question = never spending my hard earned money there again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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