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Empire Village Inn

11601 S Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9402
+1 231-326-5101
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (58 reviews)
“breadsticks” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11601 S Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9402
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here on our way to Sleeping Bear Dunes to get a couple sandwiches to go as we were headed for hiking and park event. Waited a few minutes on our french fries, results were they were VERY HOT = delicious. Very friendly, clean...More

Thank coeletti
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly enjoyed this Restaurant. The pizza was great. Ambiance was comfortable. Serving sizes were great.

Thank mmbeaches
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop in for a bite to eat. Waitress was super friendly. I had the burger and my bf had the porky BBQ sandwich. Both were amazing. French fries were fresh and hot. We didn’t try the pizza but man did it smell...More

Thank alidavis2017
Villageinnempire, Guest Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for checking out our little establishment. We are glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you again, soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend if you like locally brewed beers. They have a good selection and flights with local favorites. Garlic parm fries were excellent and the staff was very friendly. They have WiFi and i will definitely come back.

Thank Nadine Q
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at The Empire Village Inn. Be sure to stop back to discover what new local brews Riley has on tap.

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We are avid pizza eaters and try to find something off the normal chains, this is hands down the best pizza to date that we have Ever had. We had the large deluxe. Local soda was excellent as well. Don't miss out!!!

Thank Kbailey67
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you for letting the TA community know about our pizza. Glad you enjoyed. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again, soon.

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

We have been twice and have loved this place. They have a great beer selection, excellent homemade root beer, and excellent service. We have had the Pizza, grilled cheese, chili and they were all great. The manager, Riley, is very friendly and motivated to make...More

Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Thank you for your enthusiastic review of our little family Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. Riley is one of the newer additions to our crew and we are all very pleased to have her on board... thank you for welcoming her. Riley...More

Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

The staff was extremely unpleasant & almost to the point of rude with my family. The food was great but would not recommend for a family visit unless you appreciate rude staff. The place was not busy & now understand why.

Thank Vicki K
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Whether you drop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you'll always be warmly greeted and offered a great variety of comfort dishes.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and had great salad and the bean burger is to die for. Wife is GF and she loved it. Outside doesn't look like much but worth going in for sure!! Oh yea, try the root beer too

Thank theboys12345
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Nice stop for dinner, great pizza! Service was fast and friendly. Full bar with local craft brews available. We will be back.

Thank DrSandyD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11601 S Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9402
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-326-5101
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