The Family Inn

The Family Inn

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Hours
Sun
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
"A gathering place for family and friends!" We are a family owned and operated restaurant. ​ The Family Inn is conveniently located between Escanaba and Gladstone in the town of Wells, Michigan. We take great pride in serving our homemade meals at a reasonable price and offer affordable daily specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles159 reviews
Excellent
80
Very good
51
Average
18
Poor
7
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

99erikl
Flint70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
My wife and I ate here our first night in Escanaba. It was OK. I had a half-pound burger, which was a bit dry, but not too bad. My wife had the fish and chips, which she enjoyed. The service was OK. I don't mind spending $30+ on dinner, but I thought it was a bit much for what we ordered. On the other hand, it seemed like a lot of locals ate there, so that is a point in their favor.
Written August 3, 2021
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Kim L
Thanks for the review and the feedback, 99erikl. We're sorry you had a less than stellar experience, and we hope you'll give us another chance to make it right.
Written August 6, 2021
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darleneinch
Negaunee61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Large portions of food and reasonably priced. I had the "smaller portion" size of their turkey dinner with homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and corn; I couldn't begin to eat all of it! While our family of 6 had different items, it was all good, with the exception of the corn, which was not tasty at all. Overall, it was so good that 4 of us went back the next morning for breakfast (2 left to head home); same wonderful food.
Written June 14, 2024
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mariwal_10
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
After spending the night at the motel next door, we went for breakfast. The Covid precautions were in place. The waitress was super friendly and the meal was great. Hard to eat everything. When we were leaving, the restaurant was starting to get busy. The waitress was working by herself and she handled the customers with the same friendly smile. Will definitely be back.
Written October 17, 2020
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kimlU500BP
We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for the great review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Written October 19, 2020
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ccarlson
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
The atmosphere is great, people are friendly and you always see someone you know eating there too. The food is like good home cooking only I don't have to do it or clean up the mess! There is a nice big room in the back for groups. The prices are reasonable.
Written March 14, 2020
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kimlU500BP
Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon!
Written March 19, 2020
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packerbeer
187 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
Stopped for dinner was next to hotel. The wait staff was nice and pleasant. Had the meatloaf which was told was popular. And after ordering others seemed to as well, but not sure why as they claim it is like mom's right. Well, no, not even close. It has green pepper and onion, true, but my mom never put in a grinder to have to come out like a solid brick. Had an off taste, texture was odd, and had this less then flavorful brown gravy that they seem to use for everything. Mashed potatoes were clearly instant. Large portions, I will give you that, but the best part of that order was the roll, which was pillow soft and the salad. They do seem busy for breakfast, maybe that is their specialty. Was not the meat loaf.
Written May 4, 2023
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Gertper
Raleigh88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Enjoyed this restaurant for dinner, returned the next day for breakfast. Had the chicken noodle soup which was delicious. Then the Michigan Cherry salad which was good. My husband had the fried chicken which was delicious, came with stuffing, which was unexpected in a good way. For breakfast, I had the corned beef, which I enjoyed. Both our servers were excellent and personable.
Written August 3, 2023
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JayR101
141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 family
Really good food, lots of it, and the staff is friendly. We sat down and they were slammed. Nobody saw us for a bit and when they did they all over us and apologetic. Seems to be a trend here in Esky. I had liver and onions. I’m a big eater so I ordered a third piece of liver. Wasn’t needed. Barely ate it all. My wife “lite dinner option” of meatloaf was good and like a regular restaurant size portion. Will be back.
Written July 10, 2024
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Steve G
Rochester130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 solo
4.7 of 5. One of the best breakfasts I've rated. Great service. Comfortable seating. Nice patrons. Eggs were perfect. Pancake was very tasty and well made. Sausage standard but good. Hashbrowns also combination crispy and soft. All cooked in butter not oil. Reasonably priced. 18.
Written July 10, 2024
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LongabergerLady
Oconto Falls267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
We stopped here for the first time and the food was very good and the service was excellent. I had the mini breakfast and my husband had the mushroom burger with fries. Mine had a scrambled egg with hashbrowns, toast, and bacon. Then we had pie for dessert. I had the French silk and my husband had the apple. Both delicious.
Written March 15, 2020
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kimlU500BP
Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon!
Written March 19, 2020
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Polly b
94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
We ate here because it was convenient to the motel (next door). The breakfast was good and the place seemed clean. They were taking Covid precautions. The waitress was a little rough around the edges at first, but she warmed up.
Written July 17, 2020
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kimlU500BP
Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience.
Written July 20, 2020
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millerlittlegirl
Michigan Center182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 none
stopped in for breakfast. had the stuffed strawberry french toast. was so good, altho no way I could have finished it. clean, cheap and freindly staff. we would eat here again if we are ever in the area again.
Written June 5, 2020
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kimlU500BP
We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for the review.
Written June 10, 2020
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dru m
Alma8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Stayed next door at the Sunset Lodge on New Years Eve and didn't want to drive. We ordered take out so we could eat in our room with our dog. The food was outstanding. Friendly staff. Not expensive. Best fresh perch around! The parking lot was full so it must be a local favorite. Would highly recommend.
Written January 3, 2020
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kimlU500BP
We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for the review.
Written January 7, 2020
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oxengirl
Fairview486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Late nite meal of pastie which filled me up. Had some to take home. Service was friendly & all the co-vid protocols were in place. Although the staff was near the end of their evening, they were prompt & efficient. Will stop again whenever in the area.
Written October 15, 2020
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kimlU500BP
Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again!
Written October 16, 2020
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Mary H
Oak Park8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 solo
I had Broccoli Soup and the special. Food was hot and delicious! Service was excellent. I think this might be my favorite place to eat here in Escanaba. Also stayed next door at the Sunset Lodge. Clean room and quiet! Got lots of work done. Love the easy access to the restaurant! Will definitely stay here again and eat at this place every time!
Written December 19, 2023
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IngaMari
Rhinelander308 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Strange pancakes. They appeared to have corn meal in them? Very crumbly and not great tasting. The syrup was served warm, the only pro to a lot of cons. The hashbrowns were awful. Barely browned and must have been fried in oil from the deep fryer as they had a slightly rancid taste. The scrambled egg was a sort of mixed egg that was cooked flat and rolled up. No soft curds like scrambled eggs are supposed to be. The server was benign then she brought our food and then ignored us. Many customers were greeted with a friendly attitude, not us. We waited and waited for our bill. The server looked right at us multiple times, could see we were done and waiting and just ignored us.
Written June 21, 2023
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