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Drifter's Restaurant

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701 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-1555
+1 906-789-0508
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
701 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-1555
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Come back every summer and it always amazes me! For as busy as they are it's clean, great service and fabulous food! We came for a family reunion and they had no problem accommodating 24 of us at the last minute and the food was...More

Thank Olivia_s77
Reviewed August 4, 2017

You can get a full-course meal here or just a sandwich. Very clean and friendly staff. Take your time eating, and enjoy the "people" atmosphere!!

Thank dskopp
Reviewed August 3, 2017

I had breakfast there recently while passing through on vacation. The food is excellent and the menu options were awesome! I had a Chicken Fajita Skillet and it was I big meal and it was very, very good. In addition to excellent food, the staff...More

Thank sverwiel
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

The food us always good and portions are large, so go hungry. I ordered pecan pancakes and 3 plate sized ones arrived. I could not eat all of them, but enjoyed the toasted pecans and the honey syrup put them over the top! Hubby had...More

Thank D8471CJmariannem
Reviewed August 1, 2017

An OK, clean and friendly place to eat. Portions were quite satisfactory. Gravies need some work to become less corn starched.

Thank Old-timer_33948
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

After a full day of touring the UP, found this restaurant a delight. Our waitress was awesome. And, they give veteran discounts. We had a variety of selections, all were very well crafted. Also, if you leave hungry, it is your own fault. The food...More

Thank waztherereally
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Awesome food fast and friendly service. Lighthearted atmosphere. Great place to serve a large group for breakfast or lunch or dinner

Thank cookiegascon
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Met up with friends who were in town for an Airstream convention. One of the locals suggested Drifters for dinner. Breakfast all day! And it was excellent. Great menu and super service. Steak and eggs to perfection.

Thank gibsonja3
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch, but hubby had breakfast. Good breakfast items, hot & fresh. I had the southwestern wrap, which was good. Got to choose my flavor of tortilla wrap, from regular flour, tomato basil, spinach, or chilpolte. It was tasty and seasoned well, not...More

Thank tagnrocky
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with my wife and brother. I ordered steak and eggs, which came with toast and hash browns. This breakfast ranks up there with the best. Huge portions, perfect steak and eggs. The staff was outstanding! Highly recommended.

Thank olsonbr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Escanaba
  • Phone Number: +1 906-789-0508
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