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327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
(231) 436-5578
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place! The owner treated us and made us feel at home. Best pastie in town and they're version of a Long Island ice tea ( mackinaw ice tea) was to die for!

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Thank Robbie P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here several times, never a bad meal. Full menu, reasonable prices! Most recent visit I had corned beef hash, and my tried the gluten-free pancakes, that she says are excellent.

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Thank Keith A
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being local we wanted to try all the local restaurants offering Breakfast. Service was terrible. Saw waitress three times, once when ordered, once when she delivered the food & once when we had to find her to get the bill. She tried to charge us an additional $2.49 for " pancake" syrup? Ordered eggs medium-well, they came out snotty- ouch.... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good, service was good. It was a little on the pricy side as some have said but this is a tourist town after all.

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Thank I6706FNdanielj
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Guess we got hungry the same time as everyone else did. This was the least crowded place. The food was very good

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Thank Kittywoman3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the Eggs Mackinaw with whitefish. It was DELICIOUS. The hollandaise sauce was just right; coffee was perfect and the hash browns were light on the inside and crispy outside. Friendly service, as well. I made a note of this place for future visits. Yummy.

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Thank Theoriginalpatra
Caro, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Mac City for the annual Semi truck show, decided to give Pancake Chef a try since I've heard they had gluten free. Boy was that a good choice! Went with the five gluten free pancakes and added chocolate chips, massive pancakes!! Waitress wasn't too bad, coulda been better, but during a busy time such as this no complaints.... More 

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Thank Erika C
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice on a recent visit to Mackinaw Island. Had great potato pancakes, just like my mother used to make. The second visit had eggs, corned beef hash and butter milk pancakes, yum yum! Food is great service friendly and prompt. Prices are very reasonable. A winner all round!

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Thank Bob351_13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed an amazing Sunday brunch! The breakfast buffet was delicious and fresh! Also enjoyed a mimosa bar for the first time ever! It was delicious! The servers are super friendly and helpful even when it's very busy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for the buffet and it wasn't even available. Food was ok but don't think we will return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: (231) 436-5578

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