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327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
+1 231-436-5578
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While walking in and out of the shops on Central Avenue we came by this restaurant and I decided to go inside and take a quick look to find out if it was the kind of place we would like to have supper at. Just inside the door I was greeted by George who I assume must have been the... More 

Thank biker01
Waterville, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a bike ride around northern Michigan and stumbled upon this place after rejecting two others in Mack City as being too loud and touristy. This place was the best we found in eight days of riding. We enjoyed the buffet one night and then ordered off the menu the next. Both meals were excellent. But what made... More 

Thank Patty L
Saint Johns, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff. Very clean. Excellent food do not wait long for food. price is very reasonable.

Thank mossmelinda1
Milford, Michigan, United States
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for breakfast and it was EXCELLENT -- lots of choices and the food was really good, along with the service -- even on a very busy morning! Recommend you stop by!

Thank Kristene R
Bay City, Michigan
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1,263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,359 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I really like this restaurant. It has excellent breakfast food, obviously the pancakes take precedent here. I once again, ordered the blueberry pancakes. Wonderful. I always order the smaller order, because they are huge. Love their scrambled eggs, too. The breakfast buffet appears to be very popular, also. Very friendly service, quick with coffee refills, good prices. Highly recommend!

Thank tymetraveler222
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this place for breakfast. The food was great. The service was quick and excellent. This place is great!!

Thank Doreen S
Mackinac Island, Michigan
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Came on Saturday and had the breakfast buffet. The food fresh and surprisingly good! Our server was super friendly and attentive.

Thank chuckwagon7400
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit location. Cute decor and delicious Food. It was our first time but they treated me like a regular. Great serving sizes and great COFFEE!

Thank Gayle J
Swartz Creek, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My mom, aunt and I ate here for brunch, my mom had the Philly Cheesesteak with Soup and Salad Bar, my aunt had the French Dip with fries and I had the Southwestern Roast Beef & Cheddar with Soup and Salad Bar. My aunt didn't care for the au jus, but like her sandwich. Both me and my mom loved... More 

Thank Amanda D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Food wasn't good at all. Country fried steak has brown beef gravy they put on it . Food quality was cheap . Prices were way to high for the overall quality. You would figure a place called pancake chef they would have decent pancakes . Well go to McDonald's and have them microwave you some . Cause they really weren't... More 

Thank Rich B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: +1 231-436-5578

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