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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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Dearborn, Michigan
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here this morning for breakfast while visiting upper MI. The owner greeted us at the door with a smile and the days specials. I had the blueberry pancakes and my husband had eggs, sausage, hash browns and pancakes. We enjoyed all of it. The staff was extremely friendly and the restaurant was very clean. I... More 

Thank kimmyt382016
Boyne Falls, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Always enjoy breakfast here. Good food nice atmosphere and service. Love the french toast, pancakes and crepes.

Thank ChrisC07022012
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Make sure we stop here every time we are in town. They don't disappoint! These pancakes are the best. They have totally amazing omelettes too :) staff is super friendly and food is served really quick. Love the pancake chef and wish I could go there more often.

Thank Elizabeth R
Ontario, Canada
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244 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

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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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

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 November 15, 2016

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
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

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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1,276 reviews
585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,371 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
13 restaurant reviews
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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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
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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