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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I just have to say this restaurant was more of a surprise than I thought.The place was larger I expected.The food was good,and the price of the food ,that's when the surprise was for.The price of the meal wasn't bad like I thought it would be.you have to try this place!!

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Thank Cindy B
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant is very clean and the staff are very friendly. We had the buffet and found a wide variety of foods from fish to roast beef and chicken.The nice thing about it was that there were a number of items that were baked as well as a nice salad bar, which is included in the price. A must when... More 

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Thank Jim K
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was hustled in for dinner by an outspoken door greeter guaranteeing a fine dining experience at a great price. Turns out the price was greater than the food was worth. Wished we'd gone to Cunninghams.

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Thank waynevern2016
Clare, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was seated right away, appeard to be clean, the waiter took our order right away. Food was good and service was excellent. My husband and I had our 5 year old Granddaughter with us. We ate breakfast which we ordered 2 very simple adult meals plus a childs meal and it came to $36. We thought this was very pricey... More 

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Thank julielI3761MH
Dearborn, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Waitress was wonderful. She was quick and attentive. Food was just alright. Generally pancakes out are never as good as at home, but one would assume a place named after pancakes would have good pancakes. They were just the same quality as a diner anywhere.

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Thank Thempre
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've had both breakfast and dinner at the Pancake Chef, a few times. The buffets are decent, though a little pricey, but good food selections. Can't complain about much there, friendly staff, we felt welcome and appreciated. If I could give 4.5 stars, I would.

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Thank Amanda C
Gladwin, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for dinner the first night we were there. We all ate the buffet. Great food and very awesome staff. Our waitress was Zana and she was very attentive. We went back for breakfast, got the same waitress, awesome again, great breakfast buffet. Definitely will go again.

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Thank J170YWrebeccac
Findlay, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About $16 per person for dinner buffet. Which was pretty good, but a bit much for what you pay for. It's pretty much thanksgiving dinner type food. Only about 12 choices of food to scoop from

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Thank iRdonna
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meal tasted homemade and was very good. The interior is a little outdated but overall a good place to eat with a family with children.

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Thank Dallas2222
Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffet was not of good quality and beverages not included in the price. Hash browns tasted nasty, french toast was on the burnt side, melons used in fruit bowl was not ripe. Very friendly waitress and staff.

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Thank Sue M

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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
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?