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Shirley's Cafe

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528 S Williams St, Mancelona, MI 49659-8077
(231) 587-1210
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Detroit, Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Classic home-style diner food. Great breakfast! Lots of options to choose from. Nothing fancy but I'm betting that it is consistent and good as it's been here for years and has "regulars" still coming. Good place for a power breakfast before snow skiing or snowmobiling.

Thank Jmuhn
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talk about a wonderful place for breakfast! I got five, yes five pieces of the best bacon I have ever been served with my breakfast order and two giant pan cakes that were so tender that is was obvious they came from scratch, home made batter. Our server was great, friendly and courteous. Go there and be happy!

Thank Carl M
Tontogany, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here twice, excellent breakfast both times. Unique variety! Very friendly & efficient waitresses.

Thank kim w
Livonia, Michigan
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

If you want pie go early , food delicious, small place, may have to wait for a table but worth it. Checkers on the table. And the pop is good

Thank Judy B
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96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

great food great prices Top notch staff. great location right on the main street . best breakfast . a must try place

Thank jhowie
Mancelona, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

They were NOT busy, only about 6 other tables (only 3 of which our waitress had)..took 10 minutes to get drinks ..food came faster this time and was very good but again had to wait until end of meal to get more coffee and even then it was the busboy(busman) that gave it to us...the other waitress was running around... More 

Thank Tammy480
Alden, Michigan
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is good but the hours are limited. The beer battered cod is excellent. The chicken is broasted but you would swear it was fried.

Thank RazzyBaby2
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I finally got to have lunch here after eating many tasty breakfasts. I had the Ruben which was meaty and very good , my dear wife had the fresh roasted turkey sandwich with bacon, she loved it . I won't leave a breakfast review but have never had a bad one and have even gotten to meet Shirley who stopped... More 

Thank Johnshadows1
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We love Shirley's. So kind and wonderful are the staff. The bread is warm, fresh, and delicious. Every stop, every time is a great experience.

Thank Adie M
Boyne City, Michigan
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Friday evening's all you can eat cod is a great deal. The house salad is one of the best and the price is quite reasonable.

Thank Bryan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 S Williams St, Mancelona, MI 49659-8077
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Mancelona
  • Phone Number: (231) 587-1210
We believe that real food, prepared with love & fresh ingredients is the key to good health & a successful restaurant. Our goal is to provide a clean, comfortable environment for our valued guests. We believe that our guests deserve to be treated with respect, and get a great meal at a fair price. We hope to see you soon.

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