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Gizzard City Cafe

American, Bar
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120 W Main St, Potterville, MI 48876-5131
+1 517-645-2120
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Have always wanted to try Joe's Gizzard City Cafe - and finally made it with some family members. The place was packed (it was Trivia Night) and though it took some time to get seated, service was good. The menu was extensive but certainly not a gastronomical delight - unless you are into deep fried 'everything.' Certainly tried the gizzards... More 

Thank David M
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

A quick change to a business meeting had me and my boss looking for a place to eat en route to Lansing. The trusty TV Food Maps highlighted Joe's Gizzard City, which I actually remembered from an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. At first I was thinking that gizzards might not be the best option, but once I took... More 

Thank DPillie
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Saw this on Triple D. We pass near it often but usually trying to get somewhere quickly so can't stop. Several years ago we did and my wife had the time of her life eating gizzards. Stopped again today and the gizzards are as good as ever but find they have additions to their menu. Lots of deep fried items... More 

Thank Neebish
Waterloo, ON
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Went to Joe'so Gizzard City for dinner on a Friday night as a solo traveller. The attraction was the fact that it had been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. I was left standing at the front. Eventually seated myself. Was moved three times to accommodate a large group coming in. When I did get my meal, it was wrong.... More 

2 Thank tullymars58
Clearfield, Utah
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We found this on Guy Fieri's Triple D listing for Michigan -- I absolutely love gizzards so had to try it out!! If you didn't know in advance -- you would not recognize this meal as a chicken gizzard -- their secret is marinating the gizzards in herbs and beer for over 13 hours! Daughter-in-law and granddaughter loved the fried... More 

Thank pattense2001
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

WE always stop at McD's in Porterville when traveling North, but it was close to lunchtime. I suggested we stop at Gizzard City. My son's wasabi burger was great, but my order of gizzards was so extremely tender, hot, great herb breading that wasn't greasy. They absolutely were the best I've had since my mom made them. So tender, so... More 

Thank marjieP
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was inedible. Worst I have ever had. The venue seems to be a regular for locals and people stopping in to get the gizzard platter so some people enjoy it. Of the 6 meals we got only one person would even eat there food - the pulled pork sandwich. The server was so pleasant and busy I really... More 

Thank Diana B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to try their gizzards because I like gizzards a lot. They're the best in the Lansing area. Service was good along with the tacos my wife had.

1 Thank Numistmatist
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

While in Michigan for a graduation party, decided to check out Joe's Gizzard City. Two in the party tried the gizzards (the sampler and the tex-mex) and were not disappointed The servings were huge! Just a heads up, Joe's serves their gizzards fried in batter and then dusts them in seasonings. We also had batter dipped, fried green olives, which... More 

1 Thank KathyG2011
Canton, Michigan
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Been here twice and was very satisfied. The fish sandwich was excellent and the Triple D burger will not disappoint! The gizzards are tender and had a good flavor to them. A must stop if you're in the area!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Main St, Potterville, MI 48876-5131
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Eaton County  >  Potterville
  • Phone Number: +1 517-645-2120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?