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“Taste Bud Heaven” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mussel Beach Drive-In

Mussel Beach Drive-In
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Bay City
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: (989)686-0575
Bay City, Michigan
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Taste Bud Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This Quaint Family Restaurant Has It All!!.....

We Go Here Often Just For The Homemade Fries And Of Course ICE CREAM!!.. The variety Of Flavors And Specialty Ice Cream Desserts Tops Dairy Queen Hands Down!

My Favorite AshBys Hard Ice Cream Flavor Is Cookie Jar. My Husband Always Orders The Banana Split!

When We Need A Real Meal, There's Always Something Homemade Cooking In Three Kitchen. The Mussel Beach Salad With Tri Colored Peppers, Chicken, Pineapple , Strawberries On A Bed Of Spring Mix Lettuce With Raspberry vinegarette Is Delicious..... My Hubby Has Tried Everything From Their Famous Coney Dog, Hamburgers To The Fish And Pot Roast!!!... He's Devoured And Liked Every Item He's Tasted!

Ooh.... Everything is Made Fresh, So Don't Expect To Fast Food Service!

........And Try The Homemade Onion Rings, too!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Bay City, Michigan
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Burger in the area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hidden little gem of a restaurant. Right next to the railtrail bike path and Bay City State Rec. Area. Not fast food! Great food at reasonable prices. Wonderful stop off for ice cream lovers. Open all winter which is a big plus for us! Can't make a mistake if you stop but don't miss the opportunity if you are in the area. Geat friendly service to top off a great NOT FASTFOOD little dinner.

Visited July 2013
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Bay City, Michigan
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“wonderful place to eat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

wonderful place to eat to bad it didn't have a better park next to it, food here is the best in town! people need to get the DEQ to clean up their State Park a waste of money!

Visited July 2013
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Little Drive-In!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We love Mussel Beach! We live only a few miles away, so it's great to be able to ride bikes down there from our home. The place is packed on hot summer days with people waiting in line to get ice cream. The ice cream is very good with a wide array of choices. I had a brownie bowl and if was great! Prices can climb a little high on some items, but overall they're not too bad. Food is excellent - Philly cheesesteak and onion rings are my favorite! Good mozzarella sticks, too! The dining room is very small, but the service is fairly quick and the staff is always friendly. We would most definitely return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Rapids, MI
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not bad at all.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

After having seen Mussel Beach written up in the local news papers for being the top in the state for coney dogs, we finally had a chance to try on our holiday weekend visit to Bay City. The dogs were quite good. The onion rings were wonderful. The gentleman who waited on us was super friendly and very attentive. We will most definitely return. Now that all being said, I don't get how the coneys made it onto a top 10 list of the state's best coney dogs. They were good but nothing out of the ordinary. I am still in search of a coney like the coneys I grew up eating at the Red Lion in downtown Bay City. These were not that good. They are very comparable to Detroit Coney places that did not make the top 10 list.

Visited July 2013
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