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“Yummy waffles, good service.”
Review of Bayview Grille

Bayview Grille
Ranked #7 of 25 Restaurants in Frankfort
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: We are a full service restaurant with a beautiful view of Betsie Bay. Outdoor dining and a full bar.
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Yummy waffles, good service.”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

First time we tried this restuarant. Very impressed. We got the malt waffles with strawberries on mine and chocolate chips on my husband's. They melted in our mouth. The scrambled eggs were done perfectly - not too dry and the coffee is delicious. It is obviously known to the locals. We were there on a cold day and it was still crowded.

Visited October 2012
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Frankfort, Michigan
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“Competent With Decent Food”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Well, to start with - I rarely go to a local restaurant when Frankfort is infested with tourists and their odd expectations, so my experiences here are different than some people.

A group of us came here for lunch after a morning of hiking. Our orders ran the gamut from burgers to pulled port to the grilled ham and cheese - and an extra order of sweet potato fries. We don't expect a lot, but the service was good and the food well prepared. The corn and bacon chowder was slightly bland, but decent after a cold, windy, morning. All six of us were served promptly and enjoyed the food. People liked the pulled pork and found it smoky and tasty. The sweet potato fries were very good, crisp and not greasy.

A decent meal, nothing special, but in a nice place with good service. A little pricey, but par for a tourist town where free spending vacationers drive up prices for everybody else.

  • Visited September 2012
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holland, Mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food..Great service..Great location”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were visiting Frankfort, Michigan recently and had the pleasure of visiting the Bayview Grille for breakfast. The restaurant has a cheery small town feel. It is decorated with fun colors and wall decorations. Our waitress was super friendly and helpful. We all enjoyed our breakfast and the cranberry walnut toast was a special treat. The front porch looked very inviting and would be a great spot to sit and enjoy breakfast in the summer. The next time we visit Frankfort we will definately have breakfast at Bayview Grille! Try it..you'll like it!

  • Visited September 2012
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not the best choice with kids”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

In Frankfort late morning looking for a breakfast place with our 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter. Did not have some of the items on their breakfast menu remaining. Longish wait, but we had nowhere else to be. Overall, a good restaurant, maybe not the best choice for breakfast.

  • Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful Bayview view & grill!!”
Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

This is not a grab and go place, this is a sit and enjoy the view.

If possible, sit in Jenny's section, she was fantastic and her suggestions were awesome!!

The split pea and garlic hummus was a refreshing start to an amazing meal. Sandwich choices include bread, cheese, and any add-ons you like.

A must is the chips option over French fries!!! The homemade chips were seasoned perfectly!!

Save room for the fried cinnamon ice cream and you won't be disappointed!!!

Wait time is understandable due to size of establishment and time of day.

Definitely a place to return to!!!!

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