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“Fantastic ”

Cherry Republic Grand Cafe
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Glen Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Diner
Description: Welcome to the Cherry Republic Grand Cafe and Bakery located in Glen Arbor, Michigan. Serving a full menu of cafe specialties, Chef Chris features crispy hot-out-of-the-oven pizzas, hearty sandwiches, savory BBQ, fresh salads, and plenty of shareables to feed a crowd. After your meal, our Bakery serves up our signature homemade cherry pies, huge Boomchunka cookies, and 16 varieties of ice cream, all made with local northern Michigan cherries. When you stop by the Grand Cafe, don't forget to stroll across the gardens to the original Great Hall, where we sample over 170 of our locally made cherry products, from chocolate covered cherries and salsas to dried fruits and BBQ sauces. Oh, and our Stomp House serves people of all ages with 24 varieties of wine and soda, so bring the entire crew. Located in the heart of the 'Cherry Capital of the World', this is where Cherry Republic got its humble beginning, just a couple blocks from Lake Michigan in beautiful Glen Arbor. Come visit anytime; we're open 7 days a week, all year long.
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Description: Welcome to the Cherry Republic Grand Cafe and Bakery located in Glen Arbor, Michigan. Serving a full menu of cafe specialties, Chef Chris features crispy hot-out-of-the-oven pizzas, hearty sandwiches, savory BBQ, fresh salads, and plenty of shareables to feed a crowd. After your meal, our Bakery serves up our signature homemade cherry pies, huge Boomchunka cookies, and 16 varieties of ice cream, all made with local northern Michigan cherries. When you stop by the Grand Cafe, don't forget to stroll across the gardens to the original Great Hall, where we sample over 170 of our locally made cherry products, from chocolate covered cherries and salsas to dried fruits and BBQ sauces. Oh, and our Stomp House serves people of all ages with 24 varieties of wine and soda, so bring the entire crew. Located in the heart of the 'Cherry Capital of the World', this is where Cherry Republic got its humble beginning, just a couple blocks from Lake Michigan in beautiful Glen Arbor. Come visit anytime; we're open 7 days a week, all year long.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic ”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Visited as we have a cherry fanatic in our group.
I had the 3meat meatloaf and it was amazing! Moist meatloaf with the sweetness of the toasted cherry bread made for an amazing lunch.
Only bettered by a visit to the shop and of course the tasting counters.
Purchased a few snacks including cherry and almond jam/butter...this stuff is to die for. If (like me) your a fan of the cherry bakewell/Bakewell tart or frangipan and cherry then this is the same taste but spreadable!

Highly recommend and it's in a beautiful surround with great sights near by!

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cherry Everything”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

ordered lunch, outside or inside seating available, pretty much everything with cherries, cherry iced tea, cherry chocolate coffee, cherry salad dressing, cherry pie, chocolate cherry ice cream, all pretty tasty. They could have used more staffing the day we were there.

  • Visited June 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good pie!”
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch. I had a BLT without the B. It it made on grilled cherry bread. It was very good with very fresh ingredients. The cherry pie was excellent also. I liked the crust but my husband said he thought it was just ok. One problem here was the service. I think because they may have just opened for the season (maybe?) they were very disorganized. People behind the counter didn't seem to know their roles. My husband felt it was overpriced for this type of menu.

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Gold Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cherry Heaven”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Endless range of cherry products, didn't know you could do so many things with cherries. The cherry BBQ sauce is absolutely sensational! A must see in Traverse City!

Visited April 2014
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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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“Order now!”
Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The place is fun, but the catalogue is GREaT, there is nothing else like these cherry products in the world. I promise you. Try making a cherry pie with their filling-- it's the best,

Visited August 2013
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