We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Awesome Tourist Trap”

Cherry Republic Grand Cafe
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Glen Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Grosse Ile, Michigan
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Awesome Tourist Trap”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

While this is clearly a tourist trap it is still very cool! Their food is great and the cherry theme is quintessential Northern Michigan. My boys loved it and we will be heading back this summer!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Brad_Lazorka
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

211 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    126
    62
    20
    3
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Westerville, OH
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Atmosphere + unique menu items = family favorite! :)”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Going to Cherry Republic is one of our family's favorite things to do on vacation. The cafe has delicious food that is fresh and made to order. Their pies are amazing. It's a place we can all find something to eat and enjoy sitting outside.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank twoblue99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Really fun quick stop!”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Rainy day activity for us while we waited for the weather to clear to play on the dunes. We are glad we stopped! Tasting room was fun, although we weren't fond of the wine. However, the cherry cream soda was yummy! The shop was fun and we took home some sour cherry gummy candies for our daughter. We stopped in the café for a delicious slice of cherry pie with crumb topping and scoops of ice cream all around. Yum! Cute place.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank JKJK1234
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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!

Helpful?
Thank Sam P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Level Contributor
47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank zburger1211
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cherry Republic Grand Cafe also viewed

Glen Arbor, Leelanau County
Glen Arbor, Leelanau County
 
Glen Arbor, Leelanau County
Glen Arbor, Leelanau County
 

Been to Cherry Republic Grand Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing