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“All there is anymore”
Review of Bud's

Bud's
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Interlochen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
Description: Bud's is a cozy place to bring your family and friends to enjoy "life's simple pleasures" Stop in for locally sourced breakfast, lunch, dinner or just to grab a home made snack from our bakery. We feature a full espresso bar, hand dipped premium ice cream and soft serve custard. Enjoy the fireplace in the winter and the porch in the summer. Welcome to Up North and Bud's!
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Description: Bud's is a cozy place to bring your family and friends to enjoy "life's simple pleasures" Stop in for locally sourced breakfast, lunch, dinner or just to grab a home made snack from our bakery. We feature a full espresso bar, hand dipped premium ice cream and soft serve custard. Enjoy the fireplace in the winter and the porch in the summer. Welcome to Up North and Bud's!
Reviewed August 22, 2014

There isn't much left in Interlochen as far as eateries go. Hofbrau is still as great as ever, but places for breakfast, a light meal or a treat are sorely lacking. Enter - Bud's. And they seem to do quite well.

You order at a counter, and if you're ordering a sandwich or salad, you pay, pour your own drink at the fountain and have a seat - they will bring your food to the table when it's ready. The food is good. Nothing special, but good enough. Their choices add a bit of flair, so the menu isn't completely boring, just not expansive. And though it isn't expensive, it's not particularly inexpensive for what you get either. Your sandwich basket won't have much extra in it.

I had breakfast there for the first time last weekend (Dilbert's was packed to the max) and it was hit and miss. My breakfast 'panini' ( your basic breakfast sandwich) was okay. But, so is the breakfast sandwich at Subway up the road. The kids, however, got pancakes that were lovely and french bread that was truly wonderful. Bud's was full inside that morning, so we had to sit outside, where it was cold and raining,but we were under cover and stayed relatively dry. Unfortunately, it took absolutely forever to get our food and when it did finally arrive, the gal who brought it to our table literally flung the plastic baskets at us. That was not very pleasant.

Bud's would not be my first choice, but it sure beats driving to Traverse.

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

We love ice cream. Bud's has the best cherry ice-cream in town, and the lunch sandwiches are wonderful. A nice place to sit and relax and enjoy your favorite ice-cream

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Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a great little place with great food. We ate both breakfast and dinner here several nights and the food was always excellent. You will love this place!

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very nicely remodeled and well decorated welcoming neighborhood hang out. Completely done over. Our first visit with these owners. We had ice cream and took a take out slice of homemade coconut cream pie with us, which was excellent. Looks like a favorite of Interlochen Center for the Arts summer campers and we noticed several groups coming in for ice cream cones in the evening. We didn't sample anything else from the menu but they had plenty of other options, especially for sandwiches. Will definately return on another trip to the area.

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Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Buds is a fun little place! The good is very good- serving burgers, salads, sandwiches and the like. I have enjoyed my vegetarian options there. I really like their ice cream too! We are sentimental since Bud's is always where we take our Interlochen camper out for dinner when we visit :-)

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