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“Nicest guy ever must be a great place!”

Chuck Wagon of Mackinac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We are the smallest restaurant on Mackinac at twelve feet wide and forty feet long. We use fresh ingredients and have food delivered everyday.You can watch the cook/owner Don prepare your breakfast or lunch right in front of you.
Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Nicest guy ever must be a great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile


So we walk past the Chuck Wagon the morning we arrived on the island and the place was packed. We'd just eaten so we slated it for our dinner meal. Except we never looked at their hours. We show up around 6:30 after a long day and were sad to discover they were not open for dinner. The hubs and I get the map out to figure out somewhere else to eat, disappointed we missed out on this place the only day we were visiting. Then a man walks up to us as he'd noticed my husband and I outside looking sad and grumbling. He was the owner. He was so apologetic that they were closed and asked us what kind of meal we were looking for and made a couple dinner recommendations for us. A few minutes later as we were making our way to a suggested place he caught us up and gave us some fudge. Now if that isn't the nicest thing ever I just don't know what is. Any one like that must run a great place. And it certainly was packed earlier.

I'll be sure to pay it forward and if he reads this I want to say to him: Thank you! You made our 20th anniversary and our day on the Island more memorable AND we still had a great meal as a result of your suggestion!

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Columbus, Ohio
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good Burger”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were looking for perch on our visit but opted instead for Chuck Wagon (based on TripAdvisor reviews). The restaurants serving fish were a long wait and Chuck Wagon had two open seats. What a great burger. Greasy, yes. But the taste was really good as stated in other reviews. My hubby had the BLT and really enjoyed the sandwich. The service was excellent. If you want a burger. GO HERE.

Visited June 2014
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Zeeland, MI
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250 restaurant reviews
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“Great Little Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were able to eat lunch at Jessie's Chuck Wagon again this summer. Great sandwiches. Yes, it is a small establishment (seating for about 30 people) but the service and food are great. There is counter service available and tables for two along the opposite wall of the restaurant. There are two tables in the back where more than two people can eat together. Jessie's Chuck Wagon is across the street from the Shepler Ferry dock. Breakfast is served from 7:00-11:30 AM. Lunch is served 12:00-3:00 PM.

  • Visited June 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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124 reviews
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“Great Burgers, average fries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

We read the reviews on trip advisor and this place did not disappoint as far as the burger side. I ordered the chuck wagon with bacon and fried onions. My wife ordered the olive burger, both burgers we had to napkins to keep the juices from getting all over our shirts. We had to do the philly steak sandwich hunch to eat our burgers. Service was great, however some hand cut fries would have made our meal great. The fries were just average and nothing special... I thought they were really underwhelming...

  • Visited June 2014
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Big Rapids, Michigan
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“Tasty Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stopped here for lunch after the rush hour. Had a very tasty, filling meal at a reasonable cost, considering being on an island. Seating is very limited but found a table in the back for a party of three. Servers were very helpful and we had more than one for our table.

  • Visited June 2014
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