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“We won't be back...”
Review of Sands Restaurant

Sands Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 12 Restaurants in Mears
Cuisines: American
Description: Located close to Silver Lake Dunes
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Description: Located close to Silver Lake Dunes
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“We won't be back...”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We came here on our way home from Silver Lake. The service was great and the food was okay. The menu is small and didn't really have much to choose from. The place needs updated and their was a wait for the bathroom the whole time we were there. We wished we would have went somewhere else.

Thank Jennahlee87
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English first
Kalamazoo, MI
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Food was good”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ate here a couple of years ago and was not impressed. They must have new cooks because the food was very good. Convenient location and a nice menu selection.

Visited July 2014
Thank cslik
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Flat Rock, Michigan
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Place to Stop”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

During our Motorcycle Trip this past weekend we stopped here for lunch. The lunch fare was ok. A little higher priced than most. The Restaurant interior was very warm and it had a lot of personal touches. Very nice location

Visited July 2014
Thank RonaldandMarianne
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Saint Clair, Michigan
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Anywhere else...this would be out of business”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

I don't like to write poor reviews of places in small towns..but sometimes you just cannot find a positive. Silver Lake is a beautiful area...but boy is it lacking in any sort of culinary experience. Now, I am not saying I need a Chicago level meal in a tiny town in northern Michigan, but have some self respect for gosh sake. The food was not even sort of good. I ate there 3 times over the course of a week hoping that it would get better each time....it only got worse.

The thing is they have a monopoly in the market there and apparently they know it and use it as a reason to keep push out mediocre at best food at astronomical prices. For 3 people to eat breakfast I think it was like 45 bucks. Whatever, they got my money..but they won't again.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank shine1se
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent food excellent service”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

First of all I must say thanks for being open. We arrived in the Silver Lake area on a Thursday afternoon the first weekend in June. You would have thought it was still winter by the amount of businesses open at that time. Thanks to the Sands we were able to have a wonderful dinner. The broasted chicken was awesome. The club sandwich is also very good. We enjoyed our visit so much that we returned three times during our stay. We had the breakfast buffet on Saturday morning & it was fresh & good. We returned for a dinner & had the special ribeye steak. That was excellent. All in all I would recommend this restaurant for any meal. We also ordered a pizza on Friday evening from the walk up window. All the staff is very nice & helpful. I must send Erin a shout out. She is awesome!!!!! Thanks for a couple of wonderful meals on our vacation. We will be back soon!!!!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sondra F
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