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“Good food, excellent waitress, but long wait for food”

Northern Lights Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 42 Restaurants in Saint Ignace
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Indiana
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent waitress, but long wait for food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

I want to rate this place a little higher, and would if there was a "good" category, but can't go "very good" due to the 35 minute wait for breakfast after ordering.
We stopped here for breakfast, going south from Sault Ste. Marie over the Independence Day weekend. Our server (her name may have been Amy, but not sure) was extremely helpful and personable, the breakfast was good and plentiful, the biscuits and gravy had decent flavor, and the overall atmosphere was nice and friendly, but the 35 minute wait, dragged the whole experience down. They didn't seem overly busy, and our server did apologize for the wait, but 35 minutes for breakfast food for two people? Really??? I hoped that when we received it, I would consider it "worth the wait", but the wait was just too long for the food to be able to compensate. My "poor" rating of service does NOT reflect on our server, but the kitchen.

  • Visited July 2013
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Colt
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206 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Bad service/OK food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were seated and given our drinks quickly by the door greeter. The waitress did odd task like bus tables, put up silverware, talk to other guests and employees, rearranged the pies in the pie case, instead of taking our order promptly. When we got our order it was OK. I had Liver and Onion plate, it tasted like a frozen dinner. My husband had the chicken breast and he said it was good. Cost 21.00 for us to eat (I drank water and my husband had a soft drink). Bit costly for little bit of food.

Visited July 2013
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great family restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Our family was in St. Ignance for the car show. We stopped here to eat and the waitress was fantastic, the food was plenty and the kids were happy. We will definitely come here next year

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Martiwiss7
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We had a very good breakfast here. The service was excellent and the restaurant was clean with a nice nautical atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank TR855
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