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“An Awesome Venue”

Big Picture Theater and Cafe
Ranked #5 of 36 Restaurants in Waitsfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hillsdale, Michigan
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An Awesome Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

We saw a movie here on our vacation and loved the comfortable seats and the feel of the place. Prices were great for a ticket and we will definitely be back!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Massachusetts
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151 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Good breakfast stop”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stopped here for breakfast in our search for pancakes. The restaurant certainly has character and is nicely decorated. Only disappointment was they don't have waffles. The portions were huge, but it was a bit pricey for breakfast. Since none of us could finish our plates, a little less food for a little less money would probably make it a better value.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Bill M
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Bow, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Upscale & thoughtful menu, indoor/outdoor seating--fun place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Before I get to the food, let me say the setting is fun and funky in a good "Vermont" way. Outdoor patio is dog-friendly (well-behaved, under-control dogs), shaded with lots of seating options--also kids outdoor play area nicely outfitted and fenced. Indoors, comfy conversation-type seating for drinks, plus seating for various sized groups--bar to large booths. It's an older movie theater-repurposed as an indie-style local theater--with a combo of first-run and indie films playing in the two theater venues. Decor is eclectic and interesting--a fine place for drinks/dinner and a show. As for food, the menu is wonderful--burger options alone run from veggie to the standard beef burger, with the rest of the menu offering upscale items and featuring locally-sourced fare.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank kenokids
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NYC
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Food......Service Needs Lots of Work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

What's the first thing you want when you sit down for breakfast????? Ahhh...a cup of coffee! Well our waitress filled the water glasses, inquired if we wanted coffee and did not return for at least 10 minutes. Another couple came in, sat down and got up to help themselves to the coffee. One server was hustling, however our waitress kept disappearing and it was not that busy. Once we received our coffees we had to get our own refills due to inattentiveness. She came out to bus and clean a table and didn't even look at us or ask if we needed anything else. Our food was up for a couple of minutes, fortunately the other waitress brought us the meal. Unfortunately this is the only game in town now for a sit down breakfast with table service. The poor service cancels out the decent food.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank LLCan
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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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340 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“GOOD CHOICE FOR BREAKFAST”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Ambience is on the zany, clunky, mostly funky side, but OK! Many good egg dishes are available, but they can be cooked too hard, Tell your order taker very FIRMLY if you want the omelette soft. I had Huevos Rancheros which are full of flavor, but far from the classic style of Huevos R. that one would get in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, or Old Mexico, but they were OK. But Huevos R. are great for breakfast. For fun food try one of the very small donuts. They have a baker who turns out a variety of well-made baked goods including pies and layer cakes. I had a raspberry turnover that had great pastry crust. The coffee tends to be on the strong side. There are excellent selections for beer and wine. Because the kitchen is tiny, it can be slow. Don't be a wimp; you can get up and ask the wait person for whatever it is you need. The servers may be slow, but they want to please you. Parking is plentiful. There is good parking lot lighting at night. My summary rating is very good on all counts. And they have a Wi-Fi lounge.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Hanschen
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