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Depot Restaurant

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7568 S US Highway 31, Alanson, MI 49706-8528
+1 231-548-1296
Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Petoskey, Michigan
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in the Alanson area & like quality food & good prices. This place has both!! Great breakfast, great burgers & great salads! They also have a beautiful bar for evening drinks with friends. This is a local favorite with local families. You'll love the staff too.

Thank TheBestCeleste
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dinner here recently and really liked the food, building and the conversation with the owner. Try the chicken fingers (really?) YES, they're made in house and nothing like the processed, precooked crap most restaurants serve. This was a pleasant place to get a reasonable meal for our family and we will go back.

Thank Dennis D
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food is very good. AlwAys a home cooked flavor and comfortable atmosphere.. good prices. We will be back.

Thank Trish C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I hesitated to write this review. We came in after passing the restaurant 1,000 times. Service was very slow, food was okay. Ordered two different items for breakfast, and one was inedible. My mistake, I should have sent it back. Waitress started out great, but could not find her after we sat there for a very long time. What I... More 

2 Thank Katie B
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My name is Bryan. Iam presently waiting on a bus to St Ignace, Michigan. Stopped into a place called The Depot located in the Small Town of Alanson, Michigan just south of the Bridge. I ordered a beer and sat down to wait two hours for my Bus. I engaged conversation with the two Bartenders and Hostesses who are named... More 

Thank traveler6545
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. ...we only had drinks but the food looked and smelled amazing. Next time around for sure trying the french onion soup and mussels.

Thank memo8139
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296 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Just happened upon this place as we were driving thru. Our kind of place. Good small town food and service. Good prices. If you like those kind of places, stop in. Lots of history in the building. Friendly!

Thank Bob0409
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great place!!!! Chef Nick really can create some great dishes!! A must try when visiting Alanson!!!!

Thank Pennie L
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The absolutely best corned beef hash I have ever tasted. Great local stop for breakfast. Good omelets, biscuits and gravy.

Thank William G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great stop. Nostalgic surroundings wroth very good food. Try the cowboy burger or Depot Dip. Apple pie was good too

Thank Michael W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7568 S US Highway 31, Alanson, MI 49706-8528
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Alanson
  • Phone Number: +1 231-548-1296

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?