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Mussel Beach Drive-In

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3540 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706-1157
11:00 - 20:00
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

In the winter, it is a bit out of the way but worth it. The homemade burgers are moist and flavorful. The fried are unusual since they appear to be not peeled prior to cooking--however, they are fresh and really good. I can only imagine how busy it would be in the summertime.

Thank Builttotravelalot
Bay City, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Small but great food. Homemade fries are the best around as are the onion rings. Go there quite a bit. Never disappointed.

Thank rose_eliz77
Bay City, Michigan
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mussel Beach is a long-time establishment here in Bay City. Inside dining is limited, food is great. Close to walking/biking trails and the State Park.

Thank witchbroomstick
Little Rock, Arkansas
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A local told us about this place , it was a great luch time stop for a burger , fries and a homemade shake!

Thank travelforwork035
Rockford, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We went here because we had heard about how great their fries were and they did not disappoint. The fries were homemade and delicious. I also had the coney dog which was honestly one of the best I've ever had. The chili was amazing. The burgers weren't much to write home about though. On top of the amazing food the... More 

Thank devonrach
Bentley, Michigan
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I stop here from time to time for ice cream. They have a large selection and they have about 10 picnic tables outside to enjoy your ice cream. Staff is always friendly. They also have an indoor tiny restaurant with about 10 tables. Have burgers and homemade fries and a bunch of other stuff. I think it's a great place

Thank panteralovr2781
Kent City, Michigan
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129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Came here on a whim for dinner on a day trip to frankenmuth / bay city area they had to shut down kitchen 2 hrs early cause the kitchen was 30 min behind we were lucky to get there before it happened we got a double bacon cheese burger n fries and a steak in sub they were ok

Thank lheethuis
Bay City, Michigan
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Ice cream is the best. Great selection for hard dip and soft serve options. Prices are moderate. Cash only.

Thank Melissa E
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2016

My husband and I came here to grab ice cream quick after we went to the beach. Great service and so many options to choose from! We need to come back and try the food sometime because I heard the burgers are delicious!

Thank Laura H
Bay City
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We were feeling hot and decided to stop by for Ice Cream. They have great choices and make other things besides ice cream. But the out side is dirty and not very friendly and there is no shade.

Thank Cynthia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3540 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706-1157
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: 9896860575

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