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Rudy's Red Lion Diner

American, Diner
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201 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-5635
+1 989-893-2323
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06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Saginaw
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A great breakfast in the biggest of portions. The wait in line is worth the awesome food served to you.

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Thank DeniseSaginaw
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped to enjoy a lunch it looked busy, always a good sign, I obeyed the notice "wait to be seated" and found I was totally ignored despite waitresses passing in close proximity (an acknowledgement or even a smile would have been nice but I was totally ignored). Finally, a waitress approached me and I was seated I asked for a... More 

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Thank Cameron W
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent everything.... service was spectacular food extremely tasty just a really good diner food. We went there for breakfast with are picky kids and everyone Loved the food they got with plenty left over

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Thank Maureen J
Marshall, Michigan, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Huge plate of food. The diner is typical menu fare. The place is busy so eat early. Great value for the enormous amount of food on our plate. Stuffed hash browns are a must!

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1 Thank Karla V
Saginaw, Michigan
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221 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The cheeseburger and coney baskets are pictured. Very good fresh hand patty burger with home made Cole slaw and onion rings. She really enjoyed the burger. I had the coney basket. Homemade coney sauce that was not really a sauce but seasoned burger. It was awesome with the Koegel's skinned hot dogs that were grilled with homemade potato chips. Very... More 

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Thank Jim N
Bay City, Michigan
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We love breakfast here! There are so many choices and all are delicious! The menu is very creative, it's not just your average diner. It is usually busy on weekend mornings, but it is definately worth any wait you may encounter.

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1 Thank laura p
Hobart, Indiana
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228 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were visiting Michigan last week and decided to head towards Bay City which is in the "thumb" of the lower peninsula. We came to the quaint town and found Rudy's Diner and decided to have breakfast. What a treat! Old fashioned retro diner with friendly staff. We were seated promptly near the grill area and ordered a pancake and... More 

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Thank Mary M
Ontario, Canada
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Busy place. Received service quickly, service ok, not outstanding. Food was delivered hot on chipped plates. Restaurant became very busy very fast. Not a terrible experience, but ok.

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Thank 75NorthernGirl
Saginaw, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband, my senior citizen mom and I went for lunch. The staff is terrible. The waitress was cold as the water she wasted on my mom. Another waitress just stood and looked at us as if it were our fault. She took a broom and swept up the ice and left the floor very wet. Our waitress tried to... More 

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Thank hannahone
linwood
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Whenever we have friends or family visit us, we always take them here for breakfast! There's usually a line, but it goes fast. The food is always good! We can't wait to go back!

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Thank chicago916

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-5635
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-893-2323

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