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Arlene's Diner

324 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1862
+1 989-732-5654
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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05:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Diner
324 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1862
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Wife and friend ate here on way back from Traverse City. Had lunch. Got a Monte Cristo sandwich and split it. Both thought it was only fair. Not much flavor. Service was good and very friendly. The frys were good.

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Stopped for breakfast and had to wait for a table. Completely full. But the wait was short. They offered a Smoked Kielbasa omelette as one of their specials. It was very tasty. Something I had never experienced. Service was quick and we were in and...More

1  Thank Dale L
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Quite disappointing sorry to say This was recommended by friends and we were looking forward to a nice breakfast Service was slow and the food when it came was stone cold The cinnamon French toast was soggy and not that edible I would not go...More

Thank Ralph H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Our first visit and we will be back!! We had a group of 9 (we called ahead) & service was fantastic, plenty of staff on a busy Saturday morning. Our waitress was awesome- but we thought they were all friendly. Food was served fast and...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Poor Arlene. She's a block from Diana's Delights and they're basically the same restaurant, but DD has her beat. I went to both places on consecutive days and after DD's, Arlene just felt bland. The food wasn't as good, with the exception of the cinnamon...More

1  Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We had breakfast at Arlene's 3 times last week and come here for breakfast every year during our week long golf trip. Nothing fancy but good hearty breakfasts.

Thank Ciach
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This wasn't bad food, but it wasn't very good, either. We ate here once for lunch, but did not go back, even though we were in the area for 4 days. The service was fine, and it seemed pretty clean.

Thank Polly b
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and the homemade cinnamon roll French toast is to die for! I highly recommend it.

Thank Frogs2000
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Meal was great, service superior, price just right, unique ambience with local home spun flavor. Breakfast served all day. Could not find a local eatery in Petoskey, walked out of a dumpy bar in Wolverine and were rewarded with Arlenes 30 minutes later in Gaylord....More

Thank VicJr
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Stopped in Gaylord on trip north Sunday 5/21/17, about 12:30pm. We always try to patronize local businesses when traveling, Took a gamble on Arlene’s & we lost. We seated ourselves & waited a few minutes until we were even acknowledged. Server seemed overwhelmed from the...More

Thank RFord
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1862
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-732-5654
ph (989) 732-5654
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