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Paula's Cafe

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4141 Club Rd, Indian River, MI 49749-9422
+1 231-238-8323
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White Lake, Michigan
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stop for breakfast. Sausage gravy is excellent. The country fried steak was crispy & cooked to perfection. The staff & service is exactly what you would except from a small-town diner. Friendly & quick. This is a good stop if you are heading south on I75 from Mackinac. Exit 310. It is not on... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting from out of state and looking for breakfast, and based on Trip Advisor reviews decided to try out Paula's Cafe. We came for breakfast on a Saturday morning and the parking lot was empty, which should've been a sign. My first complaint was that they refused 2 simple requests we had to make a substation, one that... More 

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Super cute restaurant with a very unique atmosphere! 3 of us for breakfast and we all enjoyed our food. We all had to take the leftovers home. I will definitely go back the next time I am in town.

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1 Thank Kathy W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Food was delicious next time i am definitely getting the grits. Atmosphere was so cool Hundreds of Tea pots I don't think i seen them all.

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1 Thank Christine T
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food was good here. But, the portions were small. The kids' menu had one pancake. We had to order my son an extra cake. I guess I'm used to IHOP, and similar places. You know -- where you actually get a stack of pancakes. I wouldn't go back here, because it's too expensive for what you get.

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Thank JalenafromMichigan
Hudsonville, Michigan
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast shortly after 10 am and were seated immediately. The waitress was very nice and helpful. Anything with biscuits and gravy is a must have. My daughter tried the sweet and salty French toast and didn't care for the salty topping. The pancakes are homemade and were very good. The teapot decor had us laughing, but... More 

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1 Thank Lance B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

From the outside, this place is pretty unassuming but don't judge a book by its cover. The decor of teapots is adorable and the breakfast and coffee delicious. If you are in town you need to try Paula's. We will be back!

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Thank Crystal L
Royal Oak, Michigan
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Paula's for years. Decorated with hundreds of tea pots--it is fun to see what's been added to the collection. Breakfasts are awesome--unique French toast and great eggs and omelets. The grilled biscuits are great. Louie the host is a great guy and the waitresses are hopping and friendly. The place fills up quick as church... More 

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Thank Judith M
Spartanburg, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have only been here for breakfast, but would really like to try it for lunch. Cute decor and a really special place.

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Thank Caroline R
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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220 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

If you are really hungry for breakfast- this is the place for you. The portions are generous and the coffee is hot. Staff is efficient and warm. The benny's are huge and the omelets must have 4 eggs in them. Come in hungry.

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Thank Marguerite B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4141 Club Rd, Indian River, MI 49749-9422
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Indian River
  • Phone Number: +1 231-238-8323

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