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Pancake Chef

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327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
+1 231-436-5578
08:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always enjoy my visit to the Pancakr Chef but, this time I was a little diappointed when I was told there was no breakfast buffet. Itvwas getting a little slower so they stopped it. I was very happy with the breakfast we did have. There was plenty and hot and good

Thank Carrie E
Wyoming, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to come to Mackinac City for my birthday, knowing that most places would be closed for the season. We decided to try the pancake Chef and we were not disappointed. The portions we large and we were served quickly. The staff was very friendly. Good value for the money spent.

Thank cinnabear8
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The ambiance is a little dated but the pancakes were good. Breakfast buffet nothing to write home about but where else can you find pumpkin pancakes? We visit yearly and expect to return again this summer!

Thank Laura B
Dearborn, Michigan
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

My husband and I stopped here this morning for breakfast while visiting upper MI. The owner greeted us at the door with a smile and the days specials. I had the blueberry pancakes and my husband had eggs, sausage, hash browns and pancakes. We enjoyed all of it. The staff was extremely friendly and the restaurant was very clean. I... More 

Thank kimmyt382016
Boyne Falls, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Always enjoy breakfast here. Good food nice atmosphere and service. Love the french toast, pancakes and crepes.

Thank ChrisC07022012
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Make sure we stop here every time we are in town. They don't disappoint! These pancakes are the best. They have totally amazing omelettes too :) staff is super friendly and food is served really quick. Love the pancake chef and wish I could go there more often.

Thank Elizabeth R
Ontario, Canada
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245 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

While walking in and out of the shops on Central Avenue we came by this restaurant and I decided to go inside and take a quick look to find out if it was the kind of place we would like to have supper at. Just inside the door I was greeted by George who I assume must have been the... More 

Thank biker01
Waterville, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were on a bike ride around northern Michigan and stumbled upon this place after rejecting two others in Mack City as being too loud and touristy. This place was the best we found in eight days of riding. We enjoyed the buffet one night and then ordered off the menu the next. Both meals were excellent. But what made... More 

Thank Patty L
Saint Johns, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very friendly staff. Very clean. Excellent food do not wait long for food. price is very reasonable.

Thank mossmelinda1
Milford, Michigan, United States
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Went for breakfast and it was EXCELLENT -- lots of choices and the food was really good, along with the service -- even on a very busy morning! Recommend you stop by!

Thank Kristene R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5578

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