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Dam Site Inn

) #3 of 9 Restaurants in Pellston €€ - €€€ American
6705 Woodland Rd, Pellston, MI 49716-9705
+1 231-539-8851
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (32 reviews)
“peas” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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6705 Woodland Rd, Pellston, MI 49716-9705
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here on the second day they opened for the season. Very friendly server (Ron) who helped make the experience memorable. Had the fried chicken and the petite filet with all of the sides (mashed potatoes, buttered peas, homemade noodles and biscuits.) The filet was...More

Thank Innerhousewife
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Many families make this summertime restaurant a regular destination event. They are known for their chicken dinners which are good. We also get other menu items such as smoked pork chops. They have a super cool bar that you should definitely check out. Two full...More

Thank TheBestCeleste
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great place foe fine dining. Menu has a large and varied selection and the prices are reasonable. Plan to visit again next trip to the area.

Thank M9154NOronaldm
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The place is definitely busy so expect a modest wait time. It is well worth the wait. Went there with a large group and we all ordered the all-you-can-eat chicken. Wow, was it delicious. The chicken was moist and the sides were abundant. They make...More

Thank SourKrout87
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Reasonable wait time and well decorated with a Halloween twist (October and last weekend open for the season) Do Not wait out in the hallway as they will not come out to you to ask if they have your name , you have to walk...More

Thank don544
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Definitely retro, homey and cozy. We each ordered the chicken Plate, rather than Family Style, still more than we could eat. Waitstaff was pleasant and professional. View of Maple River, with fall colors was wonderful too.

Thank Happyvcamper
Reviewed 21 October 2016

It was a beautiful fall Saturday, and we decided to drive to the Dam Site Inn before they closed for the season. We had a taste for their wonderful chicken dinners. Many others had the very same idea, and the many tables quickly filled up....More

Thank LJM417
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fried Chicken, Perch, and Smoked Pork Chops. Can't get them better anywhere else. Plus homemade noodles to die for. If you have to crawl, go there. It's the best in Michigan.

Thank mamabee59
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for probably 20 years and I am never disappointed. The chicken dinners are amazing. They have a very extensive menu but I have never had anything but the chicken. The service is always very attentive and friendly. The...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Initially one might think this is simply a throwback to the 50s restaurant style, but it is more than that. It took us over 20 years to finally have dinner here... mostly because we couldn't quite fathom a chicken place being that good, having visit...More

Thank BobV2
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Robert B
When is the price reduced on the all you can eat Perch?
19 September 2016|
Response from BC W | Reviewed this property |
I am unaware of a reduced price offer. I have been there in various months during their season and it always seems to be the in the same general cost for our group.
Jake E
days & hours 0pen
13 June 2016|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
I honestly do not know what their hours of operation are.
Joie Quinn L
Do you still have the lemon chicken on your menu?
29 May 2016|
Response from Pamela E | Property representative |
Yes we do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6705 Woodland Rd, Pellston, MI 49716-9705
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Pellston
  • Phone Number: +1 231-539-8851
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Famous for All You Can Eat Southern Pan Fried Chicken dinners. House-made oodles of noodles, fresh mashed potatoes, house-made gravy and house-made buttermilk biscuits. Full menu, children's menu and on-request allergy, gluten free and vegan menus.