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Big Boy Restaurant

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8210 Merriman Rd, Romulus, MI 48174-1917
+1 734-729-6900
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Indianapolis, IN
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Big Boys small diner has not changed in the 40 years since I moved out of the area. Great for breakfast the staff was friendly and fast.

Thank navwif
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate a late dinner here. I find the food to be good and well priced. Service was excellent, Wish I could recall the servers name, she was excellent. Location is showing it's age but it did not effect our meal.

Thank Dancing_DadStrathroy
San Jose, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On February 18, 2017 we went here and the women's restroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in days, if not weeks. Human waste covered the toilets and walls. Bacteria trail can go from a restroom to the kitchen. I noticed near cash register there was a sign that said the board of health gave their approval for cleanliness. The... More 

Thank Sean W
Michigan, USA
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hostess was very friendly and had our order ready quickly. They opened the doors for the guests and the food was delicious.

Thank Stephanie W
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfort foods, well stocked simple buffet, close to airport and freeways, friendly staff, clean, hard to choose between favorites like the Slim Jim and the Big Boy, but didn't leave room for the hot fudge Sundae

Thank Paula M
Windsor, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i ate at this restaurant becasue it was close to my hotel, i ordered a salad not realizing that the waitress took it from the salad bar, she did have to have the kitchen add more stuff to it, but when she brought it back to me she was coughing everywhere kinda a turnoff. If you get a salad you... More 

Thank ilovejamaica60
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Big Boy food was average at best. It was somewhat on the cool side. Plus was the staff who was very attentive to helping their customers. Close to hotels.

Thank samuelgL5648OJ
Bay City, Michigan
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

For over 20 years my family has come down to Romulus and stayed the night at Fairfield Inn before leaving the next morning very early for our Thanksgiving family vacation. We always did one thing the night before, have a family dinner at Big boys. Over the past 20 years we have seen there employee attitude, food quality, and sanitation... More 

Thank aruba11344
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This was a childhood favorite when I lived in Detroit. The Slim Jim combo or the original Big Boy combo is my go to. The Big Boy is a tastier version of a Big Mac and the Slim Jim is a yummy grilled ham and cheese. This location is right next to the airport and the prices are moderate.

Thank blugrape
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I went for breakfast and grabbed the buffet. I had to ask the server to bring out a few items. Most of the pancakes, French toast and waffles were not so great. The rest was just average. I believe it was over 10 bucks so expensive.

Thank Airplaneride

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8210 Merriman Rd, Romulus, MI 48174-1917
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Romulus
  • Phone Number: +1 734-729-6900

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