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Iva's Chicken Dinners

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201 Chestnut St, Box 16, Sterling, MI 48659-9560
+1 989-654-3552
11:30 - 20:00
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 20:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was excellent. The portions are very large. My husband and I were hungry when we got there. We decided we wanted the chicken dinner that they are famous for. There are different sizes you can choose from . One is family style all you can eat , chicken dinner plate and a luncheon plate. We knew we would not... More 

Thank LaurieKG
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143 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I agree totally with all of the prior positive reviews. This place is great and I'm glad our summer residence is less then 1/2 hour away. The chicken soup is a real treat with it's home made noodles. Service is great and very efficient. Definitely better then Frankenmuth and definitely better prices. One of these days I hope I have... More 

Thank williamkA8024VB
Flushing, Michigan
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217 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Iva's is only a few minutes from where we spend our leisure time, and we visit it once in a while. Many of the reviews that I've read here compare it with Frankenmuth chicken, either favorably or otherwise. I would say that it's on a par on both the plate and family style offerings, with these exceptions: Iva's offers both... More 

Thank Frederick B
Saginaw, Michigan
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221 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. By far the BEST CHICKEN DINNER EVER. Beats any Frankenmuth restaurant in quality and price. So glad we stopped on the from West Branch Michigan.

Thank Jim N
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The food was like I remember growing up, pan fried chicken and the mashed potatoes are so wonderful. I was all great food with no disappointments at all, our server was great. . If you go away Hungry it's your own fault!

Thank Roger J
White Lake, Michigan
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I've been eating at Iva's for the past 40 years. We just ate there a week ago and the place looked the same and the chicken was just as good. We always order two full dinners knowing we cannot eat half of the food they serve and we will be bringing a lot of it home. They serve fresh side... More 

Thank DaleT48386
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I remember coming to this restaurant when I was young with my parents. The inside hasn't changed much but neither has the quality and quantity of the food! My husband and I both ordered the chicken plate dinner, all white meat. First came the biscuits, cottage cheese, carrot, celery and pickles plate and with cole-slaw. The cole-slaw was just like... More 

Thank DonandSheron
Canton, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I've driven by this place for years and we finally decided to try it. We're so happy that we did! We had the family style meal which included chicken, soup, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, green beans, stuffing, cabbage salad, cottage cheese and a veggie plate. The fried chicken was very juicy - not at all dry - and the... More 

Thank michelle32016
Newport, Michigan
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

While looking for restaurants to eat on our way up north, I saw Iva's chicken dinners on trip advisor so we decided to give it a try. We found Iva's to be a charming, quaint little restaurant, with yummy homemade comfort food that even my ultra picky husband enjoyed! Fresh made from scratch biscuits, coleslaw and chicken soup with thick... More 

Thank VRP66
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Through a series of misadventures, that, unfortunately, resulted in our Michigan vacation being cut short and our van being towed back to Pennsylvania, we had the remarkable good fortune of stumbling onto Iva's Chicken Dinners. What a tremendous place! Great food, great service, and great nostalgic atmosphere! We have four finicky kids, and EVERYONE cleaned their plates (which may be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Chestnut St, Box 16, Sterling, MI 48659-9560
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 989-654-3552

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