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The Manor on Glen Lake

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7345 W Glenmere Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9464
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon 17:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

View is very nice. The place is old, but is clean. Part of the charm, I guess. Ambience? Saturday night - 1 other table occupied - was this an omen? Probably. My duck was very good. The wild rice was stuck together and kind of crispy? Salad very mediocre but fine. One of our party had stuffed shells, which he... More 

1 Thank jcfrickpa
Traverse City, Michigan
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164 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

This 107 y/o classic structure could provide a warm, wonderful B&B experience. It could, but it didn't. My wife's meat had more fat than flesh and my entree was so undercooked, it needed to be sent back to make it edible. The salad bar was pathetic and had limited fresh veggie items. It was more like Grandma's idea of a... More 

Thank Doc3100
NancyW86, Owner at The Manor on Glen Lake, responded to this review

I wish you would have let us know about your food so that we could given you something else it was a very busy day all salads were homemade like Grama's we had several happy people letters and calls sorry you were not happy hope you can give us another chance More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

As first time diners, we were very pleased with our meal and the service. The setting is perfect. We will be back!

2 Thank Leijhi K
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

We went there this past Saturday, during Glen Arbor restaurant week, and had great three course dinners each for $25. Plus, a view of the lake and the sunset. Food and service were great; the place itself probably needs a bit of an upgrade, but that's the only criticism. I had the lobster bisque, then parmesan crusted whitefish, then the... More 

Thank faygokid
Irvine, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

I had an birthday party / reunion event here for 60 of my close friends and family. The Manor did an excellent job with both drinks and food. I received a lot of complements from my friends and family afterwards. The size of the place fit us perfectly, and the location is right overlooking the beautiful lake. Highly recommend for... More 

Thank Jonathan W
Glen Arbor, Michigan
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

We had a wonderful meal, the service was great, good prices and it's right on the Lake. I'll be back!

Thank Julie L
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Our party of 4 came in and had drinks, the tastey appetizer platter, followed by an excellent dinner. Luckily we weren't short on time, as we were on vacation. We were there for over 2 hours, but we did enjoy ourselves thoroughly! We plan to come back.

Thank David G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We chose the place off of the reviews saying it had a great view, which was nice, but that was the only nice part of our visit. The service was HORRIBLE! I've never had a waitress with such little care for the costumer. It's one thing to be unknowledgeable, it's another thing to show no interest with finding out the... More 

3 Thank Blake P
South Lyon, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Where do I begin...for starts 4 out of 6 of the glasses had lipstick or lip marks on the rim. We came at 3:30 for a late lunch. We were the only ones there, yet took forever to get our drink order. In fact, she never asked, we told her when she was examining our dirty glasses. Again, long wait... More 

3 Thank Justonemoretrip11
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The two chefs at the Manor are superb. We have special dietary considerations and always call ahead so the chefs can prepare a "special" meal for us. The meals we are served are not only pleasing to the eye, but also very appetizing. The chefs use vegetables and fruits that are in season and purchased locally. We have been served... More 

Thank Sheri D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7345 W Glenmere Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9464
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire
A 100 year old restored hotel overlooking Sleeping Bear Dunes Nation Lakeshore and Little Glen Lake. Food is all home-made and servings are generous. Best place around for quality,service and atmosphere.

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