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Backwater Cafe

109 Riverside Dr, Lowell, MI 49331-1055
+1 616-897-6370
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good54%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
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05:00 - 15:00All hours
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109 Riverside Dr, Lowell, MI 49331-1055
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've only ever had breakfast at Backwater. The location is great. The ambiance is lacking - very kitschy, The price is right - you can enjoy a meal under $10.

1  Thank areedy
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but the food was great. The setting is where a restaurant has existed for 60 years or more. The furnishings are not quite that old, but things are a bit worn. My wife and I looked past...More

Thank Dick L
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I've only been here a few times and it seems like a local hangout. (which I always been told that's a good sign) The service was great, always friendly and attentive. The food is average diner food so if your looking for a cheap place...More

2  Thank GrannyTammy01
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The food and selection is good and very plentiful. You definitely will not leave hungry. All the waitresses are very nice and helpful. The decor is pretty scarey. From the entrance to the filthy carpet, this place could use a BIG facelift.

Thank shivergirl
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This place should have slid into the flat river years ago. The wait staff is very friendly. It's a local stop for local peeps. I can't think of a dish that stands out,but i have never had anything BAD. Lots of average, but nothing that...More

Thank redwinguno
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Food is cheap and the waitresses are friendly only good thing I can say about this place. The food is always super greasy, if you like greasy food you will like their food. I personally don't like grease dripping from my food, but I know...More

5  Thank Love2winedine17
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Only been here twice and food has been good both times. Staff is friendly and the place is small and not frilly....down home. They have omelets, pancakes and egg dishes. If you want potatoes with your breakfast get the Tatters fresh, hashbrowns are frozen. Would...More

Thank cherbear6000
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Good food. Friendly service - they were wiling to pull tables together to seat 11 of us together. Run down and very small.

2  Thank Kellie A
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Met the kids and Grandson doe breakfast. Was Nice to sit around a table for a change with them. Grandson (2) just loved the bacon and pancakes. Food was good, not fancy. Prices very reasonable, staff is friendly.

Thank Candisa S
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Have been here before and decided to meet a friend for breakfast this week. Place is a locals favorite so always a treat. Had one of the signature omlette's that was huge and very good. Topped it off with a biscuit. Place is not much...More

1  Thank rodjan5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 19:30
05:00 - 19:30
05:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Riverside Dr, Lowell, MI 49331-1055
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 616-897-6370
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