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Big Boy

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Lakeshore drive, Manistique, MI
+1 906-341-6941
05:00 - 22:00
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Dayton, Ohio
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454 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was close to my hotel and was rated not badly by others. Where I live in Ohio, Big Boy restaurants are plentiful and generally not very good. This was an exception. My burger, fries and salad bar were fresh and tasty, and service was prompt and friendly.

Thank Marblehead750
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The salad bar is ok, but the rest of the menu isn't worth the price. Everything we ordered tasted processed. Might as well go to a fast food place and save some money. There are much better restaurants in town.

Thank lkm2001
Adrian, Michigan
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Went for breakfast here on an early friday morning knowing pretty much what to expect from other Big Boy restaurants visited. was not very busy at all and ordered the breakfast buffet which was very disappointing. most of the main items were not of acceptable temperature and were actually cold for this time in the morning, especially the bacon and... More 

Thank shrewdgrud
Hartland, MI
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This Big Boy has a great play area for the kids. Unique wood play structures... a bus, a train, a tractor with a slide. There were also some teepees, and a giant moose with a big boy shirt. Fun place to stop and eat outside while the kids get some play time in!

Thank woodsy528
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Right by our hotel..friendly staff and good food. There aren't too many restaurants here. They were busy but we had a friendly waitress and the food was good.

Thank shan38
Rapid City, South Dakota
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223 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I don't normally review chain restaurants, but this one is exceptional. Sparkling clean, a large staff of friendly and efficient servers, and an outstanding buffet. The salad bar in particular was noteworthy; fresh ingredients, good variety, and tasty desert selection. Well worth a stop.

Thank Meanderman01
Brookfield, Illinois
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185 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Service and food are excellent. View of the lake from some seats...across from the boardwalk. Take a walk after your meal!

Thank Susan S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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204 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Great service. Hamburgers were great and the strawberry pies is a must. Didn't have to wait for the check.

Thank hd452016
wausaukee wi
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Remember fifty years ago before big Mack's. You got a awesome double burger with special sauce at big boy they were all over the upper midwest. Now there are only a few. We found one here the owner was hands on training a new employee. The staff was great food was the best. The owner talked about the history of... More 

Thank slug r
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We both ordered the buffet. Our selections were very good; baked chicken, fried shrimp, fresh green salad, fresh fruits and the strawberry dessert.

Thank ranunculalus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lakeshore drive, Manistique, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Manistique
  • Phone Number: +1 906-341-6941

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