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“Perhaps they should stick to art...”

Trick Dog Gallery & Cafe
Ranked #6 of 6 Restaurants in Elberta
Price range: US$1 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Wilkinson, Indiana
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Perhaps they should stick to art...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

I have been going to Trick Dog since it opened. The service had always been indifferent, and this summer has gotten to the point of rude. The coffee and bakery are not exceptional, but the art IS lovely and whimsical. I wish they would either a) ramp up the offerings or at least try being pleasant and helpful regarding food service or b) just do what they're good at and be a seasonal art gallery. Maybe it's only 1 or 2 employees that act like tourists are the bane of their existence, but it ruins the karma of the entire place. If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen, and if you can't stand the tourists run an art gallery where you can be as stand-offish and eclectic as your mood dictates. Sorry, but I can get better coffee/bakery downtown Frankfort, and I don't need the attitude.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Bay City, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Whimsically Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

The Trick Dog Gallery and Cafe is the bomb! Wonderful and unusual art work for sail. Unique - one of a kind gifts. It is almost like a museum there. I stayed for almost 2 hours just looking around and bought the most incredible gifts for family and friends and a few things just for me. If you are looking for something different for that hard to buy for person, that's the place to go. The coffe and pastries are supurb!

Visited July 2012
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Holland, Michigan
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127 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Worth the detour! Great eclectic place to stop for coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

This is a must stop for us every time we are in the area. Their coffee and baked goods are consistently excellent. The shop has lots of fun art and gifts. The staff is very friendly. The view of the harbor from the front porch is really beautiful. They go out of their way to be dog-friendly. You'll always see a pooch or two sitting on the porch with his owners. They have dog treats and adorable leashes and collars.

Visited July 2012
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Clinton, South Carolina
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Unusual Art, Smoothies and Coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

This store is about unusual art, clothing and drinks. Very unusual clothing and art centered around dogs is primary focus of the store. There is also art work outside which is neat. They sell delicious smoothies and coffee which you can sit outside and enjoy while overlooking the town of Frankfort and the lake.They used to sell sandwiches which were very great but stopped because they felt it detracted from the art. I hope they will reconsider and begin selling them again. A great place for unusual gifts for friends and family.

Visited July 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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376 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Wow! Great coffee, local art, and view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Even though not open year round, it's worth the drive, bike or walk to the other side of the bay. You will not be dissapointed, only amazed.

Visited August 2011
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