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“Vacation on the UP”

Falling Rock Cafe & Book Store
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Munising
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Healthy
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A charming cafe bookstore. Great food, friendly service, coffe and espresso drinks, 25,000 books, music, art and much more to choose from!
Olympia, Washington
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Vacation on the UP”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

My wife, son, daughter, her boyfriend, and I were enjoying a vacation on the Upper Peninsula. We were looking for local places to dine. The choices are limited. To my surprise the Falling Rock Cafe and Book Store is a charming sandwich counter style restaurant in the heart of town.
The sandwich menu is not extensive but they do offer some interesting specials that several members of our party ordered on this visit. They do have nice fresh ingredients and are reasonably generous in the portion sizes. A full sandwich and salad was a filling dinner for me.
I should add that we all had chocolate milkshakes. My wife didn't plan to have one but she drank some that another person had ordered and ended up having a whole order on her own because she thought it was so good. These are premium milkshakes, much better than the offerings at fastfood restaurants.

The clerk behind the counter was very friendly, patient with our slow ordering, and helpful in explaining options.
Service was reasonably quick bringing our orders to our table.

The atmosphere is literally a bookstore. There was a trio playing music at the end of the room on a guitar, violin, and wind instrument. It is unique and offers an interesting change of pace from the usual dining surroundings.

The price was reasonable.

  • Visited June 2014
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Varazze, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Cute place, great ambiance, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

We had chicken tortilla soup, beef pasty and whitefish on a blueberry bagel. They had late opening hours, considering how tiny this town is. Very friendly staff. Can't go wrong with is little place.

  • Visited June 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Loved this place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is very charming inside. The food was a treat, and the ambiance was great. They have WiFi, so we were able to have a nice snack, and connect with family and friends on the net. (we were camping nearby) They even had a little jam session of local acoustic musicians which was very nice.

  • Visited August 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Great place to kick back after hiking.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Charming and welcoming-enjoy a latte or dish of ice cream (or both) while perusing a wide selection of used books.

Visited June 2014
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Thank MitziDee
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Michigan
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“Read. Eat. Love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

50,000+ books to browse or purchase. New books, 1950s cook books, much-read books. Nancy asked if my wife wanted her tea in a mug, then to choose from a row of tankards. "Warm your blueberry muffin?" The sandwiches were perfect. My smoothie arrived in two large goblets "in case you want to share." I found a book on making cabinets with good selections of woods working together. My wife found a cookbook for patients an restricted diets and one for entertaining. They went hone with us at $4.50 apiece. The staff thanked us three times for coming and tossed in a free book on Hiawatha. We returned the next day and this summer they will deliver boxed lunches for 50 of our friends on a sports car club tour as we picnic at Miners Castle.

  • Visited May 2014
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