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N5298 Rock River Rd, Chatham, MI 49816
+1 906-439-5509
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12:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 20:00
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Stow, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

The owner of the Village Inn recommended this restaurant. It is small and quaint, they use all locally sourced ingredients and the food was excellent. My husband had a steak that was cooked perfectly and I had white fish with a leek and lemon sauce. It was cooked perfectly as well. Both were served with potatoes and sautéed vegetables. It... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

We stumbled on Rock River when we brought up Tripadvisor. What a great surprise - in an old hotel. Aside from the fish chowder which was so-so (they said it was made with trout instead of salmon), everything else was so good. We had the Trout, and the Whitefish (served with capers and forbidden rice). Also had the bread pudding... More 

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Highland, Michigan
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We were out driving to my sons house in Gwinn Mi and we had been on the road 7-8 hours.We needed a break and some java. We were laughing at the remoteness of our location and "ok Googleing" looking for a Starbucks when we stopped in at tiny towns only stop sign. There to our amazement was Rock River Cafe.... More 

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Cedar Lake, Indiana
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

After a lovely 20 minute drive from Munising, we found this lovely farm to table restaurant in the middle of nowhere! Loved every minute of the atmosphere and friendly locals. The owners were well aware of gluten issues and I felt completely safe eating here. Enjoyed a lavender rubbed steak. Delicious food -- not just your average place. You can... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

When we drove by this place on our way to the Laughing Whitefish Falls, we thought it looked interesting decided to try it on our way back to Munising. Without any cell service in the area we were unable to do our usual Trip Advisor check until we hit a hill nearby and saw the glowing reviews! We stopped for... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Farm to table food ensures freshness. The owner/chef's creativity provides excitement in dining. This establishment is worth the drive.

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Thank Anna R
up michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We had a delicious lunch here on Saturday. The food is fresh and mostly local and very reasonably priced. If you are out for a drive, this is a sweet place to stop for good coffee and good food. Lots of variety on the menu. Real home-maid soups. Western edge of the Hiawatha National Forest. Near the Eben Ice Caves.... More 

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Thank peacebunny
Mount Vernon, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Food and service were both excellent. Was on vacation with my two sisters in early July and came upon this restaurant. Best restaurant we ate at the whole week we were in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Thank Esther S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

My husband and I stumbled on this cafe two days ago. The atmosphere is definitely yesteryear housed as it is in the old Hotel Pacific circa 1904 but the food is fresh, fresh and very delicious. My husband's club sandwich was two nice slices of a country white bread that was moist with a chewy crust. The turkey on the... More 

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was a fine referral. It is located in a cool old building (The Historic Pacific Hotel), but what you find inside is inspired thoughtful food to nourish your heart and stomach. Vern had the special Penne with sausage in the sauce. I had a shaved turkey bacon sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes. Excellent. It wasn't late and we hadn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Healthy, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N5298 Rock River Rd, Chatham, MI 49816
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: +1 906-439-5509
Description
Temporarily closed while renovating building.

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