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Friske Orchard Cafe

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10743 N US Highway 31, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9718
+1 888-968-3554
07:00 - 20:00
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Centreville, Michigan
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop here every trip to the north. Anything fruit related, pies, jams, etc. Great soups and cookies too.

Thank river6132
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I came in to pick up cherry pies and apple cider (per family request) to take with me for Thanksgiving. I opened up one of the gallons apple cider and it wasn't as good as last year's apple cider. I believe last year's was Honey Crisp apple cider which was wonderful. For me, this "cider" tasted like apple juice and... More 

Thank Sylvia W
Haslett, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

In the past you could pick your own strawberries. Which we did. Now every thing is picked for you. All is very good but we miss picking our own.

Thank 515any
Indianapolis, Indiana
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868 reviews
529 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We always stop here a time or two on our vacation to Torch Lake Michigan. Our favorite orchard store and restaurant. Our favorite bakery items are the salted carmel dark chocolate sugar cookies, just amazing flavor. We also like the cherry donuts, but they didn't have them this time, they had spice donuts. Great selections at the cafe and love... More 

Thank dshendri
Greenville, South Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Cute stop. Fresh baked goods and fruits, nice gift shop. Prices are a little high but lots of variety.

Thank Patti L
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Had sausage omelette. $8.75. No potatoes. $4.00 extra for potatoes. One slice of toast. Not impressed at all. Saw that if you wanted the pancakes, for an extra $2.00 you could get real maple syrup. If you drive 10 miles north, there's a McDonald's, you could get more for your money.

Thank Dave C
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Great array of apples and cherries. Love the apple and cherry fritters! Simple lunch menu, but it was very good, Had a ham and swiss sandwich which feed both my wife and myself.

Thank RJSJCSCamping
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

First time to Michigan! Drove by Friske's orchard on the way to Petoskey. Decided to stop by. Incredibly friendly staff. Fabulous family run business going over 50+ years. Homemade everything from jams, cherry butter, salsa, phenomenal pies, cookies, apple cider, chocolate dipped dried cherries...the list goes on. Plus a a great gift shop with tons of fun items for adult... More 

Thank B M
Ortonville, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Love to come here for the apples as well as the cider and donuts. The place is hoppin in the Fall so be prepared to wait on Saturdays in October. The pies are wonderful but a little pricey but well worth it when you taste them.

Thank Sue S
East Tawas, Michigan
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Friske's offers the best baked goods around. The petting zoo and view of the orchards just add to the cute, farm like atmosphere. If you are in the area, you gotta stop at Friske's!

Thank lramsdell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10743 N US Highway 31, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9718
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 888-968-3554

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?