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Drifter's Restaurant

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701 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-1555
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Comstock Park, Michigan
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy a bowl of old-fashioned oatmeal for breakfast, and this restaurant serves it right! The staff was happy to work around our requests. We love some nuts and fruit with brown sugar with our oats, and she delivered. Pecans, fresh blueberries, brown sugar and cream was served with our oatmeal. Service was quick as well.

Thank wshill
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breakfast here is always good, many choices and specials to choose from. Service is good, prices are very reasonable.

Thank mrtire1
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of our regular stops during the annual FIRST Robotics competition in Escanaba. We always order breakfast. I am fond of their stuffed French toast with strawberries and my wife likes their blintzes. The portions are generous and the food is good. I can't comment on their other offerings because we keep going back for these.

Thank briankeh
Willmar, Minnesota
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Well, lets just start by saying, the decor is amazing, the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and the food was AWESOME! It may sound silly that I am going so overboard with my description but you see, if I could have any job in the world it would be to become a food critic. I love and I mean... More 

Thank funlovingal1975
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Love the food here. Staff is always spot on. We go here at least once per week for breakfast. Love the less from Wes. Priced right. They are good to veterans with a discount and special parking.

Thank MinnesotaG
Swartz Creek, Michigan
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We were on our way from Michigan to Wisconsin and stopped at this nice family restaurant for lunch. Had a salad and french onion soup. I can tell you it was one of the best soups I have had in a long time. I ordered wheat toast with my meal and it was so good. It was a berry and... More 

Thank revpattiruhala
Bristol, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

loved the homey taste of the food and atmosphere. It was perfect for a family get-together and visiting. Loved the coffee too.

Thank shdonna
Bellaire, Michigan
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were driving along route 2 and saw the sign in time to stop. The waitress, Suzy, was friendly and the food came in a timely manner. It was great and just the right amount. She checked with us to see if it was OK and gave us refills on our drinks as well as the bill without our asking.... More 

Thank Saluki66686
Escanaba, Michigan
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Drifters restaurant is a sure fire guarantee stop for a great meal if you are hungry. This place has been here for a while, and rightfully so. Famous for their breakfasts, which are plentiful, this place is always busy but with out a long wait. If you are not a local, Drifters is a good place to get an idea... More 

Thank Austin A
Brandon, Florida
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147 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Hearty portions of food are served here. It was clean and the service was friendly. Beautiful bathrooms!

Thank Elaine G

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Escanaba

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