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Arlene's Diner

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American, Diner
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324 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1862
+1 989-732-5654
05:00 - 14:00
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Midland, Michigan
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146 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This dinner had a large menu, good food, friendly service and patrons. I ordered breakfast, the eggs were very light and fluffy, sausage patty was fresh, so was the bread, it came from the local bakery. Good service

Thank starrJ2013
Gaylord, Michigan
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great breakfast and lunch spot. Delicious food served in generous portions. Wait staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Carol M
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here after a long weekend of snow boarding and it filled us up perfectly. The service was fast and friendly. The breakfast was super yummy. I had biscuts and gravy the hubby lived his cinnamon French toast.

Thank spellboundmama
Livonia, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere with attentive service. It was busy on new years day but the waitstaff kept up just fine. Blueberry pancakes were huge tender and packed with blueberries, and I really appreciated the HEATED SYRUP! Great sausage and bacon too. Would love to come back for breakfast every time we are in Gaylord!

Thank emilvee74
Shepherd, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Stopped for lunch, service was VERY GOOD, and fast, friendly. I had the country skillet. It was very delicious and filling, eggs, sausage, cheese and smothered in sausage gravy, YUM!!

Thank Bob R
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Eating breakfast here on Sunday mornings for a number of years on travel up north on to a conference.

Thank edjack2016
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice and very clean. We loved it. Got the monte cristo sandwich, yum. Would love to try the breakfast here. The homemade chips was the best we ever had anywhere.

Thank Kampingkeith
Temple, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I felt like this was a local's place......waitstaff not overly friendly, but very efficient.....just different from the South, where they might drop hot coffee in your lap, but will always ask about your mom and dog ;-) large variety on the menu, everything at my table looked great! (I did not have breakfast.)

Thank Sarah R
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We came here because of the good reviews, but were severely disappointed. The portions were sizeable, but that doesn't make a difference if you don't like the food! The eggs were really watery (there were even small puddles of moisture in quite a few spots), the hash browns were soggy, the bacon was incredibly crispy and consequently a little difficult... More 

Thank Rachel K
Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The grilled cinnamon bread is not to be missed. Simply fabulous, get more than one order because you will not want to share. My husband and I both have small appetites so we shared a polish sausage skillet which was served hot and was delicious, again the white toast made from homemade bread was really tasty. The sausage was homemade... More 

Thank Angela R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1862
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-732-5654
ph (989) 732-5654

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