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Pancake Chef

327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
+1 231-436-5578
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We take a girls trip to Mackinac every year and before we hit the island we have breakfast at this cozy joint. It's eclectic, family friendly, huge portions, great buffet and friendly staff. Be on the look out for the juice tray that circles the...More

Thank lucygirl012018
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I go to Mackinaw every year usually in August. I've eaten at the Pancake Chef 3 or 4 times over the years. I was there last in August 2017. I stopped in early evening hoping to get something to eat. The manager seated me &...More

Thank Charlotte329
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I rarely order pancakes for breakfast, but these came with the breakfast combo. They were delicious! Tasted like birthday cake! I ate all 3 and they were huge! I am craving them now! The portions are big, the omelette was equally satisfying, and I would...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great family restaurant with great food. This is by far the best place around for breakfast! But beware - the portions are big! Definitely sharable! Service is pretty good- they are usually very busy when we go but it really is worth the wait. Ask...More

Thank Yellowlab8
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Pancake Chef has always been and will continue to be my favorite restaurant in Mac. City. Great food and very friendly and helpful staff makes a great destination all by itself.

Thank bighow378
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We were visiting the area during the late season, so I know the business and staff are in shut down mode and worn out with tourists. But, I have never felt so much like I was imposing on a restaurant than we did that day....More

Thank EagleEngineer
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

After departing the island and dealing with overpriced disappointing food options nice to get back to Mack City for friendly service, reasonable prices and good solid food.

Thank JTintheD
Reviewed 29 October 2017

the food is good but the prices are a bit much. 5 adults split 3 breakfasts and with tip (15%) we spent $65. No drinks except coffee and water!

1  Thank dianabeck
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My wife and I wanted to grab a quick meal as we were leaving town and stopped here. Very nice, friendly local cafe with great food and wonderful service. Truly recommended!

Thank Rodger S
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome breakfast! Super quick service, my husband had the buffet and loved it, I had the chocolate chip pancakes, all was delicious! We were even given complimentary coffee to go!

Thank Elisa C
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Chuck C
15 March 2016|
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Response from rob f | Property representative |
It's open weekends till 2pm till mid May then we will be open 7 days 8am-9pm. See you soon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5578
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