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Depot Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7568 S US Highway 31, Alanson, MI 49706-8528
+1 231-548-1296
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All made to order food... the wait is so worth it.. love the atmosphere . The building is amazing. This ahi tuna salad is so pretty and yummy

Thank Jennifer V
Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the Alanson area & like quality food & good prices. This place has both!! Great breakfast, great burgers & great salads! They also have a beautiful bar for evening drinks with friends. This is a local favorite with local families. You'll love the staff too.

Thank TheBestCeleste
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a great dinner here recently and really liked the food, building and the conversation with the owner. Try the chicken fingers (really?) YES, they're made in house and nothing like the processed, precooked crap most restaurants serve. This was a pleasant place to get a reasonable meal for our family and we will go back.

Thank Dennis D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Service and food is very good. AlwAys a home cooked flavor and comfortable atmosphere.. good prices. We will be back.

Thank Trish C
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I hesitated to write this review. We came in after passing the restaurant 1,000 times. Service was very slow, food was okay. Ordered two different items for breakfast, and one was inedible. My mistake, I should have sent it back. Waitress started out great, but could not find her after we sat there for a very long time. What I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My name is Bryan. Iam presently waiting on a bus to St Ignace, Michigan. Stopped into a place called The Depot located in the Small Town of Alanson, Michigan just south of the Bridge. I ordered a beer and sat down to wait two hours for my Bus. I engaged conversation with the two Bartenders and Hostesses who are named... More 

Thank traveler6545
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. ...we only had drinks but the food looked and smelled amazing. Next time around for sure trying the french onion soup and mussels.

Thank memo8139
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Just happened upon this place as we were driving thru. Our kind of place. Good small town food and service. Good prices. If you like those kind of places, stop in. Lots of history in the building. Friendly!

Thank Bob0409
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great place!!!! Chef Nick really can create some great dishes!! A must try when visiting Alanson!!!!

Thank Pennie L
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The absolutely best corned beef hash I have ever tasted. Great local stop for breakfast. Good omelets, biscuits and gravy.

Thank William G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7568 S US Highway 31, Alanson, MI 49706-8528
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Alanson
  • Phone Number: +1 231-548-1296

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