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Char's Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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13937 Old US Highway 45, Bruce Crossing, MI
+1 906-827-3665
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Small-town feel with small-town prices. My wife and I had the Philly cheesesteak sandwich and turkey Reuben. Very good. Service was excellent and personable. Also had homemade rhubarb and apple pie al a mode. Fantastic! Highly recommended.

Thank Gregg D
Livonia, MI
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were ready for lunch while driving through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when this diner came into view. Being the U. P., our expectations were not high, but we were pleased with the experience. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was plentiful and freshly cooked. Given the small town location, it is best not to pay too much... More 

Thank orenw
Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Char's must have had an off day, as it had been recommended to us. The bun for the hamburger was soggy, and burrito was about 1/3 full, limp, and flavorless.

Thank jbitney
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360 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Still super food! Farmers omelet is the best, coffee flows freely, wait staff friendly, locals and passer-throughs welcome. This is a local, long time establishment near M-28 & US45 in Bruce Crossing, Mi. There are few places to dine heading on M-28 or US 45 so unless you plan to drive many more miles you many want to feed here...especially... More 

Thank chicagotoots
Kingsford, Michigan
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This cafe is consistent in staff, cleanliness,and food. Nothing fancy, just your basic little home town fare. Can count on a good burger and fries, and don't forget the long list of homemade pies, including the elusive raspberry! We stop here often on our way thru town.

Thank UPwrite
Holland, Michigan
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Third fall in a row visited Char's for breakfast and dinner. Very good breakfast, many options. Lunch and dinner menu have the usual skillet and fryer fare. At dinner they usually have a special entrée which is usually good tasting and a good value. Always available are a number of home made pies - not to miss, take a slice... More 

Thank Eric G
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

I sure am glad we found this place. Clean with a friendly wait staff. I would have to suggest stopping here for a bite to eat. The breakfast was great even though I was not expecting much in a tiny little town called Bruce Crossing.

Thank Joe I
Wakefield, Michigan
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205 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I have eaten here many times and stopped for pie many of those...they have a huge selections of berry and cream and hot and cold with ice cream if you want...The service is always good and is almost always busy...Food can be really good or just plain fare to fill you up...they serve breakfast all day which is a huge... More 

Thank culaugh2012
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151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Char's was a convenient stop for lunch after my wife and I visited the nearby Agate Falls. It's seat yourself here and we plopped down under the HD TV in back near the kitchen. Our waitress who looked as though she's worked there since it opened was friendly and efficient. Drinks arrived quickly and our orders were quickly served. I... More 

Thank ChiWeather
McHenry, Illinois
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Had been looking for a place for a while when Chars popped up. Nice family place with great breakfast, service and all around friendly atmosphere.

Thank drrot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13937 Old US Highway 45, Bruce Crossing, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Bruce Crossing
  • Phone Number: +1 906-827-3665
Just a nice little cafe

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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