We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Empire Village Inn

11601 S Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9402
+1 231-326-5101
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (56 reviews)
“breadsticks” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Pizza
$$ - $$$
11601 S Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9402
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (97)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We have been twice and have loved this place. They have a great beer selection, excellent homemade root beer, and excellent service. We have had the Pizza, grilled cheese, chili and they were all great. The manager, Riley, is very friendly and motivated to make...More

Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for your enthusiastic review of our little family Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. Riley is one of the newer additions to our crew and we are all very pleased to have her on board... thank you for welcoming her. Riley...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The staff was extremely unpleasant & almost to the point of rude with my family. The food was great but would not recommend for a family visit unless you appreciate rude staff. The place was not busy & now understand why.

Thank Vicki K
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Whether you drop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you'll always be warmly greeted and offered a great variety of comfort dishes.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and had great salad and the bean burger is to die for. Wife is GF and she loved it. Outside doesn't look like much but worth going in for sure!! Oh yea, try the root beer too

Thank theboys12345
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Nice stop for dinner, great pizza! Service was fast and friendly. Full bar with local craft brews available. We will be back.

Thank DrSandyD
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Best pizza in the area. They have a good selection of sandwiches and very good chicken wings as well. Not much on decor but it's a friendly family restaurant. Worth a stop.

Thank shoeguy24
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We recently went to the Village Inn and ordered a Deluxe pizza to go. While waiting for our order, we sampled some of the draft beers available at the bar. Liked the Blue Moon. They also have an interesting menu of sandwiches and burgers, including...More

1  Thank BenThere2014
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The best pulled pork sandwich ever! Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes so great lunch or dinner stop. Great service too.

Thank debanddallas
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Great food. We had pizza, breadsticks, hamburgers, and tator tots. Yum! We've really struggled this vacation with finding decent places to eat. Great service! Definitely recommend and will return:

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were looking for somewhere to eat and we came across a you tube video for this place so we tried it out. When we were there it was not busy. Some of the menu items were unique and others were your usual. The Dune...More

1  Thank Ruey90
Nearby HotelsSee all Empire Hotels
Empire Lakeshore Inn
285 reviews
.22 km away
Maple Lane Resort
204 reviews
6.04 km away
Little Bear Motel
2 reviews
6.83 km away
Duneswood Resort
177 reviews
7.01 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Joe's Friendly Tavern
372 reviews
.48 km away
Grocer's Daughter Chocolate
104 reviews
.70 km away
Tiffany's Cafe
29 reviews
.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
1,524 reviews
.22 km away
Empire Bluff Trail
202 reviews
1.67 km away
Lake Michigan Beach Park
70 reviews
.80 km away
Dunes Hiking Trail
53 reviews
7.78 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Empire Village Inn staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11601 S Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9402
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-326-5101
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing