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Arlene's Diner

324 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1862
+1 989-732-5654
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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05:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Diner
324 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1862
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor Arlene. She's a block from Diana's Delights and they're basically the same restaurant, but DD has her beat. I went to both places on consecutive days and after DD's, Arlene just felt bland. The food wasn't as good, with the exception of the cinnamon...More

Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast at Arlene's 3 times last week and come here for breakfast every year during our week long golf trip. Nothing fancy but good hearty breakfasts.

Thank Ciach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn't bad food, but it wasn't very good, either. We ate here once for lunch, but did not go back, even though we were in the area for 4 days. The service was fine, and it seemed pretty clean.

Thank Polly b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast and the homemade cinnamon roll French toast is to die for! I highly recommend it.

Thank Frogs2000
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Meal was great, service superior, price just right, unique ambience with local home spun flavor. Breakfast served all day. Could not find a local eatery in Petoskey, walked out of a dumpy bar in Wolverine and were rewarded with Arlenes 30 minutes later in Gaylord....More

Thank VicJr
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Stopped in Gaylord on trip north Sunday 5/21/17, about 12:30pm. We always try to patronize local businesses when traveling, Took a gamble on Arlene’s & we lost. We seated ourselves & waited a few minutes until we were even acknowledged. Server seemed overwhelmed from the...More

Thank RFord
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Stopped in here because Sugar Bowl is closed. What a mistake. Our waitress was on her first day and she was very nice..... that's where it ends I ordered a Kielbasa sandwich and a cup of soup. My husband ordered the big breakfast. After waiting...More

Thank babydollkc721
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We stopped in last year because the Sugar Bowl restaurant was closed. This year, we planned to have breakfast here. The restaurant was packed with families and large groups of friends, so service was a little slower than last visit. The food is portioned generously,...More

Thank karenfA5517AB
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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
Reviewed 22 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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Nearby Attractions
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1.14 km away
Gaylord's City Elk Park
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1.25 km away
Otsego County Historical Museum
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.01 km away
Otsego Club
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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