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810 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9751
+(1)231-436-5773
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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fostoria, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

As we were in Mackinaw City at the end of the season, this was one of the few restaurants open. It wasn't bad. The food was pretty good. The service was acceptable. It is family friendly and not over priced for a tourist town. Sign said newly remodeled but you could tell it was an older building. It was clean.... More 

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Thank sheree101
Rochester, Michigan
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Went there for breakfast. They were a little under-staffed because it was off season, but the food was still very good.

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Thank JorgeCurioso
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I came here two weeks ago. We all got the dinner buffet. The fish and shrimp were good... That's about it... old goulash with bloated noodles, nasty Mac and cheese. For 2 adults and an 8 year old and a teen our bill was 60.00$ I could definitely think of better places to spend my money. Unfortunately... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner there twice during our stay in the area. The reuben on the 1st visit was large, and the corned beef very tender. The same true for my wife's white fish. The server, Lauree, could not have been nicer. The 2nd visit we tried the buffet. All the items were fresh, plentiful, and the items we had, very... More 

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Thank Kenneth M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We took a chance on the Embers Restaurant This was one of the best decisions we made for dinner ❣️ My Husband had a Rueben Sandwich... this is not just a sandwich it is a huge sandwich ... he couldn't finish it all ❣️ I had the White Fish Sandwich Beyond delicious ❣️ This was Monday 9/19/2016 ... our server... More 

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Thank Ginny M
Port Hope, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Very disappointed in the Cod and fries. We would have been better off to buy the frozen fish cooked it at home. $38.75 for two plates of frozen overcooked fish and fries is outrageous! I would have sent it back but I figured it would just be more frozen supermarket fish!!!

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Grant, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

we went to this restaurant for dinner on labor day and mackinac was crazy busy. we sat right down and ordered drinks and the waitress came right back and took our order. it took a while for our food to come out so the restaurant took 20% off our bill. we didn't even complain or anything they just did it.... More 

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Thank Rita B
Manistee
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Even though we arrived shortly after a Tour Bus, and no tables were available, we were given the option of eating in the Bar. Our waiter, my friend from a morning cup of coffee-to-go (they are directly across the street from Arnold Line Ferry), took care of all 20 or so of us in the bar, amazing speed and accuracy,... More 

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Thank Sharrygranny
Reading, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The sandwiches are really big and the waitress was great, prices aren't bad for the sandwich meals, a little pricey for the other meals. but there is a man who hovers over your tables and grabs the plates as soon as the food is gone, he took the kids drinks before they had finished

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Thank mollyperla
Bluffton, Indiana
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This quaint little inn is a hidden gem! The rooms have all been recently remodeled and they are cute and cozy with a great view of the lake. I slept better than I ever have in a hotel with no noise or problems. I highly recommend this cute little inn and tavern!

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TonyMack12, Owner at The Embers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 26
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9751
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +(1)231-436-5773
Description
Family style dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call ahead for buffet information and availability. Newly remodeled!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?