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Big Boy Restaurant

American, Diner
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400 S Ripley Blvd, Alpena, MI 49707-4008
+1 989-354-4131
06:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love Big Boy food and this is one of the better locations in the state. However, it could use an updated décor.

Thank Pam L
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The breakfasts are delicious, but the menu is a bit confusing. The luncheon and dinner menus are easy to comprehend, and the food is also delicious. Unlike other Big Boys, there is no breakfast or brunch buffet.

Thank 484karlc
Minot, North Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The atmosphere is great with fast service and great tasting food at a reasonable price. I must say, there is no better way to start your day, than an awesome breakfast or lunch at this Big Boy Cafe. Lol

Thank donaldfrancis53
Kingman, Arizona
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

They do have a very nice salad and soup bar. I have been there over the years many times and never been disappointed. The staff are always friendly and nice. This is a go to place when you don't know where to go.

Thank menardnewyork
East Tawas, Michigan
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We have been here many times for lunch breakfast dinner , and always had great service and good food . Nice and clean and fast service .

Thank Happy Kampers B
Alpena, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I like eating out and when you go to Big Boy you have a card they punch with each visit which after 10 punches gives you $4 off your entry..

Thank Barbara G
Ossineke, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

A very nice relaxed place, it is a bit dated but it's clean restrooms are very clean. Staff is very friendly food was very good, coffee was also very good ( I'm extremely picky when it comes to my coffee)

Thank Cindy C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The tow of us had breakfast at the Big Boy. Good breakfast, always like the multigrain pancakes, but get two, they are big. Fair prices. No complaints.

Thank Bob H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

I haven't been to a Big Boy in years. Since they are still in Michigan, decided to give them a try. I stopped here for breakfast twice. The ambience is very old school diner like, but it's subtle and not overblown. The food was the difference however. 2nd time there I had one of the best omelettes I have ever... More 

Thank Paul D
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Never again. This place is gross...and really, all big boys are. We need PERKINS! The fries they brought out to me were hard as rocks and COLD, even though I had requested Fresh fries. The salad bar was OK, limited options. I just wanted fresh veggies and really didn't have much selection. I can't believe the grease that comes off... More 

Thank LuvDisneyMeow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S Ripley Blvd, Alpena, MI 49707-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Alpena
  • Phone Number: +1 989-354-4131

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