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Old Town Family Restaurant

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503 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-2339
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This place has gone downhill fast in recent months. Used to be very good food for the price but recipes have changed and the service is pathetic at best. I'm also not sure why the breakfast buffet was still out at 1:30 p.m. instead of the usual salad bar.

Thank Zac W
Gaylord, Michigan
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99 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

So far I have not found a decent restaurant in Alpena. This place is not the cleanest and the creamer was curdling in the coffee. I had a Tennessee the ingredients, I thought would be yummy and then smothered in sausage gravy...zero flavor, all the salt and pepper in the world couldn't help the flavor. I Also had very dry... More 

Thank MMarshall06
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stopped here in Alpena for breakfast. We both had corn beef hash, hash browns and I had two eggs over easy. Endless coffee completed the meal. It was a great breakfast at a very reasonable price. The service was great and with the many booths, we had all the privacy we desired. We will be back.

Thank Traveller63054
Alpena, Michigan
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173 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This place has been here ever since I can remember! It's where we went after a night out on the town. Today it is still a good Mom & Pop restaurant. It's a place you can go in your every-day clothes & on Sunday you'll see folks there fresh from Church. Just good food & nice people who serve it.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Alpena for years and had never tried this place. We got the breakfast buffet. It was the worst buffet I have ever had. The eggs were runny and over salted. The biscuits were sitting in a plastic bowl on the counter and hard has a rock and stone cold. The french toast was alright. We will... More 

Thank Lauren C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped inhere based on a locals recommendation. They did not mislead us. The breakfast buffet was huge and had a large variety to please all crowds. We left stuffed and happy. The price was cheap too. When in town definitely go where the locals go!

1 Thank Daniel P
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I ate here on a Sunday morning before going lighthouse hunting. I had the breakfast buffet which was good. I also ordered a side order of whole wheat toast...The bread was homemade and delicious. The buffet had the normal stuff, just wish there had been some fruit. But instead they had this delicious cinnamon Danish which my waitess had the... More 

Thank ann m
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I have lived in Alpena for almost 4 years & heard great reviews about Olde Town. Tried going when working, but it seems not to be consistent with times a restaurant should be open. Service was OK for our group; not a lot of interrupting. Good selection of food; prices decent. The only thing is: why wouldn't they be open... More 

Thank Pam B
Alpena, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Love the family atmosphere and great breakfast buffet. The restaurant offers American great food. Burgers are delicious and so are fries. Loved taking my boys here after basketball games for breakfast.

Thank sgostrander
Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

Locals go here, so you know it's good food, the service is good and friendly. Very inexpensive breakfast specials.

2 Thank kayakgirl1110

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-2339
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Alpena

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