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Grampa Tony's Restaurant

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1108 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708
+1 989-893-4795
08:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Bay City, Michigan
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193 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chocolate chip cookies and the cannoli are the consensus favorites. The salad had a generous amount of toppings and came with both a container of ranch and Grampa Tony's signature red Italian dressing. Friendly delivery to our plant.

Thank Stitcherjer
Midland, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Have been going to this Grampa Tony's location literally for decades. But, it's slowly gotten worse on food quality and service. We ate lunch there today. Order taking and delivery were fast, but the plate on which my steak sandwich was served had left over egg, possibly from breakfast. Not appetizing. The waitress didn't check on us after serving our... More 

2 Thank Clara W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Essexville and often went to Grandpa Tony's, loving the pizza. Over the years, when I come back home, I ALWAYS try to eat there. I am never disappointed, no matter what I eat!

1 Thank Mary G
Bay City, Michigan
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193 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

When my wife and I want nachos we don't go to a Mexican restaurant, rather we go to Grampa Tony's. their nachos are covered with two types of cheese, nicely seasoned meat and a lot of lettuce, onions, tomatoes and green peppers. Enough for both of us for lunch and again for dinner and enough leftover for our 25 year... More 

1 Thank Stitcherjer
Bay City, Michigan
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

When you are looking for comfort food this is the place to go! Nothing fancy here, but it is always tasty, quick and affordable.

1 Thank protohead
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I don't care when you go - you are greeted with a smile and great service. In the 40 + years that we have been going there, we have never had bad food. It's Italian as will as American fare. If you like liver & onions - this is the ONLY place in Bay City to go. Add bacon for... More 

1 Thank Rosemary S
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Cannot visit my old hometown without going to Grandpa Tony's at least once. The steak sandwich with cheese and mushrooms is the best. Also had to have the to-die-for deep fried mushrooms. Friends had their famous pizza. Back in Denver now jonesing for the steak sandwich........!

Thank luv2cookDenver
Midland, Michigan
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I know, there are two restaurants in Bay City. The one visited last night for Girls Night and had a wonderful dinner. It was a small group, just 4, not the usual. But we had a very good meal and enjoyed talking and catching up. I had the turkey- fantastic. One had shrimp, another had Italian...... we all had to... More 

Thank RJVlier
Bay City, Michigan
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193 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The chicken Alfredo has a delicious Parmesan sauce with fork tender chicken strips and perfectly cooked broccoli. The nachos are surprisingly good, better than many Mexican restruants offerings. Parking is sparse so you may need to walk a little ways to get to good food. There are a variety of baked goods, pickles and beers available for purchase.

Thank Stitcherjer
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place in BC. The baked speg, ravioli meat and wop salads are amazing. We basically get the same thing each time. My kids love the bread basket just like I do. 40 years I've been going here. Great memories. Old style Italian atmosphere. I don't think this place has been updated in years. Lots of bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1108 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-893-4795

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