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Drifter's Restaurant

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701 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-1555
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the food here. Staff is always spot on. We go here at least once per week for breakfast. Love the less from Wes. Priced right. They are good to veterans with a discount and special parking.

Thank MinnesotaG
Swartz Creek, Michigan
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way from Michigan to Wisconsin and stopped at this nice family restaurant for lunch. Had a salad and french onion soup. I can tell you it was one of the best soups I have had in a long time. I ordered wheat toast with my meal and it was so good. It was a berry and... More 

Thank revpattiruhala
Bristol, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

loved the homey taste of the food and atmosphere. It was perfect for a family get-together and visiting. Loved the coffee too.

Thank shdonna
Bellaire, Michigan
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were driving along route 2 and saw the sign in time to stop. The waitress, Suzy, was friendly and the food came in a timely manner. It was great and just the right amount. She checked with us to see if it was OK and gave us refills on our drinks as well as the bill without our asking.... More 

Thank Saluki66686
Escanaba, Michigan
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Drifters restaurant is a sure fire guarantee stop for a great meal if you are hungry. This place has been here for a while, and rightfully so. Famous for their breakfasts, which are plentiful, this place is always busy but with out a long wait. If you are not a local, Drifters is a good place to get an idea... More 

Thank Austin A
Brandon, Florida
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Hearty portions of food are served here. It was clean and the service was friendly. Beautiful bathrooms!

Thank Elaine G
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place had a great breakfast. Very reasonable and large servings. Wait staff was good. Clean place and nice restrooms. Would stop again!

Thank Karen S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Waitress very attentive. Omelet arrived in less than 10 minutes. Sailor omelet was delicious! Highly recommend it. Will stop again to try one of their wraps next time!

Thank Jeni M
Essex, Iowa
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

They had a nice variety of things to choose from on the menu. The food was good and had ample proportions. Nice waitresses. The bathroom was very clean which I think is important in a food establishment!

Thank bdm52
Las Vegas, Nevada
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

On our way to Wisconsin we thought we would stop for breakfast, after seeing the menu we just ordered English muffins & coffee. The coffee arrived in a timely fashion, but after a 25 minute wait we chose to leave. Our waitress finally came out with our muffins as we were exiting. Pricey and poor service.

Thank George D

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Escanaba

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