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Arlene's Diner

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American, Diner
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324 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1862
+1 989-732-5654
05:00 - 14:00
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in here because Sugar Bowl is closed. What a mistake. Our waitress was on her first day and she was very nice..... that's where it ends I ordered a Kielbasa sandwich and a cup of soup. My husband ordered the big breakfast. After waiting approximately 1 hour our food decided to show up. Mind you it was 12:15 on... More 

Thank babydollkc721
Shelby Township, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in last year because the Sugar Bowl restaurant was closed. This year, we planned to have breakfast here. The restaurant was packed with families and large groups of friends, so service was a little slower than last visit. The food is portioned generously, and cooked well. Great coffee, delicious eggs and Polish sausage. Clean dining area and bathrooms.

Thank karenfA5517AB
Midland, Michigan
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157 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This dinner had a large menu, good food, friendly service and patrons. I ordered breakfast, the eggs were very light and fluffy, sausage patty was fresh, so was the bread, it came from the local bakery. Good service

Thank starrJ2013
Gaylord, Michigan
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great breakfast and lunch spot. Delicious food served in generous portions. Wait staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Carol M
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here after a long weekend of snow boarding and it filled us up perfectly. The service was fast and friendly. The breakfast was super yummy. I had biscuts and gravy the hubby lived his cinnamon French toast.

Thank spellboundmama
Livonia, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere with attentive service. It was busy on new years day but the waitstaff kept up just fine. Blueberry pancakes were huge tender and packed with blueberries, and I really appreciated the HEATED SYRUP! Great sausage and bacon too. Would love to come back for breakfast every time we are in Gaylord!

Thank emilvee74
Shepherd, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Stopped for lunch, service was VERY GOOD, and fast, friendly. I had the country skillet. It was very delicious and filling, eggs, sausage, cheese and smothered in sausage gravy, YUM!!

Thank Bob R
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Eating breakfast here on Sunday mornings for a number of years on travel up north on to a conference.

Thank edjack2016
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133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice and very clean. We loved it. Got the monte cristo sandwich, yum. Would love to try the breakfast here. The homemade chips was the best we ever had anywhere.

Thank Kampingkeith
Temple, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I felt like this was a local's place......waitstaff not overly friendly, but very efficient.....just different from the South, where they might drop hot coffee in your lap, but will always ask about your mom and dog ;-) large variety on the menu, everything at my table looked great! (I did not have breakfast.)

Thank Sarah R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735-1862
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Otsego County  >  Gaylord
  • Phone Number: +1 989-732-5654
ph (989) 732-5654

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