We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Powell's Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3257 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-8241
+1 989-366-8721
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 22: English reviews
Grand Ledge, Michigan
Level Contributor
92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Consistently great food! Immaculate restaurant!love the BLT. Have only tried breakfast. Will definitely try dinner soon. Bill is an awesome server too.

Helpful?
Thank Prankstermary1
State College, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The food we received at Powells was basic and not fancy but good tasting and inexpensive. Some other reviewers talk of an overly friendly server. He definitely was friendly but not out of the ordinary as we like to talk and joke around with our servers. If you want an inexpensive basic meat and potatoes meal I recommend Powells.

Helpful?
Thank RMB634
Warren, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Very good food Great service Kid friendly Very clean Very clean Wide variety of breakfast and lunch selections

Helpful?
Thank lianpow
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the years. We have never had a bad meal, but it takes longer than most. Average prices. Small, so not seats easy to get a table, especially for more than 4.

Helpful?
Thank Juli S
Houghton Lake, Michigan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This place is a cozy little cottage, good breakfast foods & Hot beef sandwiches. I love the cute little salad bar on fridays after 4. The salads are all home made. Potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, pickled beets (yummy) not out of a store. its is family owned & operated. Has been around for decades.

Helpful?
Thank RondaSpears
LeRoy, Michigan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped in with the family not realizing they were getting ready to close. We were welcomed in and had a wonderful meal. The gentleman who served us was very friendly. If you ever have the urge to try pickle soup, this is the place to go! We will definitely stop in again when we are in the area. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tammy B
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

My family has been patronizing this establishment for years. The owner loves my family and always (jokingly) picks on my dad, Jerry. The food was good and the service good, despite the crowd of people.

Helpful?
Thank Lynn R
Owosso
Level Contributor
61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

One of our favorite breakfast stops while in Houghton Lake area. Family owned and operated. Jerry cooks and Bill waits tables. Bill is always entertaining! The food is very good and a very good value.

Helpful?
Thank Margaret B
Dearborn
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Very popular, especially for breakfast. Easily accessible with handi-capped patrons, although not specifically set up for them. Usually has a short line-up.

Helpful?
Thank David E
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Food is okay, waiter/owner is super annoying, haven't been there in 5 years.. Garrett's, Little boots, Shakers all better service.

Helpful?
Thank Bruce H

Travellers who viewed Powell's Restaurant also viewed

 
Houghton Lake, MI
 

Been to Powell's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3257 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-8241
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Houghton Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 989-366-8721

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Powell's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?