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Anna's Porch Cafe

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401 N Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49201-1306
+1 517-783-4191
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Jackson, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

For about $10 each of us selected a seafood dish that was tasty. Afterward we shopped at Anna's and our guest Ben, found a gem of a picture of Lime Lake near Traverse City, where his grandma lives.

Thank jgberkemeier
Jackson, Michigan
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142 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anna's is a small, lovely hidden gem in Jackson! It's not along Michigan Ave don't might be missed, but you don't want to miss Anna's! The food is delicious, and I love coming here for the salads. I can't say they are for "dieting" but they are filing and fresh. Their homemade dressings are mouth-watering and it's hard to choose... More 

Thank Christine S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Ate both breakfast and lunch here. It was wonderful. Food excellent. Would highly recommend. Excellent eggs Benedict. Decore and ambience very enjoyable.

Thank Karen W
Chelsea, Michigan
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Limited menu. This is attached to the gift shop and caters to lunch or brunch. Crowded seating. Good spot if you want to combine shopping and lunch.

Thank disappointed752
Jackson, Michigan
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125 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped in for unique, local gifts and decided to have lunch. Great gift ideas and lunch was very good. Smaller venue with nice menu considering. Not an everyday place but if you are looking for local gifts and get hungry, it is recommended

Thank Bluiii2cu
Jackson, Michigan
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful little café with excellent food. Great spot to meet up with friends. Great service as well.

Thank shorning
Jackson, Michigan
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Anna's Porch is a ladies-who-lunch (or breakfast) kind of place. Maybe it's just me, but I find its decor to be somewhat twee and cutesy, and sometimes their menu items are the same. They're definitely driving toward their "ladies" market, and that's probably OK. Food is good, service can be slow, even when they're not crowded (which I've never seen... More 

Thank Marion V
Seattle, Washington
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207 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to catch up with friends. I am addicted to the hot crab sandwich with Italian tomato soup. The service is great and there are many delicious choices on the menu.

Thank Hayley B
Rock Island, Illinois
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We were looking for a place for lunch that would be healthy and after reading some reviews about this little place, we decided to give it a try. One of us had a huge piece of quiche with a muffin and the other had a large tomato super stuffed with a delicious chicken salad accompanied on the side with various... More 

Thank NavarroCanoe
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This place is a little gem! Being totally unfamiliar with the area I went to Trip Advisor to look for a place to have lunch. This was pretty much the only place that offered some choices for vegetarians. We weren't too sure when we got there because it looked like a gift shop. We went in and found the cafe... More 

Thank Pam D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 N Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49201-1306
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 517-783-4191
co-located with Anna's For Your Home gift shop (same building, different spaces).

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