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Lindell Chocolate Shoppe

300 Calumet St, M-26 Lake Linden, Lake Linden, MI 49945-1312
+1 906-296-8083
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
10 Mar 2017
“Worth a drive!”
13 Feb 2017
“History lesson with great food”
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner
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300 Calumet St, M-26 Lake Linden, Lake Linden, MI 49945-1312
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Charming, old-style restaurant with an onsite owner who's happy to share history of the town and this establishment. May serve the best French Toast I've ever had and their other breakfast options looked just as good. Locals know to eat here too. Highly recommend---I'll certainly...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stopped in for breakfast before snowmobiling and received a history lesson with our food. A very unique, historical friendly place. I love family owned places and Lindell's did not disappoint us. Good selection of home cooking for any meal at a great value.

Thank jeff381
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A place that I have not been to for many years and it has not changed. Still has the same old wood booths and various artifacts from bygone days. The chicken wrap and club sandwiches were very tasty.

Thank Dean A
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Home style cooking, simple lunch menu all crafted by the onsite owner. Sandwiches were tasty and very reasonably priced. Decor is high back dark stained oak booths, with a Tiffany style sconces, unusual tall curved swooping plastered ceiling with an oak balcony back drop. Worth...More

Thank randy h
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stopped the first day for ice cream, and ended up coming back for breakfast the next morning. Great place to go if looking for a home cooked breakfast. Not a chocolate shop anymore though.

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 7 July 2016

i almost always went there to have a few beers and the food was excellent too. friendly clientel, and wait staff. some gambling too. a must visit'

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The outside is so unassuming but once you walk through the doors you walk back in time. The atmosphere is lovely and the food is downright YUMMY. This is a MUST if you are in the Lake Linden, Houghton, Hancock, Calumet, Laurium, Baraga, L'Anse and...More

Thank mysticgypsy
Reviewed 29 May 2016

While out driving we accidentally took this route north. So it must have been our fate to discover this incredible place while looking for a place to have a good cup of coffee. The sign says "chocolate shoppe", and we wondered if they had coffee....More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 25 May 2016

A neat old time mom and pop drugstore now a restaurant. we have been trying all the breakfast places, most I would not go back to. Our breakfast's were awesome. perfectly cooked, great portions. non greasy american taters. a nice tasting sausage pattie, not your...More

Thank brujodale1
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

My family went out for Sunday brunch. We couldn't decide on what to have so we tried nearly all the breakfast items. Their pancakes are the best we ever had!!! The French toast was amazing. I enjoyed my large omelette. Our bacon was perfectly cooked....More

Thank Holly L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Calumet St, M-26 Lake Linden, Lake Linden, MI 49945-1312
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Lake Linden
  • Phone Number: +1 906-296-8083
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Description
The Lindell Chocolate Shoppe is housed in the Joseph Bosch Building in Lake Linden Michigan, which has been named to the National Register of Historic Places and is labeled a "site of outstanding historical and architectural significance" by the Michigan History Division of the Department of State. The building was originally a warehouse for beer magnate Joseph Bosch in 1893. Over the years, the building has also been home to a grocery, a mercantile, an indoor archery range, and The Lindell Chocolate Shoppe since 1922. The business was located a few doors north of where it is now and was founded by Louis Grammas and James Pallis who specialized in homemade candies, ice cream, fruits, tobacco and various other assorted sundries. Grammas and Pallis took Lindell's name from Lake Linden and nearby Hubbell. The interior of the present building was purchased from the Brand Company for a price of $3,700 in 1922. It is noted for its fine woodwork and remains virtually unchanged from its original design. The interior is one of the best examples left of early wood and stained glass decor. Golden Oak was used exclusively in the combination restaurant/bar with an elaborate archway separating the two areas, timber beams on the ceiling and a carved wood mezzanine. Visitors are greeted by Lindell's original illuminated stained glass sign which hangs above turn-of-the-century cloth roll-away canopies and large paned display windows. The building is accented by an ornate, bracketed metal cornice and a cooper clad base. Grammas and Pallis eventually sold the business in 1916 to John and Angelo Gekas who retained ownership for approximately 43 years. Richard and Frances Grunow took over in 1977. They have retained the 1920's decor and have undergone several restoration projects to enhance the restaurant's intrinsic atmosphere. In 1982, the Grunow's application for State and Historic designation of Lindell's and the Joseph Bosch Brewery Building was successful