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Pancake Chef

327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
+1 231-436-5578
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pancakes” (144 reviews)
“pot roast” (15 reviews)
“french toast” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here after an odd experience at toast a go go. We were seated immediately (not at all at the other place), got our drinks and order taken quickly. We ordered one order of pancakes, sides for ourselves and one to...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes, the buffet looked very good but we weren't hungry enough to have it. My husband had blueberry pancakes for dinner with a side of ham. He said both were very good. I noticed he didn't even use syrup because they were light, moist and...More

Thank 48thAnniversary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part about this place was the staff. They were friendly and made you feel welcome. Two of the omelettes were light and fluffy while the other two were not. The pancakes were dry and small. As we sat there, most people ordered the...More

Thank Kaosma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got a recommendation from a friend to try the cherry pancakes while vacationing Mackinaw. We stopped in for breakfast the first morning and came back again the next morning. George remembered us from the previous day and made us feel right at home. The...More

Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! Awesome service! Staff was extremely accommodating to our team this morning. Despite the back up in the kitchen, food came out fast. Corned beef hash & eggs. Delicious. Bacon, eggs, homefries, buttermilk pancakes, pumpkin pancakes. Delicious. Portion sizes were bigger than my appetite!...More

Thank gmunney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here before leaving to head back down state. Stacey and George were beyond friendly and accommodating! Among everyone else we encountered over our weekend in Mackinaw City, they were great. George was upfront when we got there that it was going to...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy my visit to the Pancakr Chef but, this time I was a little diappointed when I was told there was no breakfast buffet. Itvwas getting a little slower so they stopped it. I was very happy with the breakfast we did have....More

Thank Carrie E
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to come to Mackinac City for my birthday, knowing that most places would be closed for the season. We decided to try the pancake Chef and we were not disappointed. The portions we large and we were served quickly. The staff was very...More

Thank cinnabear8
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The ambiance is a little dated but the pancakes were good. Breakfast buffet nothing to write home about but where else can you find pumpkin pancakes? We visit yearly and expect to return again this summer!

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My husband and I stopped here this morning for breakfast while visiting upper MI. The owner greeted us at the door with a smile and the days specials. I had the blueberry pancakes and my husband had eggs, sausage, hash browns and pancakes. We enjoyed...More

Thank kimmyt382016
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Chuck C
Please let me know when Pancake Chef Restaurant is scheduled to re-open. I want to be first in line!
15 March 2016|
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Response from rob f | Property representative |
It's open weekends till 2pm till mid May then we will be open 7 days 8am-9pm. See you soon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5578
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