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Sands Restaurant

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8448 W Hazel Rd, Mears, MI 49436-9679
+1 231-873-5257
07:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place in the middle of town with 6 total options near by and we ate at 3 of them. Only two were good and this was one of them. Pizza was the best. Fish fry not bad at all.

Thank Eric M
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No need to say a ton about this place. If you've ever been to a mom & pop family style restaurant, then you know what to expect here.

Thank 69-Mach1-lvr
Longmont, Colorado
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308 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

For some reason, I had a hankering for a hot turkey sandwich. It arrived lukewarm, but might have been hotter in the past. 3 small slices of turkey? The potatoes screamed "from a box" God only knows where the gravy came from, it was yellow - I suspect from a jar in back, and chicken to boot. The burgers (what... More 

Thank jdbirch
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We visited at a very quiet time on Labor Day weekend. Nonetheless we were very rudely instructed to wait outside until our table was ready. I believe this is a seasonal restaurant and the waitstaff was more than ready for the season to be over. I was looking forward to the Broasted chicken. This was a childhood favorite which I... More 

Thank Happytraveler099
Hartford, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stopped in for dinner on a Sunday night and I had a delicious chicken salad with Michigan cherries & bleu cheese. Our waitress was very positive and the lady who checked us out was helpful when asked about where to purchase some needed items.

Thank FlyGirl413
Clinton Township, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Seeing it's one of the only restaurants in town I can't be harsh. However, I don't like how at 11:30 they were still serving breakfast and we had to wait for the kitchen to switch to lunch. Most restaurants serve breakfast all day. They waitress kinda make us feel bad wanting to wait for lunch. Food was ok though.

Thank scelestini83
Bowling Green, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The food was your basic All-American food. We got there around 11am and were hungry for an early lunch. One daughter got cheese pizza and it said was very good. The other got chicken tenders and fries. They were fine. We weren't expecting super fabulous food...it's your typical basic diner. However, the waitress didn't seem to have her head in... More 

Thank vee201
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Average place. Average food. If you like average, it'll do. Try the walleye and the burgers. I also enjoyed the fries and the slaw.

Thank Jetsettercp
Jackson, Michigan
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The food and service was very good. I think this was one of the Best Bacon Cheeseburgers I've had. My daughter loved her dinner also. Great Food

1 Thank marrd57
Wisconsin, US
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast, had to wait for a table, when the restaurant wasn't full. Maybe they were short on staff, but being this is a tourist area, they should be well staffed, especially on a Friday. Food was good for breakfast & we just had to wait for the bill....

Thank Love2Ctheworld1117

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8448 W Hazel Rd, Mears, MI 49436-9679
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Oceana County  >  Mears
  • Phone Number: +1 231-873-5257
Located close to Silver Lake Dunes

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