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Jesperson's Restaurant

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312 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2414
+1 231-347-3601
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This restaurant has been in business for over 100 years and is still fabulous. Two items they specialize in are chicken noodle soup and pies. And both were great. The waitstaff was very friendly and conversational.

Thank Harpersonthelane
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

It was empty when we showed up but it wasn't because the food was bad. We got seated right away and the waitress was friendly. I had the chicken salad sandwich on homemade wheat. The chicken salad was excellent and the cherries in it were a nice touch. The wheat bread was thick but super soft and delicious. A cup... More 

Thank Daniel I
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91 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The owner is the mayor of Petoskey and as far as I am concerned, the mayor of all coconut cream pies!! I love coconut cream pies but I have NEVER had one this good and believe me I have eaten a lot of coconut cream pies!! The cream was great and the crust wonderfully flaky. My wife ordered a medium... More 

Thank Gary P
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were seated right away but the waitress did not come to the table for about 15 minutes. We were just about to get up and leave when she came over apologizing for the wait. It wasn't that busy and there were many employees around, so strange. Service was good after that. Food was good. I had the fresh catch... More 

Thank LoveTraveling86
Brooklyn, Michigan
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Really look forward to coming here when we come to Petoskey. Very good pie and very good home cooking selections.

Thank danschultz
Indianapolis, Indiana
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176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Jespersons is a small 103 year old family restaurant in Petoskey! We stopped for lunch and the food was really good! BUT the pie was amazing! Several different kinds.....cherry, cherry and peach, cherry and raspberry plus all kinds of cream pies. We split the cherry/peach and it was fantastic. My wife had the Hemingway salad which she said was one... More 

Thank krfaller
Palm Coast, Florida
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This restaurant has no aid conditioner. Even though they is one for very old buildings. I had the Swiss cheese dill sandwich. It was fair. My friend had chicken salad sandwich. Said it was good.

Thank JenniferN152201
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The whitefish platter was excellent and nice homey atmosphere. Very enjoyable. Our waitress was polite and pleasant.

Thank Jan K
Haslett, Michigan
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259 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Soups,sandwiches and pies are very good and fresh. If you want a quick stop for lunch this is the place for you. They need serving help.

Thank 515any
South Carolina
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

So happy we ate at this restaurant. A really great local find. While we could not taste the entire menu, what we ordered was perfect. Pies were wonderful. Friendly staff and a place we would go back to anytime we are in town. Watched many lunch plates come out of the kitchen and everything looked appetizing. Highly recommend.

Thank Sandra29492

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2414
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-347-3601

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