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The Lighthouse Cafe

44 e spring street, Port Austin, MI 48567
+1 989-738-5239
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“patties” (4 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe
44 e spring street, Port Austin, MI 48567
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was decent. Good burger. Breakfast good but hash browns almost burned and toast was barely toasted - more like warm bread. It took quite a while to get our food and it wasn't busy. The place could use some sprucing up - especially the...More

Thank seetheusainaford
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

You must try the Blueberry Pancakes if you have the opportunity to eat here. It is a wonderful little local spot...not much seating...but i usually get my food to go.

Thank You_Know555
Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I love stopping in these local Mom and Pop restaurants and hotels. The service was good with a little local girl doing her best. I got breakfast which was fine though just breakfast. Sometimes just being with and watch the local way...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We ate breakfast here recently, while on vacation in Port Austin. The TripAdvisor reviews were good, so we thought we would try it out. The server was very nice, but that's about the best I can say. The coffee was really weak, and the food...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Went there for breakfast and it was very good. The homemade bread was great. They make sure your coffe is always full.

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is right in front of the marina. It is fairly inexpensive. They have good French Toast and bacon cheeseburgers. They are sort of air-conditioned. It's nothing fancy and they close early but it is good for the price point.

Thank briankeh
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great place, small seating, need to get there early, and be patient or do not go. Best breakfast in the area.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

went in early. served right away. good, delicious breakfast, try the home baked rye bread, yumm. husband loved the pancakes.

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We came here for breakfast. Their bacon was fantastic! Thick cut and not too salty, very yummy! Portions were good for the price. Their homemade bread was very good as well!

Thank pseudoengin
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This place is perfect for breakfast! Really tasty food and generous portions. It's small, but so popular with not only regulars, but visitors. I heartily recommend it!

Thank mphillips50
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 e spring street, Port Austin, MI 48567
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Port Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 989-738-5239
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Breakfast is served all day, and the food is made fresh to order. Home made breads, potatoes, sausages, burgers, chili and so much more. There is a little bit of something for everyone, and Carol always has something new on special.
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