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Big Boy Restaurant

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8210 Merriman Rd, Romulus, MI 48174-1917
+1 734-729-6900
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Saint Louis, Michigan, United States
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here. Just as I remembered from years ago, nothing has been changed. The food was average, our server was excellent.

Thank gk681
Waco, United States
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

looks like everything is worn, wear and tear and now I can say you took over the waffle house. Water intrusion on east window wall. Slippery Formica tops are worn thru the design 1970's style cold salad cart. lol Ask for Flo

Thank Tailor B
Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like Frisch's Big Boy in Ohio and this one is no exception. I enjoy the Hamburger specials and the small soup and salad bar. There deserts are also pretty good. Service at this one was quick and courteous.

Thank Dale L
Indianapolis, IN
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Big Boys small diner has not changed in the 40 years since I moved out of the area. Great for breakfast the staff was friendly and fast.

Thank navwif
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Ate a late dinner here. I find the food to be good and well priced. Service was excellent, Wish I could recall the servers name, she was excellent. Location is showing it's age but it did not effect our meal.

Thank Dancing_DadStrathroy
San Jose, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

On February 18, 2017 we went here and the women's restroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in days, if not weeks. Human waste covered the toilets and walls. Bacteria trail can go from a restroom to the kitchen. I noticed near cash register there was a sign that said the board of health gave their approval for cleanliness. The... More 

Thank Sean W
Michigan, USA
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Hostess was very friendly and had our order ready quickly. They opened the doors for the guests and the food was delicious.

Thank Stephanie W
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Comfort foods, well stocked simple buffet, close to airport and freeways, friendly staff, clean, hard to choose between favorites like the Slim Jim and the Big Boy, but didn't leave room for the hot fudge Sundae

Thank Paula M
Windsor, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

i ate at this restaurant becasue it was close to my hotel, i ordered a salad not realizing that the waitress took it from the salad bar, she did have to have the kitchen add more stuff to it, but when she brought it back to me she was coughing everywhere kinda a turnoff. If you get a salad you... More 

Thank ilovejamaica60
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Big Boy food was average at best. It was somewhat on the cool side. Plus was the staff who was very attentive to helping their customers. Close to hotels.

Thank samuelgL5648OJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8210 Merriman Rd, Romulus, MI 48174-1917
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Romulus
  • Phone Number: +1 734-729-6900

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