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Depot Restaurant

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7568 S US 31 Hwy, Alanson, MI 49706-8528
+1 231-548-1296
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Thursday night. There were nine of us. No waiting to be seated. Great waitress, the drink and dinner specials were explained when we were seated. The specialty drinks were delicious. Entrées were all delivered at the same time. The drinks were refilled and empty plates were picked up promptly. We will eat here again.

Alansondepot, Owner at Depot Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Tammy We Love To Hear This. Hope See you Soon! I am so Blessed to Have The Great Team We Have Hear At The Historic Alanson Michigan Depot More 

Charlevoix, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have passed the Depot many times, and we're able to finally stop in and eat there today--so impressed with this place!! Our server Jamie was sincerely nice and patient with our party of 7. The interior is really cool and has great historic pictures of Alanson. The beer selection was excellent, and the food...so amazing!! Best fish and chips... More 

Thank juliepie1217
Alansondepot, Owner at Depot Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Julie, We love our local, regular customers. They too are part of the charm of The Historic Depot of Alanson. You can regularly find a friendly face along with the good food and service! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and friendly service! Had the mahi mahi and it was fantastic! Reasonably priced as well. Thumbs up

Thank Chrissy L
Alansondepot, Owner at Depot Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! The Historic Depot is definitely one you can trust for good food,good drinks,and good service and fair prices. More 

Brutus, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This place is the best for anything you're looking for. This place becomes family as soon as you walk in the door.

Thank ChenelleRose
Alansondepot, Owner at Depot Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks ChenelleRose Yes We Are Family Thank You! For Dining at The Historic Depot Restaurant More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice place. Everyone is pleasant, friendly and helpful. The jalapeño burger was great!! I wanted to watch the college BB game and staff was very helpful.

2 Thank Marie D
Alansondepot, Owner at Depot Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You For The Review I Have The Best Chef and Staff in the Tip Of The Mit! Hope To See You Soon. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

All made to order food... the wait is so worth it.. love the atmosphere . The building is amazing. This ahi tuna salad is so pretty and yummy

Thank Jennifer V
Alansondepot, Owner at Depot Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You Jen the Ahi Tuna Salad Is A Favorite More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We live in the Alanson area & like quality food & good prices. This place has both!! Great breakfast, great burgers & great salads! They also have a beautiful bar for evening drinks with friends. This is a local favorite with local families. You'll love the staff too.

Thank TheBestCeleste
Alansondepot, Owner at Depot Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You We Love To Hear This! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a great dinner here recently and really liked the food, building and the conversation with the owner. Try the chicken fingers (really?) YES, they're made in house and nothing like the processed, precooked crap most restaurants serve. This was a pleasant place to get a reasonable meal for our family and we will go back.

Thank Dennis D
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Service and food is very good. AlwAys a home cooked flavor and comfortable atmosphere.. good prices. We will be back.

Thank Trish C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I hesitated to write this review. We came in after passing the restaurant 1,000 times. Service was very slow, food was okay. Ordered two different items for breakfast, and one was inedible. My mistake, I should have sent it back. Waitress started out great, but could not find her after we sat there for a very long time. What I... More 

2 Thank Katie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7568 S US 31 Hwy, Alanson, MI 49706-8528
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Alanson
  • Phone Number: +1 231-548-1296

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