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Tawas Bay Big Boy

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1222 E. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730
(989) 362-4403
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner, we haven't been there in 8-10 due to a bad experience. We got there and the hostess snapped at my 5 year old. We were sat down, ordered our drinks and waited at least 10-15 for any contact with the waitress. Come to find out she is the only waitress for the entire restaurant. The manager/hostess... More 

Thank Samanthah P
Lansing, Michigan
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Love going to this Big Boy! There aren't many Big Boy restaurants around where I live anymore, so it's always nice to visit this one. It is always clean, and the service is always good.

Thank Tawas_Lover
Westland, Michigan
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have been to this Big Boy quite a few times. The service is usually decent and the food is pretty good.

Thank irishbear142017
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Definently a lower quality Big Boy. Overall it was clean but slow on service. Food was okay but not as well made as our Big Boy back home.

Thank Chantal N
Shelby Township, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

nite before has dinner fried chicken was mushy dressing so much sage couldn't eat next day tried breakfast mistake eggs undercooked and everything was cold.

Thank SDCoop522
East Tawas, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had a Iris burger was awesome you have to try it you will love it I did .I have it every time i go there.

Thank mike2059
Greenbush, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Eat local. Well, we tried. Ordered the new chicken salad which was to come with lettuce, chicken tenders, tomato, onion, cheese, egg, bacon. An hour later I was served a small plate of lettuce, chicken with a few pieces of anemic tomato. The excuse was that it was a new item and the kitchen didn't know how to make it.... More 

Thank LakeGirl1392
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182 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Were having a hard time finding a spot we agreed upon for a lunch on the road. Stopped at a Big Boys as we had never eaten at one before. I needed some greens in my diet so I was happy with a salad bar and always happy with some soup for lunch. Tried the broccoli and ham, and the... More 

Thank Paul S
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Ate dinner there after a long day of riding our motorcycle. A huge rainstorm hit and our waitress was wonderful letting us just sit for awhile until the rain passed. Our dinner was great!

Thank Martha E
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Walked in around 11, right at the brink of breakfast and lunch. We were given breakfast menus, which was fine, we all wanted breakfast anyways. The hostess took our drink order and 10 minutes later our drinks came out. When she brought our drinks we were ready to order. We ordered at 11:10, didn't get our food until 11:30. When... More 

Thank Karri C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1222 E. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI 48730
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Tawas
  • Phone Number: (989) 362-4403

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