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Empire Village Inn

11601 S Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9402
+1 231-326-5101
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (56 reviews)
“breadsticks” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
11601 S Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9402
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

Awesome wings and pizza. This is such a fun place to grab a beer with friends and watch a game on their big screen TV. The food is outstanding and it is a great place for everyone!

Thank Jennifer P
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2015

Thank you for telling the folks in the TripAdvisor community about food and fun to be had at the Empire Village Inn. We love it when our Glen Arbor friends come for a visit.....look forward to seeing you again, real soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2015

I visited the Village Inn on October 9, 2015. It wasn't my first visit and hopefully not my last. In fact, I have been visiting several times a year for 17 years. This visit was typical of all the rest. The pizza was fantastic and...More

Thank Ken S
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2015

Thank you so much for you very generous review of our restaurant. Glad to hear you are a repeat visitor to our area and that the VI is a regular part of your Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore experience. I'll pass the word on to...More

Reviewed 12 October 2015

Great sandwiches and Breakfast.... Friendly staff and fast service! I had an olive burger that was really good... Their club sandwiches were HUGE! Not far from the Maple Lane Resort...

Thank Atticangel1
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2015

Thank you for your generous review. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.

Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This wasn't our first visit to this restaurant and next time we're in the area will stop one more time, good pizza and friendly help.

Thank Jim M
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2015

We love the repeat customers....glad you like our pie. Thank you for telling the TripAdvisor community about the Empire Village Inn pizza. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.

Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We ordered the Hawaiian pizza which was amazing! The waitress was very nice but took forever to get our check and afterwards had my card for 15 minutes before she brought it back while standing up at the bar and chatting with the bartender. It...More

Thank Heather D
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2015

Thank you for sharing your experience at The Empire Village Inn. We are happy you enjoyed the food but are sorry about your poor service. We have spoken to the staff about this incident and are confident it won't happen again. We hope you visit...More

Reviewed 16 September 2015

There are not too many places to eat in Empire, so this was about it. The pizza we ordered was good.

Thank U3802EOgailp
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2015

Thank you for telling the TA community about our pizza. Please visit us again the next time you are in our area.

Reviewed 12 September 2015

Traveling with my family and needed to stop for dinner but not much was open. this doesn't look like much from the outside and thought for sure it would be just like any other diner. Wrong!!! Fabulous pizza. Lots of other things on the menu...More

1  Thank Cindy R
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Thank you so much for your very generous review of the VI's Pizza....it is good, isn't it! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.

Reviewed 25 August 2015

Ordered take-out twice while staying down the road. Pizza was good, very greasy though. They forgot the dressing on our salad the second order. And gave us the wrong side with the kids meal. Food hit the spot after a long day hiking and sight-seeing,...More

Thank Wanderlust_MI
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review The Empire Village Inn. Sorry about the mix ups on your order....the end of the season, everyone gets a little frazzled. We have lowered our prices since this summer and we run great nightly specials throughout the...More

Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a small bar/diner just before entering the park. The staff was friendly and the pizza was great. Just the thing to fill you up before heading off to the dunes.

1  Thank mike and jen h
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Thank you for your generous review of the Empire Village Inn. We hope you visit our are again and give us another opportunity to serve you.

Reviewed 21 July 2015

Wow, the parmesean crust pizza was so delicious! We were pleased to have great food available for take out, something we could pick up after a long day on the beach and take with us back to our resort, which was just minutes away. They...More

2  Thank jen g
Villageinnempire, Public Relations Manager at Empire Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

Wow, thank your for your very kind review of The Empire Village Inn. We are glad you enjoyed our food and service. We hope you visit our area again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11601 S Lacore Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9402
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-326-5101
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