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Cherry Republic Grand Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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6026 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5115
+1 800-206-6949
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Portland, Oregon
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253 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stopped here and browsed through the Cherry Republic and then ate our lunch here. My husband ordered the Pulled Pork sandwich and was pleased. I ordered the chicken cherry salad and had a bit more mayonnaise then I like. You order in a line and they will bring the food to you. We were able to eat outside and... More 

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Thank 5nn
Saline, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We always stop here to eat when we come to Glen Arbor. The service is great and the food is always delicious. I particularly love the seasonal soups that they make. For the price this is well worth the stop.

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Thank weirbarbara
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This setting for Cherry republic, is a must see, the setting is so peaceful and inviting, and of course the store has great cherry products, and friendly service

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Roanoke, United States
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274 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Had the grilled cheese. Very tasty. Order at counter. Sandwiches delivered to table. Interesting place. Friendly staff. Cherries in EVERYTHING!! Would return!

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Thank ejm99
Holland, Michigan
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Saw this online and had to go! It's just darling. Beautiful gardens, friendly staff, delicious free samples of everything cherry!!! They have coffee, tea, salsa, jam, butters, candy, ice cream, toppings, wine, soda, stuffed animals, clothing and trinkets. Bought gifts for parents and kids, shopped, tasted cherry wine and sodas (at no charge) in the Family Tasting room, visited the... More 

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Thank Dutchkids
Holland, Michigan
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to eat here, but after reviewing the menu, we couldn't find anything that we wanted to risk trying (like cherry pulled pork). We ended up buying some cherry wine at the winery, Where a very rude young man tried his best to ignore us. When we did get his attention, he poured the smallest wine samples possible. The... More 

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Thank larry l
Tinley Park
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped in this quaint shop, browsing at all the items made with cherries. Just when you thought you've see everything, they even had cherry dog biscuits! Since cherries are a bit expensive be prepared to pay the price. I did control myself and only purchased a package of dried fruit mix which I added to my homemade trail mix.... More 

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Thank gziggie
Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Cherry almond butter, dark chocolate covered cherries, cherry salsa, cherry fig spread, cherry sour drops, about a dozen different kinds of cherry ice cream, oh my!! Best of all, they have a flat rate shipping fee of ~$9 so I shipped holiday gifts back to Miami. Thanks Gwen!

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Thank cindydiver
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

All the people on earth must stop this place. I bought many items...wine . soda. A small gift for my lovely dog. I had great time.

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Thank Mone H
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped off here after a hike as a family of 4 with our 10 month old grandson. There were high chairs at the entrance and a number of families with young children already there. After ordering, the food came relatively quickly, considering how busy it was. The cherry specialities were really nice. The service was good and we loved... More 

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Thank Anthony N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6026 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Glen Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 800-206-6949
Description
Welcome to the Cherry Republic Grand Cafe and Bakery located in Glen Arbor, Michigan.

Serving a full menu of cafe specialties, Chef Chris features crispy hot-out-of-the-oven pizzas, hearty sandwiches, savory BBQ, fresh salads, and plenty of shareables to feed a crowd. After your meal, our Bakery serves up our signature homemade cherry pies, huge Boomchunka cookies, and 16 varieties of ice cream, all made with local northern Michigan cherries.

When you stop by the Grand Cafe, don't forget to stroll across the gardens to the original Great Hall, where we sample over 170 of our locally made cherry products, from chocolate covered cherries and salsas to dried fruits and BBQ sauces. Oh, and our Stomp House serves people of all ages with 24 varieties of wine and soda, so bring the entire crew.

Located in the heart of the 'Cherry Capital of the World', this is where Cherry Republic got its humble beginning, just a couple blocks from Lake Michigan in beautiful Glen Arbor.

Come visit anytime; we're open 7 days a week, all year long.

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