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61116 County Road 687, Hartford, MI 49057-9601
+1 269-621-3656
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Good food for the price. There is always a daily special or two. We stop on Fridays for a quick bite before the races. Breakfast, however is another story. Portions have gotten noticeably smaller and prices have stayed the same. We now go to a restaurant in Bangor for breakfast.

Thank Jimmie V
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We were in town for business and decided to give The Panel Room a try. The waitress was friendly and efficient. We ordered the Buffett that included a salad bar, breakfast and lunch. The meatloaf was very tasty! The ladies restroom was clean. We would definitely return if in the area again.

Thank Jrawli
Portage, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Skip the local Casino Food and come here! Most recent visit for Saturday dinner I happened to come in 5 minutes after a group of 20 with several children. Servers were overwhelmed but kept everyone happy. Because of the extra wait for my dinner, Manager sent a HUGE dessert to go, And discounted my bill. Food fantastic as always. A... More 

Thank Donna S
Hartford, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This always had been a good source for mediocre comfort at a reasonable price, but seems to slipping downhill as of late. Orders came out wrong and were corrected after waiting a great deal of time for the server to check on us. Have heard similar complaints from the local faithful. Owners appear to be genuinely concerned, but limited by... More 

Thank GreenGuy77
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Pass by Michigan and stop at this diner, good hamburger, kids menu the cheapest I've seen and attention the best :)

Thank Lizcar
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64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The food is consistently good and the service excellent. I meet my little brother there once a week and generally on the same day. The waitress watches for us and has our table ready when we come in. I really appreciate how all of them take care of us.

Thank Dennis B
Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I love finding roadside diners and this one definitely fit the bill. We had the breakfast buffet and weren't disappointed. Everything was hot and freah despite it being almost 11 already. The place was packed but our waitress was still attentive and responsive without being domineering. Overall very happy with our choice for breakfast.

Thank DonnaDull
Dowagiac, Michigan
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

The Panel Room Features a large buffet that changes daily according to the specials. Nice salad bar, great burgers, heavenly desserts. Basic dining atmosphere, quick in and out with good food and great service. Easy to get to, located right off the Hartford Exit on I 94.

Thank Veronnica T
Kansas City, MO
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Nice diner type restaurant with breakfast all day and lots of menu options and daily specials. Nothing fancy but service is friendly and quick. If you're traveling through you could do a lot worse. Skip the fast food joints and settle in here for a classic middle American meal.

Thank Meg S
Lansing, Michigan
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204 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We pulled off the interstate looking for lunch, and found this quaint restaurant just off the Hartford exit. We were seated right away, watered, and our drink order was taken. The restaurant is clean, just a bit dated (maybe a la 1990). One reviewer pointed out the dirty windows in an area that is supposed to be a sun room... More 

Thank Rrileyadams

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61116 County Road 687, Hartford, MI 49057-9601
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 269-621-3656

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