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Kalkaska Big Boy

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660 S Cedar St, Kalkaska, MI 49646-8038
+1 231-258-8651
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Kalkaska Big Boy with husband for a breakfast meal. Although the service was just fine, the meal was average as the has browns were undercooked to our taste.

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Thank Lynn R
Novi, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Beats anything else up there, food is good, service is good, local flavor, not much else up there to choose from.

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Thank Lisa D
New York
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Stopped in for the salad bar on a busy day of errands. Nothing terribly exciting but the price was right and the place is very clean. Good service but no refills were offered. Get the cabbage soup. It is surprisingly delicious.

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Thank SarahSesaw
Clinton Twp, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped on the way up north for a quick dinner. The wait was so long although there weren't that many in line. The waitresses spent more time complaining about the horrible kitchen staff and how the problems weren't their fault and how bad a previous cook was. It seemed the cooks make each tabled food separately and each table has... More 

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Thank Holly B
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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400 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Driving home to Northern Michigan from Grand Rapids, we elected to stop at the Kalkaska Big Boy restaurant for an early supper. We each had a grilled cod dinner, including a side salad, a serving of potatoes, coffee. As usual, this meal was reasonably tasty, prepared just right, and served by waitress Ashley, who was both professional and thoughtful. Pricing,... More 

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Thank LouBobHarborSprings
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Breakfast buffet great place to go for breakfast big boys is old style restaurant big boy hamburger and chocolate malt shake a absolutely delicious

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Thank Daniel C
Plainwell, Michigan
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147 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The waitress at the Kalkaska Big Boy was great! Angela did a great job keeping our spirits up as we waited for our meals, refilling our beverages and keeping everything moving along for our lunch. The food itself, however, was drab. Boring. It fits the description of Big Boy food, but the cooks didn't seem to care much about how... More 

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Thank PrincessInArmor
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The Kalkaska Big Boy's has the WORST service, argumentative staff, and average food. When we are in that area we go to Cadillac, Traverse City, or Houghton Lake for a Big Boy... I grew up on Big Boys, they were a treat - one family joke is how my mother craved them when my parents were stationed in Germany and... More 

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Thank Lori G
Alden, Michigan
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

it is the typical chain place. Menu is the same as all the other ones. Service is slow and not very friendly.

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Thank RazzyBaby2
Poole, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Visiting a friend in Kalkaska I found this pizza place and all I can say for an honest review is in one word - YUMMY! The pizzas here are very generously topped with fresh toppings and you get to choose your own, needless to say I visited here often while staying!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 S Cedar St, Kalkaska, MI 49646-8038
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalkaska County  >  Kalkaska
  • Phone Number: +1 231-258-8651

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