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Food Factory and Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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118 S. Main Street, Lake City, MI 49651-5101
+1 231-839-3663
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like other reviewers say, don't stop in if you're in a rush. This is a relaxed paced local bar. You can tell it's popular with the locals. We've had several different sandwiches and have never been disappointed. If you're looking for an alternate route to or from Detroit to Northern Michigan, this is a fun option. Don't miss a stop... More 

1 Thank Teri D
Battle Creek, Michigan
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In for a quick meal but not happening. Can't comment on food quality yet but our servers seem much more interested in visiting with friends than serving customers. If food is good I will repost food review but not expecting too much.

Thank nojo40
Lake City, Michigan
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stopped for a drink and dinner and were very happy. The waitress was very nice and served us quickly. The meals were tasty and good sized portions. We will be back.

Thank Pearlmack
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

After moving to the area recently we have been to the Food Factory a number of times. Food has been good every time, and service as well. Especially with Robbie, she's very attentive and very nice. Overall I would definitely recommend, an awesome place for food or drinks!

1 Thank Jennalbr
Big Rapids, Michigan
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We have been here several times and loved the food. Very reasonable prices and quick service. Great fries or homemade chips. There is an outdoor deck that has a view of the lake too. We usually stop on our motorcycle ride and always see quite a few others stopping here.

2 Thank shelley s
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place looks a little run down on the outside, but inside the atmosphere was friendly and the food delish. Shared the King Rings and the wings, both were tasty!

1 Thank 1cabin
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Food is good, service is a bit slow. Very loud atmosphere and always seems to be busy. Fish is heavily breaded, sandwiches and burgers are good.

Thank GoodykeTravelers
Traverse City, Michigan
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

A few of us ladies did a mid-week summer motorcycle ride here for dinner. It was extremely busy but that was because it was the Wednesday before the 4th of July. The food was great. Wait time to the get the food was long since a very large group came in just before us and they have what appears to... More 

Thank Cathy M
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Patio dining with great view of lake. Good burgers. Home made chips were not great. Biggest drawback was that it seemed dirty. Very dirty floor and bathrooms. Baby high chair was so dirty wouldn't put our baby in it. I can't eat at a place that I don't think is clean.

Thank Yvonne P
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I have visited this restaurant many times since I live only a mile away. I wish I could give it a good review but I am often left very disappointed with the food and menu because ingredients or portions often change and sometimes it is simply not great food. At times they lack desserts but once were kind enough to... More 

Thank Jeff T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 S. Main Street, Lake City, MI 49651-5101
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-839-3663

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