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The Embers

810 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9751
+1 231-436-5773
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good16%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
“white fish” (2 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
810 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9751
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

There are very few buffet dining options in Mackinaw City. This restaurant is not fancy. It was under new management this year. The food is basically good home cooking. You can order just the soup (two kinds) and salad bar. The cost for lunch isn't...More

Thank LeftHandedGrandma
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We shared an appetizer and a salad. The food was ok. The service late in the evening didn't really seem to want to be there. It was nice to walk over from our hotel and eat very late in the evening.

Thank familyriders
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The buffet was not up yet. The breaded mushroom were wonderful & the chicken quesadillas were scrumptious. The chicken was nice and moist. The food was plentiful. The waitstaff was good.

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This restaurant was one of our pre picked places to eat. The staff was waiting for us and moved us quickly into our own dining area. The buffet was already set up. The staff was quick but seemed a bit overwhelmed with the size of...More

Thank tnreb
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a good place to eat because you can walk across the street. The food is good and reasonable. Very friendly staff there,

Thank hstufforu
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I had the white fish since it was local and found the whole meal and the service to be very good. I could look out toward the lake and it was within walking distance of my hotel. I really appreciated the walking path that went...More

Thank johnmZ153ZO
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We had a group of 10 for dinner and chose the buffet. The chicken and the soups were good, the seafood was fried and rubbery. We were staying at the hotel but on our second night, we went elsewhere as a return visit was not...More

Thank HockeyGary
Reviewed 9 August 2017

we were there 10 years ago..our first time back to the area since..changed hands..food bar looked aged.nothing looked fresh

Thank waxshx40
Reviewed 2 August 2017

What a disappointment. Looked like such a nice family restaurant. Went here for lunch and ordered a fish dinner. When it came it was your regular fast food type of meal. The coleslaw came in a little plastic dish, and was mostly dressing and seemed...More

1  Thank helengirl42474
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I work right across the street from Embers and it is my favorite pit-stop after a long day. Everything from their Pizza, to the burgers and especially the BBQ is amazing. The staff is always friendly and drinks are perfect. Thank you! Deidre Phillipson Mackinaw...More

Thank 615deidrep
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Ken C
8 September 2016|
Response from TonyMack12 | Property representative |
Friday and Saturday dinners 5pm-9pm. $16.99, $10.99 kids. Saturday and Sunday breakfast buffet 7am to noon. $10.99 adult, $6.99 kids. Monday through Thursday we have buffets when tour busses have booked. $16.99 as well... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9751
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5773
  • E-mail
Family style dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call ahead for buffet information and availability. Newly remodeled!
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