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Alex's Railside Restaurant

201 W Saginaw Rd, Sanford, MI 48657-9764
+1 989-687-2880
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“breakfast” (10 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“rail trail” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
201 W Saginaw Rd, Sanford, MI 48657-9764
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. A solid menu that serves a local clientele or an ice cream cone on a warm day.

Thank kdhennig
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for some good homemade soup and dessert. Homemade pie was wonderful! Good homey atmosphere and great waitress too!

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 17 March 2017

stopped here for breakfast yesterday and it was real good.4.99 for 2 eggs meat, taters toast and coffee. good food and good service. large portions of food worth it all the way!

Thank buger
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great food with family style atmosphere. Reasonable meal prices. Will definitely be back again to eat.

Thank Bones C
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The owner and staff is great here and so is the food. They have a great breakfast selection with generous portions. It is no wonder they have been a staple in Sanford for so many years.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Food has been good but very cramped if you sit on salad bar side. Plus it echoes in there with noise

Thank MrDanRae
Reviewed 27 September 2016

For the past 10 years a group of DC retirees have been meeting here for breakfast every other month, that should tell you something about the quality of food and service! I personally have never eaten dinner here but have had many a breakfast and...More

Thank LJB049
Reviewed 21 September 2016

In fact it probably should not be a choice. There are other places in town to eat. We ate here our second and last time a few days ago. Our waitress was poor. She scowled the whole time and could not seem less interested in...More

Thank MichiganDiesel
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Came in with a friend for her birthday and got the smaller healthier portion of the chicken and potato with the soup and salad bar. The service was small town(more informal and one on one), and the portions were large. I just wish the salad...More

Thank Ohboyshecritiques
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place is average at best. The food wasn't special (not bad, but not special) and the service was poor to mediocre. If I were biking by the rail trail and was hungry, I might stop, otherwise, I won't be back. Even in Midland/Sanford, there...More

Thank jmkru
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Saginaw Rd, Sanford, MI 48657-9764
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 989-687-2880
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