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Google Reviews

Erica Arnett

We stopped for a late brunch. Everything was fantastic. From the omelettes, biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, american fries, to the chicken and waffles. We will be back. Service was fantastic too.

Sarah Ekkel

If you have 1.5 hours to wait for a burger, this is the place for you. If you enjoy asking for maple syrup for your pancakes, this is the place for you. If you enjoy having to ask for water repeatedly, this is the place for you. If you enjoy watching your server doing nothing majority of the time, this is the place for you. Bad service, slow, food extremely mediocre. *Update to owner: there was no line, there was no one in the room with us. Good try though. Also, I watched our server pacing back and forth the entire time we were in there doing nothing. This experience is exactly how the first one did. Maybe instead of rudely responding to honest reviews, you should be training your employees and teaching your cooks how to make a medium burger. After all, if your going to take 60 minutes to make a burger, you should at least do it right. That brake pad I had was closer to Jerky. That bowl of slop you called soup had hard pieces in it I had to spit out. Those wings are absolutely awful. I can?t believe you would actually serve someone those overcooked with that disgusting cold sauce. Your now the third negative review I?ve ever left for a restaurant. If you actually look, you will see most are five stars. Again, nice try. Luckily it appears most of your customers are seniors so you don?t have to worry about how your food tastes.

Tim Tiemann

Nice people, great food and quick. Bacon is smoky and thick cut. Poached eggs were perfect and hash browns were perfectly crispy. Corned beef hash is made in house and is fantastic.

Irvin Meachum

Great food and service. However owners decided no dogs in outdoor seating. People know their pets. Don't throw the liability issue my way. Just a lack of effort on your part. Lost a good customer.

Kathy Pham

When ever I order soup it never has any liquid. It?s always hard blob. Even though I called they still do not do anything about it or improve. They are also very forgetful giving you things with meals.

KateLynn VanBrocklin

If you haven't tried their country-fried steak, Belgian waffle & strawberries.. in fact if you haven't tried everything on their menu, you're missing out! Fast & friendly service, delicious food & at prices you can't beat! Love this family & their café! As long as the own the establishment we'll continue to come back!

E Rase

You want honest good food and service, right? Go here immediately. I have ordered just about everything on the menu and some how or another, they always make it better than to be expected. Take a basic cheeseburger for instance. Theirs is unbelievably good. How do they do it!????

Anthony Wehner

First time in Manistee, much different from California where I reside so I was interested in seeing the difference. It was spectacular, the service was on point as well as the food. We got greeted and sat immediately, got our drink orders out of the way and as soon as I ordered, they started cooking. I got the Country fried chicken and waffles and it was 10/10. I highly recommend this cafe for the service as well as the food. Good for groups, good for breakfast and lunch, and a great location with a view of the lake.

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Foodies ahoy! At Lakeside Café we provide an amazing culinary experience in Bear Lake. Our experienced chefs have worked hard to bring you food such as coffee to excite your palate. Call us at (231) 970-2424 to make a reservation for the best american food in town.

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