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Big Boy Restaurant

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400 S Ripley Blvd, Alpena, MI 49707-4008
+1 989-354-4131
07:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Kingman, Arizona
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

They do have a very nice salad and soup bar. I have been there over the years many times and never been disappointed. The staff are always friendly and nice. This is a go to place when you don't know where to go.

Thank menardnewyork
East Tawas, Michigan
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We have been here many times for lunch breakfast dinner , and always had great service and good food . Nice and clean and fast service .

Thank Happy Kampers B
Alpena, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I like eating out and when you go to Big Boy you have a card they punch with each visit which after 10 punches gives you $4 off your entry..

Thank Barbara G
Ossineke, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

A very nice relaxed place, it is a bit dated but it's clean restrooms are very clean. Staff is very friendly food was very good, coffee was also very good ( I'm extremely picky when it comes to my coffee)

Thank Cindy C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

The tow of us had breakfast at the Big Boy. Good breakfast, always like the multigrain pancakes, but get two, they are big. Fair prices. No complaints.

Thank Bob H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

I haven't been to a Big Boy in years. Since they are still in Michigan, decided to give them a try. I stopped here for breakfast twice. The ambience is very old school diner like, but it's subtle and not overblown. The food was the difference however. 2nd time there I had one of the best omelettes I have ever... More 

Thank Paul D
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Never again. This place is gross...and really, all big boys are. We need PERKINS! The fries they brought out to me were hard as rocks and COLD, even though I had requested Fresh fries. The salad bar was OK, limited options. I just wanted fresh veggies and really didn't have much selection. I can't believe the grease that comes off... More 

Thank LuvDisneyMeow
Temecula, California
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372 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

I too grew up eating as a child @ Bob's ....all my experiences have always been good! The memories as a kid eating their chicken dinners & strawberry pies was the epitome of Americana greatness. Management: Please address the food quality at this location. It's not average it's horrible :/ The chili was bad...tasted like chili powder paste...not bueno! The... More 

1 Thank billionsandnocure
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

I grew up a big fan of this Restaurant chain, but I have found myself vowing to "never eat there again" the last 3 times we have visited. Put simply the food quality is just not good. We ordered breakfast for dinner during our last visit, and it was bad the meats were almost impossible to eat.

2 Thank Dave S
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Have gone to Big Boy on Ripley for over 20 yrs and the food is made right or you can ask them to fix it. Which I've always gotten some great meals. Once you have arrived don't leave without buying one of the famous BIG LUDS BURGERS a very hardy meal that shouts out (THIS IS A BURGER)!! Also if... More 

Thank Cal L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S Ripley Blvd, Alpena, MI 49707-4008
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Alpena
  • Phone Number: +1 989-354-4131

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