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Rudy's Red Lion Diner

American, Diner
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201 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-5635
+1 989-893-2323
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Bay City, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love breakfast here! There are so many choices and all are delicious! The menu is very creative, it's not just your average diner. It is usually busy on weekend mornings, but it is definately worth any wait you may encounter.

Thank laura p
Hobart, Indiana
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189 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Michigan last week and decided to head towards Bay City which is in the "thumb" of the lower peninsula. We came to the quaint town and found Rudy's Diner and decided to have breakfast. What a treat! Old fashioned retro diner with friendly staff. We were seated promptly near the grill area and ordered a pancake and... More 

Thank Mary M
Ontario, Canada
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121 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy place. Received service quickly, service ok, not outstanding. Food was delivered hot on chipped plates. Restaurant became very busy very fast. Not a terrible experience, but ok.

Thank 75NorthernGirl
Saginaw, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband, my senior citizen mom and I went for lunch. The staff is terrible. The waitress was cold as the water she wasted on my mom. Another waitress just stood and looked at us as if it were our fault. She took a broom and swept up the ice and left the floor very wet. Our waitress tried to... More 

Thank hannahone
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Whenever we have friends or family visit us, we always take them here for breakfast! There's usually a line, but it goes fast. The food is always good! We can't wait to go back!

Thank chicago916
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We had been to Bay City before and the diner looked cute from the street so I next visit, we decided to stop in. Huge mistake. First of all, it was hot outside. 90+ degrees and I know it's an old building but it must have been 85+ inside too. The food was overpriced. Everything looked dirty. The fries were... More 

Thank April L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My sister, husband and I went for lunch. Although I was not able to get my first choice (the turkey had not been placed on the delivery truck much to the staff's consternation) the tuna salad was available and is made with NO onions or black pepper (I was thrilled because I cannot eat raw onions or pepper.) They make... More 

Thank Rosemarie G
Nunapitchuk, Alaska
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Love old fashion dinning? This is the place for you! From burgers to omelets, Rudy's has your taste. Friendly staff and fast service make it a definite stop when in Bay City!

Thank andreakcruff
Macomb, Michigan
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Older diner. Food good. Prices average. Limited children's menu. Not very clean looking and dated decor. Food on floor under table. Viewed a mousetrap behind hostess station.

Thank Cjbb13
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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201 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

On business stopped in for lunch. Many there had breakfast items and they looked good. I opted for patty melt with rings and cole slaw. It was decent I have had better. Will try breakfast next time. 2 waitresses were excellent and that made the lunch time better for sure.

Thank Partsman123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-5635
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-893-2323

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