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Drifter's Restaurant

701 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-1555
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“omelet” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
701 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-1555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never try to say things that are bad , but the night we went to this establishment was less that good. Training a new cook and the like. I was less than impressed with the service, I do believe the waitress was embarrassed at...More

Thank stdenis0226
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to the restaurant for awhile and the menus changed since our last visit. Always had a favorite on the old menu that was not on the new. When asked about it the waitress said, "sure we can still do that" and they did....More

Thank 889lum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was okay, service okay. The restaurant was cleaner than the last time I was there. I think for the price of the food it didn't have a lot of flavor I can think of other restaurants that would have had better food. For...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Teenager said halfway through meal "..it tastes like grandma is cooking in the kitchen and she filled my plate" The best compliment a place can get when you are traveling away from home. Kids love huge nachos and burgers and we enjoyed many fish options....More

Thank ToddR796
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easily accommodated our family party of 11 (7 adults & 4 children) during the "church crowd" rush. Wait Staff was patient and ensured our drinks were topped off, even left me a pot of coffee. As for the food... you better bring your appetite because...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Drifters is very accommodating for larger groups. They have a variety of choices on their menu and the food is always good and plentiful! The decor makes you feel like you're dining on an old ship. Super neat!

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner with a colleague while visiting Escanaba for work. Server was attentive and very polite. I ordered the 6 layer meatloaf and it was very delicious! The portion was large and would satisfy any appetite. I would definitely recommend this eatery to...More

Thank Sparty1973
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Come back every summer and it always amazes me! For as busy as they are it's clean, great service and fabulous food! We came for a family reunion and they had no problem accommodating 24 of us at the last minute and the food was...More

Thank Olivia_s77
Reviewed 4 August 2017

You can get a full-course meal here or just a sandwich. Very clean and friendly staff. Take your time eating, and enjoy the "people" atmosphere!!

Thank dskopp
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I had breakfast there recently while passing through on vacation. The food is excellent and the menu options were awesome! I had a Chicken Fajita Skillet and it was I big meal and it was very, very good. In addition to excellent food, the staff...More

Thank sverwiel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Escanaba
  • Phone Number: 906-789-0508
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