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Cherry Republic Grand Cafe

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6026 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5115
+1 800-206-6949
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great views, lovely gardens, hip stop, great products! I enjoyed the quirky grounds and buildings. Merchandise makes great gifts!! I loved the gift packaging they provide!

Thank ForeverDaddysGirl
Teasdale, Utah
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a quiet weekday morning and not crowded (We were way ahead of the summer crowds). Placed our order at the bar and seated ourselves in the side room. Our food was delivered to us. Although this is one outlet of a small Michigan chain, the restaurant in Glen Arbor does not have a polished outlook look. Unique and... More 

Thank larryj2012
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cherry Republic is probably the best symbol of Up North that exists. Fun, a little quirky, slightly pricey, creative, and really high quality. We each had a great sandwich for lunch and split their special that day, a fingerling potatoes poutine. I come here every visit and will continue to do so!

Thank martinjt21
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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171 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our primary reasons for heading to Glen Arbor is this a gem of a place where you can see a myriad of items made from cherries! There is no way I could list them all, however favorites of ours include: Cherry salsa, chocolate covered cherries, dried cherries ( and you can get these into different varietals), cherry soap,... More 

Thank tlvsphr
Saginaw, Michigan
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288 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ever had chicken salad with cherries in it? Or cherry-flavored ice tea? Or cherry ginger-ale? How about a burger with some kind of cherry flavoring in it! I do believe that everything on the menu has cherries in it. Everything we had was good and the ambience was interesting - looks like constriction!

Thank Sherry L
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try the cherry chicken salad- its a great way to enjoy eating cherries. A relaxed dining experience in this Glen Arbor restaurant. You can dine and view a pleasant range of greenery out the windows in the spring/summer season. We found there retail offerings for sale to be their best quality. Several store locations around northern Michigan, all carry same... More 

Thank AKzoom
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had cherry granola from WI and wanted more so I sent them an email and have not hear back from them. So I did some internet searching and found Cherry Republic. I saw the reviews for the Cherry Granola were AMAZING, so I thought I have nothing to lose but the money if the granola wasn't that good BOY... More 

Thank Miki O
Portland, Oregon
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253 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stopped here and browsed through the Cherry Republic and then ate our lunch here. My husband ordered the Pulled Pork sandwich and was pleased. I ordered the chicken cherry salad and had a bit more mayonnaise then I like. You order in a line and they will bring the food to you. We were able to eat outside and... More 

Thank 5nn
Saline, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We always stop here to eat when we come to Glen Arbor. The service is great and the food is always delicious. I particularly love the seasonal soups that they make. For the price this is well worth the stop.

Thank weirbarbara
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This setting for Cherry republic, is a must see, the setting is so peaceful and inviting, and of course the store has great cherry products, and friendly service

Thank Randi_Lynn957

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Cafe
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6026 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Glen Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 800-206-6949
Welcome to the Cherry Republic Grand Cafe and Bakery located in Glen Arbor, Michigan.

Serving a full menu of cafe specialties, Chef Chris features crispy hot-out-of-the-oven pizzas, hearty sandwiches, savory BBQ, fresh salads, and plenty of shareables to feed a crowd. After your meal, our Bakery serves up our signature homemade cherry pies, huge Boomchunka cookies, and 16 varieties of ice cream, all made with local northern Michigan cherries.

When you stop by the Grand Cafe, don't forget to stroll across the gardens to the original Great Hall, where we sample over 170 of our locally made cherry products, from chocolate covered cherries and salsas to dried fruits and BBQ sauces. Oh, and our Stomp House serves people of all ages with 24 varieties of wine and soda, so bring the entire crew.

Located in the heart of the 'Cherry Capital of the World', this is where Cherry Republic got its humble beginning, just a couple blocks from Lake Michigan in beautiful Glen Arbor.

Come visit anytime; we're open 7 days a week, all year long.

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