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Syl's Cafe

713 River St, Ontonagon, MI 49953-1619
+1 906-884-2522
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (16 reviews)
“pasta” (43 reviews)
“coleslaw” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
713 River St, Ontonagon, MI 49953-1619
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was super friendly, and it was a nice, relaxed, hometown feel of a restaurant. However, don't be fooled that it's too laid back... the pastries, donuts, and pies were some of very best homemade treats we have ever had, and while we were...More

Thank SJC847
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here because it was the place with the most cars parked out front during lunch. What a find. What says love better than bakery items greeting you at the door. Think small town cafe. Service was AMAZING. Fast and friendly. Blue button burger, delicious....More

Thank ChazMike
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I had two evening meals at Syl's Café. This is a nice family restaurant. Nothing fancy, just a good ol' small town restaurant. Service was excellent and the prices reasonable. Difficult to finish the entire meal and never room for dessert although...More

1  Thank dejahr
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Stoped in after hiking in Porcupines all day. The pizza was a wonderful surprise. Crust was flavorful with good sauce. Perfect balance of toppings and cheese. It will be a stop next visit too.

1  Thank nesson
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We were there on a Friday night so we both had the fish special. It was vey good but I do have to say the green beans they served with the meal were the highlight of the meal. So fresh and cooked perfectly. We also...More

1  Thank MK25678
Reviewed 17 October 2017

One of the very best options in the downtown area. Friendly staff, standard diner menu, very good berry pies. Don't have high expectations and you can enjoy a nice breakfast or lunch.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Great find. The chicken BLT salad was awesome as well as the Beef Barley soup and apple pie. The service was great.

Thank Teri H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were completing our Lake Superior circle back to Houghton and had driven through the Porcupine hills without finding anywhere to eat. At 8.59, we pulled up at Syl's to find they had cleaned the grill and were about to close. The great staff nevertheless...More

Thank johnbagshot
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We stopped here on our way to Porcupine Mountains State Park. It was an excellent choice for lunch. My husband got a pasty, which he said was as good as his mother’s were. I had a tasty roast beef wrap that was well filled and...More

Thank MSUmindy
Reviewed 11 October 2017

It is just good home made food. Soups are very good, local pasties are tasty and you have an option of a full on or small size. Good home made pies too!

Thank mark s
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Tom G
4 November 2017|
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Response from chewbdu | Reviewed this property |
No. It is just a little restaurant, You can order them and get them to go tho.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 River St, Ontonagon, MI 49953-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Ontonagon
  • Phone Number: +1 906-884-2522
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