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Bentley's B-n-L Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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62 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI
+1 906-643-7910
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Portland, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to check out MI's Upper Peninsula in February. Plenty of ice and snow but not many restaurants open. Bentley's was a warm oasis for us. We had a mix of burgers, fries, and pasties with pies for dessert. Good food and even better service. We live in Texas but we will stop there again when we visit out... More 

Thank maggyroz
Detroit MI
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just at the end of breakfast service, but there was no problem. Great egg sandwich with lots of bacon!!! Friendly waitress, good cherry pie! What is not to like???

Thank MargieDetroit
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a small historic restaurant, the upstairs housed workers when the Mackinac Bridge was being built. Food is good but not great, very reasonably priced, staff extremely friendly. Good milkshakes. Worth a try.

Thank Vikingwolf
Potterville, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

much more than we expected.not the usual American tablefare pretending to be Italian,we had a very good meal in a very nice atmosphere.the staff was very friendly and the price was well whitin reason.

Thank tinman1031
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Small little historical building. We had breakfast, with generous portions, quiet atmosphere reminiscent of a fifties type diner. Sure, the building was old, and perhaps the floors were a little uneven, but if you read the history of the building and how it was moved to its present location, you can understand why the floors are a little uneven around... More 

Thank Michael H
Comstock Park, Michigan
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

When we walked in, we thought we were in for a good experience because the restaurant was very full. We weren't disappointed. The day was blustery, so we ordered bowls of chili and cream of potato soup. Just like Mom used to make! The chili was thick and full of meat, seasoned just right. The cream of potato soup was... More 

Thank wshill
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Have had several meals in this little gem. A walk back in time. Always good food where the locals eat. Give it a try.

Thank Nancy S
Grayling, Michigan
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Original building since 1940. THE best breakfast in all of Up North !!! VERY generous portions. Everything homemade. Breads are to die for !! Very cozy, very friend staff. Soda fountain stools and cozy booths. It's small but well worth going there !! The iron workers who built the Mackinaw Bridge used to eat here and stay upstairs when they... More 

Thank Geralyn M
West Bloomfield
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Old fashioned diner feel! Staff and service was terrific! Was very busy when we arrived, thus sat at the high top table with swivel bar stools. Decor could use some updating... but service and food overshadowed that! (We chalked it up to nostalgia! Which made for great "remember when" conversations). Great omelettes; yummy breakfast "pastee" and super coffee! The locals... More 

Thank Tracey B
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We sat down on the short swivel seats at the counter and felt right at home with locals and staff throughout our visit as we discussed our travels and they gave us suggestions for area sites. Bentleys serves Hiawatha pasties (located in Naubinway, MI). We prefer freshly made and these, we believe were frozen and reheated. The BEST thing to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Saint Ignace
  • Phone Number: +1 906-643-7910

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