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Java Joe's Cafe

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959 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1145
+1 906-643-5282
07:30 - 22:00
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Jenison, Michigan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We heard from lots of locals to try Java Joes. They have a HUGE menu and everything is awesome...especially baked macaroni and cheese! This is not a super speedy place but there are lots of friendly people and trinkets and collectibles to browse while waiting. Awesome and worth the wait!

Thank bolemas
Traverse City, Michigan
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This was our first and last visit to Java Joe's. We were sat after a few minutes (got there at 10am on a Tuesday), and as fast as we sat down, another family told us to move it! Apparently they were sat there, too? "Joe" apologized and said he had another table for us. 15 minutes later we were sat... More 

6 Thank Arnold W
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

My husband & I stopped here for breakfast, & I am so glad we did! This place is the BEST! The owners are awesome, they make you feel right at home as soon as you walk in. We met some nice people & shared great stories. The décor made you feel like you were on a tropical Island, right along... More 

Thank puttergirl
Scotia, New York, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Went for brunch as was amazed at the breadth of the menu. Everything listed is available anytime they are open. Since I had been told that I had to try a pasty (or pastie) while here on the U.P. I ordered that. My wife ordered the French Toast. I wasn't really sure what to expect the pasty to be like.... More 

1 Thank David R
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153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Joe seated us and made us feel right at home. He could be Jimmy Buffet's thin brother. The menu is extensive. We settled on traditional pancakes, eggs, sausage, etc. it took quite sometime for it to come out of the kitchen. They apologized for the slowness. The restaurant was pretty warm. My yogurt parfait seemed tepid too. The price was... More 

1 Thank SmokeyBlueTulle
Grand Rapids, MI
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

My wife and I had a great breakfast here. Food is great - omelettes and pancakes are both fantastic. Joe is a kick. We had been there a couple of years ago and both times we had nice engaging conversations. The wait staff is very friendly and prompt.

Thank spartyed1
falmouth, maine
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680 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We skipped breakfast in the Bavarian Haus hotel and walked a half mile to Java Joes. This is quite a place, highly rated on TA. Mayhaps there isn't a lot of competition. Funky place obviously run by a free spirit and ex (or wannabe) hippie, Joe. Indoor and outdoor seating under a canopy. Fairly extensive menu. Service was a little... More 

1 Thank chimayred
Galesburg, Michigan
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Always come to joes, for many years, heard it's going down hill,but our children love this place.went at none busy time, only about four table in use, put order in for a light lunch, dirty tables piled high with dishes of uneaten food surrounded us. 55 minutes later our one bagel a BLT and a plate of macaroni appeared. Waitress... More 

5 Thank Nana529
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch but "the oven" wasn't on so no pizza or Mac-cheese available. Bummer. Tuna melt was very good and fresh fruit was actually fresh and tasty. Service was ok. Walked up to all outside tables waiting to be cleaned.

Thank Susan L
South Amherst, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We have been to Java Joe's in the past, I think last Friday was maybe the fourth time. Things change, this trip the only thing that was the same was Joe himself. Service was poor at best and we waited a long time for cold food. I very rarely complain when present but DO NOT FORGET.....too many good local places... More 

1 Thank DonP391

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 959 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1145
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Saint Ignace
  • Phone Number: +1 906-643-5282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?