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Iva's Chicken Dinners

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201 Chestnut St, Box 16, Sterling, MI 48659-9560
+1 989-654-3552
Today
11:30 - 20:00
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 20:00
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Flushing, Michigan
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211 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Iva's is only a few minutes from where we spend our leisure time, and we visit it once in a while. Many of the reviews that I've read here compare it with Frankenmuth chicken, either favorably or otherwise. I would say that it's on a par on both the plate and family style offerings, with these exceptions: Iva's offers both... More 

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Thank Frederick B
Saginaw, Michigan
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209 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. By far the BEST CHICKEN DINNER EVER. Beats any Frankenmuth restaurant in quality and price. So glad we stopped on the from West Branch Michigan.

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Thank Jim N
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The food was like I remember growing up, pan fried chicken and the mashed potatoes are so wonderful. I was all great food with no disappointments at all, our server was great. . If you go away Hungry it's your own fault!

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Thank Roger J
White Lake, Michigan
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I've been eating at Iva's for the past 40 years. We just ate there a week ago and the place looked the same and the chicken was just as good. We always order two full dinners knowing we cannot eat half of the food they serve and we will be bringing a lot of it home. They serve fresh side... More 

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Thank DaleT48386
Michigan
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I remember coming to this restaurant when I was young with my parents. The inside hasn't changed much but neither has the quality and quantity of the food! My husband and I both ordered the chicken plate dinner, all white meat. First came the biscuits, cottage cheese, carrot, celery and pickles plate and with cole-slaw. The cole-slaw was just like... More 

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Thank DonandSheron
Canton, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I've driven by this place for years and we finally decided to try it. We're so happy that we did! We had the family style meal which included chicken, soup, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, green beans, stuffing, cabbage salad, cottage cheese and a veggie plate. The fried chicken was very juicy - not at all dry - and the... More 

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Thank michelle32016
Newport, Michigan
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

While looking for restaurants to eat on our way up north, I saw Iva's chicken dinners on trip advisor so we decided to give it a try. We found Iva's to be a charming, quaint little restaurant, with yummy homemade comfort food that even my ultra picky husband enjoyed! Fresh made from scratch biscuits, coleslaw and chicken soup with thick... More 

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Thank VRP66
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Through a series of misadventures, that, unfortunately, resulted in our Michigan vacation being cut short and our van being towed back to Pennsylvania, we had the remarkable good fortune of stumbling onto Iva's Chicken Dinners. What a tremendous place! Great food, great service, and great nostalgic atmosphere! We have four finicky kids, and EVERYONE cleaned their plates (which may be... More 

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Thank George M
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The locals know this is a good place. Worth the 2 or so Mile off the highway. I never knew about this place until trip advisor! It is worth the stop to stretch your legs instead of going thru McDonald's again. We had the fried chicken and we loved it! In a cute farmhouse , family style . Reasonable prices... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
Au Gres, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Reminds me the style of restaurant my grandmother would love. Just as good as an old fashioned Frankenmuth chicken dinner. Not only is the chicken good, the fish is too. You can order family style or smaller plates. You get a good amount even on the smaller plate. The bread dressing isn't as good as mine, but I still enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Saturday
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Chestnut St, Box 16, Sterling, MI 48659-9560
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 989-654-3552

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