Front Porch Cafe

9235 Main St
Ellsworth, 49729
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What an incredible find (thanks fellow Yelpers)! We ate breakfast here this morning and everything about this place is awesome. The food was delicious, the servers were friendly and the entire concept of the restaurant is remarkable. These folks are a true example of being the hands and feet of Christ. The prices are suggested donations. If you are hungry but can't afford to pay, it is okay. They'll even give you additional food to take home. Of course, if you can pay - you should. And as a fellow Yelper suggested, maybe give a little more to help cover your brother or sister in need. Keep up the great work!!! Oh... cash only!!
Awesome breakfast at this small cafe. Excellent food. Large portions and great variety. Homemade cherry jam is a trademark at this establishment. Menu has "suggested donations" for dishes served. If you cannot pay the suggested price, the cafe will take whatever you can afford. Also, if you'd like to contribute more than the suggested price, that is greatly appreciated as well. Fast service and courteous staff make this a must to dine at when in Ellsworth, MI.
This is a nonprofit that was opened by the local ministry when the local for-profit restaurant could not stay opened. Only the cooks are paid, the rest of the staff are volunteers. And the food is great! Lots of locally-sourced food (great wheat English muffins) and fair-trade coffee! Donation request is incredibly low and affordable as well. Great food and for a good cause to boot. We drove 25 miles to get there and it was totally worth it! Would not hesitate to make that drive again.

(231) 588-2000

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The Rowe Inn

6303 E Jordan Rd
Ellsworth, 49729
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On Friday evening last, my husband and I decided that we would like to dine out on our last evening in the Charlevoix area. We had passed by your restaurant a couple of times in our travels around the area and thought that perhaps we would like to try it for dinner. We arrived, parked and walked up to the front of the restaurant. There was a party of perhaps 6 people dining ourside to our left. A woman, I assume your hostess or wife, came up to us...looked us up and down carefully, and scurried off to get menues saying that she knew we were looking for "lighter fare". To us, lighter fare means a less filling meal, to her it meant that we were not the kind of people that were your customers. She shoved the menus at us as we stood there. We were both stunned to have been treated so rudely and so, we decided to leave. We could hear her and the other customers laughing as we left. In these times, as you should know, you need all of the business that you can get if you are to continue to survive. Even the rich are feeling the pinch. Insulting potential customers is not the way to go anymore. We will be sure to spread the word. Word of mouth matters in a business. Marilyn and Paul Wilkie Dexter, Michigan
Best restaurant in the Charlevoix, Petoskey and Boyne City area. It really is a great country french inn with a warm inviting atmosphere and no pretense. They are almost always open so you can count on them. That isn't always true of restaurants in our area in the off season. Laurel, aka "The Wine Dummy" is a great sommelier with an amazing sense of humor. She knows her stuff and is very helpful. We rarely pick anything from their very extensive wine list instead letting her choose . She never lets us down. The Rowe directly imports some wine and stocks tons of wine from all areas. They also sell bottles/cases to take home at reasonable prices. If you want a great dinner in this area of the world, don't miss it.
I'm too lazy to write a long elegant review that this restaurant deserves, especially since so many others have done so before me. But I fully concur with the rave comments - the food, ambience, service, wine selection, and value are outstanding. My wife and I live in Chicago and are committed foodies so I don't make these comments often. We were dressed in jeans, others were wearing shorts, so don't be dissuaded by the reviewer who felt dissed.

(231) 588-7351

French, Wine Bars

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Gold Nugget Bar & Grill

6513 Center
Ellsworth, 49729
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(231) 588-6023

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The House on the Hill

9661 Lake St
Ellsworth, 49729
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(231) 588-6304

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