Huron House Bed & Breakfast

3124 N US Hwy 23
Oscoda, 48750
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We were thinking of staying here. I e-mailed them and asked the closest airport. The response I got back was "If you own a plane you can fly directly here." The responders made me feel like I was bothering them. We decided not to go here and be stuck in the middle of nowhere with people like this for two weeks.
Upscale B&B resort & worth every Penny. I surprised my wife for our 2nd wedding Anniversary. We walked into the Oscoda room after being greeted by friendly staff, even though it was almost 9:00pm- And found a beautiful updated suite, fabulous balcony with a view of Lake huron, their subtle lights on the garden lighting the boardwalk paths to the beach, only 25 yards away. Champagne & confectionary treats were positioned carefully on the edge of the jacuzzi bath for 2 which we did use (very clean!) You wake up to smell of a delicious breakfast (you choose delivery time of your service the night before) , and it is brought right to your door. Cant say enough about this place. We only had the one night this trip but we will definitely be back, and highly recommend! We forgot our HH insignia champagne flutes so we we'll have to visit again
My wife and I just returned from a little getaway at Huron House. My in-laws bought us a gift certificate for Christmas a couple of years ago and we were finally able to make the time to use it. We had an amazing time and cannot wait to return. We stayed in the Sunrise room which has sweeping and expansive views of Lake Huron. The room is literally probably only 50 feet from the water's edge and it was relaxing to listen to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore at night. The room also has a private deck overlooking the shore and although the B&B was full, it felt as if we were the only ones there. The pictures we saw on the web site were perfect representations of the room. The room itself was very large. My wife is a neat freak and the room was immaculate. Breakfast all three days was very good and we arrived back every evening with dessert waiting for us outside of our room. After a day of driving up to Mackinac Island, it was a picturesque ending with a bottle of wine in our private hot tub on our room's deck overlooking the lake. It is too bad for us that Huron House is a 7 hour drive or else this would be our #1 getaway location.

(989) 739-9255

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Tait’s Bill of Fare

111 E Dwight St
Oscoda, 48750
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Got to say food is excellent for the price service is good though a tad bipolar decor is okay tables are a bit low for big guys but highly reccomend soups are awesome salad is top notch main courses are a cut above
We visited Taits on a cold Saturday night in December and we had the place pretty much to ourselves. The service was great and the food was OK. We tried the the baked brie, the millennium soup, and the crab bisque, the fried perch and prime rib. I loved the millennium soup and the prime rib. My husband enjoyed his bisque but was a little disappointed in the perch - it was a bit too heavily breaded for his taste. The portions are HUGE! It was enjoyable but not spectacular. The real winner is the service.
If your travels take you to Oscoda, then I would highly recommend a stop at this gem of a restaurant for lunch or dinner. Our dinner party of four arrived at 8:15 pm on a Saturday Night. We were promptly greeted at the door by the hostess and sat immediately. Our Server Amber was at our table within one minute. She was one of the best servers we ever had. She explained the specials that night and took our drink orders. She was very knowledgeable about that night's specials and made recommendations regarding our wine selection. We ordered the home-made Campanile for an appetizer, which was eggplant and olives with toasted pita chips. It was delicious. Three of us ordered the prime rib special, and the fourth person ordered the ribs. All dinner entrees come with soup, salad, bread, green beans AND your choice of potato. We all had the Millenium soup, which was a white cheddar base with a dollop of black bean soup in the middle. We all agreed it was one of the best soups we ever ate. Salads arrived next, which consisted of spring mix greens, two tomatoes, cucumbers and grated cheese. Most of their salad dressings are home-made. Three of us had the Parmesan peppercorn, which was outstanding. Our entries arrived timely and everything was hot. Our Server Amber made sure everything was cooked to our liking and she made several trips to our table to refill our water glasses. The prime rib was delicious and was a generous portion, especially since we had also eaten soup, salad and bread. The green beans and potatoes were cooked perfectly. The ribs were also very good. For dessert, we shared a slice of their lemon mousse, which was light and favorable. When we left, the Owner walked us out and we thanked him for a delicious meal. We were very impressed with Tait's and will definitely we back again soon. The service and food were excellent. Their prices are very reasonable too. They are also known for their chicken and perch dinners. Their lunch menu had everything from pita wraps to burgers too. All in all, a great dining experience at Tait's. Well done!

(989) 739-1518

Barbeque, American (Traditional), Sandwiches

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Hungry Howie’s Pizza

5160 North US Hwy
Oscoda, 48750
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A picture perfect Howie's cooked just right. A large seating area inside with a nice atmosphere. The cheese was cooked to a golden brown with the right ratio of cheese to sauce. The Cajun was the perfect amount just could have used a little more butter cheese. Another positive is there is a dollar general located across the street for your beverage needs and to pass the time while you wait for your pizza.
Pizza was good, however 7 minutes on hold, after being hung up on after the first time on hold for 4 minutes was a bit much. Girl on phone must have been her first day. But the food was good and they got the order right!

(989) 739-1300

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Office Lounge & Grill

110 E Dwight St
Oscoda, 48750
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Yup, another one of the few gems in Oscoda. Went for Bike Night on Thurs and there was a great and friendly crowd there. They had a BBQ Chicken special that was priced oh so good and even more delicious than the affordable price. The chicken was juicy and had a great char on it. French fries were the perfect cut and fried to perfection. I'm never usually impressed with frozen fries in a restaurant. Great service as well with it being as packed as it was.
Typical bar food: burgers, fried food, very few healthy menu items. Ordered a side of coleslaw which was served in a very small cup for $2.00-a little pricey!
Great place right in downtown Oscoda. Place is always jumping on weekends and all summer long. Gotta love bike night too every Thursday evening in the summer. Great food too!

(989) 739-3388

American (Traditional), Music Venues, Burgers

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Mancino’s Pit Stop

5665 N US Hwy 23
Oscoda, 48750
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You won't expect this out of a Citgo station. Not a chain of Mancinos anymore, although do have some of the same menu options. Still a small family owned restaurant, you won't be disappointed. Try the pizza & grinders!
Awesome grinders. Frankly, I was suprised to get the quality of food at a Citgo gas station. The pulled pork grinder has a great smoke taste and the prime rib was outstanding
I haven't been in for a few months... went in today and had my usual today.. smoked prime rib grinder... The taste is not the same, almost bland.... just a pinch of lettuce and 2 small slices of tomatoes, bread does not taste or feel same, almost verging on stale side. Makes me sad, as this used to be a delicious treat. What got me on this site to write this review however, are the 4 BONE FRAGMENTS that I pulled out (of half of my 6" grinder)... threw the other 1/2 away, not worth a trip to dentist.

(989) 739-0100

Pizza, Sandwiches, Barbeque

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Hilltop Bar & Grill

431 N Mill
Oscoda, 48750
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Do you like to wait a couple hours for a burger? Well then pull up a seat at one of the tables here. They really needed another waitress. 1 person for 20 tables doesn't work.
Great fish and chips for dinner, nice and clean. Owner Adam seems to take a lot of pride. Will go back next time in town.
Great food & service! We came to Oscoda for a weekend visit and had some not so good food experiences until visiting this bar during lunch. We visited during a tigers game so they were selling .50 cent wings. Delicious!!! My fiancé then ordered a club sandwich & I ordered their sliders. BOTH were great, my sliders were cooked perfect and they added onion and pickle, the club sandwich comes stacked too! Very filling and food was hot & fresh. We liked it so much we came back for dinner and had another great visit! During dinner we ordered wings again, and then I tried their fish and chips and my fiancé tried breaded chicken sandwich with bacon. The fish is fresh which I can't say about other places we visited. The chicken sandwich was also good. Overall great food & service. They have a pretty good selection of beer and local wine as well! You can tell the owner and chef really care about quality.

(989) 739-0344

American (Traditional), Bars

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Desi’s Taco Lounge

1945 W River Rd
Oscoda, 48750
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Despite the name - don't get the Mexican food. I will make an exception for the chile relleno which is my favorite ever, but the real gems on this menu are not ethnic. Try the perch, or the open faced roast beef. They make it fresh. I've been going to Desi's on family getaways since I can walk. It is the epitome of a northern MI bar. I love those places that never change, and Desi's is one that doesn't has too. I would eat there nightly if I lived close by.
If you are looking for 'Tex mex' this isn't your place. It more of the traditional Mexican flavor, although the menu might fool you for tex mex. this place has been around forever and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's a popular spot for atv's and snowmobiles. Burgers are great, but the best things on the menu are the fajitas, and the Mexican sandwich. Get the green sauce! It's not too hot but consists of garlic, jalapeños, carrots, and some kind of 'juice' lol; You can even get a steak here if you so desire....
Second visit here. Food is tasty enough. Steak fajitas were a little tough and while plenty of steak is served the onions are in abundance. Wet burrito isn't bad but wife wouldn't get it again she says. Service was ok once someone noticed us sitting there looking famished after several minutes. This was after being nicely greeted at the door, sat without menus and left to sit. Cool atmosphere decent enough food to go back again when we have the urge for some south of the border foods.

(989) 739-7856

Mexican, Lounges

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Bavarian Bakery & Restaurant

5222 N US Hwy 23
Oscoda, 48750
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It's an OK restaurant if you can get past the fact that there's absolutely nothing German about it, although the word Bavarian is in its name. They don't even make an attempt to be anything German. It's weird. Yea, I know, that's Oscoda Michigan for you. This is a fairly basic restaurant where you're able to grab a greasy spoon breakfast or a no nonsense lunch. There's lots of staples on the menu and not very many specials. The one big dining room is open and airy. In front near the register counter is a pastry counter where, like I said, there isn't anything German to it. They do offer raspberry strudel, but then so does my local supermarket. Oh, and their rye bread is pretty good so I suppose that is one authentic German item. Germans do like their rye bread. This restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch. It's not open for dinner.
Dirty place, cold food and bad service. Too bad because this used to be a good place. Maybe we hit them om a bad week.
Surprised at how far this place has fallen. It's dirty. Service was not good - no accommodation for special requests. 9 of us had breakfast. Food was generally cold. Potatoes were uncooked. Eggs not prepared per order for two of us (they almost refused to replace them). We spoke with manager and he had no interest in feedback that was given in a very positive way. Stay away from this place.

(989) 739-8077

Bakeries, American (New)

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AuSable Inn

100 S State St
Oscoda, 48750
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This was really a toss up between 3 and 4 stars but I settled on 4 due to the clam chowder this year. You must order it if they have it-not too thick but not watery and chock full of REAL clams. Au Sable Inn is one of the ONLY nic(er) places to eat in Oscoda. The owners know this and sometimes it shows in the service and food. My family has a couple cabins down the street and we eat here a few times a summer. This year the place seems to have stepped up it's game both in terms of service and food quality. The food is your standard pub fare with a few mexican options and (sometimes) dinner specials. Each time I have ordered one of the specials, however, they have been out of it. Now I understand that restaurants in town have difficulty gauging the holiday crowds but at one point I had to ask the server exactly what entrees they DID have that evening... Bottom line, if you're hungry for something other than fast food this is yoru best bet in the area. Fish and chips are amazing, mashed potatoes are homemade and the drinks are well made. I am told the place turns into a night club after dinner but, honestly, who goes up north to club it up when there's plenty of firewood stacked?
Going to be honest here. Was looking for breakfast. Saw they had the "open" sign on. Went in and was very rudely told by a woman behind the bar that the restaurant was only open to canoe race participants and their families and that we were not welcome to eat there. Fine. You are having a private party. Then, please, turn the open sign off. Given how we were greeted, I can almost guarantee they won't get my business on my next trip to Oscoda.
I ordered a martini and received a glass with vodka and ice cubes in it, garnished with a salad olive. I've never had a martini served to me like that before! I ordered the prime rib and that was flavorless. The green beans I ordered as a side were not even cooked all the way. Service was absolutely horrible and we had to have the owner bring out condiments that the waitress forgot to bring(and continued to forget even after we asked her repeatedly). The owner even cleaned our table after we had finished with our meal. Four years ago, this used to be a decent restaurant, but now it has gone downhill.

(989) 747-0350

American (New)

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Mama’s Kitchen

384 S State St
Oscoda, 48750
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I'm sure we've all heard the rumors about the filth of this restaurant. The infamous reused bread baskets, and the sexist pig running the place, but it doesn't stop there. I stopped going there because aside from always getting some kind of hair in my food (which was probably chest hair on the account of Mr. Piggy always having his chest hair exposed) the last time I was there, my food was absolutely horrible. It tasted like it was dropped on the floor and then dunked in the grease trap for "flavor." The party I was with was also unhappy with their meals. We probably would have been better off digging through the dumpster. At least it would have been cheaper. I remember when I was younger, I went there to apply for a job. I was told not to bother because I would be miserable there. Everyone I've talked to, who has had personal experience working there (especially females) say that the owner is horrible to them. I honestly do not understand how this place is still in business. The only thing I can figure is that there's some kind of dirty business going on with the health department. It's a shame too, because it's so Flippin hard to find a gyro around here.
We've tried to eat here twice during or recent stay in Oscoda. The first breakfast was adequate. During our second stay we were ignored for 10 minutes before we left. They've been advertising for an experienced waitress for several weeks. Our last time there, the food was OK, but we had to swat flies continuously. It will remain our last time at Mama's Kitchen.
I ordered biscuits and gravy and received an obviously frozen and microwaved biscuit topped with a cup of gravy for $4.95. The coffee we were served tasted horrible and it was quite obvious that are meals were thawed out from the freezer. My friend asked for strawberry topping for his pancakes and was advised by the waitress to pass because the strawberry topping was frozen and would have to be microwaved before serving. Overall, our meal was disgusting and we would have been better off going to McDonald's instead.

(989) 739-4333

Breakfast & Brunch, American (Traditional)

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