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Dam Site Inn

6705 Woodland Rd, Pellston, MI 49716-9705
+1 231-539-8851
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (39 reviews)
“chicken dinner” (27 reviews)
“peas” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6705 Woodland Rd, Pellston, MI 49716-9705
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Got the wrong meal and won't go back. They used to be good. I don't know what happened but not good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chicag0b0b
Reviewed 11 October 2018

A favorite site for at least 50 years. Food, service, and scenery is fantastic. The Inn is not on the beaten path (however it was when US 31 was the number one route Up North). People who appreciate a great eating experience know where it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Storyteller-N03
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

What a surprise! Chicken was to die for! Lightly battered and flakey. All sides were exceptional . Definitely a hidden gem. Beautiful trip from Petoskey if you go through Harbor Springs and “ tunnel of trees”

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bobricketts77
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We have eaten here a couple of times and each time it seems to get better. The Chicken is great. If you like fish you will love the perch, and don't forget about the noodles.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cheyenne N
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The Dam Site Inn is a unique restaurant. Very nice inside. Service is great. Food is delish. Food is served family style. You get a bowl of potatores, gravy, homemade noodles, peas along with your choice of salad or cole slaw. The chicken is very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 777jeriw
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

It’s best to eat here around Halloween. They decorate the place inside and out. We brought The Who family there and everyone loved it. The food was very good and as mentioned above it is family style. They are known for their chicken and that’s...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 302ronaldn
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We were 3 couples and ordered the family style fried chicken dinner. Service was quick. The fried chicken was fresh and crispy. Mashed potatoes were delicious,as were the peas. We were all very full, but asked about dessert anyway .The Dam Site inn special dessert...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Beth P
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Many friends suggested going here for dinner when they found out we would be traveling in the area. They were right. It reminds you of a dinner or supper club. My husband and I had the fried chicken dinner. It came with numerous sides. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank A8286GIsarad
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Amazing family style restaurant that has been around forever. I have been eating at Dam Site Inn for decades

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NortonG
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Best perch ever, had the all you can eat and stuffed myself. Ron was a great waiter, very helpful and extremely accommodating. You need to come here if in the area. The old charm of the place is part of the ambiance, plus a nice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Horsehead22
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9 July 2018|
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Response from alsbergs | Reviewed this property |
Just asked, owner said they have run the restaurant for 65 years and plan to do so for another 65. The dam for which the restaurant is named will be disappearing though.
Robert B
20 September 2016|
Response from BCW_1016 | Reviewed this property |
I am unaware of a reduced price offer. I have been there in various months during their season and it always seems to be the in the same general cost for our group.
Jake E
14 June 2016|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
I honestly do not know what their hours of operation are.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6705 Woodland Rd, Pellston, MI 49716-9705
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Pellston
  • Phone Number: +1 231-539-8851
Famous for All You Can Eat Southern Pan Fried Chicken dinners. House-made oodles of noodles, fresh mashed potatoes, house-made gravy and house-made buttermilk biscuits. Full menu, children's menu and on-request allergy, gluten free and vegan menus.
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