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Darrow's Family Restaurant

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301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
+1 231-436-5514
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My husband asked why we anywhere else when we come to Mackinaw City. That's a good question that i couldn't answer. Usually have breakfast or lunch here. This time had dinner & it was very good. Got there before 5 & the place got packed soon after.

Thank MichiganFam3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Waitress was great. Went out of her way to be kind to my 4 year old Granddaughter. Food was wonderful. Older lady seating people was harsh and no smiles.

Thank Sandy P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Was a little crowded for a late lunch/early dinner, 2:30 pm Had the whitefish sandwich broiled which was quite tasty until the last 2 bites. I think somehow a bit of my fish was overseasoned from someone elses meal. Those last two bites were quite spicy and very salty. Spouse had a hot turkey sandwich covered in gravy, side of... More 

Thank Teresa F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This became one of our favorite places to eat during are stay. We highly recommend this establishment. Great food good prices friendly staff.

Thank Tammy E
Grand Blanc MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

When ever in Mackinaw City, we eat here! This time I ordered the Whitefish platter and my husband ordered the turkey dinner. Yum! The staff is friendly and accommodates my food allergy every time I visit.It is worth the wait if you come at a busy time and you will not be rushed through your meal!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Cajun whitefish was excellent. Everything is homemade. Friendly service. Large portions for dinner. Pies are huge.

Thank Mark B
Auburn, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed our dinners! Smothered hot sandwich, meatloaf and roast beef with homemade mashed potatoes...yummy comfort foods! Best of all was the pies! We tried 3 different kinds and they were all great!

Detroit, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

My husband and I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here. The food is a bit more than average (above $10), but well worth it. The service is excellent. The fried whitefish basket is wonderful. Well, the most amazing thing about the restaurant is the homemade pies. It's like your Gradma made it. I had the custard pie twice and if... More 

Thank BigDDetroit_MI
Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Very good food and service. Friendly staff. Clean and pleasant atmosphere and clearly a favorite as it is always busy. Woul recommend. Family cooking great staff

Thank lake1959
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Great food fair price friendly clean and family oriented have been going her for many years the food is excellent pies are home made staff and prices are as good as it gets!

Thank Michael L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5514
American & Family cuisine

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