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The Bank 1884 Food & Spirits

8646 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467-6732
+1 989-738-5353
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (18 reviews)
“lake perch” (6 reviews)
“escargot” (4 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8646 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467-6732
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Back again for another Anniversary Dinner. There are not many restaurants in this area for a good special meal, but this one is. We started with the Escargot filled mushrooms which are really really good. Lots of garlic. The bread was very good, but very...More

Thank Maryann B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Ordered a specialty burger medium..came well done. Loaded Potatoe soup wasn't anything great. Chocolate martini was good but weak, was $11 and not even vodka in it! Friendly and prompt service though. Food needs a little closer attention is all. For the...More

Thank dirtbikemikey
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitress and staff were great but the food was expensive and not good quality. The hamburger had an off odor and the onion rings were cold. The ice tea was good. We will not go back

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A casual dining experience for lunch and some outside tables. We got the table with an umbrella and sat outside. I enjoyed a Chicken Caesar wrap and my sister in law had the large portion of quiche while my husband had the burger. All were...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed good service and a nice dinner while visiting Port Austin. There is a screen-porch dining room on the main floor but the seating is a bit snug and there is another dining room upstairs. The new owners have changed the menu a bit....More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good lake perch. Overall dinning experience was great. Server was attentive, neat building food was good and reasonable

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great dinner at the Bank when we read on Facebook they were having a special lamb chop dinner. The new owner Casey and Erica Bruce have a well trained and personable staff. Good location on Main Street in Port...More

Thank dap1206
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I love old things, so I really enjoyed the character and decor of this converted bank building. The fresh bread was very good, as was the lake perch. The ribs, which were a special that evening, were very tender. My daughter and I did not...More

Thank HappyOne_10
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The wife and I visited The Bank 1884 on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 for lunch. We were taking a day trip around the thumb (M25) for “Our Michigan Travel” blog and started at the top in Port Austin. The Bank 1884 is a unique place...More

Thank Smelker
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We stopped here on our way out of the Farmer's Market on Saturday. The two young teens working at the hostess desk wrapping silverware didn't give us the time of day, and I only knew someone was going to seat us because she sat the...More

Thank travelchick2
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Cheryl R
10 July 2017|
Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
It's not very accessible. That's one of the problems with it being a historic building. There are three or four steps to get into the restaurant and while there is dining available on the main floor, a second floor is only... More
10 August 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
I would classify them in the mid range. Wine is $6-8 a glass. Premium spirits from $7-10. Lunch for two with a glass of wine will be in the $30-40, Dinner for two with wine and an after dinner drink would be in the $100... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8646 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467-6732
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Port Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 989-738-5353
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The Bank 1884 Food & Spirits has been serving local residents and Port Austin area tourists alike with fine foods and service since 1984. Our staff concentrates on making every guest's dining experience one to be remembered. We are a state and national historic site, and have won praise from The Detroit Free Press and The New York Times. Our menu includes traditional American dishes such as prime rib, filet mignon, chicken wellington, deep fried shrimp, and more. We invite you to savor your favorite dish and enjoy a refreshing drink from our selection of imported beer, wine, and spirits. Visit our website for more information. We look forward to serving you at The Bank 1884!
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