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Darrow's Family Restaurant

301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
+1 231-436-5514
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pies” (345 reviews)
“whitefish” (244 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (24 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
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Reviewed yesterday

Review title says it all. Food quality is excellent and service is as friendly and nice as it gets. You may have to stand in line to get in. It is a very busy restaurant.

1  Thank deertlb
Reviewed yesterday

We were passing through Mackinaw City on a fairly long road trip and we were relying heavily on Tripadvisor for advice regarding hotels and places to eat. You guys did a brilliant job until it came to this Restaurant. I'll begin with the service, which...More

1  Thank the_boot_lady
Reviewed 2 days ago

EXCELLENT. Darrow's Family Restaurant here in Mackinaw City is all that we heard it would be. We heard it would be crowed. It was crowded. We heard the line to enter Darrow's would move very fast. It did. Our waitress was excellent. My wife ordered...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 3 days ago

Best breakfast we had in the area. Home made breads and home made corned beef hash. Even the potatoes were above average.

1  Thank OldBob22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First let me say, the staff was VERY friendly. I do not like leaving bad reviews but the food was not good. It was hot but it was bland. We wanted to like this place but both dishes were not very good. For the money...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the white fish dinner. It was huge. Next time I'll order a senior portion. Very good quick service.

1  Thank Bobbi48128
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was great, and the staff was friendly. We particularly liked the pie and the old fashioned sandwiches covered in gravy. The roast beef was perfectly cooked and seasoned.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We eat at Darrow's whenever we are in the Mackinaw area. The food is always top notch. Everything is homemade: soup, bread, pies, etc. The fresh lake perch is excellent. The servers are efficient and friendly. This is truly a wonderful restaurant.

Thank teach25
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was recommended to us as having very delicious food. When we stopped, I ran in to check out the line- there were about 6-9 people waiting. But we decided to try it anyway and by the time I got back in with the...More

1  Thank MstqMI
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not sure I can add much to what others have said, but for fresh, homemade, excellent food and service, this place sets the standard. While the special was whitefish Rockefeller, we chose the less healthy comfort fried battered version. It could not have been better....More

1  Thank Bloodman33
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Pat M
28 August 2017|
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Response from LighthouseChaser | Reviewed this property |
Nope, didn't see any, but then it was early and I just might not have been awake enough yet to see much of anything. :-)
Jade C
31 August 2016|
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Response from jackie a | Reviewed this property |
Yes but very pricy
28 June 2016|
Response from bunnyyoop | Reviewed this property |
You will love it!! I-75 exit 338 or 339. It's just around the corner from the Shell station.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
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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