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Darrow's Family Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
+1 231-436-5514
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United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had just come from Mackinaw Island and were looking for a reasonable place to eat dinner. Well me certainly found it. The food was great and the portions were a nice size. The prices were very reasonable too.

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Boyne Falls, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Darrow's many times. Very clean, homemade food and priced well. The deserts are great too!

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Mt Pleasant
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good breakfast. Dinner I had broiled whitefish. Absolutely best ever. Their pies are huge! Near the Mackinaw bridge. Open all meals

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Thank Diane S
Richland, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We eat at Darrow's every time we visit Mackinaw City. The food is delicious, plentiful and reasonably priced. The waitresses are the friendliest!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were spending our final night on our Mackinac Island vacation on the mainland and went out for Pizza then heard about the best pie ever from the hotel owner we were staying at. I went and had to stand outside to wait on someone leaving to jump inside since the waiting line was backed outside. People come from all... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had visited this restaurant a year ago when we were passing through to go to Minnesota, so this was a must to return for dinner again!

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Thank Cynthia H
Utica, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went there on a recommendation from my daughter. After having taken a trip to Mackinaw last year and totally disappointed with the restaurants, we were eager to try Darrow's..... Well, we were in Mackinaw for 3 days and we ate there 3 times, if that gives you any indication of how good it is!.... Be prepared to wait in... More 

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Thank PaulRag
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We love Darrow's down home cooking and varied menu. Their broasted chicken dinner with all the trimmings is a must, and have never been disappointed by anything we've ever ordered. Don't forget a piece of homemade pie for dessert! Yum!

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Thank Terry M
Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant has been around MC a long time, and they know how to do things right. We met up with some friends that live in the area for dinner on a Saturday night. It was packed and we had a 20 minute wait, but that didn't surprise us. We were seated at a large booth, per request. Three of... More 

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Temperance, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a must stop for dinner (or other meal) every time we come to Mackinaw City, for the past 25 years. Same great service and same great food. And yes, they serve REAL mashed potatoes!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
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
Description
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?