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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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speingfield missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This resteraunt is on the other side of the bridge from town and was very busy Sunday lunch. However of the e places we ate, it was our least favorite. Service was good but we did not care for the food as much.

Thank Marilyn S
Grandville, Michigan
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here before crossing the bridge. We were hungry and had our food in under 10minutes which was awesome. We each had whitefish, I had original and my husband had the Cajun. Both were great. We split a piece of Dutch apple pie..... So good. I have to say we probably stop again on the way... More 

1 Thank JCLacy13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We had a great meal here! We started with an order of onion rings, one should get them. Our meals were 2 traditional fried whitefish and a Cajun whitefish. Thery were excellent and very large. The meals come with 2 sides dishes. Our sides were mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet and tangy Cole slaw, and creamy Cole slaw. We ended... More 

1 Thank Andrew B
Harvey, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Had breakfast and dinner at Darrow's Family Restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere. Friendly staff and very attentive. Would recommend it to anyone that loves pie, they make them fresh daily and have a great assortment!

1 Thank marty480
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Excellent food and service. The fish was fresh and the dessert so delicious. A friendly and warm environment for dinning.

1 Thank Carlos A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Greeted and promptly seated. Waitress gathered drinks and took food orders. Cream of Mushroom soup was very flavorful and filled with sauted mushrooms and the broth was homemade. Sandwiches arrived piping hot. The tomatoes, bacon and cheese sandwich was fantastic. The Reuben was thick and yummy! Onion rings were homemade and very tasty. Waitress was very attentive but not overbearing.... More 

1 Thank Lori B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Went in for a couple pieces of pie to go. Paid $8 for a Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake and a Chocolate Cream Pie. It was completely worth the money. I used a 10% off coupon I got through Yelp. I would definitely come back to try the food, comfortable looking atmosphere, and of course the desert.

1 Thank Cameron L
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We were never greeted at the door even though 3 employees lounged around by the check out counter just a few feet from where we stood. Waitresses passed by to and from the kitchen but none of them acknowledged that we were even waiting. After 10 minutes, we left. This has happened before to us there, but we thought we... More 

1 Thank Jan C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The food was good and the portions were more than ample. I loved the onion rings! I had an awesome grilled cheese with tomato and bacon. Unfortunately, no room for dessert.

Thank Faye K
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

First time at Darrow's family restaurant in Mackinaw City,Mi. Great looking place on the outside,once inside very clean, the atmosphere is nautical with pictures of lighthouses along the walls and wooden boats thru out. Also two birch bark canoes hanging from the walls. Very authentic looking. Now for the food I had broasted chicken with real mashed potatoes and stuffing.It... More 

1 Thank Peggy Ann K

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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
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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?