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Obrien's Restaurant

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320 S. Morenci, @ Mio Songbird Motel, Mio, MI
+1 989-826-5547
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

I was reading the Oscoda County Herald when I noticed the advertisement that said O'Brien's was open again for the winter months on Thursday through Saturdays and on holidays. Believe me we have missed you! It just hasn't been the same for birthdays, Mother's Day , Father's Day, etc! For those occasions we try some other nice restaurants but it... More 

1 Thank Julie K
Mio, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

This is a small family-owned-and-operated establishment. It is a great place to eat, but they have limited hours. Call in advance...they accept reservations.

2 Thank Nic36_13
White Lake, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

I can't believe we stumbled across this place in Mio! It truly was like being at the best Irish B&B and being served the most delicious dinner. The staff was amazing-we loved the family owned and run aspect of it. The food was incredibly prepared. We had a little guy with us with very picky eating habits (9) and they... More 

2 Thank Allana M
Mio, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

What a great staff and atsmopherre. Excellent range of dinner options, uniquely prepared. All around just a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Corrina V
Whittemore, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Wow! Your first impression will be "is this a restaurant? its so small", but then you will be warmly welcomed by Betty as you walk in the door, and you will think, "my, what a charming, cozy place". We had our Christmas party here, a small group, with our own little private room, all nicely decorated for Christmas. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Ronnie97
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

If you go out to eat looking for fabulous food - you have found it. If you go out to eat but are regularly disappointed because the cooking at home is better - then this family restaurant is for you. The owner cooks the food and the family serves it. We were a party of four and everyone enjoyed a... More 

Thank Janene P
West Branch, MI
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

I live about 30 miles south of the restaurant and have driven by it many times but never stopped. I was looking for some place different to take my mother on Mother's Day and chose O'Briens. I looked it up on here first for reviews. I was very pleased. The food was excellent and the service was great. The basket... More 

1 Thank Kathy R
Luzerne, Michigan
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

This place looks like some little hole in the wall hotel/restaurant, but it is a very nice place to eat. Great quality food and service.

Thank thek5king
Warsaw, Indiana
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

This restaurant surprised us. It seems like it should resemble a diner, but actually it was quite fancy, like a tea room. There were lace tablecloths. We were there for dinner. Were served soup, a relish tray, and homemade breads, with flavored butters. Our entree was yummy too. The waitstaff was very friendly.

1 Thank Diane P
alger, mi
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

We read about this restaurant on TA and wanted to try it for our own experience. We found an excellent experience with another couple. We were the only ones at the restaurant that night - however; reservations are requested because you just never know.............and it is tiny and quaint. The varied relish dish was a reminder of my Pennsylvania Dutch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S. Morenci, @ Mio Songbird Motel, Mio, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mio
  • Phone Number: +1 989-826-5547

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