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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (19 reviews)
“escargot” (5 reviews)
“lake perch” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8646 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467-6732
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Bank offers a nice selection of sandwiches for lunch. Service was attentive and friendly. The chicken gyro was tasty, although not particularly authentic from a flavor standpoint. They offer homemade potato chips that are reportedly wonderful. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place but needs some ambiance. When you walk in you expect to see remnants of a bank and it was a little disappointing. The food is a little high but it was tasty. 3 friends went and we each purchased something different. I had...More

Thank Chrisjim32
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If I could rate service & food separately this rating would be much different. Food would get a 4, service a 1 :( Our friends were excited to take us to this place and we were all disappointed in the end. Our server was not...More

Thank Krickens2
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We went there on a Sunday and were lucky that we made a reservation the day before since a lot of people went there for brunch on Sunday. The menu presents a huge amount of brunch possibilities and they also offer a good Bloody Mary....More

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here several times when staying on our boat in Port Sanilac. We had burgers, a gyro, a wrap and their chips and onion rings here on Saturday and everything was delicious. We ate outside and loved looking over at the Art Fair with...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Renting a home near Caseville. Drove the 18 miles to Port Austin to have lunch. Reuben was huge and very tasty. California Pizza just enough for mt wife. Wine was reasonable. Not very crowded, as their summer season is just about over. Definitely worth a...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after our 3 hour kayak trip so we're had really worked up an appetite. Beautiful building, professional staff and excellent food. We were greeted and seated quickly. Our beverage order was taken quickly and served with equal quickness. Our food...More

Thank Jirasela
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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 12 August 2017 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 7 August 2017

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
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Cheryl R
9 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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