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Old City Hall Restaurant

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814 Saginaw St, Bay City, MI 48708-5613
+1 989-892-4140
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cool atmosphere, ok food!

Stopped in for lunch today after reading reviews. Friendly and efficient wait staff, great ambience, average to good food. Good beer selection. Bonus, the corned beef for the Reuben Sandwich was quite delicious. I wouldn't rush back, but I wouldn't avoid it either. Bartender dropped the "F-bomb... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dennis L
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today after reading reviews. Friendly and efficient wait staff, great ambience, average to good food. Good beer selection. Bonus, the corned beef for the Reuben Sandwich was quite delicious. I wouldn't rush back, but I wouldn't avoid it either. Bartender dropped the "F-bomb" several times within earshot, unprofessional to say the least.

Helpful?
Thank Dennis L
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Dennis...I'm sorry to hear that your visit didn't live up to the standards we try to keep. You're absolutely right about the lack of professionalism. Would you mind telling me when you were in so that we can address this behavior with the bartender? We pride ourselves on the food and service we provide so it's disappointing when we fall... More 

Royal Oak, Michigan
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everybody we spoke to recommended this restaurant and the reviews here on Trip Advisor were great, too. Unfortunately, Service was 'missing in action' for the entire meal and I was served undercooked chicken. We can see the potential this restaurant has, because (when the server was present, at the beginning and end of dinner), she was quite pleasant, as were... More 

Helpful?
Thank ROtraveler1
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to let us know about our visit to Old City Hall. I'm very sorry to hear that your experience didn't go as well as it should have. It goes without saying that serving raw chicken is NOT something we take lightly. And as a restaurant with a consistently high level of customer... More 

Bay City, Michigan
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old City Hall offers a wide variety of menu choices, a great beer/wine selection and they have a fantastic waitstaff! Wonderful place to meet friends.

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Thank Philip P
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Philip...thanks very much for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We're always happy to hear that people think we're going a good job! Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I only give it three stars cause its really expensive average food. Gatsbys around the corner has a better stake and it cost less.

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Thank WhiteSideOut
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at Old City Hall. We genuinely strive to provide the highest levels of service and quality food and are disappointed when we fall short. Again, thank you for comments. More 

Bay City, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for ambiance, a varied menu (scrumptious!), excellent wines and a "sure, I can do that" bartender, and probably running into at least one other you may not have seen in quite sometime. ..THIS is where you should be!

Helpful?
Thank katherines703
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words! We strive to provide our guests with a great experience so it's really helpful when people take the time to let us know how we are doing. Thanks for coming in to see us. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you're looking for great food, outstanding service and great atmosphere this is the place. Major thanks to (little) Sarah Carlisle, she was amazing and went out of her way to take care of her customers. Definitely recommend. AAA+++ Paula - Backsplash Innovations

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Thank Paula B
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Paula! Thanks very much for the great review. We are always happy to hear when people enjoy their visit to Old City Hall so thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Happy holidays and we hope to see you soon! More 

Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Cool old downtown building, good food, good service; they have a good selection of beers and I've found the service to be friendly. The food on the multiple occasions I've eaten there has been excellent... I'd much prefer to go to a place like this when I come home to a chain place

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Thank dweiss11
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and spending some time with us at Old City Hall and for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Happy holidays from everyone at Old City Hall! More 

Bay City, Michigan
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend came to OCH a couples days ago for our first time. We are both 25, but dress and act very professional. First off we walk in and were very confused because there is no sign saying we're to go. What side is the bar and what side is the dining area. Or wether to seat ourselves... More 

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Thank aruba11344
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at Old City Hall. Can I ask you to provide details of exactly when you were in the restaurant? I'd like to look into this further, as this falls far short of the level of service that we strive to provide. Again, I apologize for your experience and if... More 

Chesterfield, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

If your looking for an excellent meal with a great atmosphere in Bay City, the Old City Hall restaurant is the place. My wife and I had a great meal, staff was friendly and professional. I had fish and my wife had beef and both were cooked to perfection. We highly recommend Old City Hall Restaurant. Reservations should be made.

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Thank Bill-Beverly
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Bill & Beverly...thank you very much for your review. I'm really glad to hear that you both enjoyed your meals. We strive to provide the best food and service that we can, so it's really helpful when people take a minute to let us know how we're doing. Thanks for stopping in and we hope to see you again soon!... More 

Zeeland, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Walked down from our B&B, which recommended it for dinner. Not much to look at from the outside, but it's huge and rustic inside. I had the Jambalaya and thought it was excellent. The wine and beer list is lengthy and with some very good selections. Everything we ate there from appetizer to dessert was enjoyable. The service was friendly,... More 

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1 Thank SaverioAl
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi! My apologies for the slow response, but I apparenlty didn't get an e-mail to let me know you had left a review. I just wanted to say thank you for stopping in to Old City Hall. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We strive to do our best for our customers, so it means a lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 814 Saginaw St, Bay City, MI 48708-5613
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-892-4140

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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