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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place to go when downtown

Has a quaint atmosphere and the dinners are of high quality and a good wine selection with a fine list of different Craft beers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
rsteimel s
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Bay City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bay City, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Has a quaint atmosphere and the dinners are of high quality and a good wine selection with a fine list of different Craft beers.

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Bay City, MI
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love their Thai lettuce wraps. They have a 1/2 wine night in the bar starting at 5:00pm on Tuesday. It really is a good deal. Need to get there early because the bar fills up quickly.

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Bay City, Michigan
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I went here for lunch. This place has an upscale feel. Beautiful old building, which is typical of Bay City and something we appreciate. We were there on a Saturday afternoon, there were probably 7 other tables. Our waiter was not the greatest and food took more than a half hour. It was excellent food, however. Portions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place has a great atmosphere and is warm, comfortable, and welcoming! The staff is friendly and Old City Hall attracts a fantastic crowd too!

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Bay City, Michigan
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went to Old City Hall for New Years Eve with friends. Got there early to watch football and have a few drinks and appetizers. They have quite a few craft beers on tap as well as quite a few craft beers in bottles. Had the cheese tray and Calamari. Both were excellent. After a couple hours we decided we should... More 

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North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a pleasant surprise to find this little gem. It seems rare anymore to find a restaurant with good food, good atmosphere and great service. This is it. There were 8 of us and every person was happy with their food and service. The décor is so interesting, you'll want to linger. The service was fantastic. Very attentive waiters (who... More 

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Atlanta
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We tried this restaurant because it was a short walk from our hotel and are glad we went. It was Friday night and we did not have a reservation, but only waited about 10 minutes in the spacious bar. I had tuna and my partner beef medallions. Both were very good and the beef was cooked perfectly. They had crab... More 

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments!! If you are ever in the area we would love to have you return!! Tony Jeske General Manager Old City Hall Restaurant American Kitchen Restaurant tonyjeske@oldcityhallrestaurant.com More 

Smyrna, Tennessee
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stopped here for lunch. The menu is limited, but had several good lunch offerings. We were in a group of six, and we got our drink orders in, but waited a good while before our server came back to take our food orders. Once the food was delivered, our server never returned until we were all finished and had... More 

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ken, Thank you for your comments and I apologize for the service issues. I see you were just passing through so I deeply apologize we did not make a good first impression. If you are in the area please feel free to contact me personally and I will take very good care of you and show we are a... More 

Bay City, MI
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If your looking for a great nigt out with friends or a romatic evening with a loved one... I suggest going to OCH!!! They truly are a GEM in the Bay area. I not only eat here at the more "fine dinig" but they have a great restaurant called American Kitchen as well with lots of grwat choices!

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your great review!! If I may assist you in any way please feel free to contact me personally. Tony Jeske General Manager Old City Hall Restaurant American Kitchen Restaurant 989-493-9359 Cell 989-892-4140 Restaurant tonyjeske@oldcityhallrestaurant.com More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've have been to this restaurant three times now. I came here with my family for my birthday, dinner with a girlfriend and a private wedding party. Each visit was disappointing. The menu doesn't have much of a selection. If you have picky eaters (my family) with you, don't bother bringing them. This restaurant is for people that more of... More 

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Tony J, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

I Thank You for taking the time to share your comments. I did want to let you know that the temperatures of steaks are the same for large parties such as the one you were at. This is agreed upon from the host of the party, but I do apologize to you for that misunderstanding. The father of the party... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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