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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful atmosphere with consistently good food!

We frequently go to Old City Hall and are always pleased with the friendliness of the staff, the overall atmosphere and consistently good food. Their lunch menu is very creative with lots of different types of sandwiches and salads. The dinner menu is quite nice with the only downside being that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Gretchen C
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Bay City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We frequently go to Old City Hall and are always pleased with the friendliness of the staff, the overall atmosphere and consistently good food. Their lunch menu is very creative with lots of different types of sandwiches and salads. The dinner menu is quite nice with the only downside being that very rarely changes. Specials would be a nice addition.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take your better half for a nice dinner. Atmosphere was quite nice, service was very prompt and food choices and taste were above par. My wife and I were on vacation and asked a local for some dinner options, they highly recommended this place. Apparently, the owner has three restaurants in Bay City, each offering a different... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were very disappointed in our dinner-- stale bread, brown lettuce, and a hot pink sauce burying little chunks of supposed salmon and scallops over soba noodles for the evening's special. What a disappointment after the great reviews!

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This Bar / restaurant has a fabulous atmosphere..it's always busy and they have a great bar menu as well as an awesome dinner menu.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for dinner while staying overnight in Bay City, and wow! What a treat. I had the Jambalaya (excellent, but note it isn't the traditional one you may have had before), he had the steak. Said it was the best steak he'd ever had! Server was terrific, and recommended the creme brulee cheesecake for dessert.... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We sat inside on the bar side for a late dinner. Great service by our waiter and the atmospher was comfortable and inviting. As a clean eater, I would've preferred healthier menu choices but I ended up getting a salad they happily adapted to my likings. Well done!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Was extremely impressed with the food and staff. Will be back on my next trip to Bay City. Was thankful for a great non chain option.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Overall, very pleasant experience. Have to have a reservation for main dining area, or can do first come/first serve in large bar area (many tables). We did the bar. Service was good. Try the Ace Cider...yummy. Of the 3 people at the table, i liked my meal least, but it wasn't bad, just not the best (fish tacos) I've had.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Rode the motorcycle down on a Friday night.easy street parking out front. We sat on the quiet side of the restaurant. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. We split a fillet with a minor up charge of only six dollars it came with two salads fingerling potatoes green beans and the very perfectly cooked fillet. We did not feel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went there with the plan to eat dinner. Nice ambience drinks were overpriced cheese plate was substandard . Changed our minds and went riverfront grille for dinner Best decision we made .

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?