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Darrow's Family Restaurant

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301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701f
231-436-5514
Today
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 435
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  • 183
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 17
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  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Full of rules, but food is good

The place has a bunch of rules and does not serve any alcohol, but the food is well prepared. Server could've been in a little better mood, but the apple pie made up for everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
vivianmh2014
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Midland, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Midland, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The place has a bunch of rules and does not serve any alcohol, but the food is well prepared. Server could've been in a little better mood, but the apple pie made up for everything.

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Muskegon County, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great place for a great meal. White fish and perch are both great dinners. You have to save room for desert or take a piece of pie home with you.

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CEDAR SPRINGS
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The waitress was rude to us right from the minute she came to our table. The hamburg my wife order was dried, nearly burned and so tough it was like trying to eat jerky. The waitress never offer refills. For the price of the food and the horrible waitress save your money and go somewhere else to eat.

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Bozeman, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food was large portions, not expensive and came out very quickly. For three hungry travelers it was fantastic. A little bit out of the way but so worth the extra few minutes. Service was great, food was great, and we left very full.

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Canton, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had the whitefish and coconut creme pie. The pie was incredible and alone was worth the visit. Long line during meal hours but it moves pretty fast. Definitely would visit again.

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Midland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Located just on the western side of I-75 in Mackinaw City away from the hordes and typical tourist places. I had the drive inn burger- big double patty burger loaded with toppings of your choice. Opted for apple sauce over fries. Menu has a ton of food choices including much comfort food and the typical kid's menu. Staff is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Loved this place, reasonable and good food!! You won't be disappointed!! Apparently they are known for having good pie and I would agree, the pecan pie was awesome!

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

You can tell a restaurant is good when the parking lot is FULL!!! WE arrived just after 7pm and the place was busy and slowly emptied. The waitress was very nice in explaining to us what white fish was and so on. The food was amazing and I am in the food industry so my standards are high. Fresh batter,... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in due to the friendly reviews from our hotel staff We were not disappointed burgers were great but make sure to leave room for the desert Excellent pie!!!!

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Au Train, MI
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stopped for a quick lunch while travelling through the area. We had never stopped here before, even though we go by here once a month. Our loss! We will make this a regular stop. We both had the raspberry vinaigrette salad with grilled, cranberries and pecans. They were really good...large enough to share so we each had half of a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701f
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: 231-436-5514

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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