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Darrow's Family Restaurant

301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701f
231-436-5514
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Peebles, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was our last and best meal in Mackinaw City. I highly recommend the meatloaf and the lemon meringue pie. The portions are quite large. You won't leave hungry! Worth the wait in line!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was looking for a place to eat having returned from the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island. Naturally I went to my mobile Trip Advisor and sure enough, it said the restaurant right down the block was number 1. Darrow's. We gave it a try and were delighted with the food and the service. I had the fried whitefish, my... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Ate her with my family on our way out of town. Clean, service was fast and friendly. Pancakes were great, eggs and homemade biscuits were good too! We left full and happy with the service we had. I would go back.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch during a recent trip around Lake Michigan. Service was good and so were the burgers. Too bad there weren't more gluten-free options. When you're passing through and need a clean reasonably priced place for lunch, stop here.

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Mackinaw City, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Hostess was very short - not welcoming at all. Have never felt as rushed (felt like we were being pushed through). Food was ok, but prices were a little high (sandwiches and burgers start around $10). The restaurant doesn't have an adequate waiting area. If you're going with a family, consider going before 5 pm. That's when the lines start... More

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Family of six, had late lunch here, place was kind of quiet. Excellent service from our waitress, who was funny, friendly and helped with dinner suggestions. The pie is fantastic. would drive back for just the pie. Will come back later in day to try the dinner specials.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited Darrows twice on our vacation last week. I will say that our first visit far surpassed the second one. On the first visit our waitress was helpful, friendly and attentive. She made great recommendations and made us feel welcome. The second visit, our waitress was rude and abrupt. She gave the impression that we were an inconvenience to... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was the worst food of the trip. Fish had no taste. Ruben sandwich was not a try Ruben. Wait staff were friendly, poor food experience

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visit Darrow's at least once a year and it's a fun place to be with family, but the restaurant itself is a bit overrated. I love the pies. The long waits to get in and the simple plating stop me from giving a 5 out of 5.

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Newaygo, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had a late lunch here around 3 p.m. on a Saturday. The place was packed even at that hour, but we were seated and waited on quickly. We appreciated the varied menu -- fish and other entrees, a good assortment of sandwiches (hot and cold) and comfort food, e.g. turkey dinner with real mashed potatoes. Although I didn't order... More

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