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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Glad we left other place & came here. Good food, friendly staff. A little on the small side so timing is everything.

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Millersburg, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Even though we are local, we love to go to this restaurant. Their whitefish is incredible. My only complaint against them is that their restaurant is so popular that the wait times in the summer are beyond brutal. I almost wish they would expand to accommodate all the people that like to eat there. Nothing over the top fancy or... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

After looking at the TA reviews and being referred to this restaurant by some of the locals as "best in town", I tried it. First night showed up at 5:45 and encountered a long line out the door and into the parking lot. No reservations accepted. So, OK, went back the next night a 5 Pm and only had to... More 

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GRAND RAPIDS
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

When heading to the U.P. or back down, we usually stop here to fuel up. Great food and desserts. We've had just about everything on the menu, and you can't go wrong. But be prepared to wait in line if you're there at lunch or dinner times as you will wait 15-30 minutes, and some times the line heads out... More 

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L'Anse, MI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Oct. 18, 2014. Off the chart wonderful. Great staff, Fast service and fantastic food as always. We had a group of 54 and we were in, fed and out in no time. I highly recommend.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had the local favorite, "pastie" and soup. It was fine. Appeared to be a local recipe and cooking. Service was awesome. It's always nice to get away from the tourist crowds and be pleased with a local fare. Very good, must do place.

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Delton, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Only open from early May to mid Oct. Just across the street. Fresh local fish, all food is made from scratch. The place is clean & service is good!

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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The place was nice, and crowded. Service and the food quality was nothing to write home about. Pricier menu when compared to other places. However, there are not too many choices in the area. The food was rating on this site was too high compared to what we found.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It was just white bread before the meal. Fish was good. Peanut butter pie was no good. Server was great, very friendly.

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Newnan, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Best food of our vacation! The Lake Michigan whitefish was awesome and all the sides were excellent...don't leave without dessert!! Worth the calories! There was a short wait on a Monday night but worth it! Amazing food at very reasonable prices. Friendly, efficient wait staff.

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Additional Information about Darrow's Family Restaurant

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

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