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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 421
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Delicious food

Food is delicious and definitely homemade and fresh. Unfortunately the staff is not very friendly. The hostess was actually yelling at customers who were waiting in line to get into the restaurant for holding the door open.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Michelle S
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Bay City, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

So, the service was one of the worst I've experienced. The restaurant was not very busy, but the server seemed to forget about us as soon as our orders came out. Food didn't taste fresh, either. Poor atmosphere. Next time I'll go to the pizza palace.

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Choctaw, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This place used to be the staple of Mackinaw dinning. Somewhere along the way their food quality dropped, their prices went up, their portion sizes shrunk, and the service turned very poor.

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Bay City, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Food is delicious and definitely homemade and fresh. Unfortunately the staff is not very friendly. The hostess was actually yelling at customers who were waiting in line to get into the restaurant for holding the door open.

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is our second year visiting Mackinaw City. This year we branched out by eating at other eateries so we could compare. Hands down, Darrow's is THE BEST place to dine. We've eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner during our week stay. The fish is out-of-this-world! And unless you can pack away the meal served, you may want to share the... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We always have breakfast here when we are in Mackinac City. Great food, friendly staff, overall great way to start the day.

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Pellston, Michigan
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Food Here Is Great. When I Come The Waiters Are Nice. They Usually Have Conversations With Me. Thanks To The Family!

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Terrace Bay, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My daughter and I were going on a shopping trip to Birch Run and decided to stop here for lunch. We were glad we stopped here. What a nice little surprise, the food was great we both order the whitefish basket. The service was great. I would stop here again.

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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?