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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 550
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  • 216
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 22
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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
Scrumptious Whitefish!

We stopped in this past weekend at Darrow's around 730p. To my amazement, but not really totally surprised there was still a waiting line. We waited approximately 30 mins & we're finally seated. I had the broiled whitefish & my husband the fried fish platter. It was absolutely worth the wait & just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Detroit, Michigan
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We stopped in this past weekend at Darrow's around 730p. To my amazement, but not really totally surprised there was still a waiting line. We waited approximately 30 mins & we're finally seated. I had the broiled whitefish & my husband the fried fish platter. It was absolutely worth the wait & just pure delicious. The portions in this family... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Dinner was excellent as was the service. Four of us ordered the white fish and it was perfect. My son tried the chicken and told us it was also excellent. The desserts are all amazing. Darrows is worth the wait.

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Lille
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sometimes, you just don't want something unexpected, good or bad. This is what Darrow's delivers to the locals or the occasional traveler. Clean place with cheerful waiters and good comfort food. Will return.

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Windsor, Ontario
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Had dinner with my husband and another couple...it's very much of a family atmosphere. Line up was out the door when we got there, behind perhaps 10 parties, but the wait was maybe 20 minutes. Server was ok, just busy. Food was delicious and very reasonable priced...and the pies are to die for! Would love to go back and try... More 

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Beachwood, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Food was fair and they were out of a lot of items, including pies. They charge for more than one refill of soda.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

After camping at Straits State Park for several days, this was our last meal in the Straits area before heading home. There was a 10-15 minute wait but the line moved quite quickly. My wife and I had the broiled and parmesan crusted whitefish respectively and both were excellent. We also shared an oatmeal butterscotch pie. The kids ordered a... More 

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Fairfax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great meal and a MUST stop when in town. My girlfriend and I couldn't decide on the pie or cheesecake so, we shared a slice of pie and got a piece of cheesecake to go! Great service and overall "home style " restaurant.

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Northville, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

From scratch food & great service!! The breakfast is fresh, abundant & a value!! Highly recommend the French Toast & Pancakes. Omelets are a great choice as well. If you want Pie, well this is the spot!! The selection is amazing and so scrumptious !!

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Not many restaurants in Mackinaw City get good reviews on TripAdvisor. When I saw this one, I remembered eating breakfast here several years ago after a wedding weekend on the island. I remembered the breakfast being really good, so we decided to try it again. We had dinner here first and my broiled whitefish was amazing. My husband had vegetable... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was well worth the 15-20 minute wait! Mad props to the wait staff for staying calm, cool, and collected while being jam-packed! My parents and I were truly impressed with our meals and service. I ordered the Traditional Whitefish and my parents ordered the Parmesan Crusted Whitefish and Breaded Jumbo Shrimp. All the meals were fabulous! No complaints at... More 

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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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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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