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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, 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
Laguna Hills, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Nice family restaurant recommended by our hotel. Food is good and not "touristy" as is most of Mackinaw City. Wait staff is very friendly and helpful. YOU MUST SAVE ROOM FOR THE PIE. Tip: if you want the banana cream pie come in as close to 11:00 am as possible...it is usually gone by dinner time. Dutch cherry and Dutch... More

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Suttons Bay, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

In a town with more than its share of junk food emporiums and restaurants serving bad food, this restaurant stands out head and shoulders above the rest. A great menu, super service and best of all, great, well prepared, quality meals. Who could ask for more in a tourist town? There's a good reason that those "in the know" line... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Family priced and good food. The local fish is the best. They also have a full family menu. A local recommended this restaurant and I was not disappointed.

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Akron
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The place is always packed, with locals as well as tourists. That should say enough. The portions are generous & the wait staff is very friendly & helpful. The night we visited, the special was the fishermans platter. We asked about it, and our waitress actully brought a platter by our table as she delivered it to another customer. We... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We found this hidden away restaurant quite by accident, and what a find it was. Every time we go to or thru Mackinaw City, we stop at Darrow's Everything we have eaten has been so great. The meat is so tender, the mashed potatoes are Real, not from a box, and they have really good deserts. It is like eating... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is a must stop for meal when in the area. In fact we planned the initial leg of our trip on stopping here for lunch! Great homemade food at a fair price. I love their midwest hot turkey sandwich. Reminds me of turkey manhattens from years ago.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The food was very tasty, servers were very friendly, service was prompt. Excellent choice! Go early for dinner hour!

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Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This place never disappoints. Good food and good service. This place is always this way, very consistent. Give them a try. We will definitely go again, it's one of our favorite places.

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Auburn, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a great whitefish sandwich. It was fresh and really good. Service was quick, even though we had to wait a little bit to get seated. Overall just an excellent place with fresh comfort food!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had the whitefish sandwich & bacon cheeseburger with mashed potatoes & onion rings. It was all stellar. Whitefish was flaky & delicious. The burger delicious. Homemade mashed potatoes & gravy didn't disappoint. Onion rings were light & crispy. The service was fast, friendly & efficient. We had to stand in line out the door but the line moved quickly.... More

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