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Darrow's Family Restaurant

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301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701f
12314365514
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: American & Family cuisine

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  • 707
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  • 273
    Very good
  • 86
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  • 19
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  • 27
    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
Great breakfasts

We ate here most nornings the week we were in Mackinaw City. The breakfasts were great, wait staff very friendly. I recommend giving them a try.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
snady80
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minnesota
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minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here most nornings the week we were in Mackinaw City. The breakfasts were great, wait staff very friendly. I recommend giving them a try.

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Thank snady80
Cheboygan
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All homemade, local, fresh foods. Never had a bad meal here and we've been eating here for 43 years. The deserts are out of this world, and SO many to choose from. If you see a piece of pie you want, request it before you eat or it will be gone. They are getting to be a bit pricey tho.... More 

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Thank Joanne L
Mt Pleasant
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Had 2 meals. Dinner was exceptional. Had whitefish. Best ever. Breakfast was just ok. Nothing outstanding with breakfast. The wait staff was friendly and efficient

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Thank Diane S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Great American family fare with regional specialties like whitefish, perch and beef pasties. Excellent wait staff and the place is squeaky clean!

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Thank williamandbonnie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

The food up north can leave a lot to be desired at times, especially near the bridge. Darrows offers traditional entrees similar to what most family restaurants offer, what sets them apart is the consistent, reliable experience and service. It is our go to restaurant because we know the food will be prepared properly and the employees will provide timely... More 

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Thank Maranda L
Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We happened to be in town the last night they were open for the season. It was PACKED, with a wait going out the door. We almost turned around, but a gentleman told us we'd better stay because it was worth the wait. We ordered a few different fish dinners and some pie. Pie selection was limited due to the... More 

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Thank TripsWithDogs
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

had breakfast here, nothing special. the service was good, but the meal was just okay. it lacked seasoning or something that would have left me with wanting more.

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Thank Brucep1958
toledo
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We stopped here on our last night in Mackinaw. We had the broasted chicken, white fish and 1 kids meal. Everyone enjoyed their food. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful. We will be back.

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Thank tmttravel_10
Louisville, Kentucky
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The menu has a good variety of selections. Handy to the Holiday Inn Express. The staff is very attentive. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Denny R
Mackinaw City
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Darrow's is outstanding we were in mackinaw for two weeks. The staff is outstanding, very busy place, they kept their composure. We probably ate there about 5 times while we were there. They have a list of homemade pies, and cheesecakes. My favorite was the broasted chicken, and the Butterfinger cheesecake were wonderful. Great prices. The owners were very kind... More 

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Thank Monica H

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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: 12314365514

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

American & Family cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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