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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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Loved this place! My husband and I consulted TripAdvisor for Mackinaw City restaurant recommendations, and this was highly rated, so we thought we'd give it a shot. It was busy when we arrived, but the line moved fast. My husband ordered the meatloaf and I had the roast beef--both excellent. We also each had a slice of pie--I had dutch... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

every time we go to Mackniaw we eat dinner here. This time it was Turkey for me. The turkey was great and big pieces. The turkey gravy has great taste. The stuffing is nothing like my wife's so that may not be fair but it was like there were no spices or onion or celery. Very bland. My wife had... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Janette made us feel welcome and the food was wonderful. We had a 25 minute wait but it was well worth it. This is a must stop for mackinaw visitors.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We've been dining at Darrow's almost every year when we either stay in Mackinac or are passing through, for at least 15 years or more. Unfortunately, the past few visits we have found that their prices seem to be slowly creeping up and their food quality is not like what it used to be. Their soups are usually excellent, the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Ate dinner there and they have the best white fish around. Everyone is so friendly and the prices are very reasonable. Homemade pies are to die for.

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Haslett, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have eaten here every time we have come to Mackinaw City. This year we brought our 10 month old twins and my mom. The restaurant really is a gem. Our waitress was so sweet. The food was delicious and got to us quickly and the pie was the best part! I can't say enough good things... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Service was excellent, food was freshly prepared, and the atmosphere was inviting and friendly! All of us loved our meals! It completed a great day!

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Littleton, CO
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124 reviews 124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Good lunch place, away from the touristy part of town. The fried fish was excellent and the homemade pies were outstanding. Friendly service also.

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Buchanan, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We ate here for dinner, and really had some great food. Everything is made from scratch, and the Cream of Asparagus soup was really fantastic. The pies were amazing, and I'm sure we will come back someday. Although the line was nearly out the door, it moved quickly and totally worth the wait. We spoke to some friendly locals while... More

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Wixom, Michigan, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Ate here for both dinner and breakfast. Dinner good; broasted chicken with an overly seasoned dressing. Service good. Son had a burger as we had o'd' on fish in the UP but from what I saw at the tables around us; fish must have been excellent. Breakfast not so happy about. Served until 11:00, we were seated at 11:03. Kitchen... More

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