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Darrow's Family Restaurant

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301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701f
231-436-5514
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 616
    Excellent
  • 236
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Soooooo good!

The best place in town by a mile. Make sure you get some pie. All the other restaurants were scrappy tourist traps. We found this place through trip advisor and were so happy! Definitely will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Troy S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The best place in town by a mile. Make sure you get some pie. All the other restaurants were scrappy tourist traps. We found this place through trip advisor and were so happy! Definitely will be back.

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Concord
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic pies and fish!!! A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for in this town. Right by Ft. Michilimacinac which was amazing.

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Warren, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Darrow's has got to be the most fabulous restaurant in all of Mackinaw City. It is slightly off the beaten path so make sure you ask for directions or you might not find it. The food portions are huge and everything is home cooked and prepared fresh while you wait. I recommend either the Parmesan Encrusted White Fish or the... More 

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Galway, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat. Large portions, and I strongly recommend the Walleye or White fish dinner. A tip, when you go in pick your pie for desert or you may find that when you finish dinner it's all gone. This place is noted for its fantastic pies.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Busy busy busy but well worth the wait. Waitress was friendly and patient even though they were packed. Food was tasty and reasonable

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a not to be missed local place to dine. It's home cooking at its best. Don't be put off by the long lines; they move very fast. Not only that, but your order arrives very quickly, too. The whitefish is fresh and awesome!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Whitefish was very good. Also, loved the slice of homemade pie. Be prepared to wait about 30 mins, at dinner time.

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Effingham, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went to eat lunch at 2:30 and restaurant was still busy but we didn't have to wait for a table. Ordered the grilled bacon chicken sandwich and it was very good. Service was excellent. We were full but got 2 pieces of pie to go. The only negative comment is they need a bigger restroom for the number of... More 

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Delicious home style meals. No alcohol if that's important to you. All four of us enjoyed our meals and the pies were great! It's just a short walk from the Holiday Inn Express.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I stopped here to get some slices of pie and I ordered 7 for my friends and family and it came out to $27 dollars and some odd cents for some slices of pie. I would be scared to see what a whole pie cost. Traci the cashier was very rude and showed no enthusiasm towards the customers checking out.... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?