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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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
Greenland NH
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us from people who had been visiting the area for many years. When I asked where they liked to eat they said Darrow's. They said they had the best food including the whitefish that we both ordered. If we were going to have been in the area longer we would have gone back to sample... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There is nothing fancy about the restaurant, so I was a little hesitant. I am so glad I went in to eat. The food is fantastic. Our waiter, Chris, was fabulous. He was very patient and always pleasant. The fish was so fresh and seasoned just right. AND the PIES! Wow. They had just about every kind you could think... More

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Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went here twice, once for breakfast and once for dinner. On both occasions, we found the service and food to be excellent. The whitefish was as advertised. We didn't try the pies because we were full but they sure looked awesome.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were heading south off the Mackinac Bridge on our way farther south so wanted an easy restaurant to reach on that side. Darrow's is it. Just happened to come across it after taking the first exit. Service was fast and friendly. Just had the usual breakfast but it was good and came promptly with the friendly waitress. Prices didn't... More

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St. Johns, MI
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The food is fresh and delicious. The waitress is very friendly. 4 berry pie is the one must try, the fried Cod fish is sooo good.

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Lansing
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

They are usually busy so we had to wait a few minutes but it is always worth it. I ordered the fried White fish with mash potatoes and gravy. I got a huge piece of fish. It was hot and delicious so were the homemade mash potatoes. I have ate there before and their soups are delicious too. Make sure... More

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Canton, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Good breakfast here -- I had the corned beef hash, my husband the farmers omelette, and my son the pancakes. Very generous portions served extremely promptly. A lot of locals must visit this place; I heard many servers talk to their table about their usual and use their first names. I always think that's a great sign. There's an extensive... More

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Mackinaw City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The food here is average as well as the service but their pies are the best thing about the place. My grandmother absolutely loves it but I find it over rated. The restaurant does get very busy with lines out the door. So other people must love it.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

When we travel to Mackinac Island/Mackinaw City, we plan our trip around eating at Darrow's. The local flyers haven't listed it, but the locals told us about it and it's great. The line will be out the door, but it moves quickly and it's worth the wait. Their whitefish is my favorite, and although we're not dessert eaters, when we're... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Don't get me wrong, if you are looking for good and plentiful food, this is a great choice. Prices were 25% higher than what you would find outside of Mackinac though. If you go, get the cream of asparagus soup, awesome!

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