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Cunningham's Family Restaurant

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312 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
231-436-8821
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Family Restaurant In A Tourist Trap Area

My wife and I eat at Cunningham's Family Restaurant every time we visit Mackinaw City. While nothing fancy, the food is really good and affordable. Its a family owned restaurant with friendly staff who are very proficient. Plus, the homemade pies are awesome. We've eaten here several times and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2016
Don S
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Charleston, West Virginia
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lincoln
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped in for breakfast post the annual Labor Day Bridge Run. It was incredibly busy with lots of hungry people waiting for seating. Despite the crowd and the busy atmosphere, the staff and servers were top notch--waiting was minimal, staff and servers in good cheer, the food hot and plentiful. We enjoyed our breakfast and Cunningham's... More 

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minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here almost every morning. The food was very good and the wait staff friendly. I would 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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent food, A bit pricey, but it is a tourist town and they feed into it here. Do try the local specialty - whitefish

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Thank Joanne L
Charleston, West Virginia
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63 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

My wife and I eat at Cunningham's Family Restaurant every time we visit Mackinaw City. While nothing fancy, the food is really good and affordable. Its a family owned restaurant with friendly staff who are very proficient. Plus, the homemade pies are awesome. We've eaten here several times and have always had a really good meal. Mackinaw City is a... More 

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Thank Don S
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Staff was very friendly and when they found out it was our anniversary they made the lunch special. We have been here for breakfast and lunch and was good each time. Staff is very friendly and prompt will eat here again!

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Thank Tammy C
Birch Run, Michigan
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

'Nough said. This is a must-stop for breakfast when my wife and I are in Mackinaw. If you like good home cooking with friendly service, you'll love Cunninghams! Don't leave without trying the homemade cinnamon rolls.

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Thank Mark B
Louisville, Kentucky
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Good food; good service and a family atmosphere. Breakfast specials every morning. Very handy to all the shops in Mackinaw City.

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Thank Denny R
ottawa
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

While sight-seeing on Central Avenue, we stopped in at Cunningham’s for lunch. Most family establishments prepare home style meals. We were very disappointed to receive microwaved, pre-prepared food items, that tasted like cardboard. Staff was not very friendly. We would NOT go again.

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Thank justretiredbogo
Penn Yan, New York
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Couldn't decide where to eat, it was bitter cold and wanted to warm up! Fortunately we got there when we did because a whole bus load came in after us. I had the meat loaf. It was delicious but gave you way too much! Had to take the coconut pie to go. You could tell it was truly homemade. Will... More 

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Thank baker1576
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This place was terrible. I understand that this was the end of the season but come on. I paid the money just like everyone else, I feel I deserve at least somewhat similar service. The staff was incredibly rude, they treated us like we were a huge inconvenience. When we sat down the waitress hovered over my wife and waited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 312 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: 231-436-8821

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?