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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Coney-style restaurant

My husband and I ate breakfast at Cunningham's a couple times while vacationing in Mackinaw City. It reminds me of a basic Coney restaurant which is exactly what we were looking for. It's a little pricey like everything in Mackinaw, but overall reasonable compared to some others. Service is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
MRM1979
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I liked how this place looked like an old school family restaurant, however the charm stopped there. The fish is not fresh...it's just frozen and the pasties are precooked and microwaved! Our waitress was rude and never even checked on us to fill waters or anything. We had to find her to get our bill. To top it all off,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Pleasantly surprised, tried this restaurant for first time and found food outstanding. TRY THE CHILI. It is the best. Only warning is that if you use credit card they charge you like .00039880 percent. Usually between 1-2 dollars extra to use credit card. Food is great and prices in line for tourist area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

On my vacation in Mackinaw my girlfriend, who is a resident of Mason and regularly trips up to Mackinaw suggested having dinner at Cunningham's. At first I was a bit iffy....but that was until my plate of meatloaf and mashed potatoes and WOW is all I can say! The portion was large and generous and aside from my mom's meatloaf... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

First day I just stopped in for tea and the service was warm and friendly. The 2nd night when our original plans didn't pan out, we headed over to this diner. Snagged a table right away. We had been trying to find a place to eat for over an hour that didn't have a wait time. I had the whitefish... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Went to this restaurant on the recommendation of our local tour guide. We went for lunch and they were very busy but waitress was rude, took our order, brought our food and never returned. She never brought the water I requested, finally ask the busboy to get me some water which he did. Wish we had eaten some place else.

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went here for breakfast . Had the "homemade" cinnamon roll , it was cold and had the tiniest bit of frosting . Old hash browns . Average pie . Nothing special . and oddly expensive ?? Is everything in this town overpriced ?

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Detroit, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I ate breakfast at Cunningham's a couple times while vacationing in Mackinaw City. It reminds me of a basic Coney restaurant which is exactly what we were looking for. It's a little pricey like everything in Mackinaw, but overall reasonable compared to some others. Service is good, food is pretty good, place is very clean. My basic... More 

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Okawville
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stopped for dinner while on vacation and enjoyed their baked whitefish special. The food was very good and fresh locally. The restaurant atmosphere was nothing special and the waitress service was good. The prices were geared for the tourist trade and a little high. Considering the restaurant competition in the area, you could find dinner at more reasonable price,... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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220 reviews 220 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This restaurant uses a 'bait and switch' method of adding cost to your meal. Upon paying the bill, I noticed an additional surcharge. The cashier pointed to a little sign on the counter by the register that said that a .03 surcharge would be added to the cost of a meal if a credit card was used. I understand covering... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The is a family restaurant. Food was good but in my opinion it is a bit pricey. They do have daily specials and a large menu

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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?