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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 97
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  • 82
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always eat here when in Mackinac City.

Reasonably price. Always have broiled whitefish-so fresh and cooked to perfection. Friendly, effiecient staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
980Robin
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Reasonably price. Always have broiled whitefish-so fresh and cooked to perfection. Friendly, effiecient staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a very good local dinning restaurant that will give you a good taste of the local taste of Michigan, from the fantastic "whitefish" from our great lake superior to the fresh made "pasties" that are like meat pies, to the wonderful homemade desserts. They also serve wine as well. Friendly, family style atmosphere. Not too stuffy. Right on... More 

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Corydon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A pastie is a tasty dish local to the area. It is similar in appearance to a pot pie but surprisingly different. The gravy is served seperately. Our party tried the beef and the chicken pastie and found ithem to be delicious. Its a cozy little home style feeling restaurant with friendly faces. I tried the Rhubarb Pie and it... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We ate there with our boys(9 and 12), service was good but food was about average. My wife had the Whitefish and it was excellent. I had the "Homemade" meatloaf and it was not very good, probably made prior and reheated. I had cheesy potato soup and it was lukewarm. Service was good though so that saved the rating.

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Never seen anything quite like this place. Menu says "prices subject to change without notice." Only 1 free refill on soft drinks, a plate sharing fee for a family restaurant to "cover the cost of silverware", a credit card service fee is added, and other exclusions and exceptions. The food was below average and service was slow. Won't make the... More 

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Alma, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We try to stop here every time we are in mackinaw. Nice friendly enviroment. Even when busy employees treat customers well.

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Northville, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Staff was really friendly, that is where the pros end. My toasted tuna bread was burned, my daughter's well done steak was really pink/red inside and had to be cooked more. Other dinner was ground meat that was really pink inside. There are so many places to eat right in town, choose somewhere else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great choice for dinner carryout! Diner style of building! We had the meatloaf dinner, and the perch! Both great choices at a fair price! Will return!

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was there with my 4 kids and we had a great experience. Great wait staff, good food, reasonable prices, and speedy service.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Down home cooking. Heavier foods and meals, including pasties. Not much on the salads and wraps, but they have an excellent soup with cabbage.

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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: 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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