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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, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert

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  • 83
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 10
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  • 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
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The servers were friendly and helpful. They explained what pasties were (basically, they are upside-down pot-pies). We ordered these and enjoyed them for a reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
GregIndiana
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Muncie, Indiana
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Muncie, Indiana
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The servers were friendly and helpful. They explained what pasties were (basically, they are upside-down pot-pies). We ordered these and enjoyed them for a reasonable price.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast great choice of foods quick service great food. Very clean and friendly service easy in and out

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My Lighthouse Cruise was cancelled due to 9-foot swells, so I was wandering along East Central Avenue with time on my hands. I checked out the menu at Cunningham's, and the open-face Whitefish sandwich seemed enticing. The service was great -- as was the price of the whitefish fillet. I skipped the "plate" option and just ordered the open-face sandwich.... More 

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Canton Michigan
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped in early on a cloudy morning & greeted warmly by a great staff. Offered one of their breakfast specials & very pleased. First time at this establishment after years of visiting mac city. Small & cozy yet clean with a little retro feel to it. Homemade marble toast was on my choice from a large selection of breads to... More 

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Edmonton
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I don't travel on my own often so maybe what I experienced at Cunninghams is how solo diners get treated or maybe the very poor service is about bad management. I asked for a window seat..seemed the table I was given was just out of boundary for the good server and in boundary for the one I got. So after... More 

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snowbirds in Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a small family friendly restaurant with good food. Would not have stopped here if not for the recommendation of friends and glad we did.

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Hobart, Indiana
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We found this restaurant on our last day of vacation. Wish it had been sooner! The breakfast was great. The service was very good. waitress was very attentive. The menu was small...but it had all our regular favorites from home....would have loved to have had lunch.....prices were so reasonable....hotels give you a minimal breakfast at best so we were happy... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nothing spectacular about this restaurant. We both had soup and a piece of pie before touring Mackinaw City. Our food was very delicious and the staff was helpful and courteous. I would recommend this place, but if you are looking for something fancy this may not be for you.

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Hamilton, Canada
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

good family restaurant with quick and friendly service. Chicken pasties were good, the beef not so much. Save room for dessert as the pies are also excellent. Looking for a quick stop on the I75 drive through UP michigan, this is the place.

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Alma, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Had to wait for lunch and it was worth it! The whole family each had a pasty. They were delicious. Entire staff was nice and helpful even though they were extremely busy with a line waiting outside. Did not feel rushed at all.

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Additional Information about Cunningham's Family Restaurant

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