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'Neath the Birches

14277 N Mackinaw Hwy, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231 436 5401
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Ranked #23 of 46 restaurants in Mackinaw City
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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- Sep 28, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We had our anniversary dinner here tonight. I must admit, when we pulled into the parking lot, I was not impressed. But that was the last time. Our waitress Char was fabulous, very friendly and attentive. In fact, we asked about buying some of their homemade cheese spread to take home and this dear lady chased us down as we... More

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vghjr012, Manager at 'Neath the Birches, responded to this review

Bertwolf, Thanks for the great review. I am glad you stopped in and tried us out. The next time will be even better. Our waitstaff do a great job and I am glad you let her know. Hurry back! Sincerely, Vern Hiar, Manager More

Watersmeet, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stopped on a Sunday and were the only people eating. Waitress never smiled and made us feel unwelcomed. Prime Rib was tasteless and tough. Ribs were OK but old, we guessed from a previous day. Salad bar was the only good thing we experienced. My wife especially enjoyed the apple salad.

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vghjr012, Manager at 'Neath the Birches, responded to this review

Paul C, I am glad you enjoyed the Salad Bar, we do have the nicest in town. If you had let the staff know you were unhappy, they would have made you something else. If I am in a restaurant and I don't like the food I normally tell the staff at the restaurant, I don't wait till I get... More

clinton twp michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We recently visited Neath the Birches and everything about them is terrific. Our trip to Mackinaw was to celebrate by husband's 60th bday. I called ahead to get some information and spoke with Jeff. Not only did we have a table waiting for our party of 7 when we arrived but the dinner was excellent and the service was outstanding.... More

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vghjr012, Manager at 'Neath the Birches, responded to this review

G K, We are very thankful for your wonderful review. We strive to give the best food and customer service to everyone and it was so kind of you to let everyone know that you had such a great time. The next time you come to Mackinaw City, be sure to look us up. Sincerely, Vern Hiar, Manager More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We went here in June to celebrate our anniversary; it was my parents' 50th and our 2nd. We had a great meal and wonderful service. All the members of staff stopped by to wish us a happy anniversary and the owner comped dessert for all hour of us.

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vghjr012, Manager at 'Neath the Birches, responded to this review

Angelviking, Happy Anniversary to everyone who was there. It is always our pleasure to make people special occasions special. Thanks for the great review. Sincerely, Vern Hiar, Manager More

Lake Orion, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Went there based on other reviews and was not disappointed. We had five people including two grandchildren. The prime rib was excellent, as was the walleye. Service could not have been better. Salad bar was great, and pricing was very fair. My granddaughter wanted the fettuccine alfredo but with chicken instead of the shrimp listed on the menu and it... More

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vghjr012, Manager at 'Neath the Birches, responded to this review

David, I am glad you and your family had such a great time. Thank you for the great review. We strive to provide the best for our customers and we really enjoy the fact that you have taken the time to let everyone know what a good experience you had. Hurry back and bring your friends we will be ready... More

Strasburg, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Ate dinner here with a Diamond Tour bus tour last night and the meal was fantastic! Salad bar was good and dinner buffet offered lots of steaming hot choices. My favorite was the mashed redskin potatoes, whitefish and shrimp. I think the loaves of bread were homemade and they were very tasty. The blackberry merlot wine was good. Servers were... More

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vghjr012, Manager at 'Neath the Birches, responded to this review

Ken M, Yes the loaves of bread were homemade. I am glad you enjoyed your evening. It is our pleasure to provide great food and atmosphere for our guests. Hurry back for some more good food. Sincerely, Vern Hiar, Manager More

Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We would never have just found this place without previous reviews on tripadvisor because its not on the main roads in Mackinaw city but so glad we did go. The food and service was really good and once they found out it was our anniversary they even brought us a small cake at the end of the meal. Would go... More

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vghjr012, Manager at 'Neath the Birches, responded to this review

Lynne, Happy Anniversary once again. Also I want to thank you for the nice review. The next time you make it MC, be sure to stop in and see us. More

Lapeer, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We ate at 'Neath the Birches on August 1. We had eaten at this restaurant 30 years ago on our anniversary and took friends their this year to celebrate their anniversary. It was every bit as good as in the past. We had excellent food and great service. Three of the 6 of us had Walleye that was caught in... More

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vghjr012, Manager at 'Neath the Birches, responded to this review

jstevens23, Thank you. We strive to make everyone's meal and event memorable. We look forward to your return. Hopefully you will make it an anniversary event yearly this time. Once again Happy Anniversary and thank you. More

Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I have been coming to Mackinaw City on vacation for over 30 years. Always enjoy a great dining experience at Neath the Birches. The food is consistently prepared, salad bar is fresh. Friendly and professional service and dining with the woodlands out the huge windows is a big plus. Great menu choices but the fish is my favorite.

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vghjr012, Manager at 'Neath the Birches, responded to this review

Thank you for being such a great patron for over 30 years. This year is our 43rd year in business and it is because of great patrons like you. We look forward to your speedy return. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We had an excellent meal. There's a beautiful and fresh salad bar plus garlic toast and cheese. Our food was great - hot and served in a timely manner. The prices were a bit steep, but the ambiance made up for it. The staff works really hard. You just don't see that much anymore. Overall a wonderful meal.

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vghjr012, Manager at 'Neath the Birches, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. The staff at 'Neath the Birches does whatever it takes to make you event memorable. I hope you stop back and have a meal with us the next time you are in town. More

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