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Historic Depot Restaurant

248 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI
231 436 7060
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Ranked #37 of 46 Restaurants in Mackinaw City
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 14, 2014
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Galena, Ohio, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A bus group came in for dinner the same night we were there but it wasn't a problem. They were the only ones there to dine other than one other couple. There was live entertainment, performed Gordon Lightfoot songs and was very good. Very nice bartender.

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Metamora, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Food was just OK. It can get noisy inside with the sound of a model train on a track above your head circling the restaurant. It echoes when it blows its whistle.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

When does head lettuce count as "mixed greens"? Tough steak. Fish and chips had an unappealing aftertaste. Fried pickles and cauliflower were both good but everything else was disappointing.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice outdoor seating. We had chicken salad and a cheese burger. Friendly folks. Not a romantic getaway but that's not what they are shooting for. Not sure it stood out enough to go back next time in the area.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My sister said her cheeseburger was great, I found the meatloaf really needed seasoning, but wasn't too bad. My biggest complaint was the cost of a very small cup of chocolate milk for the kids...$2.50!!!! Come on, guys!!

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Howell, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great food, had a cute train that ran around ceiling, good food, fast service, friendly. Historic building with pictures from the past. Plenty of seating.

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and tried some of their sandwiches and wraps. Delicious and filling food! Some of the best homemade chips I have eaten and my tuna salad in the garlic herb wrap was phenomenal. Everyone left full. The children loved the miniature train that was constantly chugging away around the restaurant and the adults loved the old... More

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Mackinaw City
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The "Bad": New waitress, a few days into the job but she was very helpful and courteous. A little faster on the drinks and she would have been great! The "Good": Great food! Their fish and chips was excellent and my wife's smothered chicken looked very good and she says it was delicious. We both don't understand why some people... More

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Michigan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place looked cool...a restaurant in a train depot....wrong! This place has bad service and unfair prices for food. We probably wont come back here again.

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Aurora, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our dinner was good, but service was a mixed bag. Our server took a liking to the kids and went out of the way to make sure they had a good experience. They loved watching the train high on the wall and they were allowed to blow the train whistle. But the server forgot one of our meals entirely (she... More

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