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Historic Depot Restaurant

248 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI
231 436 7060
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Ranked #36 of 46 restaurants in Mackinaw City
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Mackinaw City
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was our first time eating at the depot in a couple years. we decided to give it a chance after we heard how good the food was. when we arrived they greeted us at the door promptly. they took us to our table then we waited 15 minutes for anyone to come to our table. we had to ask... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped in to have some appetizers and enjoy eating on an outdoor patio. I ordered the cheese sticks and some steak bits. My friend ordered some French fries and fried pickles. We LOVED the atmosphere! What a really unique place. My cheese sticks were the best I've had in years, and I order them frequently. I also loved the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Great waitress. Great food. Lousy bar service and worse manager. Stay away unless you enjoy being treated rudely.

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Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Located inside Mackinac Crossing Mall they offer inside and outside (patio) seating. The patio has an awing and wind shield sides that help to keep it warm.

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We ate here on the last day of our trip. We wish we found it earlier. The FRESH white fish sandwich was the best sandwich I ever had and I grow up in a fishing family. The onion rings were fantastic. Now I am spoiled from eating rings anywhere else. Five of us eat lunch and it was only 35.95... More

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Oakwood, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was our second visit to the Depot Restaurant in Mackinaw City, and it was just as good as the first. Each time we go to Mackinaw, we usually want to try out something new. But this place impressed us enough on our last trip to earn a return visit. This time, the weather was beautiful, so we sat outside.... More

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florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Pleasant wait staff, made you feel as if you were a long time customer and checked to make sure cook made my hamburger just as ordered. Gave lots of info about the winter and area around Mackinaw City.

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