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Historic Depot Restaurant

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248 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-7060
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a family friendly restaurant

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Grab the train at the next depot.

Food was good. Service as not so good. Not many people there when we arrived and it took forever to get our food and the waitress was not very attentive. It was quite pricey as well. Won't eat here again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Steve K
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English first
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food was good. Service as not so good. Not many people there when we arrived and it took forever to get our food and the waitress was not very attentive. It was quite pricey as well. Won't eat here again.

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Toledo, Ohio
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

One of the few that take reservations. We had a group of Corvette owners and they accommodated us. Food is great, service is great, and a great menu. It's located on the Mall and within walking distance of most of the downtown hotels.

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Plainwe
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

we were in northern Michigan for a wedding and stopped here for dinner. This place has a quaint railroad motif with a model train running above the restaurant around the perimeter. We were seated and given menus and drinks brought to us. My wife ordered the fish fry and I ordered the meatloaf platter. When they brought our food it... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The pickle chips were good, the sandwiches- not so good, on the greasy side (we had the club), my husband didn't want tomatoes, so of course he had lots on the sandwich, and barely any meat. He talked to the male waiter, who to his credit was very helpful and in about 10 minutes came back with a properly prepared... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Family friendly restaurant. Featured a train rolling around on train tracks that covered the whole perimeter of the establishment. Very casual atmosphere. Indoor + outdoor dining. You're invited to color, draw, write on the paper table cloths, and many patrons did just that. Food was pretty good, nothing fancy. Friendly wait staff.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Entered and we were told to seat ourselves. After looking around on the mall side patio, where all empty tables were dirty, we selected a table on the south side of the building. We were never greated nor waited on. We left without having ever interacted with a server.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had a party of 17 and they were willing to seat us.....great service, she was very good at taking care of everyones needs..we had 9 children with us and the food came out in good time and was very good

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Michigan
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Limited choices, offer one soup and not much variety on the menu. Hot Turkey Sandwich and Chicken Alfredo were OK. I like traditional salads with Lettuce, I don't care for leaves other greens. Not worth the price. Great train décor.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After waiting for 10 minutes while other tables around us were being served we left. I let the manager(?) know that we were leaving due to lack of any service whatsoever and she merely mumbled "sorry." They didn't seem to at all care that we were leaving. Very disorganized.....

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Goshen, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Service was terrible waited 45 min. for our food and they forgot my cheeseburger. We were told people move slower here but come on this was way to much for us. There was 6 in our party I get that but 45 min for food and not even being busy then to forget to make a cheeseburger. Don't eat here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 248 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-7060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 17
  • Cuisine: American

Description

We are a family friendly restaurant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?