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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 21
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  • 21
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  • 15
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  • 9
    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
stopped in for drinks

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
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Galena, Ohio, United States
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Cheboygan, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We eat here every summer. Food is always good and very good service. They have a new manager this summer and a new menu. We have tried most of the things on the menu and haven't been disappointed. Will be going back quite often as we live in the area.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great views of the water and Shepler's Ferry. The food was good and reasonably priced for the area and the service was great

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Galena, Ohio, United States
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74 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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42 restaurant reviews
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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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28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

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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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?