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Old City Hall Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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814 Saginaw St, Bay City, MI 48708-5613
+1 989-892-4140
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Korean BBQ short ribs had great flavor. Kale side with ribs was tasty. Moscow mule was a little better than I can make at home! Always love their abundant MI beer menu choices. I will be back.

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Thank Angela H
Flint, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and exceptional service. It was pretty busy at around 6 pm but never felt like we were being rushed to accommodate the next seating. Wife really liked her filet and I highly recommend the scallop & shrimp fettuccine dish. You won't leave stuffed but you won't leave hungry either.

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Christy M, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi getmeoutofhere2, my name is Christy Medina I am the General Manager of Old City Hall. I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a kind review about our restaurant. We appreciate any and all feedback. Thank you for your business. Christy Medina More 

Bay City
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I hadn't been there in many, many years. Today we thought we would stop by.it is still the same place. Good atmosphere, good, company, staff, and prices. I love the drink's and the lunch special was good like home cook. It was a fun afternoon and will be back. Only sooner.

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Thank Cynthia C
Christy M, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Cynthia, my name is Christy Medina, I am the General Manager of Old City Hall. I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a kind review about our restaurant. I'm happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed your visit. I will be sure to share your experience with the rest of the staff. Thank... More 

Ontario, Canada
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121 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated right away. Ordered the whitefish dip....it wasn't that great. Prime rib sandwich was really good! Margaritas were really good! Waitress was attentive and friendly. Prices were a bit steep,abt $75 for two people, drinks included. Great place to eat overall, we'd go back.

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Thank 75NorthernGirl
Armada, Michigan, United States
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183 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The food was great. Beer list is fun! Hostess was rude, but the bar staff took care of us. Once again a hit.

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Thank Kathie S
Christy M, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Kathie, my name is Christy Medina, I am the General Manager of Old City Hall. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and service you received from your server here. I'm sorry to hear that our hostess was rude to you. I will be personally talking to our hostesses immediately. That kind of treatment is completely unacceptable. Thank... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Seated ourselves... moderately busy...waited 5 minutes, finally got up & got my own menu. Waited another 5+ minutes until waiter took our drink order... continued waiting another 7-10 minutes & finally decided to get up & walk out. I couldn't imagine how long we would've had to wait for food! Oh yeah, also the menu I saw on their website... More 

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Thank Lansingite
Christy M, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lansingnite, my name is Christy Medina, I am the General Manager of Old City Hall. I am very sorry to hear about your experience at our restaurant. You are absolutely right about your experience being unacceptable. This is not the image we want to have about our restaurant. I will be talking to our entire staff about your experience.... More 

Cranbrook, Canada
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Walked down here from the Doubletree Hotel, only a couple of blocks. Nice spot in an old brick building, nice brick décor inside. Bar in the middle off the main entrance but 2 restaurant areas on either side of the bar. Bigger than it looks from the street. We sat at a high top in the bar, looking down a... More 

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Christy M, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Tom, my name is Christy Medina, I am the General Manager of Old City Hall. Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review about our restaurant. We strive to have the best food and service. I am happy to hear we are meeting our expectations. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in... More 

Northampton, MA
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Hard to say what to write about the menu. Something for everyone? Bangers and mash and pad thai and everything in between. Only unifying theme I can think of is "things that go well with beer." And there are lots of beers here, mostly craft, mostly Michigan. My partner had the salmon. It was very nicely cooked, but could have... More 

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Thank BrewsMom
Christy M, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi BrewsMom, thank you for taking the time to write a kind review about our restaurant. I will share your recommendations with our Chef. We appreciate and all feedback. Thank you for your business. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Sincerely, Christy Medina General Manager More 

Gladwin, Michigan
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137 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Two couples try it for mid afternoon lunch and were pleased. I had their Shrimp Po-Boy sandwich. Thought it a little small and could have used more aoli to moisten up the hoagie and breading on the shrimp, but it was tasty and the accompanying fries were good. My wife had the Southwestern Cobb Salad and thought it tasted fresh... More 

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Thank Doug G
Christy M, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Doug, my name is Christy Medina, I am the General Manager of Old City Hall. Thank you for your review. I'm sorry the chicken on your wife Southwest Cobb salad had a hard outer surface. I will talk with our Chef about your experience and we will try to make sure this does not happen again. I will also... More 

Gillette, Wyoming
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Suggested place to visit from The Double Tree. Quiet area, for dinner, away from the bar crowd. Very diverse menu, and an excellent meal.

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Thank Steve B
Christy M, General Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Steve, my name is Christy Medina, I am the General Manager of Old City Hall. I'm happy you heard about us from the staff at Double Tree, that is a great hotel! Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review about our restaurant. We hope you stop back in next time you are in town. Thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 814 Saginaw St, Bay City, MI 48708-5613
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-892-4140

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