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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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Orange, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 16, 2015

The menu selection was varied and our meal was great. We enjoyed the soup of the day and the entrees. I would definitely recommend this if you are in Bay City, Mi.

Thank REF-62
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad that you had the chance to stop in and check us out while you were visiting Bay City. If you come back to town, please be sure to stop in and see us! Gratefully, Shawn shawn@drimichigan.com More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Old City Hall has an amazing dinner menu with many options for every palate. The service is impeccable and the food is always delicious!! They have a great bar and an extensive wine list. One of the best restaurants in Bay City!!

Thank Vanessa F
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the great review, Vanessa! We really appreciate hearing what people think of us, especially when the reviews are like yours. :) Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we're doing and we hope to see you soon. Shawn. shawn@drimichigan.com More 

Bay City, Michigan
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

It had been a while since we had eaten here together so my wife took me to dinner for my birthday. We have always had great food and service in the restaurant area in the past. The bar side is not always the same for service since it is usually very busy. Our dinners were great again. I had the... More 

Thank Mike M
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Happy belated birthday, Mike! Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your birthday dinner. We strive to provide the best food and service possible and hearing that we did a good job on your birthday is very gratifying. I'm even happier to hear that you'll be coming back again soon! We look... More 

Wilmington, NC
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a beautiful old restaurant. I asked the server for a recommendation and she recommended a seafood pasta dish. I'll be honest, I was skeptical. The scallops were cooked beautifully, and the dish was delicious!

Thank Sarah P
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sarah. Thanks very much for stopping into OCH and for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the seafood so much. Personally, I'm a big seafood fan and I'm pleased to say that I think we do seafood very, very well. Thank you for letting us know how we are doing and... More 

Howell, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

My hubby and I have gone here a few times. The steak medallions are delicious! Side salads are a little skimpy. Had to send a few things back, but staff was always accommodating.

Thank SommerRae
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. I'm glad to hear that aside from having to send something back, that the staff was able to help you out and that you enjoyed your steak medallions. Thanks, also, for being a repeat customer because it's the people who visit us regularly who are best... More 

Austin, Texas
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400 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2015

We walked the five blocks or so from the Webster House B&B to get a bit for dinner. Friday night and not too many people on the way but Old City Hall was bustling. Neat space, pretty loud inside around 7:00 or so. We shared an appetizer of pot stickers and the mushroom ravioli and both were presented nice and... More 

Thank RKAustin
Marquette, Michigan
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Old City Hall is a haunt for many of downtown Bay City employees after working hours, but it's just as suitable for stopping in in the afternoon for a quick drink and a bite if you don't happen to be a regular. Nice sandwich specials as well as later in the evening offerings, plus some interesting mixed drinks to tempt... More 

Thank clyman60
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2015

We have eaten at Old City Hall many times over the years. We love the food, bar choices, and the service. It's not too expensive but feels like a special night out with friends or family.

Thank Karen C
New Jersey
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97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Another quick bite for lunch on a family visit. Great ambiance and food. A definite repeat if I lived closer

Thank ilovejamaica2008
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a beautiful restaurant, nice overall atmosphere. The problem is that the menu is just boring. They used to have a great menu a few years ago, but now they have nothing special. The bar is nice, but change up the selection of beers, and drop all the IPAs, you only need 1 or 2 of those, they all... More 

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ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello. I apologize for the time it has taken for someone to get back to you, but we've been going through some organizational changes and in the shuffle, monitoring our review sites kind of slipped through the cracks. We are sorry to hear that you have been disappointed with our menu recently. We try to change things up regularly, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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