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Darrow's Family Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
+1 231-436-5514
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There aren't many restaurant options in the Mackinaw City area, and most serve your typical American diner fare. Darrow's is probably the best restaurant in the area with the expectation of diner food in mind. The decor inside seems very dated but gives the all American diner vibe. Food options are pretty much what you'd expect to find. We had... More 

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United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just come from Mackinaw Island and were looking for a reasonable place to eat dinner. Well me certainly found it. The food was great and the portions were a nice size. The prices were very reasonable too.

Thank Desraytraveling
Boyne Falls, Michigan
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

We have eaten at Darrow's many times. Very clean, homemade food and priced well. The deserts are great too!

Thank ChrisC07022012
Mt Pleasant
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Very good breakfast. Dinner I had broiled whitefish. Absolutely best ever. Their pies are huge! Near the Mackinaw bridge. Open all meals

Thank Diane S
Richland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We eat at Darrow's every time we visit Mackinaw City. The food is delicious, plentiful and reasonably priced. The waitresses are the friendliest!

Thank dudjohnson
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We were spending our final night on our Mackinac Island vacation on the mainland and went out for Pizza then heard about the best pie ever from the hotel owner we were staying at. I went and had to stand outside to wait on someone leaving to jump inside since the waiting line was backed outside. People come from all... More 

Thank James T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We had visited this restaurant a year ago when we were passing through to go to Minnesota, so this was a must to return for dinner again!

Thank Cynthia H
Utica, Michigan
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We went there on a recommendation from my daughter. After having taken a trip to Mackinaw last year and totally disappointed with the restaurants, we were eager to try Darrow's..... Well, we were in Mackinaw for 3 days and we ate there 3 times, if that gives you any indication of how good it is!.... Be prepared to wait in... More 

Thank PaulRag
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We love Darrow's down home cooking and varied menu. Their broasted chicken dinner with all the trimmings is a must, and have never been disappointed by anything we've ever ordered. Don't forget a piece of homemade pie for dessert! Yum!

Thank Terry M
Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This restaurant has been around MC a long time, and they know how to do things right. We met up with some friends that live in the area for dinner on a Saturday night. It was packed and we had a 20 minute wait, but that didn't surprise us. We were seated at a large booth, per request. Three of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5514
American & Family cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?