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Cunningham's Family Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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312 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Batavia, New York
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only wanted a quick bowl of soup, but noted their very good full menu while we were there, and decided to return later for a full supper. Typical family restaurant fare. Our waitress had a wonderful sense of humor and made our visit extra enjoyable.

Thank Denny M
East Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love coming here ! Great homemade food! Very friendly staff! would highly reccomend this place to eat!

Thank kittykatt7373
Dayton, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you walk in you can smell that old time diner smell of coffee and good food. I miss all the old family owned restaurants that Mackinaw City offered back in the day. Cunningham's still has that charm and good food, good service. We got the perch with fries and cole slaw. Very good !!

Thank Karen D
Brighton, Michigan
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner of broiled whitefish was so so. It seemed a bit watery and lacked flavor. (Wendy's side salads are actually much better.) At the price we paid ($17.99 special which was $1.00) , I would expect better. I will say the serving was large and right away wished we'd shared one dinner with an extra side. I think this restaurant... More 

Thank WCMJerseyGirl
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice, clean restaurant. The service was really good - very friendly and ready with a smile and the food was quick. The onion rings were really, really good. Best I've had for a while. We both enjoyed our meal - it was well cooked and food hot when we got it. Price was reasonable too.

Thank Sharon K
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were out on a Saturday night, and originally wanted to try Keyhole Bar. An hour wait had us looking for another spot. Cunninghams was basically across the seat, and had no wait. Service was goid, but they were out of several dishes, steak, pasties, and walleye. Settled on the homemade meatloaf, and my wife had the hot turkey. Both... More 

Thank Russ P
Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always visit Cunningham's at least once if not more on my visits to Mackinaw City and our summer stays. Polite and friendly staff and great food. Never a disappointment.

Thank sunni65
Bedford, Indiana
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in or dinner while on vacation. It was a little crowded however we was seated quickly. The food was ok I had spaghetti and my husband had the steak and shrimp. The food was so so however we both decided to order pie at the end of our meal and we was pretty disappointed with... More 

Thank Kara E
Fremont, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good pie. Lunch was OK....but $$. For the type of food served, other than great pie, this place is way too expensive. If we return it will be for pie only. Wait staff may be tired of tourists as well. Not a smile in the place.

Thank Douglas D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we group to Mackinaw we eat at Cunninghams. They have great chicken pasties and gravy to put in them. Also their homemade pies look wonderful!!! Always too full for dessert however! It is located right on Main Street in Mackinaw and you may have to wait a bit.

Thank weedwakr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: 231-436-8821

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