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Cunningham's Family Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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312 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
+1 231-436-8821
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Royersford, PA
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We grew up in Michigan and hadn't been back to this area for a long time. We were in town in mid October so not much was open any longer. We stumbled on to this place. The waitress has worked there her whole life and had lots of great stories. The perch was great and brought back lots of childhood... More 

Thank wlb59
DeWitt, Michigan
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cunningham's staff displayed the experience that makes this property one of the busiest breakfast joints in town. Large, hungry groups were usual and the staff both in the kitchen and dinning room were up to the task. The food was good, plentiful and quickly served. Our waitress was a joy.

Thank Beepa1942
Marshall, Michigan
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

we enjoyed dinner just before they closed for the season. Too bad for the local people! They have home style comfort food at reasonable prices. A very busy place right downtown.

Thank joyce c
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

As with any place in Mackinaw you'll find it a bit pricey. The food is ok and the staff we met were nice. Seemed clean and not crowded. Its mane feature is the location. Close to the docks. Stopped for a late lunch. Had a Ruben and the Stacked Ham an Cheese, both with frys. We would eat here again... More 

Thank Eddy B
Batavia, New York
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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 October 19, 2016

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 October 19, 2016

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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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

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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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 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 

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 231-436-8821

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?