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“Excellent food and view!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Draught House and Mary's Bistro

Draught House and Mary's Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Albany, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Mary's was a very nice surprise! They had a fabulous chicken and root vegetable soup that I made as soon as I got home, and they have a wonderful chicken salad with curry and cherries. mmm.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Naples, Florida
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202 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch, fantastic soup and bread!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stopped here on a weekend trip to the island for a quick lunch and sat at the bar for the best soup and bread we have ever had. A glass of wine, soup, bread and good conversation is this little bistro's special atmosphere. Wish we had more time to go there for dinner but we were at the Grand Hotel.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Howell, Michigan
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Skip this place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

After walking around the beautiful island Mary's Bistro on the water looked like a promising spot to enjoy our first meal on Mackinac. It wasn't. This is a perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. Nice looking place, but the food was close to inedible. We ordered two pizzas - the tomato basil and pepperoni. Perhaps their oven or their chef were "off" that day, but the pizzas were limp and soggy. The sweet potato fries tasted like ones from the frozen food section of the grocery store (not made from scratch and fresh sweet potatoes) ...and the service was inattentive and barely acceptable. We left feeling as if we had been conned. Spent more money than we would have liked, and still hungry for some good food!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Lansing, Michigan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bad food, bad service.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

We were seated on the patio where 2 other couples were eating. It took 15 minutes for the waitress to arrive because she was flirting with the grill cook (which was right in front of us as they grill out on the patio). When the food was cooked, it sat on the counter for 10 minutes - we were looking at it - while this time the waitress flirted with the bartender. When she did finally bring over the two hamburgers, they were well done when we had ordered medium rare.

I would not eat here again as there are many other fabulous options on the island where the food is good and/or the service acceptable. Even one of the above would have salvaged this experience.

Visited September 2012
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Hamilton Ontario Canada
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213 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We had lunch on the patio the food was good and the atmoshere was pleasant. I would recommend Mary's for lunch while on the island

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank wigsy
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