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“Fabulous!”

Darrow's Family Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: American & Family cuisine
Westland, MI
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed September 22, 2009

Great prices, great food, great service. The line was out the door on a Monday night, but we were seated in about 10 minutes. Had whitefish fingers, best I have ever had. Had a choice of creamy or sweet/sour cole slaw. Chose the s/s and was amazed! I am not a french fry fan, but gobbled these up! I don't eat pie, but friends had some. Raved about it. All homemade, probably 15 choices. Prices are super! A little off the main drag, but not too hard to find.

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Coldwater MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome”
Reviewed September 7, 2009

We are going to MC tomorrow, our first stop when we get to MC, "Darrows". I have been reading the reviews this AM. No one mentioned the onion rings, they are to die for. Home made as is everything else. Pie is heavenly manna. We usually visit the restaurant in the afternoon between 3 & 4, shorter line.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“One of your best choices in town”
Reviewed August 23, 2009

The food that you will get at Darrows will not let you down and you will get generous portions, we tried dinner our first trip and my wife who never eats fish found herself ordering whitefish strips and she loved them. We also tried breakfast and found it to be good but generic in taste and portions so we would choose dinner over breakfast if we visited again. Don't be scared away if you see a line out the door as we did on a weekend night becasue the line moves fairly quickly, everywhere you go for the most part prices will be the same as all the restaurants price themselves pretty close to each other so getting our under the 25 dollar range anywhere for 2 people will be rare. Service was friendly and fairly quick for the volume of business they do, overall Darrows is a must stop eating place in Mackinaw City. It may seem hard to find at first but after your first trip the route is easy to remember.

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NW Chicago Suburbs, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonable prices, large selection”
Reviewed August 20, 2009

We ate dinner at Darrow's enroute to Mackinac Island. We are a family of 4 with 2 kids ages 9 and 11 with good appetities. Everyone found something on the menu that they enjoyed. Service was efficient, food was good - a solid place for a meal.

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flint
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Almost better then mom's...”
Reviewed August 17, 2009

We enjoyed everything we ate here and found the prices to be in line with a family restaurant. You will never have better soup or pie then you will here. It isn't the easiest to find, but well worth the hunt. It seems like there is always a line, but it moves quickly. We never waited more then 10 minutes.

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