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“Worth Every Cent!!”

The Farm Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Port Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth Every Cent!!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I had heard about The Farm on previous trips to the thumb, but had never gotten around to try it out. While on a little weekend getaway this past weekend, we decided to give it a try and we were NOT disappointed!!! After asking a handful of locals their thoughts, they all said that the food was delicious, but pricey. It is only a 5 minute drive from Port Austin out in the middle of nowhere, not surprisingly, surrounded by farmland. The entrance was very welcoming, as if you were going to grandma's house for dinner, and the "homey" feeling continued inside as well. We were greeted by the sweetest lady ever and was shown our table in the front dining room. We were then greeted by the busser Bryce, who was awesome!! One of the nicest kids we have ever met and really took our experience to the next level, telling us about the farm market in town, what to do, where to go, where not to go, etc. just like he was our buddy. Then came the food, although we get wings wherever we go, these Molten Wings were awesome, the sauce was delicious...a mixture of tangy bleu cheese with a bit of spice. My girlfriend ordered the vegetable strudel and LOVED it, me, not being a big vegetable guy thought it was superb, the mixture of vegetables, cheeses and cous cous wrapped in phylo served over a roasted vegetable puree...YUM!! I ordered Chicken breast with wild mushrooms served over fresh potato Gnocci, which was also delicious. Although we were full, everyone raved about the desserts so we had to go for it. We chose the Bread & Butter Bread pudding with vanilla custard
and brandy raisins which was the perfect ending to a perfect meal, a wonderful atmosphere and an exceptional dining experience. As we were leaving, we met the owner/chef Pam and her husband Chris and thanked them for the wonderful time. We both were very pleased that we decided to try The Farm, and although the locals stated that it was expensive, in comparison to some restaurants back home, the meal, atmosphere, friendly staff (especially Bryce), it was well worth the $63 we spent. We will definitely be back next time we visit the thumb.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Worth the $$$”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

When most people go The Thumb, people think of Jimmy Buffet-esque family friendly party vibe in Cheeseburger in Caseville or the quite wholesome-ness of Port Austin...and then you head into the farmland of Port Austin and pull up in front of what looks like someone's home...The Farm! The food is amazing, the service is top notch and even the views (while looking at 360 degrees of farm land) are beautiful.

The steak is to die for, but so is the chicken with gnocchi...in all the years I've been going with my family I have never once had a bad meal!

  • Visited June 2013
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mi
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pricey but good”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is the best resturant in the area the food and service are very good but I have to admit everything on the menu is a little expensive.

  • Visited July 2013
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Bad Axe, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very awesome and unique”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a typical Farm House in the middle of no where, but the food is great! It is a very high class Farmhouse. :) you have to try it, you won't be sorry.

  • Visited June 2013
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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“An oasis in a sea of average”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

On our most recent vacation to the thumb of Michigan we kept hearing about this restaurant. It is known for great meals at a reasonable price. If you are looking for a high-end experience and don't mind paying for gourmet caliber food and superb service The Farm Restaurant is for you. The wine selection is top notch as well.

  • Visited July 2013
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