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Darrow's Family Restaurant

301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
+1 231-436-5514
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (267 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (20 reviews)
“cherry pie” (47 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always dine here whenever we stay or visit Mackinaw city. The food is amazing. Only we were disappointed that there was no cheesecake which is our favorite.

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed yesterday

My family, friends, and I decided that we wanted a better breakfast than what our hotel was serving so we drove around and found this place. We were definitely not disappointed. Before I talk about the food, keep in mind that if you're going to...More

Thank Schwisch S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great breakfast, Plath meats, good eggs and wonderful biscuits and potatoes. The pies looked luscious, but I was so full from breakfast that I will have to try them next time.

Thank Echobabe
Reviewed 2 days ago

The service and food were of good quality. The only complaint I have is the size of the whitefish sandwich. It cost over 12 dollars (for lunch) and the piece of fish barely covered the bun.

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 2 days ago

When you are traveling and really have the taste for home cooking instead of chain restaurants, Darrow's is a must stop! We stumbled on Darrow's about 15 years ago and always eat here once or twice when traveling in Mackinaw City. Real mashed potatoes and...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow! The restaurateurs at Darrow's really know how to cook and keep their customers happy! I had the BEST piece of fish I've ever eaten--their Whitefish topped with cheese and delectable spices. I don't know the last time I had such a tender, flaky piece...More

Thank B R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place doesn't serve alcohol or take reservations. Definitely a local and family favorite. We waited in a fast moving line for about ten minutes. Service was fast and attentive. Good whitefish and a wide selection of pie.

Thank MoonlitLake
Reviewed 4 days ago

TripAdvisor reviews reeled us in. We first came for dinner, returned for breakfast and came back another time. Tried several dinner items including the Liver and Onions with bacon for me - beef liver, thinly sliced and sauteed to perfection. Wife had Whitefish, Never disappointed...More

Thank larryj2012
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated, but worth the wait. Had whitefish dinner. Food was fabulous. Had quite a selection of pies and cheesecake for desert. Would not hesitate to visit them

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 5 days ago

My title says it all but that's about as far as I went. The reviews for the restaurant brought me in but the food was just ok. The server was great. We got fresh fish with a cream sauce. It was good & a lot...More

Thank Coffeegal17
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jade C
Do they sell whole pie's?
1 September 2016|
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Response from jackie a | Reviewed this property |
Yes but very pricy
Trying to find your address. lol... Coming to Mackinac for a couple of days. Would like to try out your restaurant.
29 June 2016|
Response from bunnyyoop | Reviewed this property |
You will love it!! I-75 exit 338 or 339. It's just around the corner from the Shell station.
Cheryl D
Do they serve beer and wine? Coke or Pepsi products? Just curious!!!!
15 February 2016|
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Response from Lori N | Reviewed this property |
Pepsi products. no alcohol.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5514
  • E-mail
American & Family cuisine
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