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Darrow's Family Restaurant

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301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
+1 231-436-5514
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Richland, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We eat at Darrow's every time we visit Mackinaw City. The food is delicious, plentiful and reasonably priced. The waitresses are the friendliest!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were spending our final night on our Mackinac Island vacation on the mainland and went out for Pizza then heard about the best pie ever from the hotel owner we were staying at. I went and had to stand outside to wait on someone leaving to jump inside since the waiting line was backed outside. People come from all... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited this restaurant a year ago when we were passing through to go to Minnesota, so this was a must to return for dinner again!

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Utica, Michigan
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there on a recommendation from my daughter. After having taken a trip to Mackinaw last year and totally disappointed with the restaurants, we were eager to try Darrow's..... Well, we were in Mackinaw for 3 days and we ate there 3 times, if that gives you any indication of how good it is!.... Be prepared to wait in... More 

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Thank PaulRag
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We love Darrow's down home cooking and varied menu. Their broasted chicken dinner with all the trimmings is a must, and have never been disappointed by anything we've ever ordered. Don't forget a piece of homemade pie for dessert! Yum!

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Thank Terry M
Bay City, Michigan
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1,259 reviews
579 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,357 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant has been around MC a long time, and they know how to do things right. We met up with some friends that live in the area for dinner on a Saturday night. It was packed and we had a 20 minute wait, but that didn't surprise us. We were seated at a large booth, per request. Three of... More 

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Temperance, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a must stop for dinner (or other meal) every time we come to Mackinaw City, for the past 25 years. Same great service and same great food. And yes, they serve REAL mashed potatoes!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Went there on a Saturday night around 6:30 - had a line about 15 people deep which resulted in about a 30 minute wait. For Mackinaw City, you won't find much better food so I didn't mind the wait. My wife had the whitefish which was very good, and I had the braised chicken meal (essentially a 3 piece fried... More 

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fostoria, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is our go to place every time we visit Mackinaw City. It is a family restaurant but the meals are quality. Especially the broasted chicken! If you expect a home cooked style meal, this is the place. Nothing fancy, just good food.They were already closed for the season when we visited and had to find something else. Very disappointed.... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Its worth the wait to eat at Darrrows! The prices are good and the good is amazing. The chicken tenders are melt in your mouth good! This is a go back again and again resteraunt. You won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
Description
American & Family cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?