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Darrow's Family Restaurant

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301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
+1 231-436-5514
07:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 20:30
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were in town to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July. We stopped at Darrows for dinner. We both had the whitefish, fries and coleslaw and Dutch cherry pie a la mode for dessert. The wait time despite it being busy wasn't long. We were seated in no time and the waitress was very efficient... More 

Thank Judith D
Bloomington, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Darrow's is a Home Cooked delicious Family Style Restaurant. It's in it's 4th generation of family to operate the restaurant. The waiters and waitresses are efficient. Restaurant is spotless. Fresh Hot homestyle meals are served. Friendly atmosphere. Can't forget to mention the Homemade Pies. Two thumbs up!

1 Thank lighthousechic
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Came to eat here for breakfast right at switch over between breakfast and lunch. Our server was great, she made sure we had a chance to order breakfast before they did their turnover. The toast is awesome because it is made from homemade bread and everything was cooked perfectly.

Thank martidom23
Clinton, IL
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160 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Upon arriving to Mackinaw City we started looking for a place to eat. Some quick searches on Trip Advisor revealed Darrow’s as a top spot. We decided to try it. Was seated promptly, asked the server what she recommended. She said whitefish. Since neither my wife nor I ever had whitefish before, we tried it, deep fried. I was good,... More 

Thank Clinton_ILCruiser
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We've eaten here twice before on trips up north and the other times we had a good experience. Perhaps this was just a fluke. The onion rings were great - very nice. The veggie burger not so much. My first bite was rather chewy so I checked around the edges. A chunk of it was so hard it was like... More 

Thank Sharon K
Peotone, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We loved it and went back again! The service was great! The food was excellent and the homemade pies were wonderful. Only thing we didn't like is that they close early so if you want to eat there or get a desert to eat later make sure to get there before 8pm.

Thank robertpY2794HQ
Napoleon, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Mackinac for the weekend for our anniversary and stopped here for lunch. We had the hot beef sandwich and shared a piece of Dutch cherry pie. Everything was amazing. The gravy and mashed potatoes were homemade and the beef was so tender. The pie, my husband said was the best he ever had! It... More 

Thank mamatea02
Novi, Michigan
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Don't let a line at the door scare you...the food and pies are worth the wait. Two kinds of yummy Cole slaw, great chicken. Whitefish can be fried or baked. All pies made on site. Save room!!

Thank Ron C
Gwinn, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2016

What can you say about Darrow's. The food it wonderful. All made from scratch. Real mash potato's. The pies are great. Try the peanut butter pie are out of this world. Had their meat loaf dinner out standing. You may have to stand in line but worth the wait

1 Thank sundaydadd
Marquette, Michigan
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I don't recall fresh food very arriving so fast as it did here. The burger was good. Also had banana cream pie which was also very tasty and homemade.

Thank ARW4785

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
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
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?