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Historic Depot Restaurant

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248 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9692
+1 231-436-7060
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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193 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited this place this summer. After going inside the atmosphere was great; however, we left because of the prices.

Thank hd452016
West Branch, Michigan
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Depot Restaurant has a good selection to pick from and reasonable prices. Sit and relax and watch the model train run it's course around the restaurant.

Thank marqc2
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We wanted to eat here because our son likes trains and it's unique. The waitress was very helpful with our kids and made sure they were entertained. They ran the train and let our son pull the train whistle. The restaurant is clean and a neat experience. I ordered a half sandwich and chili. The sandwich wasn't anything special. I... More 

Thank Lydia E
Detroit, Michigan
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Good food great atmosphere. It is on the site were trains really travelled. Study the history there once was train ferry boats. Eat inside or out. Nice mall is what where you will find this place.

Thank D L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

They won our hearts simply by having a dog friendly patio. After spending a few hours on the Island we were looking for a place to eat where we could have the dog. A store in the city wasn't sure but thought we could come here. We had a great lunch (white fish, coleslaw and fries) and they even have... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Springfield, Missouri
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great setting and service. Good food and good prices. Our only disappointment was that my husband had the best liver and onions ever here last year, and this year they'd taken it off the menu.

Thank Tammy_2292
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

It was nice to sit outside to eat - I was traveling with 2 small children and they let me bring the sleeping baby in the stroller to our outside table. Hostess was very nice - waitress was also super nice. Very nice selection of local craft beers on tap. Whitefish was a large meal and very tasty. Prices were... More 

Thank Jennifer L
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit. We sat outside on the back patio, good view of the zip line at the mini golf course next door. Our waitress was friendly. The food was good, my daughter has celiacs disease and they were very accommodating to her dietary needs. The kitchen got backed up and our wait was longer than normal but... More 

Thank pamlav2
Christiansburg, Virginia
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572 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We dropped in for lunch about noontime on a Thursday. The place was empty, we youths maybe we'd made a mistake. But by 12:30 it was hopping. There are tables and a bar. Our waitress was Angie who was attentive and efficient. I enjoyed a whitefish sandwich plate, my wife had a chicken sandwich. Both were filling and good. Tab,... More 

Thank Ernie B
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a beer (Bell's Two Heart on tap)...wanted something to nosh on, so we ordered sirloin steak bites and onion rings. Steak bites is probably an 8 oz sirloin cooked to order then sliced into finger sized strips and served over garlic toast. What's not to like? Meat was better with a touch of salt & pepper. Onion... More 

Thank Gregg S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9692
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-7060
We are a family friendly restaurant

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