We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Darrow's Family Restaurant

301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
+1 231-436-5514
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (298 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (21 reviews)
“cherry pie” (50 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (1,729)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,727 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the white fish dinner. It was huge. Next time I'll order a senior portion. Very good quick service.

Thank Bobbi48128
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was great, and the staff was friendly. We particularly liked the pie and the old fashioned sandwiches covered in gravy. The roast beef was perfectly cooked and seasoned.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We eat at Darrow's whenever we are in the Mackinaw area. The food is always top notch. Everything is homemade: soup, bread, pies, etc. The fresh lake perch is excellent. The servers are efficient and friendly. This is truly a wonderful restaurant.

Thank teach25
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was recommended to us as having very delicious food. When we stopped, I ran in to check out the line- there were about 6-9 people waiting. But we decided to try it anyway and by the time I got back in with the...More

1  Thank MstqMI
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not sure I can add much to what others have said, but for fresh, homemade, excellent food and service, this place sets the standard. While the special was whitefish Rockefeller, we chose the less healthy comfort fried battered version. It could not have been better....More

1  Thank Bloodman33
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great family restaurant and a favorite with local and traveling seniors. Very busy in the summer. Closes in winter. Generous portions at a reasonable price. Local perch, whitefish and walleye and 17 kinds of homemade pie. My wife and family have eaten here often...More

1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are looking for homemade food and friendly service, this is a spot. Nothing gourmet but hearty and plentiful. We had a great waitress and took pie back to the hotel! The homemade pie and cheesecakes are beautiful and creative. There was a line...More

1  Thank thewanderer61
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thanks for refreshing our bodies with amazing home-cooked meals, soups, and pie. Loved the parmesan encrusted whitefish. See you soon, we hope!

1  Thank Jen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to town for the bridge walk for ten years this is the one restaurant we eat at as much as possible when we are in town. Great food, soups and pies.

1  Thank jstuck2500
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best restaurant in town. That's why you see locals there. We had whitefish and it was very good. Other food looked good as well. The pies and cheesecake for desert were out of this world. We will definitely visit again when we go back up....More

1  Thank jeffhedges
Nearby Restaurants
Key Hole Bar
877 reviews
.73 km away
Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips
501 reviews
.60 km away
Pizza Palace
736 reviews
.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mackinac Bridge
886 reviews
.56 km away
Colonial Michilimackinac
727 reviews
.32 km away
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
497 reviews
.57 km away
Mackinaw Bridge Museum
156 reviews
.58 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Pat M
29 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from LighthouseChaser | Reviewed this property |
Nope, didn't see any, but then it was early and I just might not have been awake enough yet to see much of anything. :-)
Jade C
1 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jackie a | Reviewed this property |
Yes but very pricy
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
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
American & Family cuisine
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing