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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%
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“pies” (342 reviews)
“whitefish” (249 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (25 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Louvingney, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9670
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the second time my husband and I have ate at Darrow’s. This is hands down the best restaurant in Mackinaw. Their staff is always friendly and their food is affordable and delicious. We make sure to visit Darrow’s at least one time whenever...More

Thank Msm3rkin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were returning from Mackinac Island, wanted a place for lunch and the reviews on Trip Adviser looked good, so we gave it a try. We were glad we did! The food was excellent! We ate light, saving room to split a piece of their...More

Thank MBTraveler47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need to give your name to a hostess, You just get in line and are seated when it is your turn. Wait staff was pleasant. Food was excellent! Very clean place! It was busy when we were there and yet service was quick and...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food in Mackinaw City. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or their homemade pies.... you will never be disappointed!! Best whitefish in the area. Also has pot roast..tender and tasty. Do not forget the homemade pies. Dutch apple, Dutch cherry, banana cream, and on and on...do yourself...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always eat at Darrows (breakfast, lunch, & dinner). We've been eating a Darrow's for over 20 years. The wait staff is friendly and efficient (especially Patti, Sharon,& Kathy). the Perch dinners are excellant along with the soups and pies.

Thank Fred R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It may only be open for 6 months of the year from April-October but they sure do have a wonderful reputation. We were lucky enough to stop last week before they closed for the season and as always had a delicious lunch. My favorite is...More

Thank bunnyyoop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here while visiting friends in the area. Last weekend of the season. Always get a great meal here. It’s always busy too. Hubbys got the pasty which was huge and good they both said. My friend and I got Parmesan encrusted white fish. Awesome!...More

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor. Very short distance from "downtown" Mackinaw City. Yes there was a short wait to be seated, but were able to meet the friendly people in line, and shared discussions on viewing the pies on the glass display right...More

Thank mexico1965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to this restaurant only 10 minutes before closing and it was still full on a Wednesday night. We had the whitefish dinner really tasty as were the homemade mashed potatoes. Really hit the spot. Comfort food at its best. Just sorry we were...More

Thank travel2gether78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Darrow's a few times now and have enjoyed it. This morning's breakfast was served very fast. It can get busy based on the day/time. Food is good and good value for Mackinaw City.

Thank Richard S
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Pat M
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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|
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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.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 AM - 4:15 AM
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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