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Cunningham's Family Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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312 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
+1 231-436-8821
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A big thank you to Perri (our waitress) and the cooking staff on Sunday, May 21, 2017. We had a horrible experience trying to get breakfast at another local restaurant, so we left and went to Cunningham's. Perri was excellent! Polite, funny and right on top of things. We didn't have to beg for coffee or food :) Great job!... More 

Thank Kimberly D
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very welcoming. The restaurant was clean and inviting. We had the cinnamon roll, omelettes, a pasty and pancakes. All of the food was really good. It was hot and full of flavor. Of all the places we ate while visiting Mackinaw, the place was at the top of the list. Much better breakfast than their competitors across... More 

Thank Kaosma
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After some food troubles on the Island, my wife insisted she needed a pasty. On the recommendation of my favorite restaurant (which doesn't have them) we went across the street to Cunningham's. It was a choice I am glad we made. The pasty is not fully traditional, featuring chunks of beef over burger and nary a rutabaga, but it was... More 

Thank Matthew A
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great family restaurant with family food. Great for the kids as well, great staff and would highly recommended.

Thank holjack
South Lyon, Michigan
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The pasties are great here! They also have homemade pies, which are delicious. It is well worth the wait if there is one.

Thank mdklik80
Royersford, PA
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We grew up in Michigan and hadn't been back to this area for a long time. We were in town in mid October so not much was open any longer. We stumbled on to this place. The waitress has worked there her whole life and had lots of great stories. The perch was great and brought back lots of childhood... More 

Thank wlb59
DeWitt, Michigan
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Cunningham's staff displayed the experience that makes this property one of the busiest breakfast joints in town. Large, hungry groups were usual and the staff both in the kitchen and dinning room were up to the task. The food was good, plentiful and quickly served. Our waitress was a joy.

Thank Beepa1942
Marshall, Michigan
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

we enjoyed dinner just before they closed for the season. Too bad for the local people! They have home style comfort food at reasonable prices. A very busy place right downtown.

Thank joyce c
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

As with any place in Mackinaw you'll find it a bit pricey. The food is ok and the staff we met were nice. Seemed clean and not crowded. Its mane feature is the location. Close to the docks. Stopped for a late lunch. Had a Ruben and the Stacked Ham an Cheese, both with frys. We would eat here again... More 

Thank Eddy B
Batavia, New York
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111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We only wanted a quick bowl of soup, but noted their very good full menu while we were there, and decided to return later for a full supper. Typical family restaurant fare. Our waitress had a wonderful sense of humor and made our visit extra enjoyable.

Thank Denny M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9801
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-8821

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?