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The Bank 1884 Food & Spirits

8646 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467-6732
+1 989-738-5353
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (19 reviews)
“salad” (25 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8646 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467-6732
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the worst dinner I’ve ever had!!!!! Tough cold filet & cold potatoes!!!! Waitress offered a free dessert in place of my $38 meal!!!! They only offered 6 meals that evening you would have thought they could at least get them right!!! Won’t go back!!!...More

Thank roth726
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Port Austin, MI, on a December night is not the liveliest of places. I think there were two restaurants open on the night I was there. I chose The Bank. A good choice. The building was indeed a working bank from 1884 to 1984. It...More

Thank Tom Z
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I had a salad. It was so fresh and tasted very good. I stopped another time for lunch. We ate outside. Service was super and so was my burger. The new owner is doing a terrific job!

Thank lin21molly
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Have a place near Caseville and went out with the Mrs. for a early dinner/late lunch. Stopped here as there really isn't a whole lot of choices to dine out of season up in the thumb area. We both decided on the burger, the wait...More

Thank ron e
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch! We ordered off a menu, and our food was well prepared. The girls ordered the Vegetarian omelet and it was delicious—it was filled with spinach, peppers, thinly sliced mushrooms, tomatoes and a lite white cheese. Our husbands ordered a Mexican...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Historic old Bank, great setting for dinning with friends and Family. Bloody Mary's will knock you flip flops off. We we visit the Bank several time during Spring Summer and Fall

Thank Raoulcrna
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The Bank offers a nice selection of sandwiches for lunch. Service was attentive and friendly. The chicken gyro was tasty, although not particularly authentic from a flavor standpoint. They offer homemade potato chips that are reportedly wonderful. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Nice place but needs some ambiance. When you walk in you expect to see remnants of a bank and it was a little disappointing. The food is a little high but it was tasty. 3 friends went and we each purchased something different. I had...More

Thank Chrisjim32
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

If I could rate service & food separately this rating would be much different. Food would get a 4, service a 1 :( Our friends were excited to take us to this place and we were all disappointed in the end. Our server was not...More

Thank Krickens2
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We went there on a Sunday and were lucky that we made a reservation the day before since a lot of people went there for brunch on Sunday. The menu presents a huge amount of brunch possibilities and they also offer a good Bloody Mary....More

Thank Stefan G
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Cheryl R
10 July 2017|
Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
It's not very accessible. That's one of the problems with it being a historic building. There are three or four steps to get into the restaurant and while there is dining available on the main floor, a second floor is only... More
10 August 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
I would classify them in the mid range. Wine is $6-8 a glass. Premium spirits from $7-10. Lunch for two with a glass of wine will be in the $30-40, Dinner for two with wine and an after dinner drink would be in the $100... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8646 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467-6732
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Port Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 989-738-5353
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The Bank 1884 Food & Spirits has been serving local residents and Port Austin area tourists alike with fine foods and service since 1984. Our staff concentrates on making every guest's dining experience one to be remembered. We are a state and national historic site, and have won praise from The Detroit Free Press and The New York Times. Our menu includes traditional American dishes such as prime rib, filet mignon, chicken wellington, deep fried shrimp, and more. We invite you to savor your favorite dish and enjoy a refreshing drink from our selection of imported beer, wine, and spirits. Visit our website for more information. We look forward to serving you at The Bank 1884!
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