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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
10 Sep 2016
“Great food and service”
10 Sep 2016
“Biking with friends”
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
8646 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467-6732
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner while moored at the local marina and found a gem! We were greeted right away, seated and our drink order taken - they have several interesting specialty drinks - I had their Bank Hurricane - it was excellent! Our friend had...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and we were not disappointed; we enjoyed a delicious prime rib dinner and excellent service. They're last weekend open for the season is Oct 14-15 so I was impressed that the food and service was still top notch...More

Thank LCSB
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The Bank is sold as Fancy Dining in PA. The only things fancy about it are the prices and the setting. The food is average, and may be considered Fancy for the area because it isn't bar food.More

1  Thank A B
Management response:

As you can imagine, I'm incredibly disappointed to read this. I'm truly sorry that you don't feel our food is worth the title of fine dining. We use really excellent ingredients and have a top-notch staff, so I'm surprised that you find our restaurant just...More

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the outdoor seating and delightful Great Lakes fish dinner. The sourdough bread was amazing. Our waitress was very attentive even though we sat outside. We would definitely come back.

Thank Ray D
Management response:

Ray, I can't wait until you get to come back for another meal! It was such a treat serving you the first time. Thank you for giving our restaurant a try and for writing this review! Until next time, Jeana, General Manager

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Four different entrees ordered and all were delish. We ate outdoors on the side street close the back and it smelled a bit like garbage but overall a good meal.

Thank Karen S
Management response:

Karen, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed all the entrees so much! Thank you for giving our restaurant a try and for writing such a lovely review. Your support means a lot to us. Until next time, Jeana, General Manager

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch, despite crowds we did not wait long. Food was good. Wait staff worked hard and were very friendly. Full bar. Outdoor seating as well.More

1  Thank DrSandyD
Management response:

I'm thrilled that you had a great time, Doctor! Thank you so much for giving us a shot and for writing this lovely review. It sounds like you had a great meal with us, so if there was anything that we could've done differently to...More

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We could not have asked for a more wonderful dining experience. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was warm and charming in an old remodeled bank. Our waitress, Shelby H, was most kind and gracious in taking care of us and making sure that...More

Thank Kyle F
Management response:

Kyle, I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Shelby. She'll be so happy to hear it. Thank you for choosing us for your meal -- we hope to cook for you again in the future. Take care, Jeana, General Manager

Reviewed 29 August 2016

The place was our 2nd choice. Our dinner there several years ago was good and we were hoping the same result. We did. Dinner and service were great. All in our party had a variety of entrees and all reported they were good.

Thank John K
Management response:

John, I'm delighted that you had a great meal with us! It's wonderful to find a restaurant that you can always rely on to be great. Thank you for returning for another dinner -- we hope it wasn't the last! Take care, Jeana, General Manager

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The Bank is fine dining with a casual dress code. The staff are friendly and polite. The restaurant is very clean and unique. It's an old Bank the has been refurbished into a great restaurant. My wife had the White fish with parm and dill,...More

Thank Marc D
Management response:

Marc, I can't thank you enough for your recommendation. Thank you so much for writing about us here on TripAdvisor. I'm absolutely thrilled that you and your wife so enjoyed your meal. We'd absolutely love the chance to serve you again -- hope you get...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

In an old bank building and some of the artifacts are still there for you to enjoy looking at. We came here for our Anniversary dinner. There are not many top choice restaurants in the area, but this is one of them. We shared the...More

Thank Maryann B
Management response:

Maryann, what an honor! I'm absolutely delighted that you chose us for your anniversary dinner. I'm even happier that you both enjoyed your meal so much. Thank you so very much for this wonderful review. I hope we get the chance to serve you again...More

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what are the prices
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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
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
  • E-mail
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!