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“Charming and Delicious!”

Historic Depot Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 53 Restaurants in Mackinaw City
Price range: US$3 - US$17
Cuisines: American
Description: We are a family friendly restaurant
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Description: We are a family friendly restaurant
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stopped in for lunch and tried some of their sandwiches and wraps. Delicious and filling food! Some of the best homemade chips I have eaten and my tuna salad in the garlic herb wrap was phenomenal. Everyone left full. The children loved the miniature train that was constantly chugging away around the restaurant and the adults loved the old photographs depicting the depot in its glory days as a real train station. At one point the bartender lifted up a couple of kids to pull the train whistle while we were eating. Our server Jeff was wonderful with the kids, clever and fun. We were able to socialize, enjoy the experience and left quite satisfied. Classy place. Would return.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

The "Bad": New waitress, a few days into the job but she was very helpful and courteous. A little faster on the drinks and she would have been great!

The "Good": Great food! Their fish and chips was excellent and my wife's smothered chicken looked very good and she says it was delicious.

We both don't understand why some people reviewed it so negatively but each visit can be different. If I was to say anything needed improvement it would be the service. Get the drinks out faster and it would have been a five star review. Overall we enjoyed our meal very much.

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Thank Moonshock
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This place looked cool...a restaurant in a train depot....wrong! This place has bad service and unfair prices for food. We probably wont come back here again.

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2  Thank CaseyJones6325
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Our dinner was good, but service was a mixed bag. Our server took a liking to the kids and went out of the way to make sure they had a good experience. They loved watching the train high on the wall and they were allowed to blow the train whistle. But the server forgot one of our meals entirely (she somehow got it there super quick when she realized it was forgotten).

The food was pretty good. The steak bites appetizer was tender, seasoned steak on toasted garlic bread. Very yummy and large enough to be a meal. Kids meals of Mac n Cheese were the orangey kind, but that's what my kids love, so no harm there. The fries had a nice seasoning in them, and she had cheese put on the fries for the kids.

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1  Thank specialKknits
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

This was our first time eating at the depot in a couple years. we decided to give it a chance after we heard how good the food was. when we arrived they greeted us at the door promptly. they took us to our table then we waited 15 minutes for anyone to come to our table. we had to ask for someone to get us drinks then it still took around 10 minutes to get our order. I believe our waitress Cheyenne was new or something but the unacceptable service of FORGETTING food and admitting to it was very unprofessional. We won't be back to this restaurant.

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2  Thank Jsmcmi
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