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Old City Hall Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub
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814 Saginaw St, Bay City, MI 48708-5613
+1 989-892-4140
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Okemos, Michigan
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Came upon this restaurant while passing through Bay City. A pleasant surprise. Nice atmosphere in a repurposed brick office streetside. On tap beer selection is excellent and the food is very good.

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Thank SpartanOtto
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review...we're glad you happened upon us and enjoyed your visit. We appreciate you letting us know how we're doing. Hope to see you again if you're passing through town. Have a great weekend! More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I've enjoyed this restaurant for years, both lunch and dinner; most recently lunch. Their service is always very attentive, and their food presentation is very appealing. Most of all, it's always very good. I recently had the chicken salad sandwich on a croissant with fruit, and was very happy with it. It's a special place to have a nice dinner... More 

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1 Thank Diane C
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, Diane. I'm glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visits to Old City Hall and we hope to see you again very soon! Have a nice weekend. More 

Milton, Georgia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I recently enjoyed dinner at Old City Hall Restaurant. Service was attentive and prompt. Lettuce wrap appetizer and the cheeseboard were both very good. Beef medallion entree was tender and cooked to my request. Decent atmosphere and will definitely go back again.

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Thank Chad Z
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Good morning, Chad. Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how we're doing. Glad to hear that your food was good and that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again! More 

Bargersville, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We ate here multiple times on our recent trip to bay city. Nice casual but elegant in an original way bar and restaurant. Had dinner here one evening with a very good duck appetizer and a beef medallion entree that has a both a Parisian sauce on one and mushroom sauce on the other. Great food, service very good and... More 

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1 Thank LisaH571
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Lisa...thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how we're doing. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visits to OCH while you were in town! I will be sure to pass on your comments to the restaurant manager and chef. If you make it back to Bay City again, we'd be delighted to... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend the duck potstickers and the beef medallions. These are two OCH classic items that I hope they continue to keep on the menu.

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Thank Lisa M
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Lisa! We're always happy to hear that we are living up to customers' expectations and appreciate that you took the time to let us know how we're doing. Have a great day! More 

Bay City
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

OCH has a warm and wonderful atmosphere depicting traditional, historical downtown Bay City. One side of the restaurant is the bar and the other exclusively a restaurant. The menu has many well-prepared and delicious entrees. Service is always great and they have a wide variety of wine and beer as well.

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1 Thank jayersgould
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know how we're doing. I'm happy to hear that you like the atmosphere, food and service at OCH. Have a great day and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Bay City, MI
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Have eaten here several times, last on April 6 for my wife's birthday. The service and food here is always excellent. During busy times it can get a little noisy, but bearable. The dining area is separate from the bar/dining area and is better suited for socializing. They give a free dessert for birthday celebrants. Alll in all a pleasant... More 

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Thank googoo4
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. We're glad you have enjoyed your visits and that your wife had a good birthday dinner and dessert. I completely understand your comment about the acoustics, unfortunately with the old building and the tin ceiling, it does get cacophonous in there sometimes. Thanks for coming in again and again (even with the... More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Old City Hall has captured the spirit of Bay City with excellent food and beer in the perfect location-- right on the sweet spot of Saginaw Street downtown. The atmosphere is hip and there's a cool private room off to the side which is great for special events. I recommend the crab cake appetizer. Five stars for the Old... More 

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Thank Adem A
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the great review, Adem! I'm glad to hear that you enjoy OCH. I will be sure to pass your compliments on the crab cake appetizer to the kitchen! Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon! More 

Bay City, Michigan
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

One of my all time favorites for lunch in Bay City. The specials are always "special." The staff is friendly and provides a huge amount of attention to your needs. Dinner is sensational, as well. A relaxing spot for good food and service.

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2 Thank Samuel B
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Samuel. It's great to hear that we're one of your favorites! Have a great day and weekend and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

One of the best restaurants in Bay City. Great Martini's and always a good crowd. A great place for out of towners to see what Bay City is all about

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1 Thank Kevinkrupp99
ShawnMacDonald, Public Relations Manager at Old City Hall Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words! It's always nice to know that we are doing right by our customers. Have a great day and a great weekend! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 814 Saginaw St, Bay City, MI 48708-5613
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-892-4140

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