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The Bank 1884 Food & Spirits

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8646 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467
19897385353
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Fri - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Port Hope, Michigan
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and they weren't skimping on quality in either area. I look forward to going back... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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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 average. I'll absolutely be taking your feedback into account, because the last thing we want... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 More 

Pinckney, Michigan
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254 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 give you a five-star experience, please let us know. Take care, Jeana, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 our dining experience was perfect.

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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 More 

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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

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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 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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, it was fantastic. The salads were also nice. I had the Prime Rib and it... More 

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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 to return soon! Take care, Jeana, General Manager More 

Sterling Heights, Michigan
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271 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 escargot which was delicious and very garlicy and hubby had the onion soup which was... More 

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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 soon! Take care, Jeana, General Manager More 

Detroit, Michigan
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My son and I were camping in the thumb when it began to rain. We hopped in the car and drove 20 minutes to our nearest town, Port Austin. The Bank 1884 is a darling restaurant with so many fun details, the tellers booths, safes in the restrooms, seats that seem to be reclaimed from somewhere... My son had the... More 

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Management response:

Suzy, what a bummer that your camping trip was rained out. I'm glad it led you to us though! Thank you for giving us a shot. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your meal so much. Hope to welcome you back some day! Take care, Jeana, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8646 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Port Austin
  • Phone Number: 19897385353
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?