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Old City Hall Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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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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 20 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 

2 reviews
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 

Bay City, Michigan
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

OCH is always one of my favorites. The pad thai is one of my favorites, but I usually try to order a special since the menu does not change very frequently. Service is always great here, too.

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

Thank you very much for the great review! Funny you should mention the menu not changing often because we will have a new menu in the next week or so. Many of people's favorites will still be there, but the chef has added a lot of new things. Hope you get a chance to come try it! More 

Redford, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We had a large party for New Year's Eve (12), and they were very accomadating. Food was excellent and great fun.

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Thank trishkeith01
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. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening and that we were able to take god care of you. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon! More 

mount albert ontario
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Except for a small place on the Severn River in Ontario this has to be the best restaurant experience my wife and I have had in a very long time. Everything from the level of service from the waiter [who had the history of "Hell's half mile" committed to memory] to the quality of the food was outstanding. If you... More 

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

Good morning. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you very much for your VERY KIND review! I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. After such a rave review about our place, I feel like I need to get up to the Severn River in Ontario and find this OTHER restaurant you mention.... More 

Bay City, Michigan
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great restaurant, great atmosphere and great service. Menu is changed up a little but they still keep the favorites. Love the Thai Lettuce Wraps and they have no problem cutting up the lettuce and serving it salad style for me.

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Thank 619localgirl
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. We actually are in the process of updating our menu a bit right now, but don't worry, the Thai Lettuce Wraps aren't going anywhere! Thanks for letting us know how we are doing and we hope to see you again very soon. 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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