Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack

4.5
683 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Casual upscale seafood restaurant with a Cajun flare. Bar Area offers full menu and ample TV's with a Raw bar that accompanies restaurant seating. Lunch and Dinner Menu's provide items to please all your guests. Enjoy Lobster rolls, Burgers and Seafood Gumbo as well as Steak Salads and half sandwich lunch Combo's. Start your meal with freshly shucked Oysters, Lobster Poutine or seared Tuna then select Fresh fish, Steak and pasta dishes that provide wonderful accompaniment to the seafood cuisine. Happy Hour Daily 4-6:30 pm offers Drink and food specials with Free order of Mussels in the bar Areas. Out Door Dining Areas availabe in the Summer on a first come bases - no reservations.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Oyster Bar
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Hours of operation
Sunday closed
Monday-11:30-10
Tuesday-11:30-10
Wednesday- 11:30-10
Thursday- 11:30- 10
Friday -11-30- 10
Saturday- 12:00- 10
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Phone number
(734) 944-6227
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Walter MacNeil
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Private party facilities
Private room can accommodate up to 24 people in either sit-down dinner setting or casual cocktail/appetizer environment. Perfect for business sales dinners, pharmaceutical product meetings, wedding rehearsal dinners, baby showers, or any social events.
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Private party contact
Cindy MacNeil: (734) 944-6227
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ann Arbor - Saline Rd
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Parking details
Easy access to public lot directly behind restaurant ; handicap access
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 683 People Are Saying
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TG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a an early dinner with our UM student son and two of his friends. The food was really good, loved the renovated dining room since our last visit with the new ipad menus with photos. The hostess gave us a perfect table and our waitress (Hailee) was super nice and efficient. I highly recommend all Mac's great seafood dishes. I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and usually avoid crabcakes anywhere west of Maryland. Most of the time they're never close to the east coast quality but I was pleasantly surprised. Thanks Mac-we had a great evening.

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AM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Lobster special was disappointing. Waitress was new and service mediocre at best. Have eaten here three or four times. Not impressed.

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CS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant in Saline. I love their seafood - and have only had great meals there!

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W
Detroit
242 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We both enjoyed the Lobster dinner special during September. Perfectly prepared, excellently served and a great way to enjoy one of our favorite dinners.

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W
Detroit
242 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife had the lobster filled ravioli and I had the New Orleans grilled shrimp. Both were very good. Dan's service was perfect!

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C
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Continue to love Macs and bust very regularly. Just wish they could keep staff and lower turnover. In a neighborhood gem it’s nice to have familiar faces.

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DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

E-tablet menu gave details about each dish including pictures. Staff was attentive and personable.

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W
Detroit
242 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great dinner before the weekly music concert. My wife had the gumbo and fish & chips and I had the Grilled Chicken salad. Drinks were great. Service was good.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food is always great but the service needs to improve and this restaurant would be a great experience instead of just a ok/good experience.

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LA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious, affordable food with fantastic service!

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AF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Super dry burger - fiod was delivered by a busser that kind of just slammed it down haphazzardly. Fried shrimp was ok but again very dried out shrimp. Gaspacho was ok but did not taste homade.

Bathrooms were really dirty which always makes me wonder about the kitchen cleanliness.

Won’t go back - not worth the drive.

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W
Detroit
242 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the barbecue salmon with salsa and my wife had the buffalo shrimp. The potato pancakes with the salmon were a bit dry and hard to chew. Kiersten's service was very good.

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JG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was lack luster, the table sticky and the price outrageous.

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W
Detroit
242 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meals were great. My wife had the Buffalo Shrimp and I had the bone-in pork chop with a bourbon glaze. Our service was well handled. A great dining experience.

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our waitress was nice. She took our drink orders and left when she brought them we told her we wanted to order appetizers. She took our dinner order at the same time. Another waiter who was in training showed up with our meals. We told him we had ordered appetizers. While he did apologize I would have expected him or his trainer would have told our waitress or the manager. Nope. Our waitress found out after we were half way through our meal. The food was ok. My husband and I had shrimp with rice and beans. I didn’t think the beans should have been hard. As we were leaving another waitress who apparently was in s big hurry knocked my arm with the bottle of wine she was carrying. When I said owe she asked if she hit me. Really rude

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SB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Our server Rachel was outstanding.

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J
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend’s engagement. Incredible service and food. Cannot wait to go back, honestly.

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A
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was great, service attentive. Enjoyed the birthday dinner and half off bottle of wine on Tuesday

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Excellent service at beginning, then our wait staff disappeared during the latter half of dinner till the end but then was very apologetic about the situation.

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RA
Detroit
40 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For a restaurant that I have loved, service and food on this visit were lacking. The bar and food service was slow, and the drinks and food that we ordered wasn’t as tasty as it usually is. In the years I have dined here, the service and food quality was always good. Maybe it was the other restaurants in the area being closed this evening or lack of staff around the holiday that led to my group being disappointed. The drinks were too staring and without flavor, oysters weren’t shucked properly, the pecan crusted fish was soggy, the swordfish was over cooked, as was the salmon. We didn’t opt for dessert based on our drinks, appetizers, and dinner.

I’ll look forward to a better experience next time.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice and relaxed place. But no a/c? Fans were going, they need more. 94 outside, so was hoping it would have felt cool inside. If a/c wasn't working the waiter never mentioned it.

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W
Detroit
242 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife had a Mac's hamburger perfectly prepared and I had the crab cake appitizer with gaspacho. Josh did a great job caring for us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as usual.

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NB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch started off with a very pleasant welcome from our server, Kevin. He walked us through our menu options and patiently repeated as necessary. The meal was delicious, atmosphere great and we never felt rushed to "clear out" as sometimes happens at other restaurants. We chose Mac's because we've enjoyed so many visits in the past.

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W
Detroit
242 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had Buffalo Shrimp and the Shrimp Linguini special. Food was great and our new server, Kirsten, did a great job.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was unremarkable, and the cocktails were too poor to rate...but the service was great! We had a reservation, but when we arrived, no one asked our name (when we told them we had a reservation) therefore, OPEN table listed us as a no show... the prices are inflated, but no mor so than any other seafood restaurant in this area. I would not go again.

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JH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Hostess was rude and not helpful. Didn't want to honor our reservation as it was "made the same day". Also did not want to honor the request for outdoor seating and claimed there was no way thru Open Table to communicate back to the customer about our reservation. Food was just OK. Table service was slow and inattentive. Won't be going back!

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G
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely evening had by all.

The pork chop and perch were delicious!

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food at reasonable prices. Love restaurants that bring rolls/grain to start! Added that all baked goods (including the rolls) are from local Zingerman's - so known to be delicious. It has been awhile since we have had a chance to drive there for dinner, so glad we did!

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VK
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited during Saline Restaurant week. The food, as always, was tremendous and the service was excellent.

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C
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good. Frequent diners and rarely disappointed. Service this date was fabulous and always is when Jenn attends to us; thanks, Jenn!!

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M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great as always, but service was poor this time. I have eaten there a hundred times and always had great service, but this time was not so great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, they have a fantastic wait staff.

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MD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Great Service. We had a wonderful meal on Mothers Day

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CH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner, with great service. Our server dealt with a younger group (us) very courteously. Overall a very great experience.

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G
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Ann Arbor for our son's graduation and found Mac's for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised. Our food was wonderful -- swordfish and Great Lakes whitefish -- fixed perfectly and seasoned just right. Our waiter was very personable. It was an enjoyable evening. We will definitely return on our next trip to Michigan!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

When making the reservation, we shared it was for a birthday. No acknowledgement that we were celebrating a birthday from the restaurant.

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D
Toledo
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Booked a table for seven on U of M graduation day. The restaurant was full, and the food service was a little slow, but everything tasted great and the ambience made it feel like a celebration. Very nice choice.

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W
Detroit
242 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Busy night; thanks for fitting us in. Ihad the grilled salmon with boiled potatoes and my wife had the seafood gumbo and the fried ipswich clams. Both were great.

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A
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a nice waitress, the food was ok, but for $14, I expected larger and more shrimp on the po boy. My friend felt the sausage ravioli tasted fishy and the sauce was too rich. The calamari is rubbery and not freshly made. They look like tires. They used to be so much better. For the prics, the quality of the food should be much better.

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