Mackinac Island Restaurants

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Mackinac Island Restaurants

Mackinac Island restaurants offer many choices in cuisine and ambience.

There is something for every taste and occasion from ice-cream cones to elegant gourmet dinners and everything in-between. So bring your appetite and get ready to enjoy!

Some restaurants are open year-round. This makes planning a winter vacation all the more fun!

Click here to read in detail about Marcia and Kathy's recommendations for Mackinac Island Fine Dining restaurants.

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Mackinac Island Restaurants

Seabiscuit Cafe, one of our favorite Mackinac Island Restaurants.

Marcia’s mother highly recommends the Cherry Cobb Salad. It is her Island favorite!

  • Millie’s On Main
    Millie’s serves lunch and dinner and has a full bar. It has an old-fashioned pub atmosphere with comfortable booths and tables-- some with a window view of Main Street. Be sure to ask your server the identity of Millie!
  • Pink Pony at the Chippewa
    The Pink Pony is located in the Chippewa Hotel and is “world famous” as a gathering place for Yacht Race sailors. There is plenty of seating inside that extends to their outdoor deck overlooking the harbor. Marcia’s Aunt Pat says, “In my expert opinion, the best hamburger on Mackinac Island is at The Chippewa Hotel.”
  • Horns Bar
    Located on Main Street, Horn’s specializes in southwestern and American fare and has live entertainment most evenings. Although it is a bar, it is suitable for families during the day and early evening. Good sliders!

  • Patrick Sinclair’s Irish Pub
    Live entertainment from Irish bands to Karaoke and DJ’s make the Irish Pub a lively place to enjoy a meal. It is a family style Mackinac Island restaurant complete with a children’s menu. You will find The Irish Pub on Main Street.
  • The Carriage House at the Iroquois
    The Carriage House, at the Hotel Iroquois, has a fabulous waterfront location where you can dine inside or on one of the verandas. There is entertainment nightly at the piano bar.
  • Mustang
    You will find the Mustang just off Main Street. The only Upper-Peninsula-style Bar/Restaurant on the Island, it is the perfect place to enjoy great bar food and rub elbows with summer residents and Island workers alike. This Mackinac Island restaurant stays open year round.
  • Yankee Rebel
    The Yankee Rebel serves food comparable to the nicer hotel restaurants. Ask for a table by the fireplace to warm up on a cold day.
  • Mary's Bistro
    Mary’s Bistro is located on Main Street at the west end of town. It has a unique menu including delicious sweet potato fries. There is an outside patio with a harbor view. It is fun to sit there and watch the Island visitors come and go from the ferry dock while relaxing with a drink and a good meal or snack.
  • Village Inn
    The Village Inn is a long time favorite Mackinac Island restaurant. Located just off Main Street on Hoban Street, it specializes in Plank Whitefish. The hamburgers are also on the favorite list.
  • Grand Hotel, Main Dining Room
    The beautiful Grand Hotel serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Main Dining Room which overlooks their porch, known as the longest in the world.
  • 1852 Grill Room
    The Grill Room overlooking the Straits of Mackinac is the perfect place for a gourmet dinner. It serves a full breakfast daily and lunch on the Terrace, weather permitting. It is located at the Island House Hotel.
  • Gate House
    You will find the Gate House just below the Grand Hotel. It has a beautiful huge natural stone fireplace. Lunch, dinner, cocktails are served inside or on the deck, alfresco. You will enjoy Grand Hotel service in a casual atmosphere at this Mackinac Island restaurant.
  • Fort Tea Room
    Stop at the Tea Room when you are touring Fort Mackinac for a delicious lunch and a fabulous view of the Straits of Mackinac. This restaurant choice will require a ticket to enter the fort.
  • The Jockey Club
    The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand overlooks the first tee of the Jewel Golf Course and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required for dinner.
  • Woods
    This is an offsite Grand Hotel restaurant with the charm of an Alpine chalet. It is open for dinner from 5:00pm -10:00pm. Reservations are required. Be sure to try your hand at bowling while you are there. It is the oldest operating duckpin bowling alley in the United States.
  • The Cudahy Chophouse
    This beautiful restaurant is located at The Inn at Stonecliffe. It is in the Stonecliffe mansion which was originally a summer cottage built in 1904. This is the perfect setting for a very special dinner.
  • Cannonball
    Stop at the Cannonball located at British Landing when you ride around the Island. They specialize in deep fried pickles!
  • The Pancake House
    The Pancake House is a great place for breakfast or lunch. Not fancy, just good food. They have ice cream too!
  • J.L. Beanery
    This local waterfront coffee house can be found on the east side of the Marina. They serve wonderful baked goods as well as great coffee. Local residents often meet there to start their day with coffee and friends!
  • Goodfellow’s at the Lake View Hotel
    Goodfellow’s Italian Chop House is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Part of the Lake View Hotel, they serve on the covered porch on Main Street as well as in their main dining room and the lounge, Wings and Things.
  • Island Slice Pizzeria
    They offer Take-Out, Delivery, or Dine-In. Their menu includes pizza, subs, salads, calzones and wings. Its Main Street location is close to Marquette Park where you can sit and enjoy your meal.
  • Mighty Mac Hamburgers
    Good selection of hamburgers cooked to order with many topping choices. It’s always crowded so that says a lot!
  • Chuck Wagon
    The Chuck Wagon is a traditional diner-style spot serving breakfast and lunch. They serve great pancakes! You will find this Mackinac Island restaurant on Main Street.
  • Bistro on the Greens
    The view of the Straits of Mackinac is outstanding from this dining venue at the Putt-Putt Golf course at Mission Point Resort. They provide live music nightly, weather permitting. The outdoor fireplace is very cozy!
  • Martha's Sweet Shop
    Martha's Sweet Shop serves lunch and dinner featuring pizza, fajitas and an array of subs. They are known for their great cinnamon rolls. Yummy!

Mackinac Island Taxi

Insider Tip: Call for a taxi (906-847-3323) as soon as you make your dinner reservation if the Mackinac Island restaurant is beyond walking distance from your hotel.

Restaurant staff will call for your return taxi at the end of your evening. Also, keep in mind that tips are included in the check if you are dining at the Grand Hotel.

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