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!
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Mackinac Island Restaurants
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
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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
- 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.
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
- Island Slice Pizzeria
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
- 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!
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
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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