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The Woods Restaurant

Cudahy Circle, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (Formerly The Woods)
906- 847-3699
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Price range: $9 - $42
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located a short horse-drawn carriage ride into the wooded interior of Mackinac Island. The opulent Tudor mansion with Bavarian charm provides for a delightfully casual dining experience. Test your skill on America’s oldest operating duckpin bowling alley. Enjoy before and after dinner drinks at Bobby’s Bar opening at noon daily.Woods Restaurant will open for the 2013 season on Friday, May 24th.Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Serving boxed lunches and hot dogs during the day.Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Dress code is casual. Reservations are recommended for dinner. To reserve a table, call and ask for Woods Restaurant.Overnight guests of Grand Hotel on the Modified American Plan receive a $20.00 per adult credit towards the food portion of their bill. There is tipping at Woods.

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Brussels, Belgium
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87 reviews 87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I had a truly excellent meal at The Woods. Initially, I was a bit put-off by the $7 per person carriage ride and the overall pretentiousness of the Grand Hotel (jackets required, kicking-out non-guests). However, the beautiful dining room and warm welcome we received washed away those misgivings. All the food we ordered was excellent, especially the goulash and the... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had read great reviews, but our visit was disappointing Fish had to be returned. Place is interesting, and maybe we just hit a bad night.

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Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here in early October. It was one of the last nights this restaurant is open for the season, and it wasn't very crowded. Service is top-of-the-line. We learned that what is a very professional wait staff returns to the island year after year in the summer. There also were some 'regulars' dining who clearly... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Took an evening coach ride out to the Woods, which is tucked away from town in the woods, great horse carriage ride. Very attractive place - nice bar and rustic feel. Service was very good. Wine list was good. Food was above average - my dish was excellent, my wife's beef goulash was a bit over salty, but otherwise good.... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We LOVE our dining experience at The Woods. Charming and quaint - excellent service and food. Yes, a little pricey - but no more so than any other venue on the island. We would highly recommend this restaurant and the extra time it takes to get to (a 20 minute horse taxi ride from town - $7 per person each... More 

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Houston, Texas
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30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There is no short, fast, easy way to get to the Woods. First you call for a reservation and request a horse-drawn carriage to pick you up. You appear at the appointed time and place and are whisked away on a 20-minute ride to a Bavarian cottage deep in the interior of the island. Like many of the very high... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Food was fantastic. Staff was very professional. Beautiful setting. It was a cold evening and we enjoyed the fireplaces in the dining room.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

To start off, if you go to their web site it says you should make reservations, which we did not do. It was almost dinner time when we decided to go there and since it was a short walk from where we were staying we thought we'd try it. We also checked to see if casual attire was ok since... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Like most of the restaurants on Mackinaw the food seemed overpriced but we had such a lovely experience it seemed worth it. We were dining with our toddler which is always stressful at higher end restaurants but our waiter Baldwin made it fun and easy for us. We especially loved the appetizers and the seasonal vegetables served with the main... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The carriage ride to the restaurant was beautiful. The staff at the restaurant was extremely efficient and very helpful. The downside was the steak. First it was overdone and that is why I thought it was hard to cut through. However, with second one cooked to perfection (medium-rare), I realized that they must purchase bottom of the barrel beef. Both... More 

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Additional Information about The Woods Restaurant

Address: Cudahy Circle, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (Formerly The Woods)
Phone Number: 906- 847-3699
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 42
Cuisine: American

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