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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
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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English first
Harrison Township, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Superb service and food, plus a relaxing buggy ride to get there. Very good wine selection, including our favorite Riesling from Chateau Grand Traverse.

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florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went with sister and husband traveling Mi and stayed one night and had dinner here and it was an awesome place and experience . We took carriage ride with some locals and dropped off at their homes so got some history and the restaurant is very unique. We had good wine , good service and good food. We had... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went here for a celebration for someone else. They chose the restaurant so I didn't know what I would find. This is run by the restaurant crew of the Grand Hotel. It is more relaxed than at the big hotel. They don't require formal wear to eat there. Lots of men were in sport shirts and women were in... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Food and service are both outstanding. Note the name tags on the waiters - most have worked there over 10 years and all are highly professional. I eat there frequently and like to watch how they can serve on a busy night and make it look easy. Prices may seem steep but include high quality bread so even if you... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great location on Mackinac Island. Horse or bicycle to get there. Beautiful setting great atmosphere and good food. Bowling alley while you wait for a table.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

When we pulled up in our "surry" the place was really quaint. You would expect Snow White to come out and greet you! Food was good, atmosphere was good and the service good, too. Nice cocktail area, too, while waiting for the return buggy ride. We ended up here twice during one stay.

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Bloomfield Hills, MI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a restaurant owned by the Grand Hotel. It is relaxed, deep green,reds, dressy casual. The food is wonderful. Loved the short ribs. It is a 15 minute horse drawn carriage ride into the woods . Service is the best, lighting seems to be magical. (A few years ago, there was a bowling alley that could be used. Didn't... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The building is beautiful to begin with, we spent 100$ on dinner and drinks, and it was worth every dime! Never had food like this and the service was first class, live piano player!

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Holland, Michigan USA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

From town it's a 30 minute ride by carriage through the woods. You'll have a couple stops along the way… make taxi reservations. The woods has a nice bar and the only bowling alley on the island. You set the pins yourself. Great food and a good wine selection.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were told not to stay at the Grand Hotel, as there are better ones on the Island. However, you can eat at their wonderful restaurant that is on the premises, and the carriage picks you up at your hotel. The food is supposed to be excellent. But you cannot go there on the THIRD TUESDAY OF JUNE, ever. There... More

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