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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
Waterford, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Spent time in the pub, which is across from the main dining room. The pub is quaint and rustic. Would definitely visit again.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The food and service was fabulous! The atmosphere relaxing and lingering. Genuinely classy staff. Great presentation for each course.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

You need to take a cab to get here but its worth the trip! Was Mr Cudahy's childrens play house! Its so beautiful! the service and food is outstanding! The salmon and beef brisket was awesome. Calvin does a great job making you enjoy your time here. The Grand Cabernet is my favorite. I will come back every year!!!

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Andover, Kansas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner there, but it's way over priced (goulash is $30 for example). There's just not a lot of choices on the menu. It also costs more to take the horse taxi out to Woods. We should've tried the Jockey Club or a restaurant in town.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Chose this place based on a personal recommendation from an island resident. Absolutely a great choice. Didn't love the cramped carriage ride out there in 50 degree weather, but the route was lovely and it made the table by the fire even more delightful. The server was really nice. We shared stories about where he works in the off-season (Vero... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I'm a summer resident and the Woods had always been my top recommendation for dinner. The wait staff is amazing and many have worked there for years. Yes, it is expensive, especially if you order an appetizer, drinks, entree and dessert, but so are most of the other restaurants in town for inferior quality. On summer weekends reservations are a... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The trip to this little cabin through the woods by horseback at night is what it is all about in this dinner excursion. Good food with a German flair. Excellent service and fun for the family.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Did not get to eat here yet. We were out exploring the island and found The Woods.It was about 4:30 so we stopped in pub for a beer and lemonade(for the kids). We had a blast bowling on the vintage bowling alley. Kids loved setting the pins and sending ball back. Beer was cold and popcorn was so good. We... More

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VA Beach
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary on May 30th and chose The Woods for a special dinner. The horse drawn carriage taken to get there was the beginning of a super evening. The welcoming ambiance has a lodge feeling with wood beams on the interior and a Bavarian style exterior. We were escorted to a cozy table and noticed... More

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wow!!! One of the best meals we've all had.....whitefish, duck, salmon....all delicious. Beautiful, fun restaurant and Michael was an excellant server...loved the "taxi" ride into the Woods and the beautiful scenary. Our 89 year old Mother even bowled!!! The Andrews's Sister

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