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The Yankee Rebel Tavern

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1493 Astor St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-6249
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 344
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place

Stopped in after 6 hours of bike riding for drinks and a snack. Very accommodating for our extra thirst. Came back during our stay for dinner and had an excellent meal. Wait staff was great and very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
normandie72
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Yorkville, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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620 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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East Jordan, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Their soup was very good, definitely the best part by far. Their salad had a good dressing, but the lettuce and other ingredients weren't the best quality, and not as fresh as I would have liked. Pretty good beer selection too

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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Everyone seemed to rave about this place so off we went. The service was very sloooooooooowwwwwww and they messed up on our order several times. The view is nice though. I don't think we'd go back again though.

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Yorkville, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stopped in after 6 hours of bike riding for drinks and a snack. Very accommodating for our extra thirst. Came back during our stay for dinner and had an excellent meal. Wait staff was great and very friendly.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I've been to the island a number of times and always walked by this place, but never tried it. What an idiot I've been! The place is very authentic, clean, has a wonderful wait staff and really good food. It's "real" food-not just crummy vacation food. Good prices and good value. It feels like you are eating in an authentic... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I work in Chicago for a big restaurant group that is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, and I am kind of a snob when it comes to choosing restaurants. We didn't know where to really eat the first meal of our vacation in Mackinac, and we just kind of happened upon YRT, and thank goodness... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was recommended to us by our hosts at Haan's 1830 Inn. They were not wrong. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. I wanted to try a White Fish dish, since it seemed to be the 'local' food, and I was not disappointed. The menu offers a variety of foods and my husband was not disappointed, either. I... More 

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Frisco, Texas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This place was good. The service was good and my chicken sandwich was also very good. This place made a great lunch and upon my next Mackinac visit, I will likely dine here again.

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Hebron, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Pleasant atmosphere, good service and very good food! Through the years this place has been a proven winner.

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Mackinac Island, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Ate here for the first time in 2011. The food and service was so terrible then, I was hesitant to try it again. Heard great things about it the entire 2014 season so I gave it another shot. {Sometimes it's hard find an affordable restaurant with great food and service on Mackinac Island.} We ordered the Cajun Steak Bites, the... More 

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Quincy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Really enjoyed the whitefish dinner at Yankee Rebel Tavern! They accommodated our group of 8 very capably!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1493 Astor St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: 906-847-6249

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?