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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 343
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 64
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful find

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
klickl
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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617 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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
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
23 helpful votes 23 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 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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Naperville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We've heard that you wait forever in the summer to eat here because it's so convenient, and my wife and I could see why. It's a nice, safe menu, with decent portions. Nothing especially novel, but well-prepared food. We had prime rib and a chicken dish as are main course. Because the October dinner crowds are so light, people were... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Cherry Chicken wrap was good to eat. Service was good enough, not really friendly, more business - tell me what you want, I will bring it. Quick on lemonade refills.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It starts with the owner, Patti Ann. A group of 10 friends decided to journey to Mackinac Island to celebrate all of our 60th birthday year. I read reviews online and emailed a few restaurants to set up a "nice" dinner one of the nights we stayed over the weekend. Patti Ann replied that she would love to help us... More 

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?