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1384 Hoban Rd, PO Box 495, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (Formerly The Village Inn)
906-847-3542
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

Great Food, good time. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The Plank Whitefish is the best on the Island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Daniel A
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Clio, Michigan
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  • Families with children
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Clio, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great Food, good time. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The Plank Whitefish is the best on the Island.

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had the planked Whitefish, which was served in quite a nice way, with their special potatoes all around the big piece of fish. I did take a picture of it (not shared in this review). The food was very good. My wife had the blackened whitefish sandwich,

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to Mackinac Island we stopped at Cawthorne's Village Inn on Hoban St. This has been a recurrent experience in the last 3 trips to the island. Each time has been an enjoyable one. We ate twice at the reataurant: once for a lunch and once for a dinner. My fresh cajun seasoned whitefish sandwich was served... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We had the planked white fish because it's the signature item - potatoes were instant - fish was fishy! Not up to par for a Grand Hotel restaurant. My daughter hated her Mac and cheese. Just overall disappointing. That's unfortunate. Maybe other things in the menu are good?

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29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Delicious onion soup. Superb calamari and white fish dip. My husband's Ruben sandwich was so huge he couldn't finish it all, so I helped him out. Delicious. I would recommend eating here!

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Lake City, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great service by all the wait staff and very good food! The location is excellent no matter where you are located on the island, whether an overnight guest or just on a day trip!

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GHKellie, Social Media Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our server was outstanding, and very attentive. Mr. Musser's spaghetti was very tasty and a generous portion. The lake perch was lightly breaded and delicious. My friend had whitefish, which I thought was overcooked. We ended the evening with pecan balls. So yummy!

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Jamestown, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I was really surprised to walk in the grand hotels village inn to find bartender who waited on us this winter with a full thick beard, mustache and sideburns. Beard hanging down five inches. With Mr. Mussier's passing standards have dropped a lot. Burnt coffee, bathrooms smelled and looked like they have not been cleaned in awhile. I guess manger... More 

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FFD11, Manager at Cawthorne's Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you feel the way you do about your visit. Your comment about a grisly beard 5 inches long on the bartender is quite a bit of an exaggeration. Michael is our only bartender that grows a beard in the winter and I make sure it is clean and tasteful. Maximum of 1 inch... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Over our four days on the island in the winter, my wife and I enjoyed several meals at the Village Inn and made some friends that we will likely connect with on a return visit in the summer. The food is varied and of great quality. I enjoyed the ribs, fish fry, and a sandwich or two. Also, having Bell's... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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234 reviews 234 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

One of only a few restaurants that stays open year round. Had a roast beef sandwich with gravy. It was just the right thing for a cold winter day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1384 Hoban Rd, PO Box 495, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (Formerly The Village Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: 906-847-3542

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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