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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent steak, nice outdoor dining

We sat on the outdoor patio. It provided a nice atmosphere that matched the higher priced items on the menu. The chairs were uncomfortable however. The interior looked more like a family diner. I had the steak...excellent cut, very tender. My wife had the planked fish. It was good, but had to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
JC1063
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

& the best place to get planked whitefish on the island! The Village Inn is our favorite - GREAT food, GREAT drinks, & GREAT service! Try the different flavored mojitos - they are very yummy. Perfect place to bring a large group & have a good time. Also, Travis is the best! :)

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michigan, perry
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of the best restaurants ever. Planked Whitefish an absolute favorite and drinks perfect. Also had deep fried whitefish bites which are wonderful along with deep fried macaroni and cheese for a fun appetizer for the kids.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We sat on the outdoor patio. It provided a nice atmosphere that matched the higher priced items on the menu. The chairs were uncomfortable however. The interior looked more like a family diner. I had the steak...excellent cut, very tender. My wife had the planked fish. It was good, but had to be sent back to heat it up, but... More 

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Kalamazoo
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Yep, the sign was right. All three of us ordered it, and it was awesome! Rudy, our waiter was super fun to have around while the meal was being prepared. They have a lot of different beers on tap, which is fun, and the atmosphere is like a fun pub. The history of the restaurant is on the back of... More 

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Auburn, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great service and our waitress, Jordan, really had an exceptional personality. Quality customer service. Food was enjoyable. But we'll remember this as a great food stop during our vacation.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are thrilled that you were able to meet Jordan and she took great care of you. This is Jordan's first season with us and it is nice to hear that she is taking special care of our guests. Thank you again for the kind words and we hope you return... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

DO NOT GO TO THE VILLAGE INN on Mac Island. Simply wanted a turkey club sandwich, soup and a side salad of iceberg lettuce. Waited a full half hour to get the food. Saw the sandwich and soup sitting on serving tray while the salad was prepared. The kitchen took quite a while to try to make something special out... More 

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

Bill S, thank you for your review. As you mentioned the salad did not come the way you ordered it. The server did make an error and we apologize for that. The manager was trying to correct the salad when you came into our kitchen demanding the salad. What you didn't mention is that when the manager came to your... More 

Flint, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After arriving on Mackinac Island and doing a little exploring I decided to relax and get something to eat. Catching my attention off of Main Street was Cawthorne's Village Inn. I stopped by the main entrance and asked if I could get a seat at a table on the porch. I was greeted with courtesy and shown a table that... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on our patio. Please visit us again soon. More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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169 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stopped into the VI for a drink on a recent trip to Mackinac Island and enjoyed ourselves. The bartender was very friendly and suggested a couple of things that were really delicious. We had hoped to sit outside on their nice porch, but the May flies were out in force so we just sat at a high top table... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that our bar staff took extra special care of you. Those darn flies stuck around for over a week this year. It makes it very tough to use our patio when they are swarming around full force. Thanks so much and we hope you visit us again on your next... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had the Cesar Salad with calamari and a bloody Cesar for lunch. lots of food, it was good, chicken would have been a better choice the calamari didn't do anything for the salad

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and bloody mary. We hope you return on your next visit to Mackinac Island. More 

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

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

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your planked whitefish was great. Our staff takes pride in helping each guest and we are happy to know you enjoyed your time with us. More 

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Additional Information about Cawthorne's Village Inn

Address: 1384 Hoban Rd, PO Box 495, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (Formerly The Village Inn)
Phone Number: 906-847-3542
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?