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All 52 Mackinac Island Restaurants

Cawthorne's Village Inn

1384 Hoban Rd, PO Box 495, Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (Formerly The Village Inn)
906-847-3542
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Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Planked whitefish was very good. More food than one person can probably eat. Cost was $23 but the service, atmosphere and food quality is worth the price.

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Grand Rapids, MI.
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The locals like this place. It stays open all year. I had ribs and my wife had white fish. Both were really good and reasonable.

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Kodiak, Alaska
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101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I love bloody marrys. After visiting Milwaukee it is hard to find any that even come close. But everyone says Cawthorne's are the best on Mackinac Island and one of the best in Michigan so I had to give it a try. The conclusion; at $10.50 anyone can make a decent bloody marry. I know this island is expensive but... More

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Zeeland, MI
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178 reviews 178 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My husband and I ate at Cawthorne's Village Inn on Mackinac Island. For a special treat, we shared an appetizer of buttermilk fried calamari rings…..delicious!! The calamari was served with roasted garlic lemon butter and the very tasty sweet chili ginger. My husband ordered the French Onion soup, which he thought was very good. I had a special of Split... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We came here after cycling the perimeter of the island, so we were starving & relieved that the food was so good. I was surprisingly pleased by the planked whitefish sandwich here & loved the chef's own recipe for Jamaican slaw, which included golden raisins, pineapple, & no mayo. I can't get enough whitefish in Mackinac Island!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This restaurant is centrally located in town between Main and Market Streets. Decent menu. I had the planked whitefish which was great. Cooked perfectly and served with mashed potatoes which were a little different than any I have had before. They were served in a bead around the edge of the plate and tasted like they were twice baked. Really... More

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Jackson, Michigan
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30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

As Michiganders, we have been coming to Mackinac Island for years. This is a must do - early each visit for us. DO NOT MISS THE PLANKED WHITEFISH. The restaurant itself is OK or a little better. The atmosphere is pretty good - a bar you can bring your kids into, at least earlier in the evening. But the whitefish... More

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Westland, Michigan
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'm sure it would be the least helpful review of a restaurant to start by saying I didn't actually eat here...but...that was my night here. I came with a large group of friends and had drinks while they ate. The service was good and the drink prices were to be expected. All of my friends who ate had the planked... More

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Newcastle, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stopped for lunch, as is our practice on previous visits to Mackinaw Island. The restaurant has been nicely updated and the food remains a consistent - delicious and plentiful. Somehow, even though we were on holiday for only a week, the feeling of belonging set in.

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Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Excellent food, fast service but way too much for lunch. Next time I would split a meal with my husband.

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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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