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All 53 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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Chesterfield, Michigan
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205 reviews 205 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Novi, Michigan
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123 reviews 123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food was very good. The service was wonderful. The man playing the keyboard was fantastic. We had a nice long dinner and really enjoyed ourselves.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed here for NYE and ate almost every meal at the VI. It was really good each time and reasonably priced. The staff are great and the bartenders are really cool. Make sure you make this a stop when you visit the island.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Really enjoyed music by Paul (acoustic guitar and vocal) last weekend. That, along with a great wait person and a warm peppermint party made for a very entertaining evening.

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Wooster
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
48 helpful votes 48 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
76 helpful votes 76 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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