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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
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Newcastle, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Planked White Fish was good, the portion seemed a little skimpy. It was well hiden in the mashed pototes. We sat at the bar and service was above average. My biggest complaint was when we recived the bill and were shocked to find their house wines were $12. When I complained to the bartender his response was that the... More

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Clearwater Beach,FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A variety of moderately priced sandwiches for lunch as well as full entries.. Service is good. A partner of Grand Hotel .

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I DREAM about this planked white fish! We have never had anything else at this restaurant because this dish is so amazing we can't bear to not eat this when we are up on the island. This year we saved a little room to try the pecan ball...OMG yum also!

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Wisconsin
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121 reviews 121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I accidentally posted this review as being for The Gate House, which the manager pointed out is nearer to The Grand Hotel. This "sister restaurant" is where we stopped in for an afternoon snack and beverage. The Bloody Mary was really good; I had their classic, which they make themselves - no mixers! We also had an appetizer, the Whitefish... More

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Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Eat dinner on a not very busy night. Saw many different staff members check on us & take empty dishes. Didn't feel like they were always there, just when we could use them. The food was a bit pricey but good.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We dined at the Village Inn on Saturday night - the food was very good, the service was excellent and overall, we enjoyed our experience. There was something for everyone from our teenage grandkids to us "oldies". Only wish we could have our dog on the patio.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loved the whitefish and the friendly staff. This place is busy and the service is efficient. I'll return!

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Canton, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I went to the Village Inn years ago. I haven't been back to the Island since. I wanted to take my family to this restaurant because I remembered the delicious white fish & garlic mashed potatoes. The new plated presentation is pretty but not that tasty. The menu didn't say it was garlic mashed, I just took a chance it... 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 happy to hear that the spicy chicken was enjoyed. We are unhappy to hear that you didn't like our mashed potatoes that accompany our whitefish. We did get negative feedback about the garlic mashed potatoes that were served and we were asked to use regular mashed in their place. I will... More

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