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226 East Central, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-7777
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6:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wed 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Sat 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Specializing in Great Lakes fish including whitefish, perch and walleye...
Specializing in Great Lakes fish including whitefish, perch and walleye. Lightly battered and fried in a canola corn oil. Zero cholesterol and zero trans-fats. We also offer chicken tenders and array of sandwiches. Our chowder is homemade and prepared New England style. Kids menu, outside dining, groups welcome. Take a bite out of the great lakes.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good whitefish

If you're looking for freshly prepared whitefish, fried, hot and crispy, then this is the place for you. I have been visiting Scalawags for years and it has been very consistent with the quality of whitefish that they serve. Always comes back every chance I get.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for freshly prepared whitefish, fried, hot and crispy, then this is the place for you. I have been visiting Scalawags for years and it has been very consistent with the quality of whitefish that they serve. Always comes back every chance I get.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We loved the fresh seafood at Scalawag's! And the staff was very friendly too. The Walleye and Shrimp are the best!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Scalawags has the BEST chicken strips that I've ever had. I never make a trip to Mackinaw without stopping here. I recently ate there with a group of 12 and the food was all done exactly how we ordered and we didn't have long at all to wait. Love this place!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We sauntered into this little place quite late on a rainy night, and we were the onky costumers. They quickly prepared and delivered our meals. The fish tasted fresh and crisp as well as warm. The fries and coleslaw was decent. I did not care for the hushpuppies, but that may be more preference then anything. I would most definitely... More 

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Peoria, Az.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Cheap eats, good food and fast too! A great place to eat a fast meal that is not a hamburger or a hot dog and great fish and chicken to savor while sitting inside or out.

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Brantford, Canada
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Decided to give it a try based on the reviews. Both my hubby and I had the whitefish and fries. It also comes with coleslaw and 2 hush puppies. Let's start with service, if you don't know when you enter then hopefully you will read a head of time was they do not give you a heads up - you... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The fish was good, decently priced. We ate outside. It's the kind of place where you go through the line to place your order, then they bring your food to you when it's ready. Service was pretty good.

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Livonia, Michigan
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We each had something different- cod, walleye and shrimp- everything was very good. The shrimp were huge and plentiful. The atmosphere was casual. You order at a counter and then someone brings you the food when its ready. The food runners were also cleaning up messes- and no washing hands between messes and bringing fresh food. Also, there was a... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I haven't been here for years, but this visit was right back to where I left off. Incredible white fish, hush puppies and great food. Great Staff also. Not to pricey either. Must stop here!

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

By far the most enjoyable meal on our trip! The Whitefish was outstanding, the outdoor eating was extremely enjoyable, service was great, and the food was very reasonable priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 East Central, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 16

Description

Specializing in Great Lakes fish including whitefish, perch and walleye. Lightly battered and fried in a canola corn oil. Zero cholesterol and zero trans-fats. We also offer chicken tenders and array of sandwiches. Our chowder is homemade and prepared New England style. Kids menu, outside dining, groups welcome. Take a bite out of the great lakes.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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