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All 46 Mackinaw City Restaurants

Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips

226 East Central, Mackinaw City, MI
231.436.7777
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Ranked #15 of 46 Restaurants in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best fish ever. I have had alot of fish in my lifetime and this was by far the best. We went in September and are going to be returning again today as we head home from our UP trip. So we took our kids this time who are 4 and five. They loved it and te staff ets a thumbs... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Best whitefish ever!!!! We stayed in Mackinaw City 4 days and we had take out dinner from Scalawag's 3 of those nights!

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Marlton, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Let's begin by saying that I dearly love Great Lakes fish! Now as a transplant from Michigan to New Jersey I have to confess that I do not visit Michigan for its culinary delights. That having been said, I do relish the prospect of the delights of freshly caught and prepared whitefish, perch, and walleye. Scalawag's was recommended to me... More

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Southeast Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

While the food is not bad, Scalawags has one sleazy business concept. When you order a sandwich they will ask a person "What kind of cheese do you want on that?" A normal person would think that cheese COMES with the sandwich at no extra charge. NOPE. Cheese is an extra 50 cents as you will see on your receipt.... More

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Dade City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Discovered this charming fish restaurant when wandering around Mackinaw City on foot. Tucked away off the main road, it is a great find for fresh fried whitefish. Their slaw & homemade whitefish chowder were excellent. It's quiet & a visual delight of clever re-purposing of fishing gear, tin & barn wood lined. Order at the counter but super table side... More

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Rockford, Michigan
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124 reviews 124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The last time I visited this place a couple years ago, everything was coming up roses. This time, the service was average at best, the whitefish chowder was bland and only slightly warm and the dining area was not the cleanest.

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new york
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Informal but very good fish n chips. The girl who took our order was fun and friendly. I certainly enjoyed our meal here.

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Plainwell, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Scalawag's is the place to eat Fish in Mackinaw. It is golden,tender and delicious. You can get The Best Hushpuppies and fries too!

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Madison Lake, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We were passing through Mackinaw City with a hankering for lake perch. If you love deep fried fish you won't be disappointed. We had the perch and whitefish. Personally I preferred the fried perch. Will take my whitefish smoked. Will return again for their perch and chips.

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dc
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I love whitefish and it's not available where I live. We had the fish in many places on our Michigan trip and have to say that this was amongst the best. Cooked fresh, not greasy. Indeed we enjoyed it so much we went back in and ordered another two pieces of the fish. All of the staff were friendly and... More

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