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All 47 Mackinaw City Restaurants

Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips

226 East Central, Mackinaw City, MI
231.436.7777
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Ranked #15 of 47 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
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dade City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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mn
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Every year we try to make it to Scalawags for their whitefish basket with thick, juicy whitefish, fries, cole slaw and hush puppies. Not a fancy meal or place, but consistently excellent quality food. You always get nice flaky, white, thick pieces of whitefish fish, not like other places that have more batter than fish.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I could not get over how delicious all of the fish was! I got the Whitefish and my boyfriend got the perch and they were so tender and flavorful! If I lived nearby I would be there all the time!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We make a stop here each time we are in the area. We love the 2 piece whitefish basket. The fish is delicious and they have a tartar sauce that is so wonderful to boot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The best - Whitefish n chips!!!!!! Ya gotta try it! Perch was good too but... Sit outside in the cool...

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