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Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips

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226 East Central, Mackinaw City, MI
231.436.7777
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Today
8:00 am - 10:30 am
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yum!

Tucked away in the main shopping district, it was nice to discover another Scalawag's as Lansing, MI. This is not fine dining, but if you want hand-dipped, freshly made fish--stop in and check it out for yourself. I'm a softie for the hush puppies. Yum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Esse Elle Y
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Tucked away in the main shopping district, it was nice to discover another Scalawag's as Lansing, MI. This is not fine dining, but if you want hand-dipped, freshly made fish--stop in and check it out for yourself. I'm a softie for the hush puppies. Yum!

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Topeka, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

The food is not anything special and the atmosphere is the same. The prices are fair for the quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 East Central, Mackinaw City, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: 231.436.7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?