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226 East Central, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-7777
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7:00 am - 5:00 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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  • 32
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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
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
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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Atlanta, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We dine here a few times each year. Hot, tasty, delicious. Eat here. I just love their whitefish. You'll be happy!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Was good service was good kinda pricy but worth it the fish is so good! and so is the chips we will come back! WAY BETTER THAN THE DIXIE SALOON AND THE FAKE IRISH PUB!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Amazingly GREAT fish and fries. Friendly wait staff. This is a HAVE TO eat place when we are in town. Our kids and grandkids enjoy it as much as we do.

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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