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Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips

226 East Central, Mackinaw City, MI
231.436.7777
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Ranked #16 of 46 restaurants in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fish & chips are always good, fresh & hot. Food is served up fast & is not expensive. Anybody looking for a fancy sit down restaurant this is probably not your place place but if your looking for good, fast food that's not a burger and fries this is your place. My only complaint would be the washroom, there is... More

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Windsor, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Nothing fancy but fresh fried fish and chips. Price is good too. Perch and whitefish were both delicious.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was a quick stop before heading home. Don't expect much, as it is all fried food and will not wow you. I have to admit that I have never seen a whitefish reuben, so I must give them credit for that. I was surprised in how long it took to get our food, as the wait was as long,... More

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I saw this on a list of 50 things to do in Michigan in the summer and the trip advisor reviews were decent. What a disappointment. The place is deep fried and so was my wallet. Almost $40 for two deep fried baskets of mediocre fish. We ended up going to the Pancake Chef to eat afterwards because we could... More

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Marion, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

the food was good. I got the white fish sandwich basket. the sandwich and the coleslaw was good. but didn't care for the fries. they are a little high on price.

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Troy, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The fish is awesome.. but the atmosphere is not so pleasant... but service is not that great.. must try food... if you like sea food perfect place to stop by....

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Traverse City, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The fish is fantastic but the atmosphere leaves you literally smelling of fried fish. The Traverse City franchise runs circles around this franchise location. With that having been said, no one cooks whitefish better than Scalawag's and I've eaten a lot of whitefish!

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Portage, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Oh my! This was a very good meal. We walked away stuffed to the gills (no pun intended). Shrimp, whitefish, and perch were our meals. Good slaw, fries and hushpuppies. The shrimp and perch were deep fried, but the batter was not thick. The portions were very good for the price, considering the tourist and shopping area. Make sure you... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We always make a stop at Scalawags each year while staying in Mackinaw City. We get the Whitefish basket which includes the fish, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and tartar sauce. Everything is made fresh and they use healthy oils to fry it in. Indoor & outdoor seating is available. I am not sure if the tartar sauce made fresh but... More

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Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband loved the whitefish and my shrimp was amazing ! We enjoyed the outdoor dining area. We would definitely eat here again.

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