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The Lighthouse Restaurant

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618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-5191
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A nice looking restaurant, although unfortunately we didn't eat.

This looked to be the best (i.e. most stylish) restaurant in town with smaller but better standard of menu than more typical grills, with food that didn’t look as though it relied on the deep fat fryer to appear on the plate. We intended to eat there, but a combination of it being just along from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
malabarfly
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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487 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This looked to be the best (i.e. most stylish) restaurant in town with smaller but better standard of menu than more typical grills, with food that didn’t look as though it relied on the deep fat fryer to appear on the plate. We intended to eat there, but a combination of it being just along from the main town centre,... More 

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My friends and I ate dinner at this restaurant on a Thursday evening. Although it took a while for the waitress to come over, she was very apologetic for the wait. She turned out to be very friendly and efficient. The menu had a nice selection, including several different preparations of whitefish. We all had the whitefish which was very... More 

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Thank Stoeck
Tybee Island, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Best stuffed whitefish I have ever had. Everyone at the table throughly enjoyed their meal. Good service.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

No surprises as the menu is posted at the hostess station. Promptly seated. Marika our server was friendly and attentive throughout our dinner. Reasonable priced selection of wines, both local and national. The Friday night specials were plated in a pleasing manner with a radish toadstool, a carrot flower, some grapes. The seasonal spaghetti squash was scrumptious. The perch special... More 

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Thank Renate P
Maryland
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

They quickly seated our group of eight in two booths on a fairly crowded night. our server was engaging and connected with us. The two of us who are in on this review had very good meals. The noise level was good for friendly conversation. Would recommend, especially after a cold and windy ferry ride.

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Westville, Indiana
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77 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I met a friend, for breakfast here. Lovely,quiet spot across from Outlet Mall. The staff was exceedingly friendly and upbeat. Food was good...average breakfast fare. Served hot and quick.

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Thank Colette L
Grand Rapids Michigan
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We waited and waited for the hostess to seat us and one never showed up. We left as did another couple.

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Troy, Michigan
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269 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The Lighthouse offers a fine dining experience with great attention to taste, presentation and service. Nikilynn did a wonderful job of describing the menu and preparation. The stuffed whitefish serving was quite filling and the sides of the salad, vegetables & potatoes done to perfection. Salad was very fresh and the bread quite good as well. Will return on our... More 

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Thank Jim M
Mackinaw City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

My friend & I chose this place for dinner & couldn't have been more satisfied. Our server was was Jodi and she and she was fantastic! We had The Blackened Stuffed Salmon and it was Phenomenal! 👍👍 Thank you for Great Food & Great Service!

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Thank RickCaldwell
Sturgis, Michigan
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were looking for a nice restaurant to spend our last night in Mackinaw City and the desk clerk at the Hamilton Inn suggested the place across the street, the Light House Restaurant. We were not disappointed in the least. The service was great as were our meals. The stuffed salmon was some of the best I have ever tasted,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 618 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-436-5191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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