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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, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 27
    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
As expected...no complaints.

My husband and I both had dinner and ordered the surf and turf special, steak and lobster tail. The special included a New York steak but I was able to upgrade to filet for an extra $6.00, which to me was worth it. Our server was polite, food was served hot and timely. Nothing to complain about at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Windsor, Ontario
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Windsor, Ontario
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both had dinner and ordered the surf and turf special, steak and lobster tail. The special included a New York steak but I was able to upgrade to filet for an extra $6.00, which to me was worth it. Our server was polite, food was served hot and timely. Nothing to complain about at all. Would... More 

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Beachwood, Ohio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Food was very good but a liitle overpriced. There were several selections on the menu. Service was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My Family and I had dinner at the lighthouse tonight. Ellen was absolutely amazing. My wife and I dine out at least 4 times a week and have eaten all over the world. Tonight Ellen created what I would describe as the best dinning experience we have ever had. We can't wait to come back so Ellen can create another... More 

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Bentleyville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We wanted to have a good meal and was recommended the Lighthouse restaurant so we decided to give it a try. We arrived there about 4:30 PM and there were not many people there. The service itself was good however. The potatoes had hair in them. The king crab was over cooked and soggy. The lobster was undercooked and the... More 

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London, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was conveniently located just across the street from our hotel. By showing our hotel key card, we were given a 10% discount on our bill. Considering the fact that we went at the usual dinner hour, the place was fairly quiet, Service was fast and friendly. The restaurant offers Great Lakes whitefish prepared in a number of different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food and atmosphere. Stopped for a delicious meal and definitely got one. I had the salmon and my husband had prime rib. Highly recommend.

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Chatham, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We dropped in to this restaurant for a friendly drink and to check out the dinner menu.. We were pleasantly surprised at the quaintness of the bar and the friendly staff. We were extremely impressed with our host Ellen and her knowledge of the local beer and wines that were available at this excellent establishment.

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I had dinner there tonight. Macadamia nut crusted white fish, a very fresh salad quite delicious. Service very attentive and when I didn't particularly like the desert they took it off my check. I'd go again.

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Marion, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband and I visited Mackinaw City in June. Our visit was enhanced because of the delicious meals we ate at The Lighthouse Restaurant. When I explained to the hostess that I have Celiac and multiple food allergies, she went back to talk with Chef JT. He came out front to talk with me personally about my dietagry limitations. He... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Good menu choices but we were surprised to see that such an average sort of place could charge such exhorbitant prices.

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Additional Information about The Lighthouse Restaurant

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

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine
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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